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

E17 Art Trail

The City Adventurers visited the E17 Art Trail back in 2019. It returns this year from 01 July to 18 July 2021. It offers 300 exhibitions and events across the area from Billet Road and the North Circular to Lea Bridge Road. There is a handy map that can be seen on the website at … More E17 Art Trail

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 … 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

Explore A World of Colours at Keukenhof Gardens

The theme for Keukenhof’s showcase in2021 was A World of Colours – a celebration of diversity and different cultures. Unfortunately, instead of being able to open for 8 weeks as they usually do, the gardens were only able to open for a pilot 6 days to test covid safety. The City Adventurers were lucky enough … More Explore A World of Colours at Keukenhof Gardens

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