Things to do with the family this October half term?

PumpkinIt may not seem long ago that you were packing them off to school after the long summer break, but already another holiday is looming. October half term can cause all sorts of problems for parents as there can be several variations in dates across the country and sometimes even between two schools in the same area which is why we’ve put together a few ideas to help your October half term be fun for all! Continue reading

We are loving Torre Abbey Sands!

Ben at Torre Abbey Sands in Torquay

Torre Abbey Sands is the main beach in Torquay and is just a few minute’s walk from the hotels at TLH Leisure Resort. It’s one of the best family beaches in Torbay and we love it, but  let’s take a closer look at this great family beach.

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“Strictly Come Dancing” is in their Blood


Lynette Boyce and her family

3 generations of the Boyce Family

The new “Strictly” season is back on the BBC, but it’s Strictly Come Dancing every day of the year for Lynette Boyce and her family, for whom dancing well and truly runs in the blood. For over 40 years members of the Boyce family have been wowing audiences and judges with their ballroom dancing prowess. Between them they have won numerous championship awards. Continue reading

Vintage Entertainment Weekend in Torquay

Pasadena Roof Orchestra play vintage sounds

Vintage was once a description mainly applied to fine aged wines. However, these days, “vintage” and “retro” are common words in our vocabulary and refer to everything from vintage clothing to vintage markets, vintage entertainment, jewellery and beyond. It seems that alongside the sleek, modern lines of 21st century design and technology, there is a craving for shabby chic and a bygone era. Continue reading

My Visit to Buckfastleigh Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary

Buckfastleigh Butterflies and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary

I’ve lived in South Devon my whole life and love what it has to offer. There are so many attractions to visit with the family or like me, just a nice day out with my wife. With so many local attractions, it’s impossible to see them all in a weekend or even a week and even as a local, I’m still visiting places for the first time. I recently visited Buckfastleigh Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary (yes, otters and butterflies in the same place). Read on to see my verdict and to see some great photos and video. Continue reading