Author: Louise Wheeler

Travelodge – Value for money overnight family option

By Laura Mason The great thing about Travelodge is that there’s one in every town.  They’re pretty decent value for money and you know that the standard is consistent whether you’re staying in a remote location or in the throws of a bustling city. Travelodge Gatwick Airport Central A recent holiday with long haul flights from Gatwick resulted in the debate of where to stay the night before.  Instead of the clash with rush hour traffic on the M25, when travelling with children it’s so much simpler to leisurely arrive the evening before. This in turn prevents that early...

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The Magic of Storytelling takes over Longleat’s Festival of Light

As the temperatures drop and the crisp winter months move in, the dark skies make glittering lights look even brighter. Longleat’s annual Festival of Light takes full advantage of its naturally magical backdrop to bring something special to the festive season. Taking place from November 5 until January 7, 2018, the theme of this year’s event is The Magic of Storytelling. Set in a ‘Once upon a time’ land of wonder and magic, anything is possible and new surprises lie around every corner. Days out at Longleat Longleat’s Festival of Light offers a double whammy of fun. Each day ticket entitles guests to...

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Busy Mum’s 15 Minute Workout

Yes today we live in a busy world where the clock ticks far too quickly and the ‘to do’ list of chores is relentless.  What with school runs, nursery groups, shopping, cleaning, cooking going to work and bed time routines before you know, there is no time to exercise! Your 15 minute workout Every mum I know would be happy to lose a few pounds and find it difficult to commit time to themselves to do this and worry that they need extra hours each week but I have great news you don’t need to spend all day exercising,...

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Step into Christmas at Bluewater with these festive attractions

Let’s face it – Christmas shopping can be a bit of a drag. Thankfully, Bluewater Shopping Centre, in Dartford, is once again launching a number of fun-packed extras that will give you a much needed shot of festive cheer. Christmas at Bluewater Take a trip to Bluewater this Christmas and you’ll find a lot more on offer than an armful of gifts. The venue will be presenting its annual winter wonderland family entertainment experiences; from Santa’s Grotto to the outdoor ice rink. Bluewater’s Big Christmas Switch On Location: Bluewater’s M&S carpark 9th November from 5pm On 9th November Bluewater...

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Magical new festive event will bring Audley End to life through light  

This Christmas, as twilight falls across the historic Audley End House & Gardens near Saffron Walden, something magical new event will begin. Enchanted Audley End From Friday 15 – Saturday 23 December, the gardens of the stunning Jacobean mansion will be filled with lights, colours and sounds as part of English Heritage’s brand new ‘Enchanted’ season. From lanterns strung through the boughs of ancient trees, to fairy lights that lead visitors into an enchanted wonderland, Audley End is all set to become the scene of a dreamlike winter fairy-tale. The Enchanted Audley End Christmastime event will celebrate the mansion’s...

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