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The Best Christmas Activities In Stoke On Trent

The Best Christmas Events, Stoke on Trent

It’s nearly here people, my very favourite time of year but also the time I feel busiest. And probably most stressed! I hate spending hours researching all the best family friendly Christmas events in the area so hopefully this round up of the best Christmas Events in Stoke on Trent will save you having to

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Magical Chatsworth House At Christmas

Magical Chatsworth House at Christmas

I’m always looking for festive events to suit the whole family. Having done years of queuing to meet Santa, coming home with MORE plastic rubbish, cold, wet and hungry, I now want my Christmas events with a little side of luxury. Chatsworth House in the Peak District does not disappoint! Each year the creative folks at

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Visiting Gladstone Pottery Museum in Stoke with kids.

by Karen Quinn, Nov 12 2019 Gladstone Pottery Museum in Stoke on Trent is the last Victorian pottery factory in the UK. Making it a fascinating place for a day out with kids in Staffordshire. Where better to learn age old techniques and try your hand at your own spot of pot throwing.  We were

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Narrow Cornish Lane As The Sun Goes Down

Newquay to Tintagel and all the best stops along the way

One of my two favourite places in North Cornwall are Newquay and Tintagel. Both are very different but both very typically Cornish. Driving the route from Newquay to Tintagel takes in some amazing beaches, delightful villages and breath-taking coastal walks. The 30 mile drive which is mainly along the A39 will take you just over

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Boats In Padstows Harbour

What to do in Padstow with Kids

Cornwall is such a great mix of rustic, undiscovered natural beauty and delightful villages to explore. Padstow is one of the prettiest and a great place for a family holiday. Located on the North Cornish coast you can read about other places to visit on the route from Newquay to Tintagel here. If you’re wondering what

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Personalised Gifts For Every Travel Lover On Your List

Unique Personalised Gifts for Travelers

by Karen Quinn, Oct 15 2019 As thoughts turn to all things gifting I’ve put together a list of some amazing personalised gifts for travelers. These can all be found on Not On The High Street, one of my absolute favourite online stores for finding unique and personal gifts for everyone on my list. Being

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Outdoor Seating Area At Bedruthan Hotel

Best Family Hotel, Cornwall – The Bedruthan Hotel

Where to stay in Cornwall with kids If you’re thinking of luxury family breaks, UK hotels have it all, spas, gourmet restaurants and kids clubs to rival Disney. If you fancy some beach time and breathtaking views as well then Cornwall should be top of your list. I want to introduce you to the best

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french chateau perched on the edge of a huge river

Destination Guide Europe with Kids

  Europe with Kids All the very best posts, places to visit, things to do and where to stay in Europe with the kids. But first, the hardest trip I’ve ever booked, Planning an Interrail holiday with kids Austria with kids A trip up the Nordkette mountains Belgium with kids Top Ten Epic Things to do

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Pwllheli Beach On The Llyn Peninsula

The Very Best Llyn Peninsula Beaches

The Llyn Peninsula in North Wales has one of the most breath-taking coastlines in the whole of the UK. This makes it perfect for a beach staycation with kids. It’s tiny lanes and beachside restaurants reminds me of the Cornwall of my childhood whilst still being unmistakably Welsh. You’ll hear the language spoken everywhere, it’s

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