All scream for ice cream

Bribe the kids into a back-seat truce with promise of a stop off at one of these awesome ice creameries. From cow to cone, as Stewart Tower Dairy put it.

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Pick up a picnic

Blue skies, green grass and sunny summers call for a picnic. Fill the hamper at one of these delicious emporiums of local food on your way to your favourite field,

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To the beach!

With the UK basking in a heatwave that almost feels like a *proper* summer, we’ve stashed the inflatable flamingo, frisbee and picnic basket in the back and are heading directly

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Meet the owners: farm cafe + shop, Suffolk

As well as great food, it’s the people that make off-motorway stops special. Genuine conversations with business owners passionate about their food and neigbourhood are hard to come by in

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The food revolutionaries

The food revolution is gathering momentum across the UK. On the high street and in cafes, pubs and shops, British consumers now more than ever see the value of locally

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The best alternative festivals 2018

Glastonbury’s off this year, but we find the thronging, tented city a little intimidating anyway. Festivals have become a summertime way of life in the UK, and there are countless

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Stretch your legs

When you’ve been cooped up in a stuffy car for longer than you care to mention, there’s nothing like unfurling your legs, straightening your spine and stalking out across open

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The joys of spring: kid-friendly stops where you can meet the animals

You can pretend it’s for the kids, but who doesn’t enjoy meeting baby piglets and feeding newborn lambs? Here’s our round-up of farm stops near the motorway  where you can

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Top garden stops

Top garden stops Spring is tentatively in the air after the Beast from the East (even if the BftE 2.0 is threatening to sweep in before we’re in the clear).

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When an egg McMuffin won’t cut it, swing into the countryside for a proper country breakfast. We’ll let the photos do the talking… Plumgarth’s M6, Junction 37 Tasty breakfasts (try the

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