Camping and Leisure

Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win a Luxury Escape to Woburn for Two

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with The Woburn Hotel to offer one lucky reader and a guest the chance to win a luxury break worth £515.

This fabulous prize includes an overnight break at the AA 4-star Woburn Hotel in a luxurious Cottage suite with a bottle of House Champagne to celebrate your arrival.

The break also includes a three-course dinner in Olivier’s, the 2 AA-rosette restaurant located in the hotel, and tickets to Woburn Abbey and Gardens.

The AA 4-star Woburn Hotel is located in the heart of the Georgian village of Woburn at the gateway to the historic Woburn Abbey Estate, home to the 15th Duke and Duchess of Bedford in the heart of Bedfordshire

The Woburn Hotel has 48 contemporary en-suite bedrooms and seven cottage suites, all designed taking inspiration from The Woburn Estate and historical figures, which have helped shape Woburn Abbey and its surrounding landscape.

Sixtyplusurfers Reader Offer

All Sixtyplusurfers readers can also save 10%** off a Bletchley Park or Foodie Break at The Woburn Hotel, located in the heart of the picturesque Georgian village of Woburn, yet less than one hour from London, Oxford, Cambridge and Birmingham

The hotel is ideal for an indulgent leisure break and is the perfect base for exploring The Woburn Estate and all it has to offer, including Minchin and May, a quirky independent home interiors & gift shop in the heart of the village, with an interesting and different mix of products from far and wide.

Guests can enjoy concessionary rates to visit Woburn Abbey and Gardens** and Woburn Safari Park both of which are short drive from The Woburn Hotel. 

For more information or to book, please call 01525 290 441

Or email  info@thewoburnhotel.co.uk quoting SPS181

For further information and to view all the breaks on offer visit the website at www.thewoburnhotel.co.uk

For Your Chance to Win

Tell us the name of the
2 AA-rosette restaurant
at The Woburn Hotel?

      a) Bertie’s
      b) Olivier’s
      c) Marmaduke’s
      d) Shakespeare’s

To Enter the Competition

Tell us the name of the 2 AA-rosette restaurant at The Woburn Hotel? Then send in your answer, together with your full name, postal address and
telephone number by clicking on the Sixtyplusurfers link shown below:

sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

* Please label your entry
Woburn Hotel Competition

     Terms & Conditions

1. The prize includes an overnight break at the AA 4-star Woburn Hotel in a Cottage suite with a bottle of House Champagne to celebrate their arrival, a three-course dinner in Olivier’s, the 2 AA-rosette restaurant located in the hotel, and tickets to Woburn Abbey and Gardens.

2. The prize is based on two people sharing a suite, valid until December 30, 2018 excluding Christmas Day & Boxing Day, special event weekends and subject to availability. Dinner at Olivier’s Restaurant excludes wine. Travel is not included. There is no cash alternative.

3. The reader offer is based on two people sharing a double/twin double room and is valid until December 30, 2018, subject to availability of allocated rooms, but excluding Sunday Supper Break and special events weekends.

4. Entry to Woburn Abbey and the Gardens are subject to opening times Visit www.woburnabbey.co.uk for 2018 information. Upgrade supplements for suites and cottage suites and single supplements apply.

5. All entrants must be aged 18 or over.

6. Transport is not included in the prize.

7. Names and addresses of entrants will not be shared by third parties and will be deleted after the prize draw has been made.

8. For further information about The Woburn Hotel please visit the website at www.thewoburnhotel.co.uk

Family Day Out

Have a Perfect Day Out with Treasure Trails 

Discover the perfect family day out this Summer and explore the UK with Treasure Trails. Designed to appeal to anyone with a sense of adventure, Treasure Trails are perfect for all the family.

Each trail can be purchased as a hard copy or downloaded as a printable PDF from treasuretrails.co.uk

We’ve put together our Top 10 Treasure Trails for the summer.

1. St Andrews – West Sands (of Chariots of Fire fame)
Price £6.99
St Andrews

2. 5 Pubs in 5 Miles, rambling through London’s centre
Price £6.99
London History and Pubs

3. City of Durham Pub Trail
Price £6.99
Durham

4. North Yorkshire Moors Railway Trail
Price £6.99
North Yorkshire Moors

5. Liverpool – A Taste of The Beatles
P
rice £6.99
Merseyside Liverpool

6. Abbey Road & Lord’s
Price £6.99
Abbey Road

7. Wimbledon Trail
Price £6.99
Wimbledon

8. Piddletrenthide – Pub to Pub Trail
Price £6.99 
Piddletrenthide

9. Epsom Trail
Price £6.99 
Surrey Epsom 

10. East Lancashire Railway Trail
Price £6.99 
East Lancashire Railway

Follow a Treasure Trail through the winding backstreets and hidden corners of villages, towns and cities around the UK. Crack the clues along the route to unlock incredible stories from the past and solve the mystery at the end.

The Trails cost £6.99 (plus P&P if required), are suitable for groups of up to five and, compared to the average family day out at a visitor attraction, represent amazing value for money. Lasting around two hours, the aim is to solve clues on a circular route of approximately two miles incorporating plaques, signs, statues, monuments, images or any other features in the area.

There’s an SMS ‘Stuck on a Clue’ helpline to ensure no Trail ever goes unsolved and there’s also a chance to win £100 if you enter the answer to your Trail online where you can also download free certificates.

Treasure Trails cost £6.99 plus P&P.

For details visit www.treasuretrails.co.uk

Generation Why Not

Plenty of Socialising, a Tipple Every Day
and Minimal Exercise

Why the over 60s are living life faster than 30-year olds

  • Nearly 40% of people over the age of 60 admit to socialising regularly to help keep healthy and active
  • Over 76% feel younger than they actually are
  • A shocking 62% admit to not exercising regularly

Forget OAPs, today’s over 60s are truly a ‘Why Not’ generation as they party the night away, enjoy a few cheeky tipples and spend plenty of downtime relaxing.

And while this might sound like the average weekend for a 30-year-old, new research* by Camping in the Forest has revealed this is actually the average lifestyle for over 60’s as they enjoy letting loose in later life.

The results of the survey by Camping in the Forest revealed 76% of over 60’s in the UK have a much younger outlook on life than their biological age and are more active than their 30-year old counterparts when it comes to socialising, getting new hobbies and travelling the world.

Fully embracing all that life has to offer, this age group is making the most of their twilight years with going on holiday (16%) and visiting a new country (12%), a number one priority for them over the next 10 years. ‘Generation Why Not’ also admitted to trying out more new experiences, such as learning to fly a plane, parascending, learning to ride a motorbike and white-water rafting.

Proving they are young at heart, 76% said they feel younger than their true age and 44% said they feel between 10-15 years younger than they actually are. Furthermore, a whopping 49% admit they only stay active in order to have fun and socialise, compared with just 23% of 30-year olds. And, it seems that over 60’s like a drink, with 23% claiming a daily tipple helps keep them in top physical and mental shape, whilst only 5% of 30-year olds enjoy a daily drink and 21% avoid alcohol altogether.

Those over 60 also think keeping an active mind (73%), meeting up with friends (47%), watching TV (48%) and getting fresh air (74%) are essential ways of staying youthful. On the other hand, only 38% of 30-year olds believe keeping an active mind is important, preferring a healthy diet (47%) and taking vitamins (37%) to keep in good shape.

However, despite this active social life and sense of adventure, a whopping 61% of adults over 60 admit to not exercising regularly with 13% never exercising at all. So it’s not surprising that 65% don’t achieve the recommended 10,000 steps per day, demonstrating that while ‘Generation Why Not’ may feel young at heart, they need to ‘fit-proof’ their bodies and balance their wellbeing with fitness.

The survey was commissioned by Camping in the Forest – which offers a collection of 15 beautiful caravan and camping sites set among the woodlands of the Forestry Commission – alongside celebrity ambassador, Janet Ellis, to find out how active the nation’s over 60’s really are.

Janet Ellis says, “As someone who is just 62 years young, I’m enjoying all life has to offer. Some of my favourite activities include going on walking holidays and hiking, anything where I’m outside being active. 60 really isn’t old, so it’s great to see ‘Generation Why Not’ dispelling the stereotypical views of this age group.

The truth is, we’re all having more fun, being more adventurous and trying new things, which is fantastic! However, it’s important that as part of this, we remember to get outdoors in the fresh air, keep fit and active, whilst keeping our mind and our souls happy too.

“It seems this is especially important given that these findings showed 79% of us suffer with joint or bone pain, with knee (22%), hip (10%) and neck pain (7%) all ranking top in the list of ailments experienced by the UK’s over 60’s.”

Bob Hill, sites director at Camping in the Forest adds, “At 60 you know what you enjoy doing, you have less responsibility and you’re likely to have more financial freedom than you’ve had before. Being 61 myself, it’s no surprise that this survey has shown adults over 60 feel young at heart, enjoy new experiences and socialise more than ever, which is brilliant to see.

“Nonetheless, as much as this generation are mentally active, we need to ensure this is balanced with keeping physically fit. A great way to do this is by cycling, walking or hiking in the great outdoors. We’re all about embracing nature at Camping in the Forest, and we hope that we can encourage ‘Generation Why Not’ to do the same and use it to keep themselves fit and active.”

Most adventurous things done by adults when they turn 60 (as revealed by survey respondents):

  • Learnt to ride a motorcycle    
  • Tobogganing
  • Learnt to fly
  • Went to a naturist camp
  • Bobsleighing
  • Started or set up a business
  • Started/achieved a degree
  • Became a film extra
  • Camped in a forest
  • Ran a marathon
  • Sky diving
  • Travelled the world

More Information about Camping in the Forest

Camping in the Forest offers a collection of 15 beautiful caravan and camping sites set among the woodlands of the Forestry Commission. Sites can be found in the New Forest, the Forest of Dean, Wiltshire and Scotland.

Camping in the Forest is passionate about creating unique and memorable holiday experiences for all customers. The venture is a partnership between the Forestry Commission and The Camping and Caravanning Club.

Camping in the Forest’s caravan and camping sites leave most of the ground untouched, which means they remain a friendly environment for birds, animals and plants, giving guests the opportunity to share their holiday locations with both flora and fauna.

There are also recycling schemes in place at all campsites that mean any waste produced by visitors is dealt with in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

For more information about Camping in the Forest visit wwcampingintheforest.co.uk

Follow Camping in the Forest on Twitter @Camping_CITF, Instagram @campingintheforest and by liking Camping in the Forest on Facebook.

* April 2018 survey by Camping in the Forest of 4,000 adults in the UK.

Enter our Camping in the Forest Competition

If you enjoy camping, then why not enter our competition with Camping in the Forest Competition.

Free of charge to enter, Camping in the Forest is offering one lucky Sixtyplusurfers reader the chance to win a weekend getaway for friends or family (up to four people) in a campsite of their choice worth £150.

You’ll find all the details about how to enter on the Competitions & Letters page.

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