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Henley Royal Regatta is one of the most prestigious events in the UK boating calendar, but if you are planning a ‘maiden voyage’ to Henley, there some useful tips to take on board.

Every well-heeled visitor’s favourite event to be ‘seen at’, Henley hosts 200 races over 5 days with some of the world’s top rowers and sailors taking part from all over the world.

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Anyone who has visited Disneyland Paris with a fidgety child will know that avoiding the queues is a priority.

Disneyland Paris is for most people, the trip of a lifetime. Who wants to be stuck in a long queue when you could be spending valuable time on the rides and amusements?

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Days out for toddlers

Wondering where to go on a family friendly adventure? Here’s our pick of the finest festivals, attractions and days out the UK has to offer. Read the rest of this entry »


Haunted forest

Headless horsemen, agonising screams, witches curses, plague islands and more await in our round up of the scariest places to spend Halloween.  Read the rest of this entry »


Taken at Burghley Horse Trials in England.

If you are planning a trip to the Burghley Horse Trials, Lincolnshire from 31 August- 3 September, 2017 why not make a long weekend of it and make the most of this prestigious event.

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Southampton Boat Show

This year’s Southampton Boat Show promises to be like no other with an amazing line up of interactive attractions, the latest innovations, over 500 exhibits, world launches and more. To find out more here’s 10 reasons you can’t miss it.

There’s so much to enjoy, from the Hurricane and Spitfire air display, to trying out the boats themselves and even music and fashion shows on the festival stage. Find out more about the attractions at this years Southampton Boat Show on their website.

It really is a fabulous event, so much so that we’re offering one person the chance to win 2 free tickets to the event on the date of your choice.

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Mark Twain once said: “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from safe harbour. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover!”

As we sail towards the end of the summer you’re probably thinking about planning your next adventure. Chartering a yacht or bareboat (whereby no crew or provisions are included as part of the agreement) and sailing at your own pace with your family or friends is an incredibly bonding and rewarding experience. Read the rest of this entry »


Amusement Park entrance with rollercoaster

Not for the faint-hearted, the scariest theme park rides in the UK attract thousands of thrill-seekers (and crazy people) each year.

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The Winner

One of sport’s most extravagant and anticipated horse racing events of the year, the Cheltenham Festival attracts crowds of 230,000 people from all over the world.

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Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race

Thousands of spectators line the Thames between Putney and Mortlake each year for the Cancer Research Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race.

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