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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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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10 Best Halloween Events & Where to Pick Your Own Pumpkins in Leicestershire – 2018

It’s hard to believe that it’s nearly Halloween again. The leaves are beginning to change colour and the days are getting shorter. Autumn is my favourite time of year and Halloween is firmly becoming a holiday we look forward to every year. I wanted to share with you the 10 Best Halloween Events in Leicestershire as well where you can go to pick your own pumpkins. Halloween Events in Leicestershire…

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Beauty and the Beast Pantomime at De Montfort Hall – Leicester

Growing up in Australia meant that the traditional Christmas pantos were never really part of my life. Since living in the UK and having my little boy, I have discovered the pure joy and entertainment of the British Panto! The laughter and fun is something that you can’t really explain until you have been to one. This year Leicester doesn’t fail to deliver when it comes to pantomimes. You can…

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Great Christmas Events in Leicester City Centre

This year the city of Leicester is hosting some magical Christmas events. The city centre is in full festive mode and we were lucky enough to spend a day exploring what is on offer. I can honestly say that it didn’t disappoint! Jubilee Square Ice Skating Rink First stop on our Christmas day out was the fantastic undercover Ice skating rink in Jubilee Square. We’ve only ever been ice skating…

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