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  1. On the pitch! The stonking big Pitchup guide to sport in 2015

    February 20, 2015

    Ireland V France in the 2014 Six NationsGreetings from our first blog of 2015! No, of course we weren’t overcome with laziness/uncreativity during a thing called Dry January; we were Working Very Hard instead getting ready for the 2015 season all over our UK, Ireland and European sites. Although it must be said we were ...

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  2. Ho ho ho! The 2014 top ten Christmas presents roundup

    November 14, 2014
    by |'s top tens | seasonal

    The Tentsile Stingray. Pic courtesy of Tentsile.
    Have you seen our

    festive blog on Christmas markets

    ? Exeter, Padstow and Lille are among our selection for markety Christmas presents this year – make a weekend of it with a holiday park or campsite nearby.

    If, however, your festive spirit is more Bah humbug and solitary than capering among crowds ...

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  3. Roman around Britain - colossally good Roman sites

    September 19, 2014
    by | history and heritage

    Probably not an actual Roman centurion
    Friends, Romans and country(wo)men! Did you know that a highly significant haul was hoked out from under a Colchester department store this month?

    Excavators at Williams & Griffin in Colchester’s High Street were mightily surprised to uncover a clutch of Roman jewellery during store renovations

    , probably hidden there ...

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  4. Autumn deals! Pitches from £5.76pn and a week in Cornwall for £56

    September 12, 2014
    by | seasonal

    Entrance to Camping Valdevaqueros, Cadiz
    The sun, it still doth shine! We see no reason why the end of the school summer hols means the end of hols for the year – especially for those without kids who are likely to be gleefully frolicking on empty beaches in Cornwall as we type.

    Continue to put real ...

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  5. Lodges, tents and preventing tantrums - camping with babies and toddlers

    September 6, 2014
    by | family

    When you're doing it wrong
    We’ve covered

    camping and caravanning with teenagers


    keeping the kids happy on holiday

    and shared ingenious tips on

    things to do at the seaside

    . Now, possibly because y’all are the ones who really need it, we bring you our top tips on camping with babies and toddlers.

    If ...

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  6. Celebrating Scotland! The pick of what to see and do

    August 29, 2014
    by | destinations | festivals and events | history and heritage | sports and outdoors | wildlife and nature

    Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. LA(Phot) Sally Stimson.
    It’s not at all because there is a new Scottish Doctor that we’ve decided on this blog this week, och no. (Although we will forever love Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi for not having this twelfth incarnation say ‘Timey-wimey’.)

    Scotland in 2014 has hosted the Commonwealth Games and ...

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  7. Go with the flow! Messing about on UK rivers

    August 22, 2014
    by | guides | sports and outdoors | wildlife and nature

    The River Severn from Shrewsbury Castle. Pic by Chris Bayley.
    We’ve always had good thames on rivers. And as our August blogs so far currently include

    things to do at the seaside

    and our

    top five UK water theme parks

    , we thought we’d continue the flow with our favourite UK rivers, what to do once there and where ...

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  8. Vino veritas - the truly best French wine routes

    August 15, 2014
    by | destinations | food and drink | guides

    Wine, glorious wine... Pic by Andreea.
    We may have spent a goodly part of last weekend consuming Breton cider (thank you, Marks and Spencer supplier people). Et so, we thought it logical to turn our attention to other forms of tasty beverages available in France, namely wine.

    The team’s approach to French wine ...

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  9. Water, water everywhere - top UK water theme parks

    August 8, 2014
    by | family | guides

    Sliding around
    We’ll always be big fans of the


    . But it has to be said that, beaut though most British beaches are, they’re not the best at waterslides, water rollercoasters and clinging to tyres in in one’s swimsuit. All hols should involve at least one visit to among ...

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  10. A beachy blog! Things to do at the seaside

    August 4, 2014
    by | beaches, coast and seaside | budget | family

    To the beach!
    We wouldn’t be so crass as to croon that we do like to be beside the seaside (our beach song of choice is Metallica’s Enter Sandman), but we do get slightly tuneful at the prospect of a day at the beach. Or tuneless: it’s quite hard to ...

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