Alton Towers Hotel – Explorer Room Review

After returning from living in Belgium we had found our perfect house and were excited to move in. We needed one nights accommodation for the night before “moving day”, so we headed for the comparison websites and on this occasion it just so happened that the Alton Towers Hotel was the cheapest! This was because the park was closed the next day. Splash Landings, Alton Towers famous water park was…

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Ruins and Waterfalls in the Peak District – Lumsdale Falls

We are always on the look out for exciting new places to visit. Whilst googling things to do and see in Derbyshire I came across Lumsdale Falls! Located just outside Matlock on the very edge of the Peak District we couldn’t resist a visit as it’s only an hour’s drive. Lumsdale Falls is located in the Lumsdale Valley. The valley is home to a series of magnificent waterfalls, ponds and…

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Calke Explore – Hidden Treasures at Calke Abbey – Derbyshire

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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Two Days in Whitby – Exploring the Yorkshire Coast

We have spent the last two days exploring the picturesque Yorkshire town of Whitby. Whitby is famous for being a vibrant fishing village and it does not disappoint. Yesterday was bank holiday Monday and typically everywhere was absolutely jammed packed! Parking is a premium on days like this, it’s also quite expensive at £5 for 4 hours. Eventually we found parking and headed off to wander the streets. First on…

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Robin Hoods Bay – Exploring the Yorkshire Coast

We are currently in the gorgeous Yorkshire town of Whitby, it’s been years since we’ve been up in this part of England and we couldn’t wait to show L some of the beautiful coast line. Yesterday we drove the 5 miles from Whitby to Robin Hoods Bay. This sleepy sea side town in known for its lovely family friendly beaches, fossil finds and coastal walks. I would recommend parking in…

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