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Christmas Decorations
Christmas markets originated in Germany and their history dates back to the Late Middle Ages. Dresden’s Strietzelmarkt was first held in 1434, and the Munich market in 1310.

Nowadays you will find Christmas markets all over Europe. Towns and cities are transformed into winter wonderlands, full of colourful stalls selling gingerbread, German sausages, decorations, hand-made gifts and mulled wine. Read the rest of this entry »


Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Whether you are the ‘bah humbug’ type of person at Christmas who would rather stay in bed until it’s all over or, on the other hand, you embrace the festive season with a frenzy of gift-buying, partying and general over-indulgence, Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is one of the best annual events in London.

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Halloween party with children having fun wearing fancy dress costumes

Halloween has emerged as one of the top children’s events in the UK, when spooky goings-on, frightening zombie themes and terrifying treats feature at parties up and down the country.

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Girl in plaid dress with sunglasses and camera

Struggling for inspiration when choosing your weekend wardrobe? Whether you’re considering a weekend city break or a country escape, one thing you need to plan in advance is your holiday wardrobe. So we’ve put together a few simple, comfortable looks that will take you through your weekend. Read the rest of this entry »


Rowing at Henley on Thames

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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