Swainswood Leisure Park and Spa – Woodland Executive Lodge Review

Nestled on the Leicestershire and Derbyshire border in the heart of the National Forest and short drive from the historic town of Ashby De La Zouch is the Swainswood Leisure Park and Spa. We had the pleasure a spending two weeks in one their two bedroom Woodland Executive Lodges. Accommodation onsite is made up of two and three bedroom lodges. Arriving to Swainswood Leisure Park and Spa We booked our…

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Glamping in Scotland – Glentress Forest Lodges Review

Over the summer we ventured to the gorgeous Scottish Borders for a few days of exploring, chilling out and good quality family time. When searching for accommodation I came across the Glentress Forest Lodges. Lovely little timber pods nestled on a green hill just outside the historic town of Peebles and only 24 miles from the centre of Edinburgh. We booked for two nights and couldn’t wait to get our…

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25+ Great Christmas Events & Family Days Out in and around Leicestershire (2019)

Christmas is just five weeks away, yes you read that right! Its almost time to crack open the mulled wine, mince pies, eat way to many pigs in blankets and demolish at least two massive boxes of Roses! I have put together a list of the very best Christmas events and family days out in and around Leicestershire (please note that some are in other Counties but just a stones…

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5 Great Reasons to Visit Butlins

Over the past few years we have visited Butlins numerous times. We have packed our bags and surrendered ourselves to three or four days of Skyline Gang, Billy Bear and Red Coat fun. I have to be brutally honest and say that prior to taking our first trip, I had some pretty strong ideas about what I thought Butlins would be like. Well I am here to tell you that…

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7 Best Family Hikes & Walks in the Peak District

As a family we are not adverse to throwing on our walking boots and going for a good old trudge. Living just an hour from the glorious valleys and moors of the Peak District we have spent many hours walking and hiking through this lovely part of the world. I wanted to share with you our favourite family hikes and walks in the Peak District National Park. I have tried…

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