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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The gardens of Calke Abbey come alive during the different seasons but particularly in the summer! The Calke Abbey Estate is one of our favourite National Trust estates and we visit as often as we can. The gardens at Calke are testament to the hard work that has gone into restoring this once neglected estate. The original walled garden which is made up of 350,000 bricks is home to a…

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Brussels is one of our favourite cities. We recently spent some time living and working in the beautiful Belgian capital. Now if there is one thing that I love it’s a good museum but if there’s one way to turn on the “whinge” mode in Master 7 it’s a good museum. Thankfully when visiting Brussels you’ll find some fantastic child friendly museums that are sure to please even the toughest…

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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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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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