lake district

Hidden gems of the Lake District

With unlimited potential for outdoor activities and breathtaking scenery at every turn, it’s easy to see why the Lake District is one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations. Around 14 million visitors flock to the National Park every year to visit some of its most well-loved locations – with Windermere, Ambleside and Keswick among the region’s most famous tourist hot spots. However, with holidaymakers making a beeline for the most prominent landmarks, some of Cumbria’s less known areas of natural beauty get overlooked. A single day won’t allow enough time to fully soak up all the sights of The …

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Alton Towers for Big Kids

I wanted to blog about Alton Towers as the perfect location for a family visit, but CBeebiesland was so spectacular that it deserved a blog post all to itself, so what is there to do for big kids? If you are a thrill seeker then it is safe to say loads!  In fact there was so much to do, we still hadn’t completed it all in the two days we were there!!! My one piece of advice would be to plan which rides are the ones you don’t want to miss before you get there and if you can afford …

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CBeebiesland at Alton Towers

The last time we went to Alton Towers was for my husband’s 30th birthday over 11 years ago.  Prior to that we used to go every couple of years because at that time it was the place to visit for decent rollercoasters! We have been saying we must go back for ages but we were worried that the little ones would be bored as it wasn’t really the destination to take little ones………….until now. CBeebiesland launched earlier this year and we were as keen to visit this as we were to try out their new rollercoaster Smiler, so when we …

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Chorlton Moss

Chorlton Moss Holiday Cottage Review

During the Britmums conference earlier this year I was introduced to Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals company. Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides access to more than 100,000 vacation rental properties in approximately 600 unique destinations worldwide. That amounts to 10 million rental nights booked each year. In Europe, guests can choose from a variety of experiences including cottages, villas, camping holidays, skiing trips, boating, lodge parks and city apartments. In the U.S., Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers properties in some of the most sought-after beach, ski, mountain, theme park, golf and tennis resort destinations. Wyndham Vacation Rentals …

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Saturday is Caption Day – 1st November 2014

Good Morning from our last day in sunny Staffordshire.

The weather has been fabulous during our stay up north and we have had some amazing days out, full of fabulous #satcap pictures so choosing this weeks one has been a challenge but seeing as it was Halloween yesterday it just has to be this one.

We visited Alton Towers this who were holding their scarfest event.  The park was packed full of Halloween decorations and the kids adored climbing in and posing in the giant pumpkins.

Can you caption this?

Alton Towers