Christmas At Wollaton Hall – Visiting The Light Trail

Just before Christmas, the City Adventurers took a trip to Wollaton Hall to see the brand new light trail. The park is transformed into a magical wonderland, with enchanting illuminations set to music. Every corner turned reveals a new setting. Along the way we had the chance to buy mulled wine or hot chocolate. And… More Christmas At Wollaton Hall – Visiting The Light Trail

Not a woodchipper in sight, but plenty of hair clippers

The City Adventurers recently enjoyed a few days in Coventry. Having had a few people recommend it, we decided to make the short walk to “Fargo” from the Cathedral. It was easy to spot the way, following the sign posts and doesn’t take long to get there, although it is mainly uphill. There may not… More Not a woodchipper in sight, but plenty of hair clippers

Chocolate museums

Before the pandemic the City Adventurers were lucky enough to visit a number of Chocolate museums. York’s Chocolate Story York’s Chocolate Story is located in the heart of York. Our group arrived and were taken through the story of chocolate and the history of York’s most famous chocolate-making families. From the Chocolate Orange to the… More Chocolate museums

Heythrope Park

Heythrop Park is a Grade II listed early 18th-century country house in Oxfordshire and was our base for our stay near the Cotswolds. It was designed by the architect Thomas Archer in the Baroque style for Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury. Unfortunately, a fire in 1831 destroyed the original interior and the house remained derelict until 1870, when it… More Heythrope Park

Cracker of an escape room re-opens in Tunbridge Wells

Clue Cracker is the first Escape Room in Tunbridge Wells and offers three exceptional games, each lasting 60 minutes. The City Adventurers first played one of the Clue Cracker games when they opened a pop up in Margate in 2016. During the pandemic, we have been playing their fantastic range of online games. Escape from Extinction Island… More Cracker of an escape room re-opens in Tunbridge Wells

The Lost Continent

The other day we were clearing out a book case and I came across my copy of The Lost Continent, Travels in Small-Town America. This was Bill Bryson’s first travel book, in which he chronicled a trip in his mother’s Chevy around small town America in the late 1980’s. Ian and I first went on… More The Lost Continent

Woburn Abbey

The City Adventurers took a trip to Woburn Abbey before it closed for major refurbishments works. Woburn Abbey and Gardens are closed until 2022. Woburn Abbey was founded in 1145 on the site of the present house. It became the seat of the Russell family in 1547 and of the Dukes of Bedford from 1694. The… More Woburn Abbey

Chedworth Roman Villa

The British countryside is a beautiful place to visit and so a couple of years ago a group of us spent a weekend exploring the Cotswold countryside. We didn’t get to try out the deckchairs that had been strategically placed, but we did get to explore a Roman villa and discover more about what the Romans did in… More Chedworth Roman Villa