Christmas is less than nine 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…

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Chances are if you are planning a trip to New Zealand, Rotorua will be high on your list of places to visit. A geothermal wonderland located on New Zealands North Island. Rotorua is known for its bubbling hot pools, exploding geysers, cultural experiences, stunning diverse countryside, adventure sports and much more. It really is jammed packed with things to see and do. As you can imagine though it can also…

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Our New Zealand road trip was a long time in the making, we had been dreaming of visiting for years and had finally made it a reality. We made the decision to tour the country in a small campervan to allow us the flexibility to go wherever we wanted. We really liked the idea of making it up as we went along. Prior to travelling we had set out a…

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One of my favourite memories from our New Zealand adventure was taking the Interislander Ferry from Picton to Wellington. It was a journey that almost didn’t happen. We had planned to fly from Christchurch to Wellington but a last minute change of plans saw us driving from Christchurch to Picton to jump onboard the Interislander Ferry as foot passengers. You can read why we changed our minds here. I am…

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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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