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Month: May 2016

Could the Special One be moving to North Wales?

New Manchester United and self-proclaimed “Special One” Jose Mourinho is said to be looking for a new home, and has eyed up a rather lovely £3.9 million castle in North Wales. Castell Gyrn overlooks Ruthin town and is just an hour’s drive from Manchester. Mr Mourinho is said to have viewed the mansion twice, and has…

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Prestatyn beach set to unveil new fully-manned lifeguard stations this weekend

This weekend is the official unveiling of lifeguard stations and patrols on beaches in Rhyl and Prestatyn. The RNLI have announced that it will be opening the doors of its first North Wales lifeguard units tomorrow (Saturday 28th May). North Wales’ newest lookout stations have been erected for locals and people visiting for our Prestatyn caravan…

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Colwyn Bay set to host the first ever bubble rush in North Wales this summer

“Bubble rush” is coming to North Wales for the first time ever this summer and Colwyn Bay’s has been announced and the lucky hosts! After the huge success of the colour runs, St David’s Hospice recently revealed plans for the widely-enjoyed bubble rush to come to the region. If you don’t know what the bubble rush entails,…

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North Wales Guide Dog trainer takes her pups to watch her son play in the Premier League!

A Premier League footballer, who will be a familiar name to many football fans regularly has his mum at matches, but not just to watch her son play. Ryan Shawcross, originally from North Wales, plays football for Stoke City and his mum is often at games as she uses the Premier League stadiums as a venue…

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12 sizzling facts about barbecues to get you fired up for summer!

Did you know that May 25th marks the 19th annual celebration of National BBQ Week? In the words of the event organisers the celebration is a chance to enjoy ‘a whole week dedicated to gastro grillin’ and summer chillin’.’ The good things about a barbecue is that no matter where you are, whether at our North…

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Five myths and legends from North Wales

Wales is a country steeped in history, and is also home to its fair share of myths and legends. We have taken a look at some of the lore linked to North Wales, including ghostly goings-on and mythical beings. Excalibur King Arthur is often linked with being from Wales, and the lakes of Llydaw, Dinas and Ogwen…

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Today is National Pick Strawberries Day!

Today is the day that marks National Pick Strawberries Day. The day is celebrated on the 20th May, every year. As summer is just around the corner, this is the perfect time to go strawberry picking while you’re on your holidays here with us at our North Wales Holiday Parks!  It’s common for people to enjoy…

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Japanese chef visits North Wales for the Welsh rarebit

Japanese cooks are being shown how to make the perfect Welsh rarebit, courtesy of a culinary school in North Wales. Cookery author and chef Tamao Sako was given a lesson in how to make the dish – which is rapidly growing in popularity in Japan – by Andrew Sheridan at the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre, which…

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Six unusual facts you didn’t know about Welsh food and drink

It’s safe to say we’re pretty passionate about our food and drink here in Wales, and we have a number of quality producers located close to our North Wales caravan parks, and right across the country. With that in mind, we have taken a look at some facts you might not have known about the history…

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Ruthin’s Joe Woolford still a winner in our eyes after Eurovision heartbreak

The singing sensation, who lived just down the road from our Ruthin caravan park, Joe Woolford did not place where he, and the rest of North Wales wanted him and singing partner Jake wanted to at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, but he’s a winner in our eyes! Regardless of the fact that Joe had to…

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