Tripadvisor has listed the Top 25 Theme Parks of the World for 2019. How many have you visited? 1 Universal’s Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida “Now this is a theme park! Lots of exciting rides and attractions. We did every ride and loved them all, from the Hulk to Harry Potter.” 2 Magic Kingdom Park Orlando, Florida … More Top Theme Parks of the World
On a very wet day trip to Leicester we wanted to escape to somewhere hot and sunny…….Egypt possibly. And so we entered the ClueHQ franchise to try our luck at The betrayal of Cluetankhamun. We arrived early for our game and luckily managed to get into the building as someone else was visiting the company at … More The betrayal of Cluetankhamun
Originally posted on Invitation To Events On a trip to Brussels we tried out The Escape Hunt’s The Manneken Pis Robbery escape room. The premise of the story The most famous statue of Brussels, symbol of the city, has been stolen once again. Locked in the hideout of the suspect, teams have to find the Manneken Pis and … More Can you solve the robbery of the Manneken Pis?
A magical afternoon tea in Central London. Running through the rain in Soho one summers afternoon we arrived at Cutter & Squidge, London’s only 100% all natural bakery. They make everything from scratch and use British ingredients and British producers. While the ground floor holds the bakery and tea room, their basement holds a surprise. Descending … More Wands at the ready!
While we were staying in Cardiff we visited Tredegar House in Newport. This National Trust property is a 17th-century Charles II-era country house mansion in Coedkernew, at the western edge of the city of Newport. For over five hundred years it was home to the Morgan family. The house has quite a history attached to it. “Dark … More Tredegar House
Middle Ages The idea of making life-size wax figures, wearing real clothes, stems from the funerals of European royalty in the middle ages. Originally the corpse would be carried, fully dressed, on top of their coffin at royal funerals. However this was unpleasant in hot weather so a wax effigy was used instead. As the “body” was … More The history of the Wax Museum
Lawnmowers – a very British obsession? Did you know the lawnmower was invented in Gloucester by Edwin Beard Budding in 1830? He was deemed a madman for making such a contraption and had to test his machine at night so no one would see him. But Budding was not mad at all and his machine … More Discovering an unusual museum in Southport