Days Out

We love having a family day out so here we share our honest reviews of our excursions.

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Visitors Guide To The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is an annual event and is in fact the largest annual free ballooning event in Europe. It started in 1979 when some hot air balloon enthusiasts got together at Ashton Court Estate and flew 27 balloons. These days there are over 100 balloons that take part and around 500, 000 …

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Alton Towers Resort Rollercoaster Restaurant Review

During the May half-term break, we spent a few days staying at one of the UK’s favourite theme parks, the Alton Towers Resort in Staffordshire. Our accommodation was on a bed and breakfast basis (we stayed at the CBeebies Land Hotel, read our review of that here) so at dinner time on our first night, …

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Dumfries House Estate in Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland

Dumfries House is a stunning 18th-century Scottish estate located in Ayrshire. It was saved from being sold at auction in 2007 by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, who led a consortium of charities in purchasing the property to preserve it for future generations. The house itself is a masterpiece of Georgian architecture, with …

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Twilight Trains at Perrygrove Railway

Perrygrove Railway is a beautiful heritage railway in the heart of the Forest of Dean which is always a great day out. Read our Perrygrove review here. Throughout the year it is open for diesel and steam train rides, the treetop adventure, an indoor village, a beautiful woodland walk, a covered picnic area, extensive play …

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October Half-Term Things To Do in the Forest of Dean

As the leaves turn brilliant shades of red, orange, and gold, and a crisp chill fills the air, it’s clear that autumn has descended upon the idyllic landscapes of the Forest of Dean. With October half term just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to embrace the magic of this enchanting woodland haven. Nestled …

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