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  • Splashdown Waterpark Quaywest-Goodrington

    Splashdown Waterpark Quaywest-Goodrington

    Summer Holiday Adventures Finally some proper sunshine during the summer holidays. My children started badgering us to go to Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark. My summers were spent at the park likewise for my other half. He filled the kids with the stories of mischief he used to get up too. I recalled how we would spend […]

  • Our Top 3 Gins

    There is a lot to be said for a simple gin and tonic with a slice of lemon or lime, and that is normally the gin lovers first dabble in the beautiful spirit, however, this delicious beverage can be mixed and blended into so many different guises. Not only that but depending on which gin you […]

  • Gin Festival | April 2017

    Just the tonic for gin lovers as the UKs largest gin festival comes to Torquay’s Riviera International Centre for the first time this April. Showcasing more than 100 gins top craft distillers and a whole world of ‘ginformation’ on April 14 and 15 2017 A great way to spend the Easter weekend the gin festival is […]

  • South Devon | Lego Show

    A one day show of LEGO creations is coming to Devon. The event, West Country Brick Show, on Saturday 30 July at The Phoenix, Devon, promises a creative family day out in the summer holidays. The event organisers, ‘West Country Bricks’ are made up of LEGO fan builders and traders who will be proudly displaying […]

  • Paignton Zoo | Baby Giraffe

    Paignton Zoo’s having a baby boom! Not only has there been an arrival of three tiger cubs but a baby Giraffe has also been born. Statham (named after tough-guy actor Jason Statham), the male calf was born to mother Janica on the morning of Thursday 19th May. Sadly, he was rejected by his mother, so […]

  • Paignton Zoo | Tiger Cubs

    Paignton Zoo’s rare Sumatran tigers have had cubs! Paignton Zoo is a member of the European Endangered species Programme (EEP) for Sumatran tigers, which means it is part of the global effort to save this endangered species from extinction. Shakira the Sumatran tiger gave birth to three adorable cubs at Paignton Zoo on May 31st. […]

  • Devon and Cornwall have the Best Beaches!

    We have long since known that Devon and Cornwall have the UKs best beaches, but now it is official! The Blue Flag scheme  criteria includes standards for water quality, safety, environmental education and information as such, The Blue Flag is sought for beaches, as an indication of their high environmental and quality standards. We are very proud […]

  • English Riviera Wheel

    It has been confirmed that the English Riviera Wheel (or the Torquay Eye as the locals call it!) will return to its position next to the pavilions on Torquay seafront this May after having an upgrade at the end of of last years season. The popular 60 meter high wheel is a top tourist attraction […]


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  • Dog Friendly Beaches | Torbay

    As a dog friendly hotel, one of the questions we are offten get asked is ' which beach can I walk my dog on?' Well…

  • How to Make the Perfect Mojito

    As the Mojito it is the most popular cocktail in the country we thought we would share how to make the perfect one with you.…

  • Best Yorkshire Puddings (Ever!)

    Ever wondered how to make the most amazing, show stopping, high rising, and Yorkshire puddings? You know the one that someone from Yorkshire would actually…

  • Top 5 Things to do in Devon in the ..

    With the days getting longer, and the sunshine getting warmer by the day, we thought we would compile a short list of our top five…

  • Recipe | Steamed Brixham Mussels

    with West Country Cider, Spring Onions and Cream Fresh farmed Brixham mussels are in season until early spring, so now is a great chance to…

  • Romantic Devon

    Devon has 21% more marriages than the national average and it is easy to see why, with miles of pristine coastline, inland rolling green hills…

  • Recipes | Rhubarb Bellini

    Why not try this simple and impressive Rhubarb Bellini Cocktail as celebration? Rhubarb is currently in season and its tangy taste goes perfectly with bubbles!…

  • Winter Warming Soup Recipes

    These winter warming soup recipes have been carefully created to be easy to make, even with numb fingers! More importantly, we wanted to just use…

  • Top Five Tips to Beat the January Blues

    January is one of the toughest months of the year for most of us. The weather is drab and drearily, money is short and we…