Holidays & Travel




Explore some of the best locations in the UK, Ireland & Europe with an Alfa Travel Coach Holiday!

Alfa Travel is one of the UK’s largest coach holiday companies covering the North West, North East, Midlands, South East and Yorkshire & Humberside.

Established for over 25 years, Alfa pride themselves on offering quality value for money holidays in the UK, Ireland and Europe. From the beautiful views of Ben Nevis in Fort William to the spectacular cliffs of the Isle of Wight, there is a destination for everyone!

93% of customers rate Alfa holidays as GOOD or EXCELLENT*, showing the company sticks to their commitment to delivering a quality, value for money product.

Their NEW 2017 brochure has recently launched, which is packed with a fantastic array of Coach holidays, as well as details about Alfa’s brand new River Cruise selection and Entertainment Breaks.

Alfa are also excited to announce their latest hotel acquisition; The Cliffe Norton Hotel in Tenby, Wales. This beautiful hotel is ideally situated on the seafront in on of Wales’ premier resorts and is guaranteed to be a popular choice for Alfa travellers.

With prices starting from just £129 Per Person for a 5 day holiday and tours including excursions, quality accommodation and return coach travel to your local pick-up point, Alfa can ensure you have a holiday to remember.

So go on, put your feet up and relax with a copy of the NEW 2017 Alfa Travel brochure! Alfa look forward to seeing you soon on your next holiday adventure! Call Alfa on 01257 248067 to order your FREE copy today!

Stanwix Park Holiday Centre – The Perfect Family Holiday!

Relaxation, fun and excitement in one place, all your need to make your family holiday one to remember! Indoor & outdoor swimming pools, gym, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Ten pin bowling, family entertainment, adult cabaret, daytime activities, café, shop, arcades and much more!

Self catering caravans and apartments for hire – 3, 4 and 7 nights.

Maxi camping pods, pitches for tents, touring caravans and motorhomes. !

NEW!

Our indoor facilities are now even better with our newly refurbished changing room and ultra-modern experience area: NEW Sauna, Steam Room, Foot spas, Heated Loungers and Experience Showers… Relax, Refresh, And Recuperate!

Plus, the state of the art ten-pin bowling experience JJ’s Bowl. Cutting edge technology with interactive graphics and hundreds of funky animations! In fact, a total NEW way to play

Spring is finally here.. and to celebrate we’re offering 20% OFF Self Catering Breaks between 16th April – 25th May. Discount code: SALE20.

Breaks Available from £106.00!

Caravan Sales – for unbeatable style and value you can’t beat one of our caravans! There are models to suit everyone. We are open all year round and with your very own holiday home you have the luxury of being able to escape the routine of home life, make new friends and create memories you’ll never forget! Brand new caravans are sold to include ground rent and memberships to our leisure and entertainment centre for 2018. Arrange a visit to see the place you could be spending quality family time together for years to come.

Visit www.stanwix.com for all the latest info, check availability and to book online. Alternatively, you can call us on 016973 32666.

 

 

 

In the UK we have one of the largest varieties of holiday options available to us in the world… No, really we do! We can go off to a hotel in the city, a shallay near the beach, a caravan in the countryside, or even a lodge in the woods… as well as many more besides. Cheshire and Cumbria especially are a hot bed for wonderful holiday options.

Tour operators, travel agents, independant letters – have all had success advertising within The North West Times publication and on the website. Either option will allow you to reach a vast amount of UK holiday goers and you will be able to give lots of information about holiday destinations and types of holiday.

Apart from the traditional holidays we have mentioned, we have featured advertisers offering cruises, activity holidays (holidays that involves walking, cycling, climbing or other sports) and many more – our readers seem to be very open minded! Where as a lot of people choose a package holiday, where flights and accommodation are included in the price, Many people seem also to be more willing to book an independent holiday, where they make their own travel arrangements.

When you choose The North West Times to advertise your holidays you can rest assured that you will be reaching an audience who are looking for a vast array of holiday types, dates and prices. You can call the advertising department on; 01452 500 700 or email to request further details to features@colstonmedia.co.uk

The colonial hotel, perfect for families and couples. Only a stones throw away from the pleasure beach and sandcastle water park. The 40 bedroom family run hotel has a harlequins carvery on site cooking fresh food every day of the week, the hotel bar has family entertainment on to keep the kids busy and having lots of fun. The hotel boasts stunning sea views from the front facing bedrooms so book early to avoid dissapointment. The hotel is under new management and the new staff cannot wait to welcome its regular and new guests catering for their every need.

The hotel is currently having a promotion where kids stay for half the price so don’t forget to enquire when you call. Also the weekend deals at £89pp including breakfast will be hard to beat. So don’t miss out on this fantastic offer and book your holiday with the Colonial hotel.

Holgates Holiday Parks are set in some of Cumbria’s and Lancashire’s most scenic countryside, dotted along the picturesque Morecambe Bay shoreline with its unspoilt landscape, protected wildlife habitats and delightful coastal villages.

At Holgates, there’s a park to suit everyone. Some are lively with lots of facilities; others are havens of peace and tranquillity. All are within easy reach of the M6, with the seaside resort of Morecambe and historic city of Lancaster close by.

Why not join us for a relaxing get-away-from-it-all break, or a fun-filled family adventure? We have parks for touring caravans, motorhomes and tents– even camping pods – and if you’d like to explore the idea of  owning your very own static caravan holiday home, we’ll do our best to find you the perfect match! If you’re looking for somewhere different for this year’s holiday or the perfect location for your own holiday home, you’ve come to the right place

Silverdale is Holgates’ flagship park. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty amid over 100 acres of woodland and countryside, it overlooks the sweeping vista of Morecambe Bay and welcomes holidaymakers from far and wide. There’s always plenty to do – stroll along the coast, find a spot for a picnic, enjoy a swim in the pool or relax in the sauna. Children are safe to roam or let off steam in the games room and soft play area as well as the two outdoor adventure playgrounds. A well stocked  shop supplies most things you’ll need during your stay, but there’s no need to cook – the restaurant and bar serve meals and snacks all day.

To check availability and prices, just browse to www.holgates.co.uk, or If you’d prefer to speak to a member of our friendly team please call us on 01524 701508

Holidays in the UK

We have hours of glorious sunshine here in the UK and plenty of exciting beeches brimming with character shouting out to be explored, and what’s more, Keep Britain Tidy has announced that 70 of England’s beaches have been awarded the internationally recognised Blue Flag this year which means a guarantee that the beach has top notch facilities, is litter free and has achieved a high standard of water quality. Why go abroad when you have the sun and sea here? And if you want something quieter and less touristy, the UK’s patchwork quilt of countryside is amongst the most beautiful to be found anywhere on the planet. Picturesque villages served by quaint olde-world pubs are always there to be discovered and loved, and if you decide to discover one or more of the natural beautiful and cherished National Parks, you will always be met by breathtaking vistas and outstanding scenery.

There are plenty of places to rest your sleepy heads too from stylish comfy hotels to cheap and cheerful campsites. And if you haven’t stayed at a holiday park in the UK for a while then you’re in for a very pleasant surprise. The new and renovated parks have a vast array of outstanding facilities for you and your family such as indoor swimming pools, pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, walks, and clubs for the kids and nightly entertainment. There are of course quieter holiday parks which tend to attract couples of various ages looking to spend time together away from the noisy towns and escape to a peaceful and relaxing environment. Holiday cottages are also another way to enjoy

With so much to see and do within the UK and so many ways of doing it there really is no need to spend huge amounts going abroad. Whatever you want to do, wherever you want to stay and however you want to do it there’s always somewhere out there for you. the great British countryside. Most holiday cottages are individually owned, giving each cottage its own unique style and charm. Coaching holidays are a brilliant alternative and this type of holiday has never been more popular. A coaching holiday these days means executive coaches, top quality accommodation, experienced tour guides and brilliant destinations such as top shopping locations and woodland retreats.

Find your perfect place to go and stay or visit whilst in North Wales, just click on our guide below

Looking to get away?

When it comes to summer holidays, we all tend to go straight for the Spain or Italy holiday destinations. Although there are lots of amazing places to visit abroad, we always forget about all the wonderful places we have right here in the UK.
You don’t need to look far or hard to find a truly enjoyable holiday here in the UK. One that everyone will enjoy and one that’s closer than you might think.

We have hours of glorious sunshine here and plenty of exciting beeches brimming with character shouting out to be explored, and what’s more, Keep Britain Tidy has announced that 70 of England’s beaches have been awarded the internationally recognised Blue Flag this year. So, why go abroad when you have the sun and sea here? And if you want something quieter and less touristy, the UK’s patchwork quilt of countryside is amongst the most beautiful to be found anywhere on the planet. Picturesque villages served by quaint olde-world pubs are also here to be discovered and loved. And if you decide to discover one or more of the naturally beautiful and cherished National Parks, you will always be met by breath-taking vistas and outstanding scenery.

There are plenty of places to rest your sleepy heads too from stylishly comfortable hotels to cheap and cheerful campsites. And if you haven’t stayed at a holiday park in the UK for a while then you’re in for a very pleasant surprise. The new and renovated parks have a vast array of outstanding facilities for you and your family to enjoy and take full advantage of, such as indoor swimming pools, pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, walks, and clubs for the kids and nightly entertainment too. There are of course quieter holiday parks which tend to attract couples of various ages looking to spend time together away from the noisy towns and escape to a more peaceful and relaxing environment.

The bottom line is this: if deliciously smelling fish n chips and scrumptiously tasty ice cream wets your lips, you believe variety is the spice of life and you enjoy the invigorating great British countryside then there really is no need to spend huge amounts going abroad. Whatever you want to do, wherever you want to stay and whoever you want to enjoy it with, there’s always a great place waiting for you.

Take a Winter Break in the North East and Yorkshire

Feel alive again by taking a relaxing and rejuvenating break in the North. The Cold crisp air here seems to awaken your senses and uplift your soul. Not surprising really with so much natural beauty and amazing experiences to be had. Take a step back in time and visit York’s historical city. Stroll along the quant cobbled streets lined with twinkling lights and delightful boutique shops. Discover York’s exquisite architecture, gothic cathedral and picturesque sights. Head to North Yorkshire to feel your spirits sour on the magnificent Boulbycliffs, whilst your there savour the 360 degree views from Roseberry Topping, the highest hill in the North York Moors. Head further north to listen to the music of Durham Cathedral bells and head even further to indulge your taste for the arts on Newcastle Gateshead. Stay in Northumberland to see Keilders rare wildlife and breath-taking views, if your stay here falls on an enchanted weekend, you will find yourself in Kielder’s magical forest landscape as Kielder Water and Forest Park transforms into an enchanted Winter Wonderland. There really isn’t anything much more heart-warming than watching Northumberland’s coast catch the glow of the setting sun or feeling the magic of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Make your winter holiday memorable and discover all that there is to discover in this stunning part of the Country.

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