Travel – UK

Luxury Lodge Breaks

Auchenlarie Holiday Park. A visit to Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland staying in a luxury lodge with sea views.

Bath Mill Lodge Retreat is a luxury lodge retreat with easy access to the city centre. Find out what we thought when we stayed in a 3 bedroom lodge.

Center Parcs Cabana  – All the information you need for booking a Cabana at Center Parcs. 

Center Parcs Whinfell – We have visited Whinfell around 14 times now, and this review is one of our birthday trips away to Center Parcs.

Center Parcs Woburn is where we spent 3 nights during the heat wave of 2018. It was booked a few weeks prior to going, and it was the perfect last minute break to Center Parcs. We also returned to Woburn in 2019, and this post is all about embracing the rain at Center Parcs.

Deerdale Lodge in Nottinghamshire is the place where we celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary.

Forest Holidays We spent the week during the summer holidays at their Sherwood Forest site. Luxury lodges nestled in the forest with hot tub on the decking. And we loved it so much we returned to Sherwood Forest the following year.

Forest Holidays Delamere opened in April 2021 and we got to experience their brand new site in Cheshire a month later. In January 2022 we visited again – this time for a winter break at Forest Holidays Delamere.

Griffon Forest Lodges can be found just outside York. Luxury lodges with hot tub on the decking surrounded by the forest.

Sandybrook Park in the Peak District is a luxury lodge park. We stayed in a 3 bedroom lodge with hot tub at Sandybrook, and it was the perfect half term getaway.

South Lakeland Holiday Village in Carnforth, Lancashire is where we spent Christmas 2014. We stayed in a beautiful lodge overlooking the Lake at South Lakeland.

The Hollies Lodges in Cheshire are a small collection of luxury lodges with hot tubs. Read my review of our girls night away at The Hollies. 

Q Lodges Slaley Hall Northumberland. A review of our stay in a 3 bedroom lodge in the grounds of Slaley Hall – a wonderful family break away. Plus a seperate review of the dining and activities on offer during our break away at Slaley Hall.

City Breaks

Bath – Our half term break to Bath and 10 ideas on what to do in the city with kids. Plus our visit later on in the year to this historic city, staying at Bath Mill Lodge Retreat. Find out what we got up to during our festive break to Bath. 

Birmingham Girls weekend. Find out how I managed a night away in Birmingham for £100, including accommodation, food AND drink.

ChesterExploring the city in 48 hours and a wonderful stay at the 5* Grosvenor Hotel.

Edinburgh 36 Hours in the City. Find out when we got up to during our first family trip to Edinburgh.

Glasgow 36 Hours in the City – Review here

York with teenagers. Find out what we did and where we ate in York with our two teens.

Hotel Breaks

Big Blue Hotel in Blackpool is the place to stay if you want views over the famous Pleasure Beach – Review here

Carden Park Hotel is a beautiful hotel in Chester. It’s perfect for family breaks, as well as birthday nights away. You can read my review, and what we thought of the Troon Suite at Carden Park, and more recently our stay in a stunning Courtyard Suite.

Chessington HotelReview here

Cottons Hotel in Knutsford is perfect for some time away with the girls. We booked their Girls Night Out Package at Cottons, and I can highly recommend the hotel for a night away.

Doubletree Hotel in Chester – Review here

Premier Inn Trafford Centre West – Review here

The Coniston Hotel in Skipton is a luxury hotel, with the added bonus of an amazing spa in the grounds.

Travelodge Harrogate is where we stayed when we enjoyed 24 hours in Harrogate, and of course we had to indulge in Afternoon Tea at the famous Bettys.

Caravan and Glamping Breaks

Auchenlarie Holiday Park is located in the beautiful Dumfries and Galloway region in Scotland. Read all about our caravan holiday when we visited during the October half term.  And also our Easter break away at Auchenlarie.

Bradley Hall Rural EscapesAdults only Glamping Pods in rural Cheshire

Lady Heyes Glamping Pods are in Cheshire, and are perfect if you want the glamping experience, but with the addition of a hot tub on your decking. 

Hot tub at Sandybrook Park - Luxury lodge breaks
Our stay at Sandybrook Park in the Peak District


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