Not keen on getting caught up with the rowdy crowds this New Year's Eve? Looking for somewhere to have fun with the family? Whether your children are staying up until midnight, or tucked up in bed well before then, here are some family-friendly events to ring in 2019. Auckland NYE on the Coast - Silverdale Adventure Park, north Auckland Fireworks, night rides, food stalls, a bar and entertainment, NYE on the Coast was created to fill the void for families who would like to celebrate in a festival environment that caters for adults and their children. Cost - $50 for a Family Pass consisting of 2 adults and 2 children. Each additional adult or child is an additional $10. Visit Silverdale Adventure Park for more. Harbour Bridge lights and Sky Tower fireworks - Central Auckland For the first time, Vector Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge will join the celebrations with a sparkling display from 9pm, before building up to a countdown to midnight where it will pulse … [Read more...] about Family-friendly ways to spend New Year’s Eve
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With all of the excitement and build up ahead of Christmas, it can be easy to forget about the celebration that swiftly follows - New Year's Eve! Of course the festive season also brings plenty of splurging, so sometimes a break abroad or an expensive night out doesn't appeal, nor does it make for a great start to the year. The good news is that the UK is filled with brilliant places where you can celebrate New Year's Eve, or, if you're thinking of a cosy night in instead, there are also plenty of spots offering up fun events the following morning (for those who don't have a sore head!). To give you a helping hand, we've rounded up some of the best places to celebrate New Year's Eve in the UK and see in 2019. Happy new year! 1. Edinburgh If you're looking to spend New Year's Eve celebrating in an epic party, but also making the most of a city break, then Edinburgh needs to be on the list. Famously hosting the Hogmanay festival, the Scottish capital offers everything from an … [Read more...] about Best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the UK and see in 2019
A pint-sized Beverley bistro has been named in The Sunday Times as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Eat in the UK. It is the latest accolade for The Pig & Whistle, which last month made it into The Good Food Guide 2019. The bistro and charcuterie bar, which opened only last year, is hailed for its “sexy” food in The Sunday Times Magazine and The Times Top 100. Food critic Marina O’Loughlin, who drew up the top 100 venues with fellow guru Giles Coren, ladles praise on the Sow Hill Road venue. She writes chef/owner James Allock “comes from the Gordon Ramsay school of hard knocks” and dishes out “a sexy collection of rillettes, tartines and lunchtime croques.” In her write-up she says: “What the Pig & Whistle, in the lovely market town of Beverley, does so well is deliver the best products (and produce) – charcuterie and salumi; a pongy dream of a cheese list written up on rolls of brown craft paper; fine bread and salads … [Read more...] about This restaurant near Hull is in the Top 100 Best Places to Eat in UK
THE summer holidays are upon us and many Brits are off to the Continent - but buying euros can be tricky given the ever-moving exchange rate. Here is our guide to the current state of the market, and how to get the best price when you swap your cash. What is today's pound to euro exchange rate? Following a rise earlier in the week, just after 8am today the pound was trading at around €1.11. But actual rates for holidaymakers are significantly lower. Sterling has plunged against the euro and dollar in recent weeks as traders bet against the UK currency. It comes after Bank of England governor Mark Carney warned of an "uncomfortably high" risk of a disorderly Brexit and said banks must prepare for a recession. International trade secretary also said there is a 60-40 chance of "no deal" because of stubbornness in Brussels. A weaker pound is better for British exports - but imports will cost more, potentially driving up inflation. It also means your money doesn't stretch as far when … [Read more...] about Pound to euro exchange rate – what’s the exchange rate today and where is the best place to buy currency?
KNOWING the right time to buy your holiday euros can be tricky as the exchange rate goes up and down. Here's our guide to the current state of the market, and how to get the best price when you swap your cash. What is today's pound to euro exchange rate? This afternoon a pound was being traded for 1.134 euros, down around a tenth of a cent from yesterday. It means one euro is worth approximately 88p. The rate has remained relatively stable for the past two months following a more volatile period earlier in 2018. Sterling had dipped below 1.12 euros on March 7 and it reached almost 1.16 on April 17. Analysts said the market was static thanks to a range of factors including uncertainty over Brexit. News of Britain's stalling housing market was thought likely to hit the pound. But that was balanced by rumours of political divisions in Europe which are said to make it more likely the UK will get a bespoke trade deal. Last August the rate briefly plunged under 1.08 euros, the lowest for … [Read more...] about Pound to euro exchange rate – what’s today’s rate, where’s the best place to buy currency and what affects the price?