Archive for March, 2012

Drayton Manor Theme Park opens for the season

Drayton Manor Theme Park opens for the season

Drayton Manor Theme Park’s 2012 season begins on Saturday 17th March, making it a great place to celebrate English Tourism Week with the whole family.  The award-winning Drayton Manor is packed with amazing rides and attractions, including Europe’s only Thomas Land, which features 20 rides and attractions based on the ever-popular Thomas & Friends series, [...]

Lake District Comedy Festival

Lake District Comedy Festival

If you have the love of comedy and the countryside, then get yourself up to the Lake District at the end of May 2012.  The Freerange Comedy Festival will take place from 23rd to 27th May and will offer peformances both at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal in the evenings, but also out and [...]

Top 10 activities for English Tourism Week

Today marks the start of the first ever English Tourism Week – a celebration of the English tourism industry – and, to get you in the mood, here’s a round-up courtesy of Visit England of the top 10 activities to be enjoyed during English Tourism Week: 1. Love Our Land, South East 2. Medieval Merriments, Bodiam Castle, [...]

The racing event of the year is filling up fast!

The racing event of the year is filling up fast!

If you haven’t got your ticket for the biggest event of the 2012 racing calendar, what are you waiting for? Aintree Racecourse has still got tickets and restaurant dining packages but you’ll need to move quickly to secure the hottest ticket in town! Liverpool Day Thursday 12th April 2012 One of the newest style bars [...]

Win a glamping experience in South Wales!

Win a glamping experience in South Wales!

If you like the idea of camping, but not the bugs, then the timber framed pods at Cwmcarn Forest are your saviour! This alternative form of camping offers quirky accommodation with heaters, lights and electic sockets in each pod. The veranda is partially covered, so perfect for enjoying a meal or relaxing with a glass [...]

Chatsworth opens for 2012 season

Chatsworth opens for 2012 season

Chatsworth opens on 11th March 2012 for a must-see variety of changing exhibitions and events, not to mention the beautifully revealed house after extensive restoration. New for 2012 are the wonderfully restored exteriors of the iconic south and west fronts of the house, hosting exhibitions featuring legendary artists, showcasing some of their own works for [...]

The key locations that the Queen will be visiting during her Diamond Jubilee tour

The key locations that the Queen will be visiting during her Diamond Jubilee tour

The Queen began her Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK today, celebrating 60 years of being on the throne.  Her first has been to Leicester but here we give you a run-down on all the key places she’ll be visiting over the next 4-5 months. 8th March, Leicester 23rd March, Manchester and Salford 29th March, [...]

Is there a power cut in your area? This could be why…

Many of you will already be at your computers this morning and will perhaps have started your daily chores a little earlier than normal.  That’s if, like several parts of the UK, you’ve been woken by the noise of neighbours’ alarms due to a power cut. Some of you, on the other hand, might even [...]

Win a spa break for two in Cornwall

Win a spa break for two in Cornwall

Win a luxury spa break for two people at the 4 star Bay Hotel in Newquay, including dinner and ESPA spa treatments. This great short break prize includes two nights bed and breakfast with three course a la Carte dinner in the Bay View restaurant on the first night. For more information, see this page [...]

Priority seat – must see!

Priority seat – must see!

It would appear that someone in London has a sense of humour.  The following sign was spotted on the Circle line of the London Underground this morning, and kindly sent in to us by one of our readers. In case you can’t easily read it from the picture, it says “Priority seat for people who [...]

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