Walking the National Forest Way: a stroll amid a transformed Midlands

It’s the time of year to check out the bluebell woods of England’s National Forest, which stretches over the former mining fields of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. We take it stage by stage, with stops for food and sleep

Let’s go to … the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire

Its new Remembrance Centre has just opened, in time for Armistice Day. But also take time to explore nearby lovely Lichfield and its medieval cathedral

TV and cartoon Theme Parks

With a Shrek theme park opening on London’s South Bank, here are five UK attractions themed on popular children’s TV and cartoon characters: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/feb/25/top-five-childrens-television-cartoon-theme-parks