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Experience Nottinghamshire

IN NOTTS THEY LOVE TO WELCOME YOU WITH OPEN ARMS

Come and explore their friendly county, and create new memories as you discover their rich tapestry of legends, outdoor adventures, local life, culture and sport.

Discover infamous legends, from Robin Hood to literary heroes such as Lord Byron and D.H. Lawrence, and create your own legendary tales inspired by fresh country air, friendly people and exciting events in the county of Nottinghamshire.

Escape with a city break in their buzzing capital Nottingham, and soak up the culture of our creative theatres, art galleries and attractions, and exceptional nightlife and shopping. Enjoy the convenience of a quality city centre hotel, perfect as a base for your Nottingham adventure.

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Visit Christchurch

Visit Christchurch

Christchurch’s unique location at the confluence of the rivers Stour and Avon and on the shores of its own spectacular natural harbour makes it the perfect destination to relax and unwind in, to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the beautiful coast and countryside and to discover the historic treasures within this ancient borough.

With fascinating heritage, interesting shopping and markets, numerous attractions and a wealth of waterbased activities, there is bound to be something to interest you whatever the time of year.

The borough of Christchurch extends from Hurn in the west to Highcliffe in the east and includes: an award winning floral village with a good range of accommodation, shops, pubs and restaurants, unspoilt beaches and the magnificent Highcliffe Castle.

Great Olympic Getaways

Beautiful Britain boasts some of the most breath-taking landscapes in the world no matter what the season. It may be a little chilly, but even the weather can’t spoil our leisure time. UK Tourism is proud to present its Great Olympic Getaway – with the jubilee weekend, the 2012 discount and a concentration of tourists in London, it’s a fantastic time to see what makes Britain ‘Great’.

If you are supporting team GB then we’ve got 3 handy holiday categories below – with ideas for days out, weekends away and long stays right through the summer. For Great Olympic Getaways & the chance to win a £1000 Luxury Getaway check out UKtourism.co.uk

Enjoy England

Win a fantastic break in England from the people who know it best.

VisitEngland is the national tourist board for England. They’ve got hundreds of imaginative ideas for holidays and days out in England.

Sign up to their inspiring free e-newsletter today and you’ll be entered into a competition to win a holiday in England.

With thousands of years of history and culture, inimitable countryside and coastline and some of the most exciting cities in the world, there’s plenty to keep you entertained.

Their e-newsletter is packed with tips on what’s happening across England every month. They’ve uncovered England’s hidden gems and quirky places to stay and they’ll make sure you’re the first to hear about the latest things to see and do. They’ve also gathered some great holiday offers so you won’t miss out.

Sign up now to receive their e-newsletter and you could win a two-night spa break at Thoresby Hall Hotel & Spa in Nottinghamshire. Exclusively for grown-ups enjoy a two hour spa experience, bed and breakfast and evening dining plus a rhassoul (mud-bath for two. The competition closes 31 July. * Terms and conditions apply)

To sample a snippet of what England has to offer, join their Fan in a Van, Rachel Kershaw – England’s biggest fan, as she embarks on the ultimate England road trip.

Lego 2012

Welcome to the 2012 LEGO® Summer Catalogue!

This Summer, help fight evil with the LEGO® Superheroes across pages 2-9 , then head off down the mines with new CITY sets on pages 10-11 . Check out our Summer gift ideas on pages 22-23 and get into the patriotic spirit with our British sets on pages 20-21!

Plus, FREE Mini Sopwith Camel plane with orders over £50!*

AND, FREE standard delivery on all orders over £50 until 11th July!**

Bamboo Baby

Bamboo baBy’s Spring/Summer 2012 ‘Sweetie’ collection is now available to order. You’ll find fun new organic cotton prints, super-soft bamboo/organic cotton interlock, gorgeous bamboo denim styles and luxurious bamboo knitwear. All designs inspired by sweets!

Why Bamboo?

Bamboo is the most sustainable all-natural plant fibre on earth with amazing silky softness! Bamboo fabric is organic, sustainable and super eco-friendly whilst being gorgeously soft. Feeling is believing!

At Bamboo baBy they use organic bamboo & organic cotton in their baby clothes. Bamboo has an amazing softness and hypo-allergic properties that make it ideal for babies delicate skin. It is also very absorbent and great for keeping babies warm when it is cold and cool when it is warm. Bamboo is a grass and it grows quickly without the need for pesticides and water-making it a more eco friendly alternative to conventional cotton. It is also great for reducing environmental damage including soil erosion and global warming.

Bamboo clothing that may help sufferers of eczema:

As rough clothing, chemicals, infection, being too warm and damp can all be triggers of atopic eczema, organic cotton and bamboo clothing are both thought to help. Bamboo is very soft with sweat-wicking, thermo-regulating and anti-bacterial properties, helping to reduce a number of the triggers of eczema. Organic cotton is also cool to wear and allows the skin to ‘breathe’. Both bamboo and organic cotton clothes are free of chemical residues. The National Eczema Society provides a fact sheet with details of stockists of organic cotton, silk and bamboo clothing that may help sufferers of eczema.

Design Features

They want your Bamboo baBy and Bamboo Kids clothes to last as long as possible so they try to design them to fit well, be comfortable and to add design features to make them last for longer.

  • All their jeans, trousers and skirts have adjustable waistbands.
  • Their dungarees and pinafore dresses have 3 sets of poppers on the straps so they can be adjusted as your little one grows taller.
  • Their hooded tops are fully reversible so if one side gets grubby you can just turn them inside out!
  • Some of their shirts, jeans and trousers have poppers inside the legs or buttons on the sleeves so they can be made into three-quarter length.

And because bamboo fabric is soooo soft, hopefully you’ll never hear your little one complaining that anything is itchy!

Authentic Adventures – Walking Holidays

Whether you are an experienced hiker or someone who likes to amble rather than ramble, there is an Authentic Adventure for you.

‘Walking over lemons’ in Andalucia is where it all started for them and they are pleased to be returning to the Subbetica natural park again this year. The region is famous for its neolithic caves. Their walkers walk through steep olive groves, past vultures circling the cliffs, taking in the views of little whitewashed villages clinging to the craggy outcrops of the mountains.

Gozo, the little island off Malta with its citadel of the Knights of Malta, is a new walking destination for them, and provides a chance to spot dozens of species of migrating birds stopping off on their route. Also new for them is the picturesque Greek island of Santorini, with its myth of Atlantis. The views of whitewashed churches and sparkling blue sea will refresh the senses.

Walking in Lanzarote has been one of their surprises, the tapestry of salt pans and volcanic lava fields creating a unique landscape that is unlike anywhere else.

Italy remains one of their best loved destinations for walking in beautiful scenery with Stefano and his team of fascinating guides to explain all about the wildlife and history of his country. You will be led through the vineyards and farmsteads around the Val d’Orcia – Tuscany’s classic wine producing landscape.

For those who prefer demanding walks they have a new walking holiday in the Italian Alps at Gran Paradiso with its amazing backdrop of lakes and mountains.

The languid pace of life in Kerala in India is a delight for meandering along the canal paths and steeping through the lightly scented tea gardens is one of their more exotic adventures. A true delight, the spices and colours of Kerala will linger in the memory.

Surrounded by the undeniable rhythms of Hispanic music, cobbled streets that wind amongst the colonial buildings, palm fringed sandy beaches and lush sugar cane producing valleys, Cuba never fails to impress and amaze. On foot you can meet the real people of this outstanding island, of the tourist route and experience the real authentic Cuba.

Group size
Their groups are typically between eight and 14 and therefore have little impact on the locals and their environment.

Single travellers
Their groups are renowned for their friendliness and as a result most weeks have several single walkers. They try to keep the single supplement to a minimum.

Visit Scotland

We are currently being sponsored by Visit Scotland

They offer amazing holidays to the following destinations:

The Highlands
The Highlands are the perfect place to explore dramatic mountains and beautiful glens, romantic islands and stunning stretches of coastline or to follow the Malt Whisky Trail. Spot rare wildlife in the Cairngorms National Park, be awed at the breathtaking Glen Coe, romanced by the Isle of Skye, and entranced by the exciting capital of the north, Inverness.
The Outer Hebrides
From Lewis to Barra and beyond, the Outer Hebrides is full of beauty and brimming with possibilities to capture the imagination and discover ancient history. Witness the incredible wildlife of the islands and seek out amazing archaeological treasures such as the Calanais Standing Stones.
Dumfries & Galloway
Savour the tranquillity and feel the exhilaration of Dumfries & Galloway, where the hills, forest parks and quiet country roads provide the ideal setting for exploring by foot, bike or car. Delve into its rich history and visit the plentiful museums and visitor centres which detail the varied inventors, poets, pioneers and artists inspired by the landscape.
Perthshire
Big Tree Country – home to the world’s highest hedge, Europe’s oldest tree, the widest conifer in Britain, the sole survivor from Shakespeare’s Birnam Wood and many more fascinating champion trees. Perthshire is one of Europe’s finest Adventure playgrounds boasting traditional activities such as walking, cycling and angling to sphereing down a hillside.
Aberdeen City
Absorb the buzz and nightlife of the city of Aberdeen. Within the sparkling Granite City, be mesmerised by Aberdeen’s grand granite architecture in the form of St Machar’s Cathedral and enjoy award-winning parks and gardens, such as Duthie Park, Union Terrace Gardens and the wonderful Winter Gardens.
Orkney Islands
Though just a short ferry ride from the northern tip of Scotland, once you reach Orkney you descend into an entirely different world of unspoilt, sparkling white beaches, fascinating archaeological sights and inspiring modern art galleries. With the sea never far away, experience a wealth of water and beach activities.
The Scottish Borders
Steeped in history and romance, the unspoilt beauty of the Scottish Borders takes your breath away. A wealth of historical attractions, museums and exhibitions bring the colourful past of the Borders to life. With an abundant natural larder, countless outdoor pursuits to enjoy and a thriving local culture, the Scottish Borders will captivate you immediately.
Ayrshire & Arran
Ayrshire & Arran is immersed in over 3,000 years of history from the standing stones of the Bronze Age to medieval Viking battles, the majestic splendour of some of the UK’s best-preserved castles and, of course, the birthplace of Robert Burns and The Open Championship.
Kingdom of Fife
Glorious, sandy, award winning beaches, exciting events and a rich royal heritage await in the Kingdom of Fife, where you can explore an ancient capital of Scotland, magnificent castles and gardens, spend hours enjoying fine local food and drink, and play one of the area’s many golf courses in the region known as the Home of Golf.
Angus
Embrace the beauty of the countryside of Angus and explore the stunning Angus Glens. Enjoy the tranquility of the Glens and discover the coastal jewels of Arbroath and the Royal Burgh of Montrose along the way. Discover the history and heritage of Angus from the ancient Picts to the stunningly beautiful Arbroath Abbey.
Moray
From Tomintoul and the spectacular Cairngorms in the south, to the beautiful beaches and sparkling waters of the Moray Firth in the north, with two of Scotland’s’ greatest salmon rivers, the Spey and the Findhorn, flowing from mountain to sea, Moray is able to boast some of the loveliest scenery in Scotland.
Aberdeenshire
Welcome to ‘Castle Country’ where you will be spoiled for choice with more castles per acre than anywhere else in the UK. Take in the epic north east coastline and dramatic scenery of Aberdeenshire as you experience 17 of the best sites along Scotland’s only Castle Trail. And keep your eyes peeled for bottlenose dolphin along Scotland’s Dolphin Coast in Banffshire.

Furniture Village

Be inspired with up to 50% off everything in the Furniture Village Sale

For new season inspiration take a look through their latest brochure. You’ll find fresh ideas including gorgeous sofas, glamorous dining sets and wonderful beds to help you plan your new look for spring. You’ll also find the best furniture brands around at sale prices too. There’s friendly, knowledgeable advice, a FREE 5 year guarantee, interest free credit and fast FREE delivery*.

*Free delivery to mainland Britain only on orders of £250 or more