Review: Brooklands Hotel Spa

A few days ago a friend and I were invited for a spa day at the Brooklands Hotel. It’s a hotel I have always been familiar with but have never been to, knowing that it’s right next door to the Mercedes Benz World and opposite the Mercedes test track.

Brooklands Hotel offer many spa packages with spa facilities to compliment the treatments. We were booked on a package with a 50 minute treatment each, lunch and the whole day to make use of the spa.

We arrived at the hotel and were immediately impressed with it – really grand and with a lovely welcoming feel. We had a friendly greeting and were advised to make our way to the third floor which is home to the spa.

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Review: Electric Jukebox

Just before Christmas we were sent an Electric Jukebox to try out. The Electric Jukebox is a streaming music service for your TV. In the pack you get the Electric Jukebox dongle that you plug in to your TV via an HDMI port, a small HDMI extension lead and a microphone remote controller. Yes, you read that correctly!


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Give your Children a Library at their Fingertips with eBookadabra

*This is a collaborative post

LP and Little Man have always had a love of reading. We have read with them daily since they were tiny and now that LP is learning to read she will often read books to us, at bedtime, in the car or whenever she has the urge to read.

But, even with a house full of books, LP is always looking for more to read. She has a thirst for books that even regular trips to the library can’t fix and when we go away for weekends she seems to want to take her whole bookshelf with her.

So when eBookadabra got in contact and asked if we’d like to review their app it looked like the perfect thing to keep LP and Little Man happy where books are concerned. eBookadabra contains hundreds of books in one app, making sure that the children always have something new to read.

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Review: Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa

When we went to Wales to visit The Royal Mint Experience, we stayed at the Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa for the night. I didn’t know much about the hotel before we arrived but we were able to park underneath the hotel, with plenty of availability for just £12 for the night and checked in easily.

The hotel was beautiful, still decorated for Christmas and with plenty of places to sit and relax. The whole hotel had a really welcoming feel and the staff were really friendly and helpful. We had a Junior Penthouse Suite for the night, on the top floor, and when we got to it we were so impressed with the size.

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Review: The Royal Mint Experience

We finished off the Christmas holidays with a trip into Wales to visit The Royal Mint Experience just outside of Cardiff. Last year was the first time The Royal Mint had opened it’s doors to the public and so we were excited to go and see how all of our sterling coins are made.

The experience is easy to find and well signposted. There’s plenty of parking and there’s just a short walk from the car park to the entrance and everything is well accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs. The experience is free for the under fives and comprises a guided tour and an interactive exhibition.

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