Leiden Netherlands: windmills, canals, museums and bugs

If you want to visit Holland, and are looking for a smaller, more compact city than Amsterdam, then Leiden is a good alternative. There’s no…

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The Nutcracker: English National Ballet at the London Coliseum

The English National Ballet performance of The Nutcracker runs at the Coliseum until 5 January 2020. See the Coliseum website for more details. The Nutcracker,…

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The best travel games for kids

When you’re packing for a holiday with kids, it’s always worth taking a moment to think about the journey. Slipping a couple of children’s travel…

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Here are some of the best things to do in Bournemouth when you visit Christmas Tree Wonderland with kids

Bournemouth, in Dorset on the south coast of England, has been a popular seaside resort since the 19th Century. Its 7-mile, sandy beach, and the…

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Christmas gifts for men, women and children who love adventure

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I’ve been doing a bit of browsing, and I’ve found some unusual Christmas gifts. As well as a…

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The Snowman Peacock Theatre: a review of the Sadlers Wells show, London

Apart from Pantomimes, Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman, at Sadler’s Wells’ Peacock Theatre, has become possibly the most popular Christmas theatre event for families. The Birmingham…

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Jorvik Viking Centre: a must-see Viking museum in York, UK

What do people remember most clearly from their visit to Jorvik Viking Centre, a Viking museum in York, England? Is it the near-complete skeleton of…

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Free things to do in London at Christmas: 2019

London can be an expensive place to visit, not least at Christmas. But, as someone who’s lived in the UK capital for 20 years, I’ve…

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Where to see fireworks in London 2019: the best firework displays for bonfire night

Remember, remember the 5th of November: gunpowder, treason and plot. The first recorded instance of fireworks in London was back in 1605. The British tradition…

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