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Hut stuff: Bournemouth’s new beach lodges

The seaside resort has reimagined the classic British beach hut as a chic bolthole that makes for an idyllic family break When it comes to tourism initiatives, you can’t knock Bournemouth council for ambition. A decade ago, it had the seemingly brilliant idea of creating an artificial surf reef off Boscombe beach aimed at attracting […]

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The Half Moon, Herne Hill, London: hotel review

This beautifully restored south London pub has fabulous rooms, a great vibe and some top ales. What a shame the generic food doesn’t hit the same heights Dylan Thomas drank here and may have stumbled upon the title for Under Milk Wood while standing in the pub doorway and looking across the street to the […]

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Take the kids to … West Midland Safari Park

Featuring A-listers of the animal kingdom, this safari park gets a thumbs up from the children – though adults may learn to regret a trip to the hard-to-dodge fun fair A safari park with more than 140 species of animal, including all the big hitters from Africa. There is also a theme park that has […]

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Take the kids to … Kew Gardens, London

A new giant beehive installation is creating a real buzz at Kew, an attraction so brimming with botanic wonders that kids can’t help but learn as they play In a nutshellThe largest collection of plants on Earth, in the world’s most famous botanic garden. What’s new? Continue reading…