Rediscover the great outdoors of England in complete comfort with a stay at one of the Dream Lodge parks
What You Get
Included in all options: Self-catering stay for up to four valid 25 Apr-20 Dec 2016
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Check-in from 4pm; check-out by 10am
Complimentary Wi-Fi in restaurant at Norfolk Park and across Woodlands Park
Dogs allowed for £45 per dog supplement in a dog-friendly lodge, enquire on booking
Chilled Prosecco and chocolates in lodge available for £25 supplement, enquire on booking
Bubbling hot tub available for £90 supplement, enquire on booking
he Dream Lodge
Providing lodges in Cornwall, Devon, East Sussex, Norfolk, Cambridge, Suffolk, Berkshire and Essex, The Dream Lodge Holiday Parks offers acres of rural paths, woodlands and fishing opportunities. The luxury lodges are fitted with a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious living area and a patio for alfresco dining.
Customer must purchase two vouchers to complete booking.
Check-in from 4pm; check-out by 10am
Pets not permitted
Pontins Pakefield Holiday Park
Set in a seaside resort along the Suffolk Coast, Pontins Pakefield Holiday Park offers a summer break with adventure, parties and outdoor activities. This holiday park beckons with days of play and exploration alongside evenings of comedy and live entertainment including X Factor finalists such as 4th Impact, Che Chesterman and Lauren Murray.
Guests will be accommodated in apartments with either double or twin beds, plus a little kitchenette including a microwave, toaster, kettle, small sink and some utensils.
The restaurant caters for cooked breakfasts and a wide variety of plates in the form of an all-you-can-eat buffet, while the pub serves up traditional English pub grub, real ales and fine wines.
Tour may include: private viewing of Leeds castle | free time in Canterbury | walking tour of historic Greenwich | cruise along the River Thames
Visitors have the opportunity to buy an entrance ticket to Canterbury Cathedral on the day.
Premium Tours Ltd
Holding a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Premium Tours is a company that provides a wide range of tourist services, such as tours and hotel reservations. The tours include top tourist destinations in the UK, such as Stonehenge, Bath, Leeds, Windsor and Highclere, as well as various London trips, including open-top bus rides. Those wishing to venture to the other side of the Channel can also participate in a Paris day trip.
Located in the village bearing the same name, Taplow House Hotel welcomes travellers with an imposing Georgian facade and four star accommodation.
The outdoor terrace is a suitable spot to enjoy a friendly chat over a drink, while the nearby surroundings appeal with local attractions such as the Cliveden gardens, a verdant labyrinth of shrubs complemented by large areas of flowers.
Guests are invited to roomy interiors featuring classic pieces of furniture, Egyptian cotton sheets, slippers and bathrobes to snuggle up in.
On the ground floor, the restaurant boasts an elegant design with chandeliers, mirrors and floor-to-ceiling windows, offering an a la carte menu incorporating locally sourced produce.
A warm atmosphere may be found at Berry’s Bar boasting an open fireplace, while an informal setting awaits travellers at Woofy’s Bar, located in the cellar
Hazlewood Castle is located in North Yorkshire and Imagine Spa is situated in the original castle keep area within the Castle. We offer 4 treatment rooms, a manicure station, relaxation room and Mud Serail Chamber. During your Spa day we recommend taking a tour of the castle or simply sitting out and relaxing and enjoying the views of over seventy acres of delightful parkland and historic landscaped grounds – British weather permitting! . Our spa offers the perfect escape from the stresses and strains of our hectic 21st century lifestyles.
Due to the location of the Spa within the castle and the restriction of developing historic buildings please be aware that we are unable to offer a swimming pool or any thermal facilities such as Sauna, Steam room or spa bath.
The Moat Spa rests in the rustic woodland grounds of this ancient castle’s moat. In creating it we have taken a playful yet sophisticated approach bringing together nature and luxury. We are proud to offer ESPA facials & body treatments, Jessica manicures & pedicures, Bare Minerals makeup, Gelish nails, as well as waxing & tanning.
Step inside the Thermal Suite or take an indulgent afternoon tea - Moat Spa style.
We look forward to welcoming you to our imaginative take on a real, natural spa.
Situated in the village of Goring-on-Thames in South Oxfordshire, The Miller of Mansfield is an 18th-century inn with four star facilities between the Berkshire Downs and the Chiltern Hills. Guests at this inn can enjoy country walks, boating on the river and the local traditional British festival celebrations, while the urban attractions of Oxford and Reading may be reached in about a 30-minute drive.
The individually designed rooms nod back to the building’s roots, with antique fireplaces, wooden floors and marble bathrooms, while also embracing the 21st century with flat-screen TVs, high-pressure showers and complimentary Ren Skincare toiletries.
The husband and wife owner team both trained with The Fat Duck Group in Bray, and use it as inspiration in the double AA Rosette-awarded restaurant to create dishes such as fillet of local venison and poached celeriac fondant. This hotel was voted as the national winner of the Readers’ Restaurant of the Year Award on The Good Food Guide website.
The team of qualified tasters at the bar is ready to recommend handcrafted lagers and fine wines to guests looking to spend a relaxing evening on the fireside armchairs.
The Soldiers of Oxfordshire museum is a military museum. Housed in a state-of-the-art building erected in 2013, the museum's collection features the history of Oxfordshire's people and their part in the nation's conflicts at home and overseas. Visitors can admire a comprehensive collection of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry uniforms, weapons and other artifacts covering the period from its formation in 1741 to its amalgamation into the Royal Green Jackets in 1966. The museum also houses the regimental collection of The Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars with militaria and archives covering the history of the regiment from its formation in about 1794 to the present day, through its different roles as Yeomanry, Artillery and Royal Signals.
Relax with a self-catering cottage stay on the Isle of Wight
What You Get
Included in all options: Self-catering cottage stay
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Resting in the Isle of Wight’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, only a 5-minute stroll from the beach, Chilton Farm awaits tourists in a courtyard setting to spend a relaxing cottage stay with outdoor pastimes at hand, including fishing in the on-site pond or rambling on the nearby coastal footpaths.
Eight cottages with patio area; complimentary Wi-Fi
Two tennis courts and a pond
Check-in from 2pm, check-out by 10am
Max. 2 well-behaved pets allowed for free; must be kept on lead all the time
Option 1: for two
£119 for 3 nights valid 1-30 June and 1-30 September 2016
£149 for 4 nights valid 1-30 June and 1-30 September 2016
£199 for 7 nights valid 1-30 June and 1-30 September 2016
£179 for 3 nights valid 1 July-31 August 2016
£219 for 4 nights valid 1 July-31 August 2016
£299 for 7 nights valid 1 July-31 August 2016
Option 2: for four
£149 for 3 nights valid 1-30 June and 1-30 September 2016
£179 for 4 nights valid 1-30 June and 1-30 September 2016
£229 for 7 nights valid 1-30 June and 1-30 September 2016
£219 for 3 nights valid 1 July-31 August 2016
£239 for 4 nights valid 1 July-31 August 2016
£339 for 7 nights valid 1 July-31 August 2016
Option 3: for six
£159 for 3 nights valid 1-30 June and 1-30 September 2016
£189 for 4 nights valid 1-30 June and 1-30 September 2016
£249 for 7 nights valid 1-30 June and 1-30 September 2016
Jet Stream Tours’ 9m Hamilton jet boat reaches speeds of up to 30 miles per hour as it powers down the Medway. A pre-recording provides historical commentary on the 19th-century forts and other places of interest passed along the way.
Jet Stream Tours
Managed by Richard Bain, Jet Stream Tours is a boating company first started in 2013. The company's facilities include the twin-jet boat Twist which is named after Charles Dickens's famous character and is specially adapted to suit the river Medway, operating from the refurbished Sun Pier in Chatham. After a boating session, clients can relax and have a drink at the Riverside Cafe and Sun Pier House Tea Rooms, which overlook the river.
Panoramic tour of London, including Parliament Square, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey
Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
First class luxury motor coach and the services of a professional Tour Guide
Personal Audio Headset
Afternoon Express Service from London to Stonehenge by luxury Motor-coach
Entrance to Stonehenge
Information Fact Sheet and Audio Guide
Save £18 compared to booking the two tours separately.
Kensington Palace, Parliament Square, and Westminster Abbey
The tour begins with a panoramic drive around Parliament Square to see the magnificent Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married. To Kensington Palace, former home of Diana, Princess of Wales. We'll see the Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial.
Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard
We head to St James' Park and Buckingham Palace to see the colourful ceremony of the Changing of the Guard. Accompanied by a military band, a detachment of the Queen's Foot Guard march to Buckingham Palace to change with the old guard.
The great and ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is one of the great wonders of the world and has been awarded World Heritage Status. Why it was built is a mystery, it has been a pagan place of worship, an astronomical clock, and a Bronze age burial ground. Its origins date back almost 5,000 years. Decide for yourself while you discover this unique monument.
Board our luxury coach for a direct Express service to Stonehenge. On arrival, our driver will take you on to the site, where you can enjoy the stones at your leisure with a fascinating audio-guide tour, in the language of your choice.
Resting in its own private gardens in the eastern part of the Isle of Wight, the four-star Bedford Lodge sits close to walking and cycling paths as well as to the beach and the esplanade in Shanklin Old Village.
Individually decorated rooms featuring colour TV, tea-making facilities and central heating
Check-in from 2pm; check-out by 11am
Pets not allowed
Explore the Isle of Wight from a four star estate in Shanklin on the coast of the Sandown Bay
What You Get
Included in all options: Stay for two in double or twin room with breakfast (full English available) arriving between 10 Mar-26 May 2016
Isle of Wight is one of UK’s favourite holiday destinations, beckoning with its coastal cliffs, quaint villages, unspoilt countryside surroundings and family-friendly attractions.
On the Isle of Wight, visitors have the opportunity to admire many villages displaying ancient architecture and thatched roof cottages, and enjoy outdoor activities such as tree climbing or karting. Animal lovers may go the Monkey Haven, to the Seaview Wildlife Encounter or to The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, while history enthusiasts may pay a visit to the Carisbrooke Castle or to the Osborne House, once a royal residence.
Pets allowed for a £10 per dog per night supplement
Restaurant and traditional bar
Spa pool, swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym
Free bottle of house wine when dinning in the restaurant on second night for the option with cruise
Damson Dene Hotel
Tucked away in Lyth Valley among the ebbing streams of the Lake District,Damson Dene Hotel was designed to offer solace away from the city’s bustle, enveloped in its own landscaped gardens. Local attractions are in abundance with the nearby Lake Windermere, while guests may practice their swing on the Windermere Golf Course, sitting a 10-minute drive away.
This country retreat features an array of warmly furnished rooms including a selection of four-poster bedrooms with en suite hot tubs.
The Heron View Restaurant serves up a range of hearty meals crafted from locally sourced fresh ingredients, with menus changing every day, and the traditional bar awaits guests to unwind with a choice of drinks.
Travellers can avail themselves of the on-site spa pool, sauna and steam room, make a splash in the swimming pool or visit the small gym.
Pampering opportunities come complete with a range of health and beauty treatments available in a dedicated suite by the pool.
Damson Dene Hotel has an average score of 4 out of 5 based on 1783 reviews on TripAdvisor, and boasts a Certificate of Excellence. Details verified on 31/03/2015.
Kids aged between 12 and 17 years can be introduced to the world of off-road four-wheel driving during a two-hour experience at Dorset 4x4. The lucky boy or girl can hop into the driver’s seat and take control while an experienced qualified BORDA instructor helps them negotiate tough man-made obstacles including hills, drops, steep cambers and gullies. Time at the steering wheel will total 35 minutes and passenger places may be available to purchase at the time of booking. Sessions will come to a close with the presentation of a certificate of achievement. Adult drivers can enjoy a similar experience, with a safety briefing demonstration followed by approximately 40 minutes behind the wheel.
Dorset 4x4 is part of Dorset Activities, which offers junior experiences to help kids learn how to drive over rugged terrain in a fun and educational way. It also offers adult's 4x4 driving, corporate days, stag and hen days, kids birthdays, team building days, Segway tours and many more activities. The venue also boasts a restaurant which serves up breakfasts and dinners.
Welcoming guests on board a steam train, Spa Valley Railway strives to promote the historic railway linking Eridge, Groombridge and Tunbridge Wells. Visitors can admire the High Weald landscape from the comfort of a restored 1960s train. They can visit the local sights, including the Groombridge Place Gardens and Enchanted Forest, the restored station buildings and the High Rocks stone outcrop. In Tunbridge Wells visitors can witness an exposition of historic locomotives and engines as well as an engine shed erected in 1886. Driving experiences and themed tours, including fish, chips and murder or pie, mash and a pint are also available. The old-fashioned trains can also be hired for a range of private events and weddings.
Located on the outskirts of Chichester in West Sussex, Chichester Park Hotel sits a 20-minute walk from the cathedral and a short drive from the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or the rolling greens of the South Downs National Park.
81 rooms with satellite TV, hot drink-making facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi
Restaurant, bar, health club with indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room, spa bath
Located just outside the hustle and bustle of London, the Carlton Mitre Hotel beckons with four star luxuries on the river’s borders near Kingston upon Thames. Built in 1665, this historic hotel sits close to nearby attractions including Hampton Court Palace, Bushy Park and Kew Gardens.
The rooms combine modern comforts with historic features, and come equipped with en suite bathroom with shower and bath, TV, hairdryer, electronic safe, air conditioning and hospitality trays.
At the Riverside Restaurant, guests may indulge in modern European and classic English cuisine while enjoying views of the River Thames.
The Riverside Brasserie offers savoury steaks, traditional English Sunday Roasts and fresh seasonal fish that can be enjoyed both indoors or al fresco alongside a wide variety of refreshments and tipples.