Family holidays

The Top 5 Roller Coasters in the UK

Nemesis Inferno, Alton towersUK roller coaster

by admin on February 26, 2012

in Days Out

Here in the UK we’re theme park-crazy, with nearly 30 parks operating across the British Isles despite its rainy summers and long, cold winters. Major parks such as Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Blackpool Pleasure Beach have been at the forefront of ride technology, installing a range of major attractions during the past two decades. [click to continue…]


A Day at The Eden Project

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As its name suggests, the Eden Project is a laudable effort to protect and preserve the planet’s natural heritage. The huge complex outside of Cornwall consists of two large geodesic dome greenhouses, each containing its own distinct biosphere of plant life. A research and an education centre as well as a tourist attraction, the site […]

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The 10 Best Family Fun Days Out in Sussex

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With its winning combination of dramatic chalk cliffs and rolling hills, a coastline dotted with resorts to suit every taste and thousands of acres of open countryside and unspoilt woodland, Sussex is the perfect county to explore with the family. Every gently winding country road or coastal path seems to lead to a new adventure […]

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Road Tripping in the UK

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If you ask the average Briton what the phrase ‘road trip’ means to them, chances are they’ll start dropping phrases like ‘Pan-American Highway’ and ‘Route 66’ or tell you at length about how they took their car over to France and spent a couple of months touring Europe.

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Lincolnshire: the flat of the land

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I’m thinking of a wonderful place to take a holiday, but I can’t quite remember its name. Perhaps you can help if I describe it to you?  The place I’m thinking of has a landscape that is flat as far as the eye can see, with the odd traditional windmills here and there. In the […]

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Alternative Adventures for Kids

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It’s that age old problem; the holidays are looming, the sun is shining and you scratch your head and ask “What shall we do with the kids”? These days it’s difficult enough just to separate them from their games console or computer. They’ve been to the seaside a thousand times, and the prospect of a […]

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Barging the Norfolk Broads

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One of my all-time favourite family holiday destinations in the UK has to be barging down the Norfolk Broads. With an array of relatives and an excitable cocker spaniel in tow, we hired a ten berth barge and were amazed by the facilities available. There was a fully quipped galley which to my mother-in-laws delight […]

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