Category Archives: Seasonal

gas safety
04 Dec

Christmas Day – Most Dangerous Day for Gas Safety

Christmas Gas Safety Tips   Did you know most gas related house fires occur on Christmas Day? According to the Gas Safe Register,  only 5% of adults put a gas safety check on their to-do list in the run up to Christmas, making the festive season the most dangerous time of the year when it

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christmas market
20 Nov

Where to visit a traditional Christmas market

Christmas markets in the UK have become extremely popular over the last 15 years, following the European tradition of small stalls selling gifts, crafts, food and drink. Most big cities and towns now boast their own, many in the same areas as our A-Plan branches. Here is a list of our favourites: Bath – A

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summer
10 Jul

10 free things to do with children this summer

The summer holidays are fast approaching and are a notoriously expensive time for parents. Keeping the children entertained for 6 weeks can really add up! If you want some ideas for free family activities, we’ve put together a list below: 1. Visit a museum. Lots of museums now have free entry and there is bound

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marine insurance
08 May

Our top tips for de-winterising your boat

The sun is lingering longer in the sky, which means it’s time to ‘de-winterise’ your boat and get out on the water. But before you can embark on your first trip, you still need to inspect your boat to ensure it is functional. Thankfully, de-winterising shouldn’t take too long, as long as your boat was

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Easter
03 Apr

Things to do this Easter

The Easter holidays are upon us so here are some ideas to keep the family entertained and occupied over the break: Taste Chocolate Festival in Bristol Easter wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate so why not take the family to the Taste Chocolate Festival in Bristol on 15th and 16th April. This two-day extravaganza showcases some

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caravan
13 Mar

Taking a caravan or motorhome to Europe

The sun is shining and it really feels like spring is coming! Caravan and motorhome owners are turning their thoughts to getting ready for the touring season. Why not broaden your horizons a bit further this year? Travelling to Europe with your caravan or motorhome can be a great idea for you and your family

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heating
03 Feb

Tips for staying warm & keeping energy costs down this winter

We’re in the depths of winter – a bleak time of year when you feel like hibernating and the time of year when your energy costs are at their highest. To ensure that your savings don’t go down as you turn the heat up, follow these tips: Turn the thermostat down: According to the Energy

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bluebells spring 2017
23 Jan

Best places to see bluebells in spring 2017

Did you know that the bluebell was voted as Britain’s favourite flower? Here we list some of the best places to see bluebells in spring 2017 We are lucky in this country to have access to some wonderful woodlands where you can see bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) in full bloom in the wild. Around half of

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21 Dec

Christmas Opening Hours

Our opening hours during the Christmas and New Year period are: 24 December – 8:30 am – 12.00 pm 25 – 27 December – branches closed 28 – 30 December – 8.30 am – 5.00 pm 31 December – 8:30 am – 12.00 pm 01 – 02 January – branches closed 03 January – branches

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19 Dec

Things to do with the family over the festive break

There will undoubtedly be a moment over the holidays when everyone starts to get restless and bored. It is worth having something in mind to keep the family occupied. Here we’ve put together our top 10 ideas of activities: 1. Ice skating Take a spin around one of the UK’s ice skating rinks. Somerset House

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