Results tagged “holidays” from Loughborough Echo - On Your Travels

the White Lion Hotel in Aldeburgh is inviting families to give dad the perfect Suffolk Father's Day with a mouth-watering gastronomic experience combined with live music on Sunday, June 16, 2013.

The hotel's acclaimed Head Chef Jason Shaw will produce a lunchtime menu bursting with lip-smacking local produce whilst Suffolk's own The Broadside Boys will give a special performance of their toe-tapping tunes.

There'll be local ales from Adnams on tap plus all dads will get a special free gift.

General Manager of The White Lion, Peter Osborne comments: "Off the back of a very popular Mother's Day we're combining a few treats that dads will love; great food, good ale and some fantastic live music. It's so much more than just a meal out!"

Lunch starts from £15.25 for two courses (£9.95 for children).Booking is essential and tables can be reserved by calling 01728 452 720. A £10 deposit per person will be required on booking.

For more information or to find out about other events at The White Lion Hotel, visit or tweet @HotelWhiteLion.

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SET in 150 acres of lush parkland, Wynyard Hall in Tees Valley makes the perfect romantic setting for couples looking for a hideaway.

The three private cottages, nestled in the grounds of the main house, make it easy for guests to close the door and get away from it all in their own secluded haven. Huge private hot tubs on outdoor terraces provide that extra special touch for romantic breaks all year round.

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In January 2013, The Wellington Restaurant, headed up by Executive Chef Alan O'Kane, was awarded 3 AA Rosettes, putting it in the top 10% in the country. Now a 'must-visit' restaurant for food lovers across the UK, signature dishes include curry-scented Sea Bass with cauliflower bhaji, Israeli couscous, golden sultanas and cumin velouté.

Couples wishing to indulge in a spot of pampering can also visit Wynyard's stunning spa, situated in the former boathouse and conservatory, making the most of the tranquillity of the lake setting. Its facilities include a salt inhalation room, herbal sauna, Rasul mud chamber, ice fountain, outdoor vitality spa and relaxation room, as well as manicure and pedicure dedicated stations.

Wynyard Hall is located on the outskirts of Durham and offers the perfect romantic escape to the country. The hall has plenty of historic gravitas too; with a past guest list including Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II.

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JOIN Cadbury World this Easter for an action packed programme of chocolatey filled fun for all the family.

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Cadbury World will be hosting an egg-cellent schedule of activity over the Easter weekend, running from Good Friday to Easter Monday (29 March - 1 April). Children will enjoy an Easter Egg Trail, as well as have the chance to win Cadbury World prizes in a creative Easter bonnet competition.

The popular attraction will also host a fortnight of fun throughout the Easter holidays from Friday 29 March to Sunday 14 April, with family entertainers in the marquee. Plus, exclusive handmade chocolate Easter eggs decorated by Cadbury World's on site chocolatiers will be available to purchase from The World's Biggest Cadbury Shop.

As well as the eggstra-special seasonal activities, visitors can come and explore Cadbury World's 14 amazing zones.

Take a trip through the Aztec Jungle zone and learn about the origins of the cocoa bean before finishing your journey in the Essence zone, where you can choose your favourite treat to be smothered in warm liquid Cadbury Dairy Milk.

Diane Mitchell, marketing manager at Cadbury World, said: "Easter is a popular time of year for families to come and explore the chocolatey magic of Cadbury World. Our special Easter activities will give visitors the chance to join in our celebrations - and what Easter celebration would be complete without an Easter egg hunt!

"We'll also have some fabulous seasonal Easter treats in the World's Biggest Cadbury Shop for visitors to take home with them, something which will be hard for any chocolate lover to resist."

For more information about a visit to Cadbury World go to

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THE over 50's market accounts for no less than 40% of all consumer expenditure in UK, so it's no surprise to hear that over half (56%) of grandparents will overspend when on holiday with their grandchildren, says a new report published by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, in partnership with YouGov UK.

Despite this, over three quarters (77%) of grandparents questioned said that they are not planning a family holiday with their grandchildren this year. So the message is loud and clear, parents and grandkids, don't forget to pack your grandparents!


The report, which investigates grandparents' holiday spending trends and the real reasons why grandparents go away with the family, reveals that when grandparents aren't spending, they are the ones taking care of the grandchildren. Nearly a fifth (17%) of grandparents admitted that the main reason for going away with their grandchildren was to help with childcare, rather than spending quality time with the family. It found that grandparents with newborn grandchildren to three years old are most likely to go away and help with childcare, saving parents time and money, providing peace of mind.

When 1,000 UK grandparents were asked, if money was no option, to choose their holiday of a lifetime, nearly a fifth chose theme parks over all the other family holidays, even over Lapland! The choice was between visiting Santa in Lapland, swimming with dolphins, safari, cruise, theme parks or a luxury beach holiday, showing that theme parks bring a variety of fun to cater for all of the family. Many UK grandparents agreed they treasure family holidays with the grandkids and nearly half (44%) admitted they would prefer to go on a once in a lifetime holiday with their family rather than two or three mini breaks throughout the year with friends.

But family holidays can also be too much for some grandparents, one in ten who carried out the survey said quite firmly they wouldn't want to go away with their grandchildren as they find it too stressful and too much hassle! The findings show that it may be in their best interests to go away with family, as grandparents agreed they are more adventurous when on holiday with grandchildren (17%).

The research also looked at the older generation's working status and found that around half of retirees, full time workers and the unemployed grandparents will overspend on holiday, however it's the part time workers who took the title of holiday spenders, with over two thirds (64%) admitting that they will part with their pennies and overspend when on holiday with their grandchildren.

When looking at the statistics nationally, the report reveals how grandparents' attitudes to holidays and holiday spend fairs all over the country. If your grandparents are Welsh, don't expect to go away with them anytime soon as they topped the grumpy grandparents chart with 27% believing going away with the grandchildren is too stressful and too much of a hassle. On the other side of the UK, only 5% of the grandparents in Norwich said going away with the grandchildren is too stressful, so here's hoping your grandparents live on the east coast.

The research was conducted this summer and was carried out by YouGov UK, commissioned by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.

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THIS Christmas you could treat your family to a magical experience at the athenaeum, in the heart of Mayfair opposite Green Park in London.

Guests who stay during the festive season will enjoy the opportunity to experience an afternoon tea, a seasonal lunch and dinner menu and Christmas activity sessions with kids party sensations Sharky & George.


The athenaeum, winner of the Tea Guild's prestigious award for "Top London Afternoon Tea 2012" is delighted to introduce a new menu that includes delicate finger sandwiches of roast turkey and cranberry chutney and honey roast ham with clementine marmalade. Seasonal treats on offer include warmed mince pies and brandy butter, mulled wine jellies and freshly baked cranberry and all-spice scones served with homemade mixed berry and vanilla jam with Devonshire clotted cream.

After cheering on the brave swimmers who compete for the annual Peter Pan Cup on Christmas Day in The Serpentine, guests can stroll back through the Royal Parks to a specially created seasonal lunch and dinner menu. Served in the stylish restaurant for all the family between now and 3 January priced at £26.50 for 2 courses and £32 for 3 courses. Serving traditional British dishes with a contemporary twist, highlights include confit duck leg with roasted artichokes, aubergine caviar, spinach purée and anna potatoes and seared fillet of wild seabass with star anis butter, fennel puree and crushed new potatoes.

While parents finish the Christmas shopping and present wrapping, children can also get into the spirit of Christmas at the athenaeum with Sharky & George. Kids will learn to cook delicious Christmas treats, make Christmas crackers and create Christmas tree decorations to take away with them. The bespoke service lets guestsbook their own Sharky & George member of staff who will create a fun-filled itinerary tailored especially for them to enjoy during their stay in the capital.

Over the Christmas holiday period the athenaeum has suites available starting from £250 inclusive of VAT and breakfast. Fully serviced townhouse apartments starting from £540 per night for a family of four inclusive of VAT only. Includes complimentary mini-bar,
wifi plus mince pies and mulled wine on arrival

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