16 September 2019
Things To Do This Autumn
Bodnant Gardens, North Wales
Experience one of Britain’s favourite public gardens in truly special colours. Suitable for the whole family, it’s hillside setting in Snowdonia National Park, boasts 80 acres of stunning lawns, colourful terraces, wildflower meadows and forests to explore.
With guided walks of the historic tree collection coming ablaze with colour, bird walks and afternoon tea with the head gardener, there’s plenty of opportunity to bask in the warm glow of all things autumn.
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Westonbirt Arboretum, The Cotswolds
This enchanting garden is home to 2,500 different tree species from around the world, all set in a beautifully curated Cotswolds location.
Guided walks, seasonal trails and a tree top canopy offer plenty of opportunity to explore the grounds.
A cafe serving sweet treats and a play park make it an ideal spot for enjoying quality time with family and friends, surrounded by the colours of autumn.
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Dunham Massey, Cheshire
For a real taste of autumn, this popular National Trust home and gardens in Cheshire boasts a whole host of workshops, guided walks and tours.
Highlights include the annual deer rut, where you can watch the fallow deer battle for supremacy and a new family friendly theatre experience The Lost Words: Told in Gold, offers a thought provoking look at how children spending less time outside has impacted on the Oxford Junior Dictionary.
The Autumn Senses Garden Walk, offers an exploration of the sights, smells and sounds of this magical season.
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Walking in Snowdonia
The autumnal colours in the mountains are a truly wonderful thing to enjoy. With the darker days approaching fast it’s good to get a dose of fresh air when possible.
We’re currently working our way through this extensive list of hiking trails in Snowdonia. A great way to blow away the cobwebs, keep fit and destress.
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Shopping in Chester
Crisp autumn days in this historic Roman city are always enjoyable.
The quaint cobbled streets, 700 year old rows and plethora of coffee shops makes for an idyllic place to start early Christmas shopping.
With a range of fashion boutiques, independent shops & high street brands there’s something for everyone.
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Paving & Flooring Specials in Autumn
We have a number of flagstones and tiles on offer this autumn, with up to 25% off selected products and a number of limited availability job lots with bulk discounts.