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Easter Holiday Survival Guide

Easter Holiday Survival Guide
  • If you are holidaying in Devon or Cornwall, look at our extensive blogs from last summer covering all the award-winning places to eat, best beaches, historic sites to visit, top wild swimming spots as well.
  • Let’s not forget that this is Point to Point season either. A truly memorable day out (provided the weather stays balmy!) We have found a Point to Point Directory here. Put 14th April in your diary at the very least and get a family sweepstake going on The Grand National.
  • Going for a walk or bike ride is one of the few things you can do for free in the holidays but don’t forget all those amazing local museums and art galleries, and your local library which are nearly always FREE.

Audio Books for the Whole Family, by Eleanor Marshall

Audio Books for the Whole Family, by Eleanor Marshall
What really makes these, however, is the way they are read by David Tennant, with a dizzying array of comedic and convincing voices and regional British accents. I would say the series picks up considerably as it goes along (though this might just be because of the number of times I’ve listened to the first book) so you might want to start on book 3 or 4 – the children will easily catch up with the characters. Although probably children need to be six or seven to keep up with the story, younger children stay relatively involved because there are frequent music breaks and lots of different voices to listen to.

Cornwall Off the Beaten Track, Favourite Family Beaches & Hidden Coves Summer 2017

Cornwall Off the Beaten Track, Favourite Family Beaches & Hidden Coves Summer 2017
Porthkerris Cove deserves a mention not this time for its classic sandy beach appeal for this is a privately owned dark shingle beach but on account of its world-class diving opportunites and therefore a top snorkelling spot to boot. Its proximity to the treacherous Mannacles (a site of countless shipwrecks) lures scuba divers and freedivers and as well as this you may see dogfish, spider crabs, lobster, jewel anenomes to name a few of its underwater inhabitants. For an afternoon change of scene, you are a stone’s throw from the scenic Helford River, the setting for Du Maurier’s ‘Frenchman’s Creek’. The Shipwright’s Arms and The FerryBoat Inn) are both exceptional spots for lunch

Awesome Days Out with Your Kids in Devon Summer 2017

Awesome Days Out with Your Kids in Devon Summer 2017
Not forgetting glorious Salcombe; Start your day at North Sands with the delicious breakfast buffet at The Winking Prawn. Next, take the ferry from the Ferry Boat Inn on Four Bay Road over to Mill Bay, a privately owned beach with golden sands and rock-pools aplenty. 
Websites:
The Winking Prawn: winkingprawngroup.co.uk
Ferry Details: www.southsandsferry.co.uk

Fabulous Days Out for the Family in London & Off the Beaten Track Summer 2017

Fabulous Days Out for the Family in London & Off the Beaten Track Summer 2017

Join Catapult on our journey to seek out the most fun, most original days out in the UK this summer. We start off in London and here we will show you the most original days out for you and your family. If you are interested to read the rest of...