Posts Tagged ‘ Lindisfarne ’

Visiting our religious past

Dec 25th, 2011 | By

Bethlehem may be a huge religious tourism destination this weekend but during 2010 the number of people visiting destinations at home has grown because of the sheer number of churches, cathedrals, abbeys and sites we have.



Easter Egg Hunts

Mar 29th, 2010 | By

Update: Hardly had the comment below been published that Tourism Swansea Bay had e-mailed me to say that not everything had egg hunts. Over easter at Margam Country Park they are celebrating Easter Bushcraft and Environment days. (www.neath-pottalbot.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=2487&event_id5711.) The idea is that families can learn about the wilderness. There might be the odd egg around on some of the stalls but healthy activity is more to the fore.

We’ve had a lot of press releases sent to CD-Traveller in the last week or telling us about events up and down our countries over Easter.
There are the traditional church services reminding us what Easter means spiritually.
The other sort of press release talks about Easter egg hunts. And more egg hunts. And even more. Is there anything else happening over Easter apart from egg hunts? Is it all a massive marketing attempt by Cadbury’s to promote their eggs in a final flourish before they become Kraft eggs or whatever? Just as they seem to sponsor all the sweet throwing at Christmas pantomimes so it seems they sponsor Easter. At Cadbury World, just outside Birmingham they have their Easter Extravaganza (which I thought would be “eggstravaganza” but they haven’t gone that far)