Monday 26 September 2016

Smart Spender

Published 26/05/2016 | 02:30

Stena Line building a bridge to Legoland

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Stena Line have teamed up with Legoland Windsor to offer the ultimate road trip for Lego fans. Priced from €639 for a family of two adults and two children, the offer includes ferry travel to the UK, two nights in four-star hotel accommodation close to Windsor, and one-day access to the Legoland Windsor Resort. There's plenty to see at Legoland and it appeals to young and old alike; it takes just over four hours to get there from Fishguard, and it's four hours and 40 minutes drive from Holyhead. To book visit www.stenaline.ie/legoland and check out the terms and conditions that apply to the dates and availability.

Be sun savvy

Get kitted out for all your sun protection needs on holiday (or at home) with this handy family pack of suncare lotions from the Boots Soltan range. There are four 200ml bottles in the clear zipped plastic pouch, comprising suncare lotions in SPF15 and SPF30, a Kids Moisturising Suncare Lotion in SPF50, a moisturising aftersun lotion and it costs €20. All of the sun lotions benefit from the maximum five-star rating for UVA protection. You can order online from www.boots.ie for delivery, collection, or check your local Boots store for availability.

How to get a pizza the outdoor action

I'd like to suggest that the fact that Aldi (and most other supermarkets) are stocking barbecue equipment as a good omen for the forthcoming bank holiday weekend. This pizza oven - on special offer today - suggests Mediterranean weather though! It's not just a pizza oven; it also doubles as a barbecue and smoker. Including a pizza stone for that perfectly crisp crust on your pizzas, a temperature gauge, and plenty of venting for temperature control, it costs €139.99 and is available while stocks last. See www.aldi.ie for more information. Optimism about the weather aside, I can tell you that the neighbour with their own pizza oven is always the most popular.

Enjoy afternoon tea - in full Bloom

If trekking around the Phoenix Park for the Bloom Festival (commencing this day week) is not your cup of tea, then you might prefer the far more sedate surroundings of the Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort in Wicklow. The "Druids Glen Bloom Afternoon Tea" is priced from €21 per person, with an additional charge for Prosecco or champagne, and the desserts are inspired by flowers in the idyllic surrounds of the Druids Glen to celebrate the Bloom Festival. It sounds like it's worth the trip. To make a reservation call 01 287 0847 or visit www.druidglenresort.com.

Irish Independent

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