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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Britain’s best beach holidays

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UK Beach holidays

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We’re all going on a summer holiday…

British summer holidays and beaches go together like tea and toast. The idea of staying in one of the country’s coastal resorts during the warmer months stretches back to Victorian times, with visitor numbers experiencing a strong resurgence in recent years following decades of decline.

Choosing to have a staycation this summer offers holidaymakers countless benefits, with many of the best resorts easily accessible on Britain’s road and rail network. Avoid costly flights, the stress of airports and baggage allowances and take a UK beach holiday this year. Continue reading →

Tantrum free trips: taking your kids on the train

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Entertaining kids on the train

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Travelling with children can be a challenging experience but there are loads of reasons why taking a trip on the train is a great idea. As well as being more environmentally friendly than flying or driving, travelling with kids is often the cheapest option as there are usually plenty of train deals available for families.

Of course, travelling with youngsters can be a bit of a daunting prospect. But with a little imagination and planning a lengthy journey can be turned into a fun experience. If you’re taking a long trip with children in tow we’ve written up some top tips on how to keep your kids entertained on the train. Continue reading →

Britain’s best picnic spots

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What do you look forward to about the warmer months? Not having to wear five layers every time you go out? Attempting to get a tan on the beach? Cycling around with the wind in your hair?

Why not have a relaxing picnic and celebrate the summer by eating lots and lazing around? It’s become a British summertime tradition for good reason.

This week, travel blogger and picnic enthusiast Suzanne Southall shares her favourite picnic spots (and tips for what to eat) with us… Continue reading →

48 hours in Leeds

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Shopping in Leeds

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Planning a jaunt to Leeds? We’ve created just what you need: a guide to where to eat and what to do if you’ve only got two days to pack it all in. We’ve even quizzed a local fashion blogger on her top haunts and inside tips. Keep reading and start planning your weekend away… Continue reading →

The best summer music festivals: your guide

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Summer music festivals 2013

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Is there a better way to spend your summer than with the best bands on the planet?

The music festival has become a staple of the British summer. Come rain or shine, music fans don their wellies, apply sunscreen liberally, pack their sleeping bags and set off to enjoy the fantastic line-ups at music festivals across Britain.

Festival-goers are especially excited about this summer, which sees the return of Glastonbury after being sorely missed last year.

Keep reading for the best music festivals and line-ups you won’t want to miss this summer… Continue reading →

Sipping in the summer: Britain’s best beer festivals

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Beer and ale festivals

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Ah, the glorious British summer. I don’t know about you but I’m looking forward to another year of dependably excellent weather, a total lack of hosepipe bans and the chance to cool off after a warm day with a pint or two of golden ale… Continue reading →