Blackpool Zoo

Opened in 1972, Blackpool Zoo remains a great family day out. Situated on 32 acres, the site is only a short trip from the town centre. Unlike some zoos we’ve visited the enclosures and enrichment activities seem to have evolved … Continue readingBlackpool Zoo

Legoland Windsor

“Everything is awesome”, well mainly. Legoland Windsor’s been open 25 years and is arguably the closest thing you’ll get to a Florida style theme park in the UK. It expertly taps into the enduing appeal over the generations of the … Continue readingLegoland Windsor

Powis Castle

Want to see a seriously beautiful largely in tact medieval castle with amazing gardens? Powis Castle in the place to go. Built around 1200 the medieval fortress sits high on a rock. The views from the top across Wales are … Continue readingPowis Castle

Portmeirion

We doubt you’ll feel like a Prisoner on a visit here – more like a visitor to the Italian Lakes. Portmerion is a Welsh village. All of it is the vision of architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. He wanted to show … Continue readingPortmeirion

Blackpool Tower

When in Rome…. well when in Blackpool, no trip would be complete without a visit up the tower, now known as the ‘eye’. Before beginning your journey to the top you visit the 4D cinema. Basically it’s a video showcasing … Continue readingBlackpool Tower

Sea Life Blackpool

Whilst we’ve been to Blackpool on many occasions this was our first trip to the Sea Life centre there and we were left wondering why we’d not been before. Having been to other Sea Life Centres, Blackpool seemed bigger, more … Continue readingSea Life Blackpool

Tarragona

Tarragona is one of Spain’s most historic cities, notable for its many Roman ruins including a near-complete amphitheatre. It’s a UNESCO world heritage site, but it’s also a busy port and shopping destination. With Barcelona nearby, Tarragona isn’t everyone’s first … Continue readingTarragona

Churnet Valley Railway

Churnet Valley Railway is a heritage rail line in the Staffordshire Moorlands which runs a selection of steam and diesel locomotives on a picturesque stretch centring around Froghall and Cheddleton stations. Apart from travel between the two main stations, additional … Continue readingChurnet Valley Railway