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WIN a £500 voucher from Cottage Holidays


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If you love the UK as much as we do and love getting out and about, exploring new landscapes and places to stay, then this could be the perfect prize for you. Enter now and look forward to £500 towards your 2016 self-catering UK holiday.

You could be the lucky winner of a whopping £500 Gift Voucher to put towards your next self-catering break with Cottage Holidays. Whether you’re looking for a romantic bolt hole, an active getaway or a large family property (complete with dog) in one of the UK’s favourite destinations then Cottage Holidays is sure to have the perfect cottage for you. We have been providing cottage breaks across the UK for over 20 years and have over 2,500 properties for you to choose from.

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Summer, winter, rain or shine there’s always a reason to take a little break, get a change of scenery and enjoy a rest with Cottage Holidays. We pride ourselves in offering a personal touch, with national choice and local service. To find out more about our cottages visit or call one of our personal shoppers on 0333 2020899.

  1. This voucher entitles the bearer to £500 off a holiday with Cottage Holidays.
  2. Vouchers have no cash redemption value and are not transferable or assignable.
  3. If the booking total exceeds the amount of the voucher, the balance must be paid by the customer.
  4. Voucher cannot be used past the stated expiry date.
  5. Voucher can only be used once. More than one voucher can be used against a single booking.
  6. Cottage Holidays reserve the right to refuse any voucher which it deems to be invalid.
  7. Cottage Holidays is not responsible if a Voucher is lost, stolen, destroyed or used without permission.
  8. Where the value of the holiday is less than the value of the vouchers no change will be given.
  9. Holidays paid (in full or part) by vouchers will be subject to our normal booking terms & conditions which can be viewed at
    10. The winner will be selected at random from all entries received during the competition period. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason. The promoters decision is final. 

#DareAdventure and WIN

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WIN Go Ape tickets

Be in with a chance of winning Go Ape tickets. Then you’ll be able to come back and do it like a pro!

We have five pairs of tickets that must be won each and every week for the next eight weeks – and you can enter every single week.

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Terms and Conditions

1. The promoter is: Adventure Forest Limited Trading as Go Ape Ltd whose registered office is at Unit 1, Fornham Business Court, The Drift, Fornham St Martin, Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1SL.

2. To enter the competition you must be: (a) UK resident; and (b) 18 years old or over at the time of entry.

3. Employees of Go Ape or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.

4. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition. You can enter weekly to increase your chances!

5. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are shown above.

6. The competition period starts 07.09.2015 until 01.11.2015.

7. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not fully received for whatever reason.

8. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in any event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

9. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

10. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

11. Winners will be chosen: at random by software provided by from all entries received and verified by the Promoter.

12. The winner will be notified by email each week. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

13. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

14. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by [English] law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of [England].

15. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation.

10 Easy Ways to Share Time This Summer

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In our opinion, time shared = time better spent.

But when we talk about ‘sharing time’ with one another, we don’t mean being sat in the same room, glued to our smartphones and tablets with the TV on in the background. Oh no. Sharing time is all about setting quality time aside to spend with your loved ones – your kids, partner, parents or your best buds. It means switching off all of those distractions and sharing some awesome experiences with one another.

Summer provides the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and share some quality time with the people you love. Stuck for ideas? Here are 10 suggestions:

  1. Ghyll scrambling

Ghyll scrambling (also called gorge scrambling) is a wet ‘n’ wild outdoor activity perfect for thrill-seeking families, couples and groups. Hop across boulders, clamber up waterfalls, slide down natural rock chutes and plunge into pools of water. What’s not to love?

Gyhll Scrambling

  1. Hot air balloon ride

Round-up the tribe and experience the sunrise in a totally new way – that is, from the basket of a hot air balloon. After your airborne adventure, why not visit a local café for some brekky?

  1. Set sail

Hire a boat and set sail on the Lake District’s majestic, turquoise waters. Take in turns to row and enjoy a picnic with dramatic, rugged mountains as your backdrop.

Lake District Sailing

  1. Get your grill on

A summer BBQ is essential – a time to kick back and relax with your loved ones and tuck into some gorgeous, grilled grub.

  1. Group hike

It’s not all about the views from the top – it’s also about the adventures you have along the way. Don your finest walking boots and head out on a group hike; catch up with friends and family as you climb the hills and enjoy a picnic together when you reach the top.

  1. Back to basics

Go back to basics and set up camp, whether it’s at a local campsite, in your back garden or out in the wild in Dartmoor National Park. Spend your evenings under the stars, sat around a campfire, sharing stories and joking about old times. A truly wholesome experience.

Wild Camping Cooking

  1. Go on a horse ride

Explore Britain on all fours by booking a group horse ride. Choose your location – along beaches, across moors or through forests, etc.

  1. Bike ride

Get on your bikes – and if you don’t have one, hire one! A group bike ride is a great opportunity to spend quality time with one another, whether you’re tearing up the trails, riding through the countryside or taking it easy on a cycle path. Don’t set a destination, just ride until you find somewhere beautiful to stop.

  1. Ride the waves

Hire some wetsuits and surfboards (or bodyboards) and catch some waves as the sun begins to set. And don’t worry if you spend more time in the sea than you do on your board!

  1. Go Ape

Re-connect with nature and take the tribe to Go Ape! Choose to swing through the trees on one of our award-winning Tree-Top Adventure courses, or head out en masse aboard our Forest Segways.

Tree Top Adventure Go Ape

For more more ideas on how to #ShareAdventure this summer, head to to read real-life stories from people across the UK – PLUS, you could win amazing adventurous prizes including weekend breaks, camping gear and more.

Five Top Spots For Nature Investigators

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This week Canopy & Stars joins us to talk about getting back to nature this summer, starting with going on an adventure in the outdoors…

“In the brilliant business of glamping, we spend a lot of time outdoors and consider ourselves rather knowledgeable in the art. Alongside the marshmallow toasting and sausage grilling, we do like to channel our David Attenborough and you’ll often find us self-narrating an outdoor exploration, loping around in our wellies following a trail of pawprints with a magnifying glass, searching for wild elderflower or desperately trying to identify a lesser spotted woodpecker. No creature too big and no plant too small, we’ve got this nature thing down pat and have written a guide to share it.

The Canopy & Stars Little Book for Nature Investigators is for all budding explorers who enjoy the wild outdoors. There are four packs full of amazing facts, games, puzzles and jokes plus the Nature Investigators Passport to keep track of your progress.

Here are five of our hottest spaces, perfect for getting you started on your exciting Nature Investigation journey the next time you find yourself outdoors:-

Elmley Nature Reserve

Stake out the resident barn owl through long grasses or find your inner twitcher as you sit in one of the designated birdwatching hides at the end of the wildlife trails – Elmley is definitely the ideal space to visit our feathered friends. Alternatively, tuck yourself up among the wool throws in your hut and watch the wildlife from your bed!

Walcot Hall

Can you tell the difference between an ash and an elm tree? Well at this eclectic collection of spaces set in a beautiful arboretum, you’ll be right at home if you’re looking for an adventure under the canopies. Or if you fancy wandering further from Walcot Hall, the Shropshire forests and hills lie panoramic before you, begging to be explored.

Walcot Hall

Knepp Wildland Safaris

Knepp is the perfect place to stay while you brush up on your animal tracks and trails – its wildlife quests offer up the chance to see all creatures great and small from special treetop viewing platforms. From grass snakes to voles and mice as well as roaming cattle, Exmoor ponies, deer and the estate’s own Tamworth pigs. Who needs Africa to go on safari?!


Plas Bach

With seven acres of romantic garden, fields and orchard to explore, Plas Bach has enough to     offer up several days’ worth of exploration. The beautiful box garden is perfect for comparing your daisies to your chamomiles and provide the most gorgeous colourful backdrop full of brilliant blooms.

Plas Bach & L. House

The Wood Life

With eight acres of woodland to explore, The Wood Life is a great all round goodie for a budding Nature Investigator. Search for badger trails, play ‘Meet a Tree’ or visit in May and marvel at the carpet of bluebells in the woodland.

The Wood Life

Download our Little Book for Nature Investigators and start your very own quest to become a fully fledged Investigator!”


There’s a three-night weekend or four-night midweek family glamping break up for grabs for three lucky winners. Simply visit, be inspired and win.

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