In May this year we had the pleasure of staying at the Swainswood Leisure Park and Spa. Located in the heart of the National Forest this country retreat is nestled in woodland just outside the market town of Ashby de la Zouch. Accommodation onsite is made up of two and three bedroom lodges. Most of the lodges have private hot tubs that are ready to use the minute you check…

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Last weekend we decided to make the most of the beautiful sunny weather. We headed for one of our favourite National Trust estates. Calke Abbey estate is located in Derbyshire (near Ashby de la Zouch) and it offers a wealth of different experiences for the whole family. We have taken National Trust membership this year so will definitely be making the most of it! I will probably do a blog…

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We are a family of car lovers! Mr B designs them for a living so you could say we eat and breathe automobiles in our house. Last week we were lucky enough to attend Ashby DLZ’s (de la Zouch….that is way too much to type every time) first annual Festival of Transport. This is the sister festival of the Swadlincote Festival of Transport which is in its fifth successful year.…

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We have settled back into life in Leicestershire and that means visting the annual Ashby de la Zouch Food Gusto Festival. The festival runs over two days (generally over the late May bank holiday weekend). We are self confessed foodies and we love to support local businesses so this festival is a perfect mix of both for us. In its third year it’s getting bigger and better each year!! Held…

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