Dogs Go Glamping!

Dogs Go Glamping!

Brits love dogs - it’s a fact. Now four-legged friends are being invited on dog-friendly glamping breaks with their owners at Dog Days Holidays in South Wales for their own little bit of luxury.

Sue and Roger Edwards set up Raven’s Retreat, a glamping shepherd hut retreat for people with dogs, two years ago as their Dog Days Holidays accommodation.

Sue says: ‘Glamping was an option to give everyone, dogs included, an outdoor break with a great deal of comfort, which is why we decided to have dog-friendly facilities both inside and attached to the accommodation. Living in Powys, where there are more sheep than people, it seemed appropriate to choose a shepherd’s hut!’

Explore North Devon’s Heritage Coast in luxury

Explore North Devon’s Heritage Coast in luxury

NORTH Devon’s Heritage Coast has yet to receive the recognition it deserves according to Chris Hall co-owner of the family-run Golden Bay Holiday Village in the heart of Westward Ho!* (February, 2018).

Following 15 years in stationery in Leicestershire, Chris and his wife, Mary and their two children, Amy and Alex settled by the breath-taking North Devon coastline and took on the holiday village in 2015. 

Chris says: “This area of Devon and its amazing seascape is often overlooked by visitors preferring to go on into Cornwall, but it’s a great place full of hidden gems and somewhere off the beaten track to explore.

'Novel" B&Bs Offer Guests A Great 'Booking' In Every Sense

  • Online booking specialist eviivo names Britain’s best book themed B&Bs. 
  • Harry Potter, Famous Five, comic book hero Batman and more celebrated by unique establishments across the country.
  • B&Bs offer a live-in fantasy experience for a fraction of the price of theme parks.

British holidaymakers are used to travelling to New York to soak up the iconic landmarks of King Kong or to Disneyland to meet Mickey Mouse and friends.  Now, thanks to the ingenuity of British B&B owners, guests can immerse themselves in amazing fantasy worlds for a fraction of the price of an international trip.

Staycation Ideas for New Year’s Eve

Staycation Ideas for New Year’s Eve

Why not give 2017 a send off to remember by going on a staycation to celebrate New Year’s Eve?


There are plenty of options up and down the country to suit all budgets and tastes, from celebrations steeped in tradition, to family-friendly activities and parties that pull out all the stops. Take a look at The Money Shop’s top tips for the perfect New Year’s Eve getaway, this December.




Few places in the world celebrate the New Year quite like Edinburgh.


Cheapest and most expensive cities to visit

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Whether you like to spend your holidays lounging on a sunbed, or you prefer something more active, cost is bound to be a factor when deciding where to go. Prices for destinations, particularly large cities, can vary hugely as demonstrated by the results of a number of surveys on holiday costs.


We looked at reports such as the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Cost of Living Survey and The Backpacker Index to find the cheapest and most expensive cities. Here’s what we at The Money Shop found out:

Eco-friendly honeymoons - the best destinations

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Begin married life in health and wellness whilst making a positive impact on the environment, as Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists, share their best eco-friendly healthy honeymoon destinations for green-conscious couples. With a choice of award-winning eco-friendly luxury wellness retreats, travel abroad happy in the knowledge that these hand-selected wellness retreats actively support sustainable tourism.

From romantic eco-forest walks in India to nutritious organic cuisine grown onsite in New Zealand and natural therapeutic spa remedies in Africa, return home from these eco-friendly healthy honeymoons, feeling more connected to your loved one, and to nature.

Award winning and family-friendly Hoburne Holidays

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Summer holidays are packed with fun and adventure at Hoburne Holiday Parks. Each of the 7 distinctive parks are dotted in stunning scenic locations, including Hampshire, Dorset, Devon, Cotswolds, Cornwall and Somerset, all known for their diversity and variety. From coast to countryside, every park is a short distance from the activities and attractions that the area has to offer, keeping the whole family entertained.


Scoop up a summer scorcher with Hallmark hotels save up to 35% on your uk summer mini break & free icecream for kids


When the temperature rises in Britain, you don’t need to jump on a plane to indulge in a summer break. With the vast array of destinations that come to life when the sun shines, it’s even more enticing when you can book a bargain for your British break! 

This summer, Hallmark Hotels across the UK are inviting you to save up to 35% on their UK short breaks across their 28 UK locations with each hotel team on hand ready to offer a friendly smile and the warmest of welcomes, and a free ice cream for every child during their stay. 


Hallmark Hotel Summer Break Deals include:       

Up to 35% off short breaks including bed and breakfast or dinner, bed and breakfast stays

Enjoy a full cooked breakfast each morning

Afan Valley adventure resort: this summer’s most exhilarating investment


Just ten miles south of the Brecon Beacons, mid-way between Cardiff and Swansea, the outstanding natural beauty of Caerau Parc will be the location of the brand new Afan Valley Adventure Resort covering some 485 acres. From high octane flights down zip wires, to scaling challenging climbing towers and exploring treetop playgrounds, visitors will be offered an adventure experience like no other.

Langley Castle Hotel and Restaurant

Langley Castle Hotel and Restaurant

Stunning, four-star Langley Castle Hotel and Restaurant, in Langley-on-Tyne, strives to excel at everything it does within its seven-foot thick, 14th century walls, whilst focused on pride, passion and a penchant for doing things in Northumberland’s own inimitable way.


The castle, built in 1350, oozes sense of place no matter which century you wish to focus upon, being far more than just a façade and having the true depth and identity that emanates from authenticity, rather than fake features and an unconvincing historic veneer. 


South West holiday parks set to open for busiest season ever on 01 April 

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While some people will be riding unicorns and playing pranks on their friends, on 01 April the South West Holiday Parks team will be welcoming the first of thousands of guests through their doors as the 2017 season gets underway.

Over the past three years, the growing family business has invested over £2 million pounds to update their parks and now offer the very best in self-catering holidays on home soil.