THE Great Exhibition of the North - the largest event taking place in England this year - is already a huge hit with its amazing exhibits, live performances, new artworks and innovations and some truly unforgettable experiences over 80 days. It is an unbeatable showcase for the way we do things here, and with the whole country looking in, the Get North! Family Expo starts this weekend at St. James’ Park. Expect endless inventing, crafting, making, experimenting and tinkering with ideas with experts in the know. And as the event is at Newcastle United in a World Cup year, there will also be some inflatable football activities thrown in at the annual NUFC Family Fun Day, situated on Strawberry Place. Activities are ideal for seven to 14-year-olds but younger children will love them too with a little help from the grown-ups. Stretching over six action-packed days from 10:00 – 16:00, the event kicks off with a weekend of drop-in fun on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August. No … [Read more...] about A weekend of pure fun at the Great Exhibition!
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There’s never a dull moment when you take your kids to a holiday park whether rain or shine, school holidays or weekend - and they can be extremely cost effective for savvy parents too. Nowadays, there's something for everyone, with UK sites catering to everyone from babies and toddlers to teenagers and adults. Think swimming pools with thrilling slides, on-site gyms, saunas, bars and restaurants, children's shows and even the occasional circus. It can make for a seriously amazing family holiday, so we've searched out some of the top UK holiday parks you won't want to miss. Oh, and don't worry if the British weather lets you down, as all of these have wet-weather facilities too, as well as a host of booking bargains. Check out our top picks below... What's included in our guide? The best UK holiday parks Extra staycation inspiration More cheap holiday ideas 1. Yorkshire: Thornwick Bay What’s on offer? Emerging from a £10m renovation, Haven ’s glammed-up … [Read more...] about 10 awesome holiday parks in the UK the whole family is going to love
Whether you're looking to nurture a young chef with cookery classes, partake in sports (on or off water), or simply be able to guarantee that your darlings are having fun – and being well looked after – while you relax in the spa or enjoy some Michelin-starred dining, we've got it all. Our experts have rounded up the best family-friendly hotels in England, from Cornwall to Cumbria. • The UK's 50 best family-friendly hotels The north Another Place, The Lake Ullswater, Lake District, England 8 Telegraph expert rating Another Place is aimed primarily at families and younger adults. The showpiece 20-metre glass-fronted indoor pool has children's swimming times, while parents will enjoy the Canadian outdoor hot tub, sauna and spa treatment rooms. Older children can enjoy watersports on the lake including stand-up paddle-boarding, kayaking and wild swimming. There's a fully equipped Kids’ Zone for all ages, from babies to teenagers, with an indoor … [Read more...] about 30 fabulous hotels for family fun in England
0 Have your say As the temperature tipped 26 degrees Celcius, tourists and residents flocked to Blackpool to make the most of their extra day off. Reporter Michael Holmes spoke to tourism leaders and businesses about the top notch weather and its effect on trade. Another bank holiday Monday, another day of scorching hot weather in Blackpool – and another day for local businesses to make hay while the sun shines.As the mercury tipped 26 degrees Celsius on the Fylde coast yesterday, traders ordered extra stock and all hands to the deck as tourists and residents made the most of an extra day off – with top quality weather to boot.The Early May bank holiday, on May 7, was hot but marred by outbreaks of chaos in the town centre caused by young farmers. However, this weekend’s Spring bank holiday break was all about family fun in the sun. The Winter Gardens is hosting a dance festival until Friday, while Northern Soul fans gathered in their hundreds on the Comedy … [Read more...] about Local businesses make hay while sun shines on Fylde coast
Come rain or shine it's always great to spend the day with the family. However, entry fee, car parking, food and drink - if you're not careful the cost of the trip could become quite expensive We've taken a look around the East Midlands to come up with some excellent days out for all the family - absolutely free! All you need to do is make sure you have some change for the car park, a picnic and all the day will cost is the price of the petrol. New Walk Museum, Leicester Dinosaurs. Egyptian mummies. Create your own earthquake. There's loads to do here - and it's free. The museum also offers a range of events from curator's talks to lunchtime concerts. The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton This is a historic venue situated in the heart of the town. Nestled within 23-acres of restored parkland, the main building is Grade II listed and forms a natural base for visitors. First opened in August 1871, the Pavilion Arts Centre was completely refurbished and reopened in 2010. Entry is free and there … [Read more...] about Fun and fantastic FREE days out in the East Midlands