Surrey is an area rich with woodland walks and fun attractions for all interests. We’ve managed to collate a list of some of the best local attractions near Tilford Woods Lodge Retreat. All are currently open and following government guidance, you can also explore Farnham on foot with the range of walks in the area, and enjoy the English countryside. Enjoy a fabulous day out with the family or as a couple at the number of attractions below…

food & drink

Duke of Cambridge Pub

Pre-book your table to enjoy some pub-grub at the Duke of Cambridge Pub, which is only a two-minute walk from the resort itself. Find out more about booking on their website.

The Barley Mow Pub

Enjoy delicious food when you pre-book your table at The Barley Mow. Find out more about their safety measures and booking process online.

visit the animals


Pre-book your tickets to Birdworld today and visit this amazing attraction. With other 2000 birds and other animals to visit, including penguins, Birdworld is a family fun place to visit. Ready to open its doors and offer a great day out for everyone.

family fun


Legoland is fully open and ready to take visitors to all their fantastic rides and showcase their spectacular builds. Pre-booking is essential, make sure to visit their website for more information.

Chessington World of Adventures

Chessington has a whole host of adventures for you to enjoy! The zoo is open and waiting for your arrival to visit all the animals, and for those thrill-seekers out there, the theme park is also open for full enjoyment! Pre-booking your ticket is essential and tickets do sell out quickly here, so make sure you plan ahead.

Thorpe Park

Pre-book your tickets to Thorpe Park now and have a fantastic day out at one of the UK’s top theme parks. All attractions are open, so those tickets book out fast, make sure you don’t miss out!

estates and gardens

Hampton Court Palace

Currently, only the gardens are open at Hampton Court Palace, but throughout July they will be opening more of the interior of the Palace for you to explore. Explore Henry VIII’s home and gardens by booking your start time via their website.

Squires Garden Centre, Hersham

Although the café and pet area is closed, the garden centre itself is open for you to admire all the colorful flowers and plants on offer, while following the social distancing measure put in place. Squires only allow 2 people per household to enter at one time.

Frensham Great Pond

The common greens and ponds are open to the public, with social distancing measures in place, following the current government guidance. Managed by the National Trust, it’s free to visit the ponds and offers a brilliant day out on a sunny day in the countryside.

Book your holiday to Tilford Woods and start exploring the local area and enjoy all that the local attractions have to offer.

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The Bistro at Hawkchurch has a fabulous new menu just waiting for you to try it out and enjoy every delicious bite!

Hawkchurch Resort & Spa boasts beautiful scenery of the understated Devonshire countryside, as well as spectacular 5 star facilities. Our facilities are open to owners, holiday guests and local residents, everyone is welcome to come and try out the spa, gym and of course, the true gem, The Bistro Restaurant & Bar.

So whether you’re looking to enjoy a relaxing holiday break away, finding your holiday home of dreams, or live in the local area and are looking for the ultimate in dining out, Hawkchurch is the place to be!

Our brand new menu will have your mouth watering and your hand reaching for the phone to book your table at our wonderful restaurant!


the sandwich selection

The brand new sandwich selection will tickle all the taste buds with offerings from all over the world.

Tuck into The Cuban , with a delicious filling of ham, mustard and cheese. However, the French Dip is a firm favourite, it includes slow roasted beef and comes with a pot of mouth-watering jus to dip the sandwich in – utter heaven!

All our sandwiches are served in a chunky toasted baguette (because there is just nothing better) and they come with dressed salad and coleslaw. The sandwich selection is available between 12noon and 2pm, making it the ideal lunch time meal.


the stand out dishes

Our new menu offers everything you could want for a meal, whether it’s a lite bite lunch, or a 3 course meal with a range of wonderful starters, a number of sizzling grill options and, of course, the classic pizza choices. But we wanted to pick out our 3 stand out dishes from the whole menu that we think you will really love!

  • Jerk Chicken Thighs – served with chimichurri and sweet corn relish, you will love this jerk dish which also comes with spicy potato wedges
  • Superfood Salad – a one-of-a-kind salad filled with goodness for your body and mind, the ingredients include quinoa, kale and cos lettuce
  • Coffee Parfait – this is an ideal finisher for your meal and delicious treat for everyone, it comes with whipped cream and shortbread

Photo of a fish dish available at the bistro at Hawkchurch

Our menu caters to all tastes and needs, with a variety of vegetarian and vegan options. All our stunning dishes are lovingly prepared by a talented team of chefs at the Bistro.

The Bistro also offers an outstanding bar, which is fully stocked with a wide range of wines, spirits and ales. We also offer a varied Costa Coffee menu, so you can relax on the outdoor seating area, taking in the views of the Axe Valley while enjoying your favourite coffee.

Call us on 01297 678402 to book your table today and find out what your favourites are on our new menu!

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We’ve done all the hard work so you don’t have to! Check out our top pics to go for coffee and a slice of cake in North Wales

North Wales offers an abundance of fabulous features; from the rolling green hills to the vibrant seaside, not to mention 4 luxury holiday home resorts, and we’ve explored the area for you to bring you some fantastic hidden gems. Read on to discover our top picks for beautiful tearooms that are off the beaten track, but well worth a visit.

1. sugarplum tearoom

One of my favourites! This quirky little tearoom is one you wouldn’t just stumble upon, as it;s so tucked away, but it’s well worth a visit. Everything about this place has been well thought out, from its quirky retro décor to its locally-sourced menu. The food is fab, the coffee is good and the milkshakes are served in retro milk bottles, what more could you want. Oh yes the cake! Save room for cake, it’s amazing!
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2. tea rooms at the pet cemetery

I know what you’re thinking, but it’s an absolute delight! Exceptional service, a beautiful setting and the range of desserts is out of this world! It’s dog-friendly and with lovely touches like quirky salt and pepper pots and fine china, this place is a must-visit. Top-Tip: Order the Welsh Rarebit, but save room for a slice homemade cake – you won’t want to miss out!


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3. st pio’s café

This place is another favourite! Tucked away not far from the A55, the setting is beautiful. In the grounds of a Catholic Church and former monastery, you don’t have to be religious to appreciate the stunning buildings and lovely walks available from here. The welcome is always warm and the ‘Posh Ploughman’s’ is unmissable!


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4 doris’s bunker at ncar

Small but perfectly formed, this little cabin serves lovely food, drinks and cakes. Situated at an animal rescue centre its pet-friendly, the staff are lovely and knowing that profits go to support the charity make the cakes even yummier! It’s one you’d never find without a satnav and definitely worth a visit!


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5. café at abakhan

Growing up, a family visit to North Wales wasn’t complete without a trip to Abakhan; the ‘big ship’ is still there behind the site like it was all those years ago, but Abakhan’s offering is modern and fresh. The café is great, with hot and cold choices, plus there’s always a mouth-watering cake selection, you’ll be spoilt for choice! (If you can’t decide, I’d recommend the Welsh Cakes). There’s even a play area for the little ones, what more could you want!


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lady m’s tearoom at jackson’s

So, it didn’t make the top 5, because it’s not really a hidden gem – the café is large and still almost always full when I visit, so it must be popular! But if you’re not local, maybe you’ve not noticed this lovely boutique garden centre on the country lanes of Flintshire. Give them a visit and you’ll not be disappointed by the choice of cake and the great selection of hot and cold food. I’ll bet you can’t walk through the gift section of the garden centre either without being wowed by this lovely place!
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So if you’re visiting Talacre Beach, Seaview, Aberconwy or New Pines, be sure to add at least one of these hidden gems on your must visit list and tell us all about your visit on social media.

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Enjoy an evening of fine tasting gin from Hooting Gin Distillery combined with delicious appetizers from our own talented Chef’s. The Kilnwick Percy Resort & Golf Club invites you to a night of gin tasting surrounded by the stunning Yorkshire Wolds in Pocklington. Partnering with the Hooting Owl Distillery, you’ll be in for a great evening of delicious gins on offer from a selection of 4 Tour de Yorkshire gins, and one signature gin available for the night.

Join us at The KP Resort on Saturday 11th May at 7:30pm for our gin tasting night, where you’ll receive a G&T on arrival, before embarking on the journey of 5 gins paired with their own appetizers. Enjoy a fresh gin with each nibble, from starter to dessert, and ending your night on a platter of wonderful Yorkshire cheese.

have you booked your table?

Book a table with us on Saturday 11th May at 7:30pm for a fun night with friends.

Call us direct on 01759 303090.

The night is £25 per person, and full payment is required on booking.

Book your table, indulge in a selection of the finest Hooting Owl’s gin, paired with delicious appetizers from our talented chef’s, and you can even buy a bottle of your favourite gin from the night at the end of the evening.

about kilnwick percy resort & golf club

Surrounded by 180 acres of the Yorkshire Wolds, the Kilnwick Percy Resort & Golf Club offers luxury holiday and short breaks in Pocklington, boasting first class facilities and luxury accommodation.

Enjoy a full holiday in our self-catering, two storey lodges, which boast fully fitted kitchens, sumptuous sofas and comfy king size beds. Our floor to ceiling windows showcase the stunning nature that surrounds you, including our impeccable 120 acre, championship golf course.

Visit our Pro Shop to book your tee time and get everything you could need for a round of golf, including shoes, clothes and clubs. If you’re looking for a full body workout, The Box Gym will have everything you need, from a wide range of cardio machines, to a large free weights area, so you can personalise your workout to your needs.

For some complete relaxation, head to our Tranquillity Spa Lodge where our fully trained therapists offer a wide range of Aromatherapy Associates treatments, from full body massages, to refreshing facials. You can also indulge in a luxury manicure from our range of Jessica Nail treatments, and enjoy our outdoor Nordic Spa facilities, which includes a hot tub, swim spa and barrel sauna’s.

Enjoy a delicious meal at our Glasshouse Restaurant, where you can indulge in sizzling steaks, mouth-watering burgers and a range of vegetarian options. Then sit back on our outdoor decking with a drink from our fully stocked bar, while soaking up the unrivalled view around you.

Book your holiday to the Kilnwick Percy Resort & Golf Club today

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Signatures Restaurant turns 10 years old this year, come and celebrate with us by enjoying mouth-watering meals and perfectly paired wines

Join us on Wednesday 22nd May, from 7pm, when you can enjoy a night of endless courses of food and glasses of wine, all in celebration of Signatures 10 year anniversary. Owners Jimmy and Louise have partnered with Tanners Wines, to bring you an evening of culinary delights, perfectly matched with delicious wines.

Executive Chef Jimmy has created a menu with a French theme of 5 courses, in honour of the upcoming Tour De France competition. Meals on the menu vary, from traditional French onion soup to confit duck leg, as well as Coq Au Vin as a main, and a selection of classic French desserts to finish your evening off.

Partnering with Tanner wines means you will be delighted with a new glass of wine on each course, having perfectly matched each wine to each course, offering the best culinary experience for your taste buds. The wines will include a ripe, round wine of raspberry, in a silky Remi Benon, and a deliciously sweet, with a lemony kick, Muscat De St Jean De Minervois.

This Tour De France, food and wine pairing evening is sure to be hugely popular, so make sure to book your table as soon as you can to avoid missing out. There is a £10 per person deposit, with the night of food and wine being £49.95 per person.

a multi award-winning restaurant

Aberconwy Resort & Spa are proud to be the home of Signatures Restaurant, where owners Jimmy and Louise have created an award-winning establishment with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Over the 10 years, Signatures has won a number of awards, including 2AA Rosettes, being a recommended restaurant in the 2017 Michelin Guide, and Jimmy’s dessert creation ‘Study of Peach’ was featured in the Great British Cook Book. Signatures has also won the amazing Best Restaurant in Wales award for the last two years running.

Offering mouth-watering food all year round, Signatures is a firm favourite to visit in the local area, with Aberconwy Resort & Spa’s community of owners, and any number of foodies who travel all over the UK to sample the delicious creations from Jimmy, while enjoying the friendly service from Louise.

Don’t miss out on celebrating 10 years of culinary excellence at Signatures Restaurant. Book your table today by calling 01492 583513.

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Along the Cornwall Coast, Bude is a beautiful place to visit and with fun family events this August Bank Holiday it’s the perfect family getaway…


Sandymouth Holiday Resort is one of Darwin Escapes oldest and most traditional locations, it has been a family favourite destination in Cornwall for over 50 years! And being located just a stones throw from Bude beach and town centre it is easy to see why, a fun and family friendly August Bank Holiday awaits you…


Bude farmers & craft market

When: 26th August

There is a variety of stalls and gifts at the local Bude Farmers & Craft Market to suit everyone’s taste! From top notch and locally sourced Cornish food and drink to sample, and maybe take home to your static caravan to enjoy later on in the evening too! To fantastically unique gifts, local Cornish craft stalls, glass artists, jewellery, cushions, throws, candles, knitted items and stunning items made from local driftwood all to look through and take home! Located next to the canal and close to the sea the market is in a truly picturesque setting too boot!

Haywood Farm: cider social

When: 28th August

Haywood Farm is known for its world renowned cider, made on site of course. You can take a brilliant Orchard Tour and see where all the magic happens and learn how one of the best Cornish Ciders is lovingly made, before heading back for a BBQ and of course cider sampling! Over the bank holiday, and throughout the year, Haywood Farm host Cider Socials for the local community to get together and enjoy the brews with some fabulous local talent playing too, pop along and see what you can tap your feet to this August Bank Holiday in Bude.

life boat week

When: 27th August – 4th September

The Life Boat Week is the biggest fund raising event for the fabulous RNLI, who perform absolutely vital duties and save lives. For the week the RNLI put on search and rescue demonstrations, have table top sales and great craft fair, quiz nights and a fun family disco! With live music from local bands, including the fantastic Bude Male Choir, as well as a selection of local ales and mouth watering hog roast you can wander around to see the vintage cars, join in on the kids treasure hunt or a water sports challenge and have your face painted, all ready for the big firework finale!

With so much to do around Bude this August Bank Holiday, Cornwall is the place to be, and Sandymouth Holiday Resort is the perfect base to explore all the coast has to offer!

Happy Adventuring Ladies & Gents!


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Did you know local residents are free to use our 5 star facilities? Well, now that you know, why not come and take a look? Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat offers a peaceful escape along the coastline, just a stone’s throw from the beach and is a popular holiday destination on the Isle of Wight. This luxurious holiday destination is home to 5 star facilities including spa lodge, state of the art gymnasium and Bistro restaurant and these facilities are all open to the public, including a fantastic Lifestyle Membership which offers discount rates!

bistro restaurant & bar

Our Bistro Restaurant serves decadent dishes for all the family to enjoy, including our delicious burgers with endless toppings and a mouth-watering sweet potato fries.

Pop in for a light lunch after a walk on the beach or make a night of it and enjoy a wonderful evening meal. When the weather is on your side opt to dine ‘al fresco’ on our outdoor decking area with breath-taking views of the Solent. You can also enjoy a refreshing drink from our fully stocked bar and keep an eye out for any events we may have coming up!

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woodside bay spa lodge

Our fully trained therapists offer luxurious Aromatherapy Associates treatments, including full body massages, Jessica Nails hand treatments and a wide range of rejuvenating facials. Leave the stress and strains of everyday life behind with an Intensive Muscle Release treatment. This 60 minute treatment is designed to help tight, stressed and aching muscles, using Swedish and cross-muscle fibre techniques, as well as essential oils known to help circulation, sounds like heaven!

If you’re looking for a quick relaxing treatment, opt for our Intensely Nourishing Hair Treatment, which helps to restore shine and health in your hair. As well as, offering a truly relaxing Ayurvedic head massage, using essential oils to work at muscles and specific pressure zones. It’s recommended for those suffering with anxiety to receive a treatment like this once a month to help restore a balanced, de-stressed mind.

The spa lodge is also home to a private decking area with beautiful views overlooking the ocean.

woodside bay gym

Woodside Bay boasts a peaceful gym environment, which includes all the equipment you could need for a workout. Including a range of cardio machines, such as treadmills, exercise bikes, cross-trainers and rowing machines. We also have range of weight machines and a free weight area, including dumbbells and medicine balls, we really do have everything you could need for a full body workout.

Interior shot of the gym at Woodside Bay

lifestyle membership

If you live locally and love our 5 star facilities as much as we do, you can enjoy a fabulous Lifestyle Membership, from only £25 a month!

Your membership allows you access to our gym facilities during opening hours, which are 8am – 9pm, Monday to Saturday and 9am – 9pm on a Sunday. The membership also grants a 10% discount at both Bistro and treatments at the Woodside Bay Spa Lodge *

booking your events

Woodside Bay is also able to hold a variety of events and occasions to fit all needs, including corporate meetings and indoor team building days, as well as private functions such as birthday parties, anniversary get-together’s and all other celebrations. To book your event or occasion with us please pop in and ask at reception.

So don’t be shy, our friendly staff are looking forward to meeting you! Pop in to have a chat with our team and a look at our 5 star facilities and take advantage of them with our Lifestyle Membership today!

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Canterbury Reach Lodge Retreat is perfectly placed to explore the local area and restaurants in the historic city. Opening its doors in 2017, Canterbury Reach Lodge Retreat has fast become a popular holiday destination in Kent. And if you’re looking for places to eat in Canterbury, we are ideally placed to explore all the delicious restaurants on offer. We’ve put together this fantastic and varied list of the top restaurants in Canterbury.

kathton house


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Where: 6 High Street, CT2 0BD / 20 minutes’ drive / Open: Tues – Sat, 12 – 2pm / 7pm – 9pm

Visit this beautiful and quaint restaurant along the high street for a wonderfully relaxed and intimate meal of delicious fine dining, including starts such as smoked salmon or goats cheese and toasted pecan nut salad, mouth-watering mains such as braised beef in ginger or a three bean chilli, as well as delicious deserts such as crème brulee or vanilla panna cotta with strawberries! Your tastebuds will be tickles with every dish at Kathton House, while enjoying the fabulous atmosphere.

the corner house

Where: 1 Dover Street, CT1 3HD / 20 minutes’ drive / Open: Mon – Fri, 12 – 2:30pm & 5:30pm – 9:30pm / Sat, 12 – 9:30pm / Sun, 12 – 3:30pm

Visit The Corner House for homemade, award winning food! The local restaurant recently received the Restaurant of the Year in the Taste of Kent Awards in 2015 and 2017, along with being recommended in the Michelin Guide for both 2015 and 2016. The Corner House offers mouth-watering dishes from locally sauced produce, in outstanding surroundings of a 16th Century former coach house, which retains much of its original character after undergoing its recent refurbishment.

saint smokey’s bbq house


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Where: 17 – 18 Borough, CT1 2DR / 20 minutes’ drive / Open: Mon – Wed, 12 – 10pm / Thurs – Sat, 12 – 11pm

You’ve never had chicken like Saint Smokey’s, there is a whole range of BBQ chicken, as well as chicken wings, strips, wraps and burgers, all smothered in the mouth-watering Saint Smokey’s BBQ sauce. The father and son team also have a special lunch time offer, which is popular with foodies all over Kent. Inspired by old family recipes from 4 generations of talented Caribbean family members, they’ve spent years perfecting their knowledge together to create the delicious BBQ Saint Smokey’s sauce.

il posticino restaurant

Where: 61 Dover Street, CT1 3HD / 10 minutes’ drive / Open: Sun – Sat, 12 – 3pm / Tues – Thurs, 6pm – 9:30pm / Fri – Sat, 6pm – 10pm

Visit this authentic Italian Restaurant for a slice of Italy in the heart of Canterbury. With a wide selection of pasta, homemade dumplings, creamy wild mushroom sauce and salmon, as well as a delicious selection of Tuscan cured meats and cheese to tickle your taste buds. This family run business also serves mouth-watering main meals, including duck breast, chicken breast and even T-bone steaks, along with a range of decadent desserts to choose from. Delight your palate with traditional Italian flavours at this wonderful rustic restaurant for a truly unforgettable experience at this tip Canterbury restaurant.

the lady luck


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Where: 18 St. Peters Street, CT1 2BQ / 20 minutes’ drive / Open: Mon – Sat, 12 – 7pm / Sun, 12 – 3pm

Enjoy delicious fresh homemade food, locally sauced produce including locally produced cheese and British raised meat from local butchers, plus a wide range of vegetarian and vegan dishes available. A friendly rock and roll pub in the heart of Canterbury, with a fantastic Jukebox playing the best metal, punk and rock bands from 1950’s to present day! The bar is fully stocked with a range of real ales and ciders, as well as specialist rums to sample, while enjoying a range of live music events. The ever changing menu offers dishes including Hunters Chicken and delectable homemade pies.

the ambrette

Where: 14 – 15 Beer Cart Lane, CT1 2NY / 15 minutes’ drive / Open: Sun, 12 – 2:30pm / Mon – Sat, 11am – 4:30pm / Mon – Thurs, 6pm – 9:30pm / Fri – Sun, 5:30pm – 10pm

A favourite eatery to both visitors and locals in Canterbury, since opening its doors in 2014. With Head Chef and founder, Dev Biswal creating a fresh and unique menu for the whole family to enjoy. Dev has combined traditional Indian dishes with influences from France and South East Asia, creating global cuisine but using locally sauced ingredients. Located close to the famous Canterbury Cathedral, you can enjoy a day of exploring historical architecture before tickling your tastebuds at the ever popular Ambrette restaurant.

the moat tea rooms


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Where: 67 Burgate, CT1 2HJ / 15 minutes’ drive / Open: Mon – Sun, 9am – 5pm

The best place in Canterbury for a mouth-watering afternoon tea, nestled in a stunning 16th Century building offering homemade sandwiches and cake, as well as 47 loose leaf tea options. Enter this wonderful haven away from the hustle and bustle of Canterbury’s high street. Bought back in 1998, Nimmy Sandhu realised his dreams of creating a beautiful and cosy, traditional English tea room, with his two nephew’s joining the business. The Moat Tea Room has grown a reputation of impeccable service, delicious food and a wide variety of tea’s over the past 10 years, serving traditional High Tea, a mouth-watering Cream Tea and even a wonderful Champagne Cream Tea for a special occasions. Visit the delightful Secret Garden, a brand new addition to The Moat Tea Rooms, where you can enjoy the bloom of flowers and soak up the peaceful atmosphere, and if the weather isn’t on your side, never fear, the garden comes equipped with shelter and heaters to keep you warm!

So if you’re looking for the best restaurant in Canterbury we’ve got you covered! Canterbury Reach Lodge Retreat offers the perfect place to base yourself while exploring the top restaurants in Canterbury, taking your tastebuds on a trip through the historical city.

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Enjoy a Succulent Three Course Meal & Help Raise Money for Charity at the Same Time…

Join us on the 1st March for a fun charity evening at Signatures Restaurant in Conwy. We have officially been voted as being the best restaurant in Wales for 2017, and this is your opportunity to have a taste of what we are all about whilst also raising money for a worthwhile charity.

For just £35 per person, you will enjoy a three course meal prepared by our Award Winning Team led by Head Chef Jimmy Williams with £10 of your ticket price being donated towards the fantastic “Beauty with a Purpose” charity which aims to raise money for disadvantaged children around the world.

In addition to this, you will also be treated to entertainment on the evening featuring leading local vocalist and Signatures Restaurant Matty Roberts. You may also want to get involved in our Charity Raffle which will take place at 9.30pm, all proceeds for which will be donated to our chosen charity.

get behind our very own beth williams…

This year our very own Beth Williams will be taking part in the annual Miss Wales Competition having been chosen to be one of the competitions finalists. Beth is a much valued member of the Signatures Restaurant team, serving as a member of our Front of House staff.

We are immensely proud of Beth who hails from Conwy but has spent her past couple of summers educating children in the United States. Serving as Culinary Arts Counsellor in the Camp Zeke summer camp, Beth has spent her own time educating children as to the importance of a healthy, balanced diet. Whilst in her homeland, Beth is still proactive in her work with children, working with a local children’s netball team alongside her work at Signatures Restaurant.

Beth isn’t just a pretty face and immensely generous in the giving of her time to help others; she is a smart cookie as well having studied Nutrition in Cardiff.

join us on march 1st

Get hold of one of the few remaining tickets for our charity evening which will be taking place on 1st March at Signatures Restaurant which is located on the grounds of our 5 star Aberconwy Resort & Spa.

There is very much a Welsh theme to our evening, to mark the fact that the event will obviously be taking place on St. David’s Day. Many of the ingredients you will enjoy on the night will have been sourced from our heartland as we aim to showcase the best that Wales has to offer.

You can view the menu for our three course charity evening meal online and take advantage of one of the few remaining tickets by filling out the enquiry form on our Signatures Restaurant Entertainment page or by calling us on 01492 583 513.

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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!

motor based fun


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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 [email protected] We can’t recommend this ever expanding attraction enough to anyone staying at any of our North Wales holiday destinations.

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