Days Out

Pennine Cruisers

Pennine Cruisers

Pennine Cruisers is a small family run business with the Clarke family taking ownership since 2000, although Pennine Cruisers has been running since 1968, meaning this year it is 50 years old!!!

We run all year round and have many aspect to our business from; skippered boat trips, self drive day and holiday hire along with our dry and wet dock for private boaters to have work carried out. We also have a shop which sells various chandlery and boating goods, along with lots of nice tourist/gift ware.

Clip ’n Climb Leeds – the largest in the North – opens in May

Clip n Climb Leeds interior

A year in the making, Clip ’n Climb Leeds opens in May and boasts 32 individual climbs – making it the biggest in the North.

Open just in time for May half term, the centre boasts treats for the vertically adventurous include the hair-raising, nine-metre Vertical Drop Slide, plus Stairway To Heaven and the Astro-Ball amongst many others.

Top countryside day out - Galloway Country Fair

Save the date for a top countryside day out - Galloway Country Fair

The dates for the biggest event in Dumfriesshire’s rural calendar – Galloway Country Fair – have been confirmed as 18 and 19 August as the popular event returns this summer.

Organisers are urging people to save the date and take advantage of a 10 per cent early bird ticket discount.

The award winning weekend event takes place in the picturesque surroundings of Drumlanrig Caste and Country Estate. Showcasing the best of country pursuits, local craftsmanship, artisan food and drink as well as show-stopping entertainment, it is a not-to-be-missed celebration of rural life.

Albert Dock Liverpool launches 2018 event programme

Albert Dock Liverpool launches 2018 event programme

From swashbuckling pirate battles and thundering steam engines to toe-tapping folk music and a fascinating journey into the past - Albert Dock Liverpool has a packed year of free events during 2018 that will excite visitors of all ages, all year-round. And for those who want more adrenalin from their day out, Adventure Dock Co will open to the public in May for the summer - Albert Dock’s exciting new floating aqua park boasting a 92m inflatable assault course!

Haddon Hall to reopen in March for the 2018 season

Haddon Hall to reopen in March for the 2018 season

Haddon Hall, one of England’s most elegant and timeless stately homes, will reopen its doors to welcome the general public on Saturday 24 March 2018, giving visitors the chance to once again immerse themselves in 900 years of history, art and craftsmanship, along with the opportunity to stroll around the magnificent cascading Tudor gardens, enjoying uninterrupted views of the Peak District.

Exciting new floating aqua park coming to Albert Dock Liverpool in 2018

Exciting new floating aqua park coming to Albert Dock Liverpool in 2018

An exciting new floating aqua park, boasting a 92-metre inflatable assault course, will open at Albert Dock Liverpool in 2018.

 The Adventure Dock Co will operate throughout the summer months from May-October, giving the public the opportunity to enjoy water-based activities on Liverpool’s iconic, UNESCO World Heritage waterfront.

World’s largest gathering of Shire horses returns

World’s largest gathering of Shire horses returns

Public invited to help celebrate as world’s largest gathering of Shire horses returns to Staffordshire

The world’s largest gathering of Shire horses returns to Staffordshire from 16th to 18th March – and people from throughout the UK are being invited to join organiser the Shire Horse Society as the charity celebrates its 140th anniversary.

Around 250 pedigree Shires from across Europe are expected to attend the three-day indoor event at Bingley Hall, Staffordshire Showground.

Arundel Castle’s 2018 events set to be biggest yet

Arundel Castle’s 2018 events set to be biggest yet

Arundel Castle in West Sussex has announced a bumper calendar of events in time for its reopening on 30 March 2018.

The Castle, which is celebrating the 950th anniversary of its initial construction in 2018, will have a packed schedule of 13 historical events from the seasoned professionals at the Raven Tor Living History Group.

Opening the season is firm family favourite Normans and Crusaders, which takes place over the Easter Weekend, 31 March-02 April 2018. The event will be set within a tented encampment on the American lawns, giving visitors a glimpse into life in the 12th century.  With combat and falconry displays across the weekend, and have-a-go archery for the over 8s, it’s sure to be a thrilling weekend for all ages.

The Bowes Museum is delighted to announce new exhibition

The Bowes Museum is delighted to announce new exhibition

The Bowes Museum is delighted to announce a major new exhibition, CATWALKING: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore, from July 2018.

The show will present original fashion photographs by Chris Moore, the undisputed king of catwalk photography. Moore has been at the forefront of fashion for six decades and still today he is capturing all the iconic catwalk moments - in London, Paris, Milan and New York.

The Scotch Whisky Experience adds sign languages to its tours

The Scotch Whisky Experience adds sign languages to its tours

Five-star visitor attraction The Scotch Whisky Experience has become the first in Edinburgh to offer whisky tours in British and American Sign Language.

In a pivotal move to enhance accessibility, the Royal Mile attraction has invested over £50,000 into multi-functional audio guides which feature interpreters conducting tours in both BSL and ASL.

As 80% of visitors to The Scotch Whisky Experience come from overseas, subtitled tours in German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch and Swedish will also be launching, allowing deaf visitors from these countries to enjoy the tour in their own language.

The addition of the new BSL and ASL devices means the attraction now offers whisky tours in a total of 20 languages.

Travel Guide to Royal Family Residencies

Royal Family Residencies

Have you ever wondered what sort of places the royal family actually live in? Well, here are the first and foremost places where the Queen spends her time.

First on the list must be the official royal offices at Buckingham Palace. This magnificent building was first built in 1703 as a private family home and became the official residence of all things royal in 1873 when Queen Victoria made it her official residence. Most famous for the 'changing of the guards' and the public viewing of royalty on the balcony for state occasions, this impressive building is any historians 'must see'.

‘Sleeping with the fishes’ at sea life Blackpool

Youngsters can now Sleep with the fishes

How about this for a waterbed with a difference!

Aquarists at SEA LIFE Blackpool are inviting youngsters to come and spend the night with their pals at the popular attraction.


They can’t promise their young overnight visitors the chance to sleep on the actual sea bed – but it is the next best thing!


And, as these youngsters testing out the new offer discovered, the sleepover experience offers fantastic views of SEA LIFE Blackpool’s popular Ocean Window and Ocean Tunnel, as well as its amazing collection of underwater creatures – including its awe-inspiring sharks.


Mid Wales coastline excels in latest bathing waters survey

 Wales coastline

The good reputation that the Mid Wales coastline has for the standard of its bathing waters and sandy beaches has been endorsed by the latest survey results.


The vast majority of the beaches have achieved the highest rating of excellent or good, as 99 per cent of designated bathing water surveyed along the Welsh coast complied with strict European standards.


In the northern limb of the Cambrian Coast in Mid Wales, both Harlech and Llandanwg received an excellent rating and the beaches have achieved the Green Coast Award from Keep Wales Tidy.


National theatre Wales announces its 2018 season

Kully Thiarai announces her first full season as the company’s Artistic Director

It includes collaborations with female artists from across the south Asian diaspora, Migrations, Quarantine, Junoon, Oily Cart, Gruff Rhys and Elis James

Multi-artform work including new writing, contemporary dance, music, comedy, sensory theatre and visual art

Performances in hospitals, schools and theatres, on a boat, underwater and at locations across Wales

The company also welcomes its first ever Associate Artists; theatre makers Mike Pearson & Mike Brookes, digital installation artist Shanaz Gulzar and television drama executive producer Bethan Jones

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.