We visited Go Ape at Chessington UK with our old friends from Where the Jones. Lots of fun! A review of Go Ape will come but for now, a video of our Go Ape tribe swinging through the trees near London.Our treetop tribe consisted of 4 kids between 10 years and 14 and adults from 30s to 50s. One of us is absolutely terrified of heights ( did you see my performance on the … [Read more...]
Things to Do in the UK
A collection of things to do in the UK. The UK- The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, some of the best, most interesting, coolest things to do in the UK, British Isles, England, Wales and Scotland
Check out our hand picked posts and destinations below.
Are you heading over for a road trip? Maybe trying to decide what part of the UK to visit. We can help!
Freshly back from a Scotland road trip, what were our highlights and what did we do up there? Which Scottish places and attractions do we recommend and which weren't best? Everything we saw and did on our early summer trip to Scotland with kids ( a teen and a tween) is going on this Scotland travel blog page, along with 20 years of experience in travel to Scotland. We can then … [Read more...]
We just got back from a 10 day UK road trip, mostly in Scotland, but we flew into the UK in London and so started from and returned to Luton airport. We hired a car at around 11 UK Pounds per day ( we have separate annual excess insurance) and had a really lovely time exploring the Scottish Highlands ( with kids). I'll be writing a full post on our Scottish road trip soon. It … [Read more...]
If you've visiting Wales's capital with your family we have a selection of reviews for best family hotels in Cardiff for you. Also included are apartments, hostels and other accommodation in Cardiff to suit all budget points. All of these family hotels have rooms for at least 4 people and either a good reputation, or we have tried them personally. Other features, such as … [Read more...]
After sitting tight in Tenby for 9 days for the Ironman Wales event, we hopped in the car and headed West to explore more of Wales. Tenby, Pembrokeshire and the central South Wales coast are very familiar holiday destinations so driving further west into new parts of Wales and Ceredigion was a real pleasure and brought back memories of our big USA road trip a few years ago. We … [Read more...]
Richmond, England, is one of the places we call home. This pretty Thames-side town with stately architecture, passing rowers, great shops and dining along with easy access to central London is a place I always find hard to leave. Living in Richmond Upon Thames on and off since 2001 has given us fantastic opportunities, good friends and wonderful experiences. Again, we've spent … [Read more...]
I'm sure you know that September 17th was the big day, Wales Ironman 2016 and Chef absolutely nailed it! Thinking though, there's a simple message here, you can do it. Whatever dream or ambition you carry, you have the power within you to make it happen.Set a date, buy a ticket, next stop the moon.I hope you find some inspiration and enjoyment in the photos from the … [Read more...]
Driving west of Cardiff you can't miss a stunning fairy tale castle emerging quietly from the otherwise uninterrupted forest green of the Welsh hillside. A castle with cylindrical turrets and pointed rooftops worthy of Rapunzel or Sleeping Beauty which fascinates children and parents driving by. This castle is the red castle, Castell Coch in Welsh, and is one of the most … [Read more...]
As the candy houses of Tenby's harbour glow in the evening light and sheltered boats bob gently just as they did in my childhood, something is different. Tenby is buzzing. 2000 competitors are here for the sold-out Wales Ironman, a huge endurance event, the longest, toughest, single day race in the world in one of my favourite places. We arrived just a few hours ago after … [Read more...]
Well, the answer to that is, sort of.Many holidays pass us by if we're in the wrong place at the wrong time, but the Easter Bunny has visited us in Florida ( but not in India) and Santa has called in London and Wales, but what about Halloween? Halloween in Britain. For me, growing up in the UK, Halloween was vaguely acknowledged, there was maybe some apple bobbing and I … [Read more...]