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Friday finds! Things we love...extreme parks! and Secret Escapes!

We had a week "staycationing" last week and made 2 exciting discoveries- an extreme park experience in Stoke Newington, and a great website offering discounts on luxurious holidays (maybe just for 2...)

If you are feeling jaded with standard swings and slides the head over to Clissold Park in Stoke Newington for an extreme park experience. In the last 12 months £9m of Heritage Lottery Fund and Hackney Council money have been spent on restoring the park and the house.

A huge park area is dedicated to spills and thrills for toddlers to tweens, with a large number and variety of climbing structure,  slides, tree houses, pirate ships, and sand play. You can easily lose an hour in the play area as your children hurl themselves up, down and around. If you are not exhausted from that, head over to visit the aviary, butterfly tunnel and animal enclosure including deer, goats and chickens. In the summer there's a large paddling pool to cool off in. And of course great coffee and cakes in the newly restored Mansion House cafe.

Secret Escapes

One of the current offers on Secret Escapes

If you are looking for a steal on a luxurious getaway the check out our new fab find online- Secret Escapes.

The team at Secret Escapes negotiate exclusive rates for luxury hand-picked hotels and holidays in the UK and abroad, at up to 70% off the price you'd pay by booking anywhere else. How? Well, even the most luxurious hotels out there don't like having empty rooms... For access to the members-only rates on 4 and 5+ hotels, all you have to do is sign up to Secret Escapes with your email address and nothing else. The offers are exclusive to Secret Escapes.

There are some really great offers in the UK and abroad, ranging from hotel only to entire holidays. Most deals are for 2 adults but feature a child policy with special pricing or supplemental fees. We noticed that not many deals seem to have child options- but then maybe a luxruious night away is best for the grownups! So if you are tantalised by the idea of a Moncao Grand Prix Weekend deal, or a 5 star tio to Crete, or a luxurious weekend away in the UK, head to the latest deals on Secret Escapes!

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