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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The Charming Village of Lacock and its Abbey

Ever since the Harry Potter films were first shot, fans have been travelling to the beautiful village of Lacock and to Lacock Abbey in the Cotswolds.

This tiny village has played host to some of the biggest films in history – with multiple scenes from Harry Potter movie franchise being shot here.

From the corridors of Hogwarts to Horace Slughorn’s hideout, we’ll show where to find the Harry Potter filming locations in Lacock village.

lacock abbey cloister hogwarts

Things to do in Staffordshire

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

kennedy space center nasa globe

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

Llanelly House afternoon tea in wales

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

luds church in the peak district

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

Discovery Cove Sign

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

foodies festival entry tatton park

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

universal studios globe florida

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

red panda with tanith at the manor wildlife park

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

little moreton hall from the outside in summer

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

Tradelink Prague on the charles bridge

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

prague castle blog post

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

amazing views in porto

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

Red Panda Sleeping

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.

The Monsal Trail

waterfall monsal trail with Tanith

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

quarry bank mill styal

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

biddulph grange garden trip

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

york minster

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

red panda feeding experience

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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