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Where to access nature in London [AD]

Visiting London is always a treat. The buzz, the noise, the hustle and bustle. Everything you need is on tap. Food, drink, entertainment, shopping, accommodation. London has got it all. Sometimes though, it can all feel a little overwhelming. For those of us visiting from a more rural location, access to nature feels like a real breath of fresh air. It’s a chance to slow down, soak in the atmosphere and recharge before hitting the bright lights of the big city again. I’m sure for anyone living in London, it has the same effect. So, here are a few ideas…

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Carding Mill Valley dog friendly day out

Carding Mill Valley is a National Trust attraction just outside Church Stretton in Shropshire. With 10 miles of tracks and bridleways, it is the ideal place for serious hikers. Shorter walks with some accessible paths make it ideal for families as well. However, this description doesn’t do it justice at all. Breathtaking landscape, wild ponies wandering the hillside, a small reservoir that welcomes wild swimmers and a cafe serving light refreshments all add up to a wonderful day out. About Carding Mill Valley With nearly 5000 acres of hillside covered in heather, there is plenty to explore at Carding Mill…

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A family day out at the SS Great Britain

At the heart of Bristol’s vibrant harbour lies a boat with a tale to tell. The SS Great Britain was built right there in the Great Western Dockyard. This was where she would return 127 years later. Since then, the ship has been lovingly restored. Visitors can look around both inside and outside and get a feel for what life would have been like for those on board. Covid-19 and visiting the SS Great Britain Days out across the UK have changed since the Covid-19 pandemic. Thankfully, the SS Great Britain has been able to reopen since lockdown was eased.…

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Attractions reopening across the UK as lockdown eases

With lockdown in the process of easing across the UK, many attractions are reopening. As most of us gear up for staycations this summer, it is useful to know what’s on in the area you are visiting as well as your local area. I’ve put together a roundup post to pull together loads of information. Instead of turning this into one huge list, I’m linking to blog posts, articles and websites where you can find local information. For ease, I’ve divided it up into England, Scotland and Wales and then alphabetically by county within England. There is a table of…

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Things to do in Bristol city centre with children

Bristol is a city that truly has it all. Shopping, restaurants, nightlife and plenty of attractions to keep children entertained. Better still, much of it is accessible on foot. We headed to Bristol for the morning on a National Express coach. It’s just an hour from Cheltenham, ideal for popping into the city for brunch and a spot of shopping. If you’ve got a bit longer to spend there, here are a few ideas for things to do with the kids. All of these are accessible on foot from the bus station. SS Great Britain The iconic SS Great Britain…

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