Weekend Ideas Blog

Welcome to our Weekend Ideas Blog – here you will find all of our weekend adventures and much more! We hope that you enjoy reading our blog articles and we give you some ideas for things to do at the weekend.

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A little corner of paradise located in Malta, a swim in the the Blue Lagoon’s crystal-clear waters will have you coming back for more.

Seems like the perfect place to get engaged…

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Tintagel Castle

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If you’re looking for something a bit different, Tintagel Castle won’t disappoint. You have history, outstanding beauty and a dash of mystery all in one place.

Gloucester Cathedral

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Our Gloucester Cathedral post is mainly centred around the Harry Potter filming locations that are situated within its historic walls. Step inside Hogwarts…

Busch Gardens

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Late in May 2023, we were getting very excited at the prospect of heading back to Florida. So, we decided to channel that excitement in a Busch Gardens article.

Cadbury World

The home of one of the UK’s most recognisable and beloved brands, Cadbury World factory tour is a chocolate lovers must-visit Mecca.

Warwick Castle

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It’s one of, if not the most complete castle remaining in the UK. In between writing assignments for our respective courses, we took a trip to the brilliant Warwick Castle

Lanhydrock Estate

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Situated in north Cornwall, for us the Lanhydrock Estate was an ideal place to stop off to stretch our legs whilst on our way back from the Cornish coast.

Gauntlet Birds of Prey

Near the town of Knutsford in Cheshire, lies a fantastic animal sanctuary for magnificent and many critically endangered birds of prey.

Desert Botanical Garden

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During our trip over to Phoenix Arizona, we stopped by the beautiful Desert Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon amongst nature.

Edinburgh Zoo

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Seeing the Giant Pandas at Edinburgh Zoo was one of the absolute highlights of our trip to Scotland. One of our favourite things to do in Edinburgh.


MOSI entrance

Read all about Ben’s trip to the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. This is one of our favourite free things to do in Manchester.

Bottomless Brunch in Brum

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We love a Bottomless Brunch and since we live reasonably close to Birmingham, we put together a list of our favourite spots to go get our brunch on.

Paris at Christmas

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The most romantic city in the world is even more special at Christmas time. This post is all about our trip to the French capital during the festive period.

National Memorial Arboretum

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To mark remembrance day 2022, we will be writing about our recent visit to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

Our Top 10 Beaches in Cornwall

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Cornwall boasts some of the best beaches in the UK, if not the World. Here are our top 10 beaches in Cornwall as selected by Tanith.

Snowshill Manor

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Tucked away in the beautiful village of Snowshill and just a short drive from the landmark town of Broadway in the Cotswolds, is Snowshill Manor.

Things to do For Free This Weekend

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Looking for free things to do this weekend? Our post gives you 20 great weekend ideas throughout the UK when your budget is zero.

The Roman Baths

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A step back in time within the heart of the city of Bath. The Roman Baths are a magnificent feat of engineering and unlike anything else in the UK

Lacock Harry Potter Locations

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The beautiful village of Lacock and nearby Lacock Abbey are the setting for a number of Harry Potter filming locations. We’ll tell you where they are.

Things to do in Staffordshire

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Looking for things to do in Staffordshire? You have come to the right place! Our latest blog post compiles some of our favourite things to do in this county.

Kennedy Space Center

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While on holiday in Florida, we spent the day at the home of space flight in America – Kennedy Space Center. An awe-inspiring place with exhibits on a huge scale.

Afternoon Tea Llanelly House

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In August, we travelled back down to South Wales to enjoy afternoon tea with Tanith’s family at the historic Plas Llanelly House in Llanelli, Wales.

Lud’s Church

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Hidden away in the Peak District, Lud’s Church is unlike anywhere we have visited before. It cost us barely anything and we had a brilliant day exploring.

Shugborough Hall

Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire

Set amongst 900 acres of Staffordshire parkland, Shugborough Hall is an impressive manor house filled with historic treasures and surrounded by stunning gardens.

Discovery Cove

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While on holiday in Florida, we spent an incredible day at Discovery Cove. All we can say is wow! If you are looking to spend a relax day in paradise, this is it.

Tatton Park Food Festival

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Food, drink, and live music set amongst the grounds of a Cheshire country manor house, what’s not to like? See what we ate, drunk, and bought here.

Universal Orlando Resort

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Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure were full of epic thrills and amazing things to see and do. We spent so much time here during our trip to Florida!

Red Panda Experience

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We headed down to Manor Wildlife Park in South Wales for Tanith’s red panda experience. A brilliant up-close encounter with this super-cute animal.

Little Moreton Hall

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Little Moreton Hall is a Tudor-period, black and white manor house near Congleton in Cheshire. Read all about our weekend trip to this National Trust location.

Places to Eat in Prague

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We decided that just one post about Prague wouldn’t do it justice. So this time we wrote about the places we ate in Prague and its famous beers.

A Weekend in Prague

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An amazing city full of beautiful things to see, Prague far exceeded our expectations. Read all about how the City of a Hundred Spires stole our hearts.

Harry Potter Studio Tour

Hogwarts Express Harry Potter Studio Tour Gallery

We had a magical day going behind the scenes of the Harry Potter films. This is the perfect day out for anyone who has enjoyed the Harry Potter movie franchise.

A Weekend in Porto

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We took an incredible city break in Porto for Ben’s birthday weekend. Safe to say that we were impressed. Read about our visit to this Portuguese paradise.

Hoar Cross Hall – Spa Day

Hoar Cross Hall in Staffordshire

What to do at the Weekend: Spa Day at the fabulous Hoar Cross Hall in Staffordshire. On a rare weekend apart, Tanith visited Hoar Cross on a family girls’ day. Read her review >>

Our Visit to Chester Zoo

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It’s definitely one of the best places to see animals in the UK – Chester zoo is a brilliant zoo with a huge variety of species and interactive enclosures.

The Monsal Trail

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Take a trip through the Derbyshire countryside with this gem of a hiking trail near the picturesque town of Bakewell. This is a great way to spend a spare weekend.

Quarry Bank Mill

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Tanith was at the spa, so Ben was flying solo. He visited Quarry Bank Mill near the village of Styal in Cheshire. Read about his experience of the mill and his ghostly encounter.

Biddulph Grange Garden

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This is a bit of a hidden gem National Trust site on the border between Staffordshire and Cheshire. Read all about our visit to Biddulph Grange.

Visit to York

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When our original plans to visit Copenhagen took a dive between Christmas and New Year, it was York to the rescue. Read all about our post-Christmas trip up north to York.

Red Panda Experiences

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Since our red panda article, we’ve been asked by people about red panda experiences. That’s why we made a list of 5 places you can do a red panda experience in the UK.

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