We recently needed one nights accommodation as a stop gap before moving into our new house. We always tend to book hotels using comparison websites and on this occasion it just so happened that the Alton Towers Hotel was the cheapest on the day! This was because the park was closed the next day. Splash Landings, Alton Towers famous water park was open although this was not included in the…

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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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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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