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days out – Alton Towers
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Thanks to the amazing array of attractions in the UK, there’s something out there for everyone to enjoy on those rare family days off. And while it’s hard to please everyone in the group all of the time, there are some days out which will offer the full range of tourist delights for babies up to grannies and grandads. Here, editor Victoria Galligan helps you work out which type of family you are – and suggests some great days out to try…

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Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival - Calon Ckaes
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As the Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival gets set to celebrate its fifteenth anniversary this May Bank Holiday (26-27th), a new and exciting addition is planned in the form of the festival’s first dedicated vegan site.

Situated in the Duke of Wellington Car Park and free to enter for event ticket holders, visitors will be able to sample a range of products including foraged and homegrown syrups – lilac, rhubarb and sugar-free lavender - from Tast Natur and punchy flavours from The Parsnipship.

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A chef cooks kebabs at Cowbridge Food Festival
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Food and drink heaven for festival goers, the bustling, vibrant atmosphere that is the Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival will this year celebrate its 15th birthday, with lots of new and exciting additions planned to mark the occasion in style!     

A real highlight in the Welsh foodie calendar, this year’s event will for the first time play host to its own Vegan Festival – food, drink and cosmetics all included in the festival ticket price.

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Holiday Home in Wales
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According to a recent survey by UK holiday park and holiday home sales operator, Away Resorts, the South of England is the most desirable place to purchase a holiday home, with almost half, 46%, planning to buy here this year.  

The recent survey also asked Brits, who had the cash to buy a UK holiday home, what type of property they plan on purchasing. 

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Extreme Sailing Series is an seven-Act global Stadium Racing circuit which is heading to Cardiff Bay over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

From 24-27 August, an international fleet of hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans will battle it out in the sixth stop on the action-packed global tour, which also visits Oman, Italy, Portugal, Spain, USA and Mexico. 

The world-class line-up includes British squad INEOS Rebels UK, whose crew are mentored by members of Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup team.