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Shire to Shore

Established in the fields of Great Britain, Joules can be found all across the land. From Shire to Shore we will introduce you to beautiful towns and cities that we love. This week Louise, our store manager from Joules of Harrogate, gives us a guided tour of this beautiful and historic spa town.

 

Harrogate - shire to shore main

Things you may not know about Harrogate…

Harrogate has been named the happiest place to live in Britain for the second year running and will be the starting point for the Tour De France in July of this year.

 

Explore Harrogate…

Harrogate - Valley gardens

In the centre of town, with free entry to all, you can wander through the beautiful Valley Gardens and discover a fantastic childrens play area suitable for tiny tots and older more adventurous children. When the sun is shining you will find lots of children playing in the outdoor paddling pool. Your visit to the gardens should always be finished off with a delicious Ripley Ice-cream.

 

Harrogate - Great Yorkshire Show

 

Be sure to visit Harrogate in July and you can pop along to the Great Yorkshire Show showcasing everything from showjumping to over 5000 of Britains finest cattle , it’s a great day out for all the family.

 

Harrogate - Turkish Bath and spa

A trip to Harrogate wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Harrogate Turkish Bath and Health Spa one of only seven which remain from the 19th century.

 

The best place for a nice cup of tea and a slice of cake

Harrogate - Betty's Afternoon Tea

Harrogate is home to one of the World famous Betty’s Tea Rooms. A trip to Harrogate would not be complete without afternoon tea here.

 

Harrogate - Shire to shore

Louise and the team at Joules of Harrogate look forward to seeing you soon.

Family Friendly Festivals

If you can’t make it to one of the festivals that we’re at this summer there’s still so many more fun family festival to take the kids along to. Here’s our favourite…

Just So Festival - 15th – 17th August 2014, Cheshire

Just So Festival

 

The Just So Festival is an annual weekend-long camping festival for children and their families. The festival provides a magical experience where art, music and literature are embedded and entwined in a beautiful and wonderous landscape. Providing a broad range of musical, theatrical, and visual performances, workshops and installations within a safe, natural and magical setting. Every clearing and glade holds a new way to unleash creativity. Families discover and delight in the spectacular within the woodland environment during this weekend camping event.

http://www.justsofestival.org.uk/

 

Electric Picnic - 29th – 31st August 2014, Ireland

Electric Picnic festival

Great music, art, theatre, comedy, pantomime, food and holistic health…and a little bit of magic

http://www.electricpicnic.ie/

 

Lollibob Festival - 15th – 17th August, Hertfordshire

Lollibop Festival

LolliBop is an event aimed at children under 10 and their families. The event is focused on interactive play and the ethos of LolliBop is to play, learn and have fun along with your child. The event is unique as all activities are focused on children.

http://www.lollibopfestival.co.uk/

 

Larmer Tree Festival - 16th – 20th July 2014, Salisbury

Larmer Tree festival

The friendliest, quirkiest and most magical 5-day festival party in the South! Held in a Victorian Garden in North Dorset, the independently run Larmer Tree Festival team care deeply about what they do and are passionate about making sure that every single festival-goer, whatever their age or background has the time of their life at Larmer Tree Festival.

http://larmertreefestival.co.uk/