King Richard III Visitors Centre – Leicestershire

The county of Leicestershire has a wealth of history and amazing stories to tell. None more famous than that of King Richard III. The King Richard III Visitors Centre opened in 2014 and is dedicated to telling the story of King Richards life, death and his discovery some 527 years later. Located inside a stunning Victorian Gothic revival building, once home to a school. The building is located next door…

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National Space Centre – Leicestershire

One of favourite family days out is the National Space Centre located in the city of Leicester. The centre gives a fascinating insight into the history of space travel, space technology, our Solar System and much more. So what can you expect from a day out at the National Space Centre? Getting there Getting there is fairly straight forward, the National Space Centre website has a great “How To Find…

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The Snowman Tour 2017: Carrot Productions

Christmas is a time filled with wonderful family traditions. Whether it’s hanging your favourite baubles on the tree, making your Grandma’s famous Christmas pudding or eating far too many pigs in blankets! For as long as I can remember the story of The Snowman has been part of our Christmas tradition. When I was a little girl I loved sharing the wonderful Raymond Briggs picture book with my Mum. It…

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Exploring Ashby de la Zouch Castle – Leicestershire 

We are passionate about exploring as many historical buildings and properties as possible. We are fortunate to have so many wonderful places to visit near us. We have recently purchased English Heritage annual passes. Our passes arrived last week and the first place we decided to visit couldn’t have been any closer to home, in fact Ashby de la Zouch Castle is located just a short drive from our home.…

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Wychnor Park Country Club Hotel Review

We recently spent five nights at the fabulous Wychnor Park Country Club by Diamond Resorts. Nestled on the 55 acre Wychnor Estate in the Staffordshire countryside this hotel is full of country charm. Accommodation onsite is made up of self contained one to three bedroom apartments and cabins. Entry to the resort is down a little country lane (we did think we were going the wrong way at first!) As…

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