Romantic days out (with the kids!)

Ok, so if you can get someone to look after the kids while you & your loved one head off for a day out, then great!  Otherwise, bring them along…

Warwick Castle

warwick castle

Make like a prince & princess & head to Warwick Castle for a day out where in times goneby romance was born of courtly love, chivalrous knights, beautiful princesses & fair maidens! You can really get into the role at one of the finest medieval castles in the UK.  In 2009, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) voted Warwick Castle a veritable ‘construction of seduction’ & the UK’s hottest place for a date! It is straight out of a fairytale book with its crenellated battlements, towers & turrets…

Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

jewellery quarter

What could be more romantic than the UK’s number one destination for wedding & engagement rings? With 40% of the UK’s jewellery crafted here & more than 100 shops, it’s the spot to pick out a sparkler or design your own handmade ring. Walk the historic trails, visit an art gallery, stop in at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter or the Pen Room Museum (& write your loved one a message with a quill)…

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Twenty-five years ago, Heligan’s historic gardens were unknown and unseen; lost under a tangle of weeds. It was only the chance discovery of a door in the ruins that led to the restoration of this once great estate. Today, The Lost Gardens have been put back where they belong: in pride of place among the finest gardens in Cornwall.

Hampton Court Maze

hampton court maze

We English are great creators of elaborate hedge mazes & they’re not just family attractions.  Back in the heyday of English maze design, three or four hundred years ago, mazes were places for flirtation & secret lovers trysts. Go when the kids are in school & have plenty of private time for a smooch between thick walls of yew hedges!

Southwold Pier

SouthwoldPier

Make like teenagers & head to all the fun of a British seaside pier! Following extensive renovation Southwold Pier is now one of the finest examples of a Pier to be found in the British isles.  The Pier has the perfect mix of happy memories of holidays past, of hot summer days relaxing on the beach & of great fun for all generations of the family…

Petersham Nurseries, Richmond

Petersham Nurseries Richmond is a place of calm where you can reconnect with nature, restoring a sense of balance and space. Wander around the nursery and discover an oasis of flowers, plants and artisanal gardening tools. Dine in Petersham Nurseries Café, our glasshouse restaurant brimming with bougainvillea and jasmine. Find antique, furniture and gifts in the Shop, or enjoy wholesome, seasonal food and homemade cakes in our Teahouse.

 

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