7 Perfect Picnic Locations for National Picnic Week

National Picnic Week offers tips, advice, recipes and other information to encourage people to get outside, find great local al fresco dining sites and enjoy the perfect picnic. Food really does taste better outdoors, and there are few better ways of making the most of the summer! So here are a few recommendations for the … More 7 Perfect Picnic Locations for National Picnic Week

Shakespeare Day – 7 stunning settings for his greatest works

On 23rd April 1616 our greatest dramatist William Shakespeare died. To celebrate over 400 years of his legacy, we’ve put together a list of the most stunning real-life locations that inspired his world-famous plays… Verona, Italy Verona, the enchanting city in northern Italy’s Veneto region is the setting for Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy Romeo and Juliet. … More Shakespeare Day – 7 stunning settings for his greatest works

UK Christmas Market Dates 2017 (& what to enjoy!)

The ultimate guide to Britain’s biggest and best Christmas markets for 2017. Starting in Scotland and heading south, you will find dates, locations and a few festive treats to tempt you into the Christmas spirit! Edinburgh – 18th Nov to 6th Jan Edinburgh’s European Christmas Market has been bringing festive cheer to the city centre … More UK Christmas Market Dates 2017 (& what to enjoy!)

Now You’re Tolkien – The best Middle-Earth locations in the UK

While John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s legacy has left an indelible impression on film and literature, places to celebrate and learn more about the English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor are relatively scarce. Yet throughout his life Tolkien lived, and was a frequent visitor to, some of the UK’s most splendidly scenic settings. And it … More Now You’re Tolkien – The best Middle-Earth locations in the UK

February Events – the best UK activities for half term & beyond

SPECTRA, Aberdeen’s Festival of Light, 9-12 February Now in its 4th year, SPECTRA promises to celebrate the Scottish Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology through an ingenious array of light installations and exhibitions in key locations throughout the city. Alongside the ambient exhibits there will be family activities and more – perfect for the start … More February Events – the best UK activities for half term & beyond

Dates for your Diary: The Best 2017 Events, Anniversaries & Activities in the UK

The United Kingdom is arguably the cultural and sporting capital of the world – after all, it is the birthplace of William Shakespeare, the Glastonbury Festival, and tennis! Every year, thousands of festivals and sporting events all across the country celebrate this rich history, but 2017 offers a host of one-of-a-kind celebrations too. So rediscover … More Dates for your Diary: The Best 2017 Events, Anniversaries & Activities in the UK

The Best December Events in the UK, 2016

Burning the Clocks Festival, Brighton. 21 December. The shortest day and the end of the year are celebrated with a huge lantern parade through Brighton’s streets, culminating in a huge bonfire on the beach!  http://www.samesky.co.uk/events/burning-the-clocks Grassington Dickensian Festival, Yorkshire Dales. 3-11 December. One of our favourite ways to get in the Christmas spirit, this fantastic … More The Best December Events in the UK, 2016