Families

Fall for autumn: our pick of the best seasonal events

Fall for autumn: our pick of the best seasonal events

If you’re planning a seasonal or October half term getaway in our glorious corner of the world, we've gathered a whole host of exciting events to delight and entertain the family. And, if you’re looking for a more grown-up retreat, we’ve pulled together a selection of fantastic seasonal events to suit the more discerning mind. Whether you fancy taking in some culture or sniffing out some of the best local cheese, we’ve got you covered.

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A magnificent May half term

A magnificent May half term

If you’re spending May half term in our neck of the woods, it’s likely you’ll be on the lookout for the best ways to keep you and your brood entertained for the week and over the bonus Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend. Luckily, we’ve got a few ideas up our sleeve… from fairy walks and puffin festivals to paddle boarding down the river Tweed, there's something for everyone!

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A dozen of the best family properties for Easter

A dozen of the best family properties for Easter

Whatever is on your Easter wish-list, our portfolio of charming cottages, fantastical follies, tiny homes and spectacular castles offer something for families and couples alike. With kitchens perfect for long Easter Sunday lunches and gardens seemingly designed for intricate Easter egg hunts, egg and spoon races and outdoor fun, they are the perfect base for a fun-filled Easter staycation or a long bank holiday weekend escape.

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Cracking Easter holiday adventures

Cracking Easter holiday adventures

Enliven your children’s minds and ignite their passion for the diverse and spectacular British countryside, with a fun-filled staycation this Easter. From lambing experiences and alpaca walks to exhilarating activities that’ll leave your children rosy-cheeked and happily breathless, there are copious adventures to be had in our wild and rugged regions.

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Six of the best local field-to-fork producers

Six of the best local field-to-fork producers

We’ve always believed that the best way to get to a destination’s heart is through its food and getting better acquainted with where that food comes from. With huge swathes of sparsely populated countryside, our regions have more space to grow and nurture food than almost anywhere else in the UK. So, it’s unsurprising that the North of England and the South of Scotland are home to some of the best food and drink producers – and foodie experiences – in Britain.

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Embrace the season

Embrace the season

Come rain or shine, there is plenty to do on a winter holiday: embrace the season, wrap up warm and set off on long walks across moorland or on spirited hikes in the hills. Pull on your wellies and raincoats and splash through muddy puddles on wet walks. Or, gather the brood embark on exciting adventures along Hadrian’s Wall, to nearby castles and historic sites. Stretching right into March, winter, with its crisp changeable weather and muted earthy landscapes is an enchanting time to visit the North of England and the South of Scotland.

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