Monthly Archives: May 2014

Family short breaks in the UK

Posted on May 31, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Families in the UK are often taking short breaks in the school holidays to avoid the price hike in the summer months.  If you have a family to cater for then you may be looking for something quite exhilarating to keep the children entertained. With theme parks dotted all over the country you have a wide range of places that will hold their interest at reasonable prices.


Alton Towers in Uttoxeter is a great place for children of all ages as well as adults seeking a thrill. With the recent addition of the CBeebies World, where young children can see their favourite characters, even the youngest can now enjoy the park.  There is also a fun themed resort there so if you do not live local and need to travel then you can relax knowing that you do not have to go far in the morning to get to the fun and excitement.

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Weekend retreats in the UK for couples

Posted on May 25, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Lots of holiday makers chose to go on a few weekend breaks throughout the year to be able to enjoy a number of different locations and types of holidays. These people often chose to stay in the UK, due to the smaller amount of travelling to be done meaning they can spend more time in their location. The UK has some many different things to do you could go somewhere new every weekend for years and still discover something or somewhere else to explore.


If its shopping that you are in to why not take a trip to London, England’s capital with ranges of shops from high street, designer and little boutique shops that sell amazing clothing and home ware that you will be pushed to find elsewhere.

Maybe you fancy somewhere a little more romantic and relaxing, then look no further than the picturesque landscapes of Strathyre in Scotland.

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New Zealand – Home of the Hobbit and holiday makers dream

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 2:35 pm

The hobbit trilogy was filmed entirely in New Zealand. And it’s not hard to see why, with its breath taking views and magical landscape it is the perfect setting for any story.


If you are a fan of the films then there is no doubt that you would want to go to the place where it all happened. The location of Hobbiton was filmed in a place near Matamata, with hills stretching as far as the eye can see it was the perfect setting. This location was also used in the The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The make believe village of Hobbiton has remained open as an attraction for Middle-earth fans all over the world. Why not take a sneaky peak peering over the famous Hobbit’s front gate, dancing under the party tree or sampling some of the ale at the Green Dragon Inn. This is a holiday of a lifetime and a very unexpected journey.

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