A brand new holiday home style for 2019 at Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa, the perfect chance to own your very own holiday home along the breath taking Jurassic Coast. Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa has everything you could need for a home away from home, including beautiful first class facilities and a rich local area to explore. Our facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room, as well as The Spa at Norfolk offering luxurious Aromatherapy Associates treatments, and Jessica Nail manicures, you can have a great weekend pampering yourself.

The whole family can enjoy the Go Active programme, which includes water walkerz, mini jet skis and archery among its many activities to try! Or head outside to have a blast on our climbing frames, park area and multi-purpose court, for some fun in the sun. Then indulge in a delicious meal at our Bistro Restaurant & Bar, where you can order your family favourite meals and relax with a refreshing drink from our fully stocked bar, which also hosts a varied menu of Costa Coffee drinks.

There really is everything you could ever need at Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa if you were looking for holiday home ownership. And now, brand new for 2019, take a sneak peek inside the Ambleside 2019 holiday home…

Interior shot of the ABI Ambleside open plan living area Interior shot of the ABI Ambleside dining area Interior shot of the ABI Ambleside kitchen and dining area Interior shot of the ABI Ambleside lounge Interior shot of the ABI Ambleside bathroom Interior shot of the ABI Ambleside twin bedroom Interior shot of the ABI Ambleside master bedroom Interior shot of the ABI Ambleside bathroom

Loved this brand new 2019 model? Keep an eye out for more brand new stock on the website, or contact our dedicated and friendly Ownership Team via the Live Chat service, or give them a call on 01745858010.

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Spend a few hours at our beautiful resort on Wednesday 28th November between 5:30pm and 8pm for beauty-themed Christmas shopping! Aberconwy Resort & Spa has 5 star facilities of sheer luxury, which is available to our friendly community of owners and the local area. These facilities include a wonderful indoor heated swimming pool, state of the art Langley’s Country Club & Gym and the multi-award winning Signatures Restaurant, where you can dine out or relax in the bar area.

We also have the wonderful Mali’s Unisex Hair Salon on-park to put a spring in your step with a fantastic hair treatment, as well as our popular Aberconwy Spa, which offers Aromatherapy Associates treatments. Aberconwy Spa and Mali’s Hair Salon are joining together to offer a fantastic evening of Christmas shopping!

the event

Head to Aberconwy’s reception area on Wednesday 28th November, between 5:30pm to 8pm for a wonderful evening of Christmas shopping. Treat yourself to some tasty mince pies and deliciously festive mulled wine, while you browse our selection of beauty themed products, with some fabulous discounts available.

These products are ideal Christmas presents for that person in your life who has everything, who loves everything to do with beauty and spa treatments, or even just a nice little Christmas present to yourself. And why not be one of the first people to book Aberconwy Spa’s luxurious Christmas treatment? The bespoke Merry & Bright treatment is a head-to-toe treatment, featuring the 12 scents of Christmas, and it is the ideal way to get into a relaxing festive mood! The treatment lasts 80 minutes and costs £85, and if you spend more than £75 at Aberconwy Spa, you receive a free gift from us too!

Our Christmas Shopping evening is sure to put you in the festive spirit, with Langley’s members and our Owners also receiving an extra 10% discount off products from Aberconwy Spa!

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learn more about ownership

If you’d like to learn more about ownership at Aberconwy Resort & Spa, call our dedicated team on 01745 858010 or talk to an advisor via our Live Chat service.

Our friendly and professional Ownership Team will be on hand to answer any questions you have, take you on a park tour around our beautiful beachside holiday home park, show you our 5 star facilities and will show you a range of wonderful static caravans for sale in the North Wales.

We are perfectly placed to enjoy all that North Wales has to offer, only a short distance from the famous Conwy Castle and picturesque Conwy Marina. As well as being a short drive to the bustling shopping town of Llandudno, which is also home to the theatre Venue Cymru, where you can see the latest off-West End shows on tour.

Becoming an Owner at Aberconwy means being able to talk full advantage of all that North Wales has to offer, the fantastic 5 star facilities on offer and joining a wonderful community too.

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Bath Mill Lodge Retreat is the best place to base yourself while exploring the city and the many firework displays. Bath Mill Lodge Retreat is located just 2 miles from the bustling city centre, but offers a peaceful oasis surrounded by the Somerset countryside. This means you can have the best of both worlds with all the events that the city offers and a truly peaceful place to relax away from it all.

Bath rotary club fireworks display

Where: BA2 4DS / When: 4th Nov / Times: 5.30pm / Prices: Adult £6, Child £4

Bath Abbey plays as a striking backdrop to this stunning fireworks show, which lights up the whole city from 5.30pm. Wander the stalls to see what will be on offer, with ticket proceeds going towards a local charity.

fireworks evening

Where: Avon Valley, BS31 1TP / When: 5th Nov / Times: 5:30pm – 9pm / Prices £3.50

This family friendly fireworks evening at Avon Valley is filled with fun for everyone! Enjoy the funfair rides, a designated sparkler area and a daring fire walk, along with delicious street food on offer and plenty of drink stalls around to keep you warm on the winter night. The firework spectacular will be set to music for your ultimate enjoyment and will start at 7.30pm.

light up landsdown

Where: Bath Racecourse, BA1 9BU / When: 2nd Nov / Times: 5pm – 8:30pm / Prices: Adult £7, Child £5

This family fun, annual event at Bath Racecourse includes funfair rides for everyone to enjoy, along with circus tricks and face painting stations. Get stuck in with the delicious street food on offer, as well as various drinks including mulled wine and fresh hot chocolate to enjoy before the firework show.

fantastic fireworks

Where: Longleat Park, BA12 7NW / When: 1st – 3rd Nov / Times: 6.30pm / Prices: Adult £28.85, Child £21.62

Tickets to this wonderful firework display are included in your Day Ticket for the legendary Longleat Safari. The fantastic firework show will be set to an epic soundtrack for the whole family to enjoy, delighting all ages and honouring the animal kingdom of Longleat! This is a very popular event, make sure you don’t miss out and book your ticket in advance, take the safari tour and meet all the animals on the tour (maybe take the bus if you want to save your car from the cheeky monkeys!) before enjoying the firework spectacular show!

Have you booked your winter escape to Bath Mill Lodge Retreat yet? There is so much going on in Bath and Somerset all year round, did you know that our sister park, Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa offers holiday home ownership in Somerset? Call our dedicated Ownership Team on 01745858010 for more information about our luxurious lodges, or talk to an advisor via our Live Chat service.

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Ezina Spa is here to help all you late shoppers this Christmas! Never fear, the most ideal and versatile gift is waiting for you at Ezina Spa

Any last minute shoppers out there? We’re all guilty of a bit of late shopping during the festive season, but don’t worry Ezina Spa has the ideal gift to give this Christmas, a spa voucher! These little gems are the perfect and most versatile of gifts, fitting all situations and budgets, plus who doesn’t want a little slice of relaxation after the festive season?


really, a spa voucher? yes!

Ezina spa voucher

They really do fit every situation:

  • Your pregnant best friend who really needs some TLC
  • That co-worker who has everything
  • You mum who deserves a little treat
  • Ditto your wife/girlfriend
  • Your husband/boyfriend who needs to relax a little after Christmas

And so on… but you get the idea!

At the Ezina Spa you can buy a spa voucher for specific treatment or for cash value, meaning you don’t have to worry about booking the wrong treatment for your giftee (it’s a word… I think).

A spa voucher works for those in your life who love a bit of relation and pampering, as well as those who have everything and those that you’re just not sure what to get them. The festive season is full of fun and normally quite busy, so a little relaxation time in the New Year is perfect to end the festivities off, and they really do fit all situations!


what’s at Ezina Spa?

Ezina Spa is located at the award-winning Hawkchurch Resort & Spa, which offers five-star facilities, including a Hamam-style sauna and stream room to help open pores and airwaves. As well as our stunning Hydrotherapy pool, which is scientifically proven to help reduce muscle tension via the jets creating soothing ripples in the water. As well as helping to increase circulation as it is heated to a high temperature than normal pools, it is also for over 16’s only, with underwater beds to relax on. Take some time out after your dip to soak up the peaceful atmosphere in the Relaxation Room, or if the weather is on your side head outside to the private patio overlooking the magical Axe Valley.

Partnering with Aromatherapy Associates means Ezina Spa takes advantage of the 30 years’ experience and knowledge of essential oils the prestigious company has. Our fully trained therapists learn how to use the oils to relax, refresh, heal and rejuvenate during a wide variety of treatments. Ezina’s Signature Treatments include the Moroccan Rose whole body treatment, using olive grain exfoliation mixed with a traditional aromatherapy massage, this treatment is designed to ease sore and tired muscles throughout your body. We also offer staple treatments, such as the Ultimate Back Massage, a range of facials and treatment enhancers like our Intense Eye Repair to refresh and brighten your eyes.

Ezina Spa, we also cater to men, with an extensive range of Men’s Treatments including an Intensive Muscle Release massage, as well as an indulgent Gentlemen’s Club Hand & Nail Care treatment. For any soon to be mothers, we offer the Ultimate Rose Pregnancy Massage to help the feeling of being nurtured and cared for with a tip to toe massage. And if you wanted to book with a loved one for you spa voucher, we do offer a couples treatment of the Ultimate Aromatherapy Experience, which is full body treatment.



A spa voucher really is the most perfect gift in so many situations, call on 01297678402 or pop into Ezina Spa to pick your ideal gift today!

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Christmas at Seaview in North wales never looked so good, with up to £1000 in high street vouchers on offer when you by before 17th December!

Seaview Holiday Home Park is perfectly located on top of Gwysper Mountain, where you can soak in the views of the stunning North Wales Coastline, all the way across to Liverpool, it really is the best place to be during summer Air Shows and bonfire night displays! Offering a peaceful escape after a week of work, you can jump in the car and feel your stresses slip away as you get closer to your home away from home. All owners at Seaview also have access to the 5 star facilities at Talacre Beach, just one mile down the road, with Seaview offering the best of both worlds.

enjoy christmas on us

Have you been thinking of buying a holiday home in North Wales? Now is the best time to purchase your dream home in the picturesque setting of Seaview, with high street vouchers to put towards your Christmas and site fees free until March 2019!

When you purchase your dream static caravan at Seaview before 17th December, you’ll get £500 in high street vouchers to go towards your festive spends! Our wide range of static caravans for sale offer open plan living spaces, fitted kitchens, beautiful bedrooms and plenty of storage, you are sure to find the perfect fit for you and your family’s holiday home wishes!

Or if a luxury lodge is what you’re looking for, Seaview has a range of beautiful lodges and offers the most fantastic location to soak up the views from your private decking. And if you purchase before 17th December, you’ll get £1000 in high street vouchers to help you splurge this Christmas! Our lodges include sumptuous bedrooms and ensuites, luxurious family sized bathrooms, as well as large open plan living spaces where you can soak up the peace and enjoy the spectacular views!

So why are you waiting? Buy your holiday home before 17th December and take full advantage to have Christmas on us!

what’s Seaview all about?

Seaview Holiday Home Park offers outstanding views over the North Wales Coastline and across to Liverpool, making it the perfect place to view all the firework displays in the surrounding areas! The owners’ community at Seaview hosts BBQ’s and coffee mornings at the peaceful and landscaped garden below reception, there is also a library in the reception building for book swapping and finding your new favourite read! Take a stroll around the park on the nature walk provided, you will see the mountain from a different point of view, and it offers a fantastic dog walking area for all the fur-babies in your life.

Owners at Seaview have unlimited access to the 5 star facilities at our sister park, Talacre Beach Holiday Home Park which is just one mile down the road. You can take full advantage of the family fun activities, including the Go Active programme which offers archery, panna soccer, water walkerz and even mini jet skis! There is an indoor tropically heated swimming pool to enjoy, along with a spa pool, sauna and steam room to help you unwind. Keep on top of your work out at the state of the art gymnasium, equipped with a range of cardio machines, weighted machines and free weights. Grab a bite after your work out at the onsite restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious light lunch, or indulge in a mouth-watering main meal or decadent dessert in the formal restaurant area.

Talacre Beach is also the home to cheek Charlie Bear and his Rangers, who organise a whole host of events and activities, including face painting parties, afternoon tea themed events, arts and crafts activities, as well as fun days throughout the year. Visit the North Star Lounge during the evening for a full programme of entertainment, with a calendar of nationally known cabaret acts performing, as well as quiz nights, movie nights, family games and our own home grown talent, the Rangers, performing themed stage shows and wowing you with their vocal talents!

You can take advantage of all that Talacre Beach has to offer, before returning back to your slice of peace and tranquillity at Seaview, only one mile up the road.

So if you’re looking at buying a holiday home in North Wales, now is the best time to join the friendly community at Seaview, purchase before 17th December and claim your high street vouchers and don’t forget that site fees are free until March 2019!

Becoming an owner at Seaview is easier than you think, our dedicated Ownership Team are on hand to walk to you step by step through the purchasing process, and are even able to introduce you to financial advisors who will help you spread the cost of your holiday home. Call our friendly team on 01745858010 or speak to an advisor via our Live Chat service and find out more information or book your park tour and see what we are all about!

Have Christmas on us at Seaview!

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Darwin Escapes & The Springs Golf Club are proud to announce their support of Hft’s Coming of Christmas Event at Dorchester Abbey. If you live in the Oxfordshire area, why not get yourself in the festive spirit on the 7th December this year by attending Hft’s Coming of Christmas concert at Dorchester Abbey?

With music by the Choir of New College Oxford and featuring some wonderful festive readings performed by Juliet Stevenson CBE and Michael Pennington, you’ll also be treated to mince pies and mulled wine in an event where proceeds will be split between Hft South Oxfordshire and Hft North Oxfordshire& Vale so you can rest assured that you will not only have a great time but also be making a contribution to a worthwhile cause.

Darwin Escapes and The Springs Golf Club are proud to be lending their support to this event which is sure to be the ideal start to your 2017 Christmas!

what does hft do?

Hft is a national charity supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. By tailoring its approach to individuals’ specific requirements, Hft works hard to understand changing needs and provide the kind of support that makes a real difference to people’s lives. Services range from residential care and day opportunities, to supported living at home – from a few hours a week to 24 hours a day.

Established in 1962, Hft provides services around the UK and now supports over 2,500 adults across the country. Darwin Escapes and The Springs Golf Club are honoured to be associated with such a worthwhile organisation.

For more information please visit www.hft.org.uk.

the coming of christmas – dorchester abbey

The Coming of Christmas concert is the perfect way to get yourself in the festive spirit ahead of Christmas 2017 – a classy and sophisticated event in glorious surroundings with performances from some of the UK’s leading artists.

Bathed in the warmth of a thousand tealights inside the historic Dorchester Abbey, you will be treated to wonderful singing from The Choir of New College Oxford, conducted by Paul Brough.

In addition to this, you will hear readings from the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) star Michael Pennington who is also known for his role in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Alongside Pennington will be Juliet Stevenson CBE, renowned for her film roles in Truly, Madly, Deeply; Bend it Like Beckhamand her most recent stage performances at The Young Vic in Happy Days, and Wings and at The Almeida for Mary Stuart and Hamlet.TV includes One of Usand the supernatural thriller The Enfield Haunting.

The concert is on the 7th December at Dorchester Abbey at 8pm with tickets costing just £23.00. This will include your souvenir programme and festive refreshments of mince pies and mulled wine.

If you are interested in attending this fantastic festive event, you can purchase tickets online from the Coming of Christmas 17 Eventbrite webpage or by giving the team a call on 0117 906 1767.

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Treat yourself to an ice cream and enjoy a great family day out at The Ice Cream Farm in Cheshire. If you are looking for a destination for a great family day out during your next stay at Talacre Beach Resort, then why not consider the nearby Ice Cream Farm which is located on the outskirts of the wonderful historic city of Chester?

This fantastic attraction was recently named one of the UK’s most visited free attractions and offers something for the whole family thanks to a recent renovation which has resulted in the addition of a wide array of play areas, crazy golf facilities, go karting and much more. This is of course in addition to the Award Winning selection of ice creams on sale at the farm which have been the backbone of their operations for the past 30 years!

You can now enjoy a full day here thanks to these recent additions, making it well worth the trip for anyone who is staying or owns a holiday home at one of our 5 star North Wales holiday destinations.

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The recent renovation has only added to an offering which was already well worth a trip for our North Wales holiday makers on account of its Award Winning selection of Ice Creams and Sorbets which are a must try for anyone staying in the area.

There are now over 50 different flavours to choose from when you visit the farm which have been perfected over the past 30 years. Even today, the milk used as a base for these products is still sourced from a neighbouring farm and manufactured at a production facility on site.

You will find an ice cream flavour for all tastes including traditional offerings alongside slightly more extravagant selections such as their must try white chocolate, raspberry and Oreos ice cream. There are also a variety of different toppings and cones to choose from to help ensure that you won’t be disappointed.

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The Ice Cream Farm is the perfect place to visit regardless of the weather for families thanks to the recent addition of Europe’s largest indoor sand and water play area has been named Honeycomb Canyon. This air conditioned facility is filled with, mills, water pools, playhouses and sand pits to help create an area which is sure to appeal to a wide variety of age groups. We do recommend bringing a towel and spare clothing here though given the water based nature of many of the play areas in this facility.

We took our Goddaughter to the farm with us and she absolutely loved this particular attraction, spending literally hours here simply playing in the sand and water, as well as exploring the activities which were on offer. The staff on hand were amazingly attentive and friendly and fully adept at dealing with children of all ages. Special thanks to the helpful Sian who gave us the full guided tour of the facilities and knew exactly how to deal with children of all ages. She was a credit to the team and perfectly exemplified the exceptional offering you will receive when you pay a visit to the Ice Cream Farm.

Aimed at slightly younger age brackets is Crazy Daisy’s Fun Factory which is an alternative air conditioned ice cream themed play barn featuring a ball pit, hanging ice cream cone navigation course and much more. For the older age groups, there is The Loft which is a fantastic places for teenagers to hangout and socialise. Here you will find retro gaming machines such as Sega Rally, Pool tables, air hockey tables and even musical equipment such as a drum kit!

During the warmer months or when the weather is more accommodating, the whole family can enjoy a game of Strawberry Falls Adventure Golf where you find excitement around every corner!

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If you enjoyed the Sega Rally arcade experience in The Loft and want to get on the race track for real then head to Silvercone! Here you will find battery powered quad bikes on a race track which is as long as 2,500 ice cream cones lined up. These coin operated contraptions cost just £1 per lap and are ideal for children aged four and above.

Alternatively you may want to try out The Scoop which has been created in partnership with JCB. This provides children over the age of four with the chance to get behind the controls of a real miniature JCB construction digger and is without question one of the Ice Cream Farms most popular attractions based on the size of the queue here during our visit!

try a bit of everything


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If you are looking to make a day of it and try out all of the facilities on site, then you will have the option of purchasing one of the Play Passes which are now available at The Cheshire Ice Cream Farm. Available from as little as £15, you can cut down the price of activities to as little as £1.00 per go when you purchase one of their most extensive VIP passes.

Now is a great time of year to visit the Ice Cream Farm if you happen to visit the area thanks to the indoor sections and also due to the fact that Santa is coming to town! The jolly gent and his helpful elves will be visiting the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm on selected days on the run up to the Christmas season and have been given their own Grotto in the parlour area.

The cost of meeting Santa is just £7 per person and includes a free gift which are well worth the money! Please be sure to contact the farm before visiting to reserve your time slot given the popularity of the grotto and Santa’s limited availability on account of his very busy schedule.

In order to make your reservation or enquire about one of the Play Passes which are available, contact a friendly member of the Ice Cream Farm team on 0800 133 700 or fire them an email on info@theicecreamfarm.co.uk. We can’t recommend this ever expanding attraction enough to anyone staying at any of our North Wales holiday destinations.

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Struggling for last minute presents this Christmas? We’ve got you covered at Aberconwy Spa! If you’re a late shopper, stressing about Christmas presents can sneak up on you, and what do you get that person who seem to have everything? Well here at DE HQ we’ve put our little Santa hats on and realised that everyone’s looking to relax after Christmas and the perfect way to do that is a spa treatment! So why not get someone a spa voucher this Christmas?

why a spa voucher? I hear you ask…

Well, they are versatile little presents! A spa voucher can fit any gift giving situation, from Secret Santa in work, that one friend who has anything and everything they need, to a partner in need of a relaxing time after the busy festive period. An Aberconwy Spa voucher can be ideal for anyone, with a wide range of treatments available, as well as being able to purchase one for either cash value, a spa pamper day or a specific treatment. Which means you don’t have worry about choosing the wrong treatment for your giftee (is that a word?), you buy them a cash value and they book the treatment they want!

A spa voucher is perfect if you just aren’t sure what to buy that person who has everything (there is always one). They are also ideal for treating a new mum, or any mum, as well those ladies who are pregnant as we have a range of Pregnancy Treatments to choose from too! And spa treatments are not just for women, Aberconwy Spa have a variety of Men’s Treatments available, as men feel the need to relax just as much as women.

Photo of a spa voucher you can buy from Aberconwy Spa

but what’s actually at Aberconwy Spa?

Well, along with a wide variety of Aromatherapy Associates treatments, the five star facilities will also be available during your time at the spa. Including a sumptuous Relaxation Room to… well, relax in, as well as a soothing sauna and steam room to help rejuvenate and open up those pores. Sit back and soak up the bubbles in the Jacuzzi, or pay a little extra and take a dip in our stunning, tropically heated swimming pool.

At Aberconwy Spa, we partner with the prestigious Aromatherapy Associates, who have over 30 years’ experience in the health and beauty industry. Expertly using essential oils throughout their treatments allows you to feel fully relaxed, rejuvenated and refreshed through 3 main levels, of inhalation, sense of smell and absorption through skin. Abercowny Spa offer a wide range of treatments, including an Immune Recovery treatment designed to keep your sinuses clear and your immune system stronger, using inhalation and pressure points to open up air waves. Ideal for those suffering from a Christmas cold! We also offer shorter treatments, including an Instant Eye Repair to refresh and brighten your eyes, as well as a range of Gentleman’s Treatments and Pregnancy Treatments too!

We also offer a range of Jessica Nails treatments, under our ‘Finishing Touches’ range, this includes a Prescriptive Manicure, file and polish as well as GELeration Nails. Along with hand and feet treatments, we also have a range of waxing and tinting treatments available. So whatever the need, we have the treatment to suit!

An Aberconwy Spa voucher could be brought for a specific treatment, spa pamper day or cash value if you didn’t want to choose for your giftee (I’m stick with it, it’s now a word).

Drop into the Aberconwy Spa today or call on 01492 572002 to find out more about buying a spa voucher for your giftee this Christmas!

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A Fantastic Way to See the Local Area & Great Fun for All the Family

Treasure Trail booklets provide a fun way to explore areas across the UK with self-guided tours which take on a different theme and character depending on the location. Booklets are available for areas all around Cumbria, with Penrith’s trail taking the guise of a Spy Mission! Taking approximately an hour and a half to complete, the trail covers a circular route of 2 miles and is suitable for adults and children aged over 6 – there is even a free text service to receive clues if you get a bit stuck…


what is a treasure trail exactly?

Treasure Trails booklets can be purchased from treasuretrails.co.uk and provide a great way to learn about the local area, with booklets available for dozens of locations all around the UK. They provide an ideal way to explore either the areas nearby to where you live or places that you are visiting on holiday. You can start and finish your adventure whenever you like too – although waiting for daylight is recommended. You can order a printed book, or download an electronic version and print it off yourself…then go out and do some good old-fashioned exploring!


explore as you enjoy themed adventures

Take on the character of a spy, a detective or a treasure-hunter and create your own story as you follow the trail and solve a series of clues whilst taking in the best of the local sights and scenery. Great fun for children and adults.


explore on foot, get on your bike or in your car

Most of the trails – including Penrith’s,  are designed to be explored with a leisurely walk. However, there are also a number of trails that cover larger areas and are designed to be undertaken on a bike or in a car. The bike and car trails consist of a number of stops, where you get off your bike or out of your car to read the next clue. The driving trails consist of both walking and driving, with around 2 miles of walking at each stop; creating a longer day of exploring which will usually take 4 to 5 hours to complete. The cycling trails are plotted along established cycle paths and again consist of stop-offs where you will explore on foot.


see penrith from a different perspective

If you think you’ll enjoy this creative and quirky way to explore Penrith then download your map and clues from the TreasureTrails website. There are a huge number of trails available, including dog friendly adventures!


You can purchase your copy of the Penrith Spy Mission Treasure Trail from the website here. The booklet costs £6.99 at the time of writing.

Book your stay at Thanet Well Lodge Retreat and look forward to exploring the stunning local area.

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Whether you’re looking for a light lunch, afternoon tea or a delicious main meal, we have the top 5 places you need to visit in York. The KP Resort is Darwin Escapes’ brand new, luxurious location in Yorkshire, surrounded by 180 acres of the stunning Yorkshire Wolds, home to a championship golf course and top class wedding venue. The facilities at The KP, including The Box Gym and Nordic Spa, are second to none, along with the dining facilities. But if you’re wondering where to eat in York, here are the top 5 places not to miss!



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Opening the 1990’s, Meton’s is a fine dining restaurant that serves modern British food for all, so even the pickiest of eaters will find something here. One of York’s leading restaurants, the winner of two AA Rosette awards, you can indulge in a high quality food in a relaxing atmosphere. 3 courses of locally sauced produced will cost you £30, from starters of roast beetroot salad and goats cheese, mains of lamb loin, shoulder and bacon, to delectable desserts of back cheesecakes, raspberry soufflé and a choice of cheese and biscuits.

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This place is worth a visit just for the name alone really, even before finding out the independent 42 seating restaurant is a listed building with an intriguing history. The 17th Century building has been lovingly renovated from the former Blakehead Bookshop & Café into The Rattle Owl. During the renovation the remains of a Roman building was found in the basement, which is now one of York’s most interesting wine cellars. Oozing Yorkshire history and offering fine dining with a range of choices, including lunch, diner, delicious Sunday lunch and decadent desserts, along with a tasty high tea menu!

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A small kitchen diner offering first class lunches on the go in the city. Health fast food is a big draw and Shambles sell out of their freshly made sandwiches fast, head there for 11:30am to be within a chance to try everything! Everything on offer is prepared from scratch, including pulled pork, beef pastrami, Cajun halloumi and even mouth-watering burritos and soups. Shambles Kitchen also does corporate events if you’re looking for a fabulous dinner in your work event.

the glasshouse


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Located at Darwin Escapes’ new destination, The KP Resort, The Glasshouse serves traditionally British dishes, including a popular Sunday Roast. Enjoy a light lunch or a main meal on the outside decking, surrounding yourself with over 100 acres of the most beautiful Yorkshire Wolds scenery. Indulge in a spot of afternoon tea and relax next to our serene water feature outside. With a wide range of choices on the menu you are sure to find something to tickle your taste-buds in one of the top places to eat in York. Delve into a friendly atmosphere and a mouth-watering meal.

countess of york

One of the most interesting places to eat in York is the Countess of York carriage-cart. A beautiful and lovingly restored railway carriage that offers group booked evening meals and wonderful afternoon tea. The carriage is situated between the Great Hall and Station Hall of the National Railway Museum of York. This hidden gen in the city is a unique place to indulge in beautiful food and an amazing atmosphere.

So if you’re looking for one of the best places to eat in York make sure to visit these wonderful places first! Indulge in a 3 course meal, delicious lunch or decadent afternoon tea… whatever your taste, there will be something to grab your attention in this beautiful and historic city!

Check out The KP’s own Glasshouse menu here…

Happy Eating Ladies & Gents!

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