This August 2012, get ready for a summer of jaw-dropping stunts, stomach-churning rides and festival vibes at the nation’s Thrill Capital!
Join THORPE PARK in Surrey between 17th and 26th August for extreme heat as Sun SCREAM returns this summer.
Brave Europe’s tallest winged rollercoaster THE SWARM, with its 127ft head-first inverted drop and terrifying near-misses as you rip through the apocalyptic annihilation, swooping beneath the wings of plane wreckage.
Prepare for the twisted horror-coaster SAW — The Ride, or take the ‘Unholy Trinity’ challenge: Stealth’s full-throttle launch from 0-80mph in under 2 seconds, the ten-looped Colossus and the inverted hell ride on Nemesis Inferno.
Thorpe Park is one of the South East of England’s top attractions and is perfect for a short break or a visit on your holiday. You can find some excellent self catering cottages and apartments close by to make the most of your stay in Surrey.
Find out more about Thorpe Park and where to stay
Perfect for a family day out, the Edenbridge and Oxted Show is being this August Bank Holiday weekend (26/27 August).
Celebrating it’s 175th Anniversary there is plenty to see and do for the whole family, whatever your age. With activities for everyone to take part in even the family dog can turn up and enter Monday’s Dog Show!
There are free children’s cookery classes, crafts to make, hobby horse racing, animals large and small to see close-up, the Red Barn Victorian Village Square with typical food and games of the early Shows including a Hog Roast and Punch and Judy, a Victorian carousel, non-stop main ring entertainment including international show jumping and the amazing Bolddog Lings, the UK’s top motorcycle display team, watch them fly 35 in the air!
So plenty to get stuck in to – check out our Edenbridge and Oxted Show page to find out more.
Good luck to our friends at Edenbridge and Oxted Show – we can’t wait to hear about your great days.
The London 2012 Olympics are just a couple of weeks away and if you are lucky enough to have a ticket to one of the London events finding accommodation of any type is hard to come by, certainly at a realistic price. However, don’t despair, you have more options than the pricey London hotels who are making the most of the extra tourists.
The South East region of England has excellent public transport links via rail, coach, underground and tram which mean that it’s as easy to stay outside of London and travel in as it is to get to the venues from a London hotel.
With the main Olympic park to the east of London, East Anglian counties such as Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Peterborough are within an hour’s train ride of Stratford International. In the south-east counties such as Essex, Kent, East Sussex, Surrey and West Sussex are also an hour outside of London by train. To the west of London Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire also offer a quick route in to London.
What this means to you is that rather than concentrating your accommodation search on London you can find some excellent self catering accommodation ranging from cottages and apartments to lodges and caravans that are superb value for money during this Olympic period. of course when you are not travelling to and from the Olympics they are also perfect for a short break or summer holiday where you can enjoy the countryside or British coastline.
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It’s great to see that the sun is out for the first day of Royal Ascot. With big, resplendently dressed, crowds expected and some excellent racing to look forward Royal Ascot is a wonderful social and sporting event.
The first race of the day is the Queen Anne’s Stakes with the unbeaten Frankel among the favourites. We have to admit that we don’t know much about horse racing form so our betting is largely restricted to looks and the name, anyone got any tips for Royal Ascot?
Are you going to Royal Ascot this year? If you are, have a brilliant day. We would love to see some of your pictures of the day, please post them here or on our Facebook page. As you can see we struggle with finding good pictures to use on our website for Ascot so we really do need your help!
You will find Ascot in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. If you are looking for a short break or weekend break in the area, Berkshire and Surrey offers some excellent self catering, ranging from apartments to cottages, accommodation for couples, families or groups. More about Royal Ascot and Accommodation
One of the premier sporting and social ocassions in the British calendar, Royal Ascot gets underway next week – Tuesday 19th June.
A uniquely British sporting event where Royalty attends, there is a daily Royal Procession, and the guests turn out in the highest of fashion and style… the day even finishes with singing of traditional songs around the bandstand.
The horse racing is of the highest order, with 18 of the world’s most prestigious races taking place over the 5 days and with some £4.5 million pounds of winnings at stake.
Although Royal Ascot is well known for its fashion and, of course the designer hats on Ladies Day (Thursday), don’t let that put you off. It’s a great day out even if you just want to observe it rather than be dressed for it!
Whether you are going for one day or a number of days, Royal Ascot is the perfect excuse for a short break. Set in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Ascot is easily reached from Berkshire and Surrey. Being only 50 minutes by car or train from central London also makes it within easy reach of London apartments as well as Hampshire, West Sussex and Kent.
You can find out more about Royal Ascot, see a selection of self catering cottages and useful links to B&B, guest house and hotels on our Royal Ascot Cottage Break page.