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So much more than just a summer camp – experience the best summer holiday ever with Camp Beaumont.

Summer camps, half term holidays & adventure breaks from Camp Beaumont, operate seven residential summer camps across the UK, and 11 day camps in London, each with its own character, providing one amazing activity packed adventure after another for children aged 3-17 years old. Each camp is packed with loads of adventure activities and plenty of new friends to be made. Camp Beaumont offers an exciting new summer camp experience at every turn, a chance to build confidence, boost self-esteem and learn useful life skills along the way. Our 2013 summer camps promise to be packed with even more fun, friends and activities.


Why have the children with you through out your holiday in London ?? Send them to educational camps where they get to meet people ,mix with different race and most importantly have fun.

When it comes to creating the ultimate fun-filled holiday adventure, think of Camp Beaumont . With so much on offer, from English language courses, inspired historical and cultural excursions, sporting action and plenty of adrenaline-fuelled activities to try, Camp Beaumont is the perfect place to master new skills, make lots of international friends and enjoy a true taste of British life.


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Set in its own fenced enclosure and sunk several metres below the current street level, is the Koubba El-Badiyin. It looks unprepossessing but it’s the only surviving structure from the era of the Almoravids, the founders of Marrakech, and as such it represents a wormhole back to the origins of Moorish building history. It dates to the reign of Ali ben Youssef (1107-43) and was probably part of the ablutions complex of the original Ben Youssef Mosque. It’s worth paying the slight admission fee to descend the brickwork steps and view the underside of the dome, which is a kaleidoscopic arrangement of a floral motif within an octagon within an eight-pointed star …more

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Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature. Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion. Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive. December 25–Christmas Day–has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1870.

The man we know as Santa Claus has a history all his own. Today, he is thought of mainly as the jolly man in red, but his story stretches all the way back to the third century. Find out more about the history of Santa Claus from his earliest origins to the shopping mall favorite of today.

Each year, 30-35 million real Christmas trees are sold in the United States alone. There are 21,000 Christmas tree growers in the United States, and trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold.

Today, in the Greek and Russian orthodox churches, Christmas is celebrated 13 days after the 25th, which is also referred to as the Epiphany or Three Kings Day. This is the day it is believed that the three wise men finally found Jesus in the manger.

In the Middle Ages, Christmas celebrations were rowdy and raucous—a lot like today’s Mardi Gras parties.

From 1659 to 1681, the celebration of Christmas was outlawed in Boston, and law-breakers were fined five shillings.

Christmas was declared a federal holiday in the United States on June 26, 1870.

The first eggnog made in the United States was consumed in Captain John Smith‘s 1607 Jamestown settlement.

Poinsettia plants are named after Joel R. Poinsett, an American minister to Mexico, who brought the red-and-green plant from Mexico to America in 1828.

The Salvation Army has been sending Santa Claus-clad donation collectors into the streets since the 1890s.

Rudolph, “the most famous reindeer of all,” was the product of Robert L. May‘s imagination in 1939. The copywriter wrote a poem about the reindeer to help lure customers into the Montgomery Ward department store.

Construction workers started the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree tradition in 1931.




The first ever clock tower established at the Palace of Westminster was in 1288. Unfortunately, it was destroyed along with the old Palace of Westminster by the devastating fire that broke out on the fateful night of 16 October 1834. Then the chief architect of the palace Charles Barry was assigned with the contract of designing the palace and he included a clock tower in his designs. Thus, the credit for designing the Big Ben goes to Charles Barry while the cast iron dials of the clock were designed by Augustus Pugin.

The building of the tower was completed in 1856. The lower part of the tower is made of brick and stones and the upper part is made from cast iron. The spire of the tower consists of an iron frame that provides support to the heavy bells. The hour bell of the clock is named Big Ben but its remaining four quarter bells are nameless. It is said that Big Ben got its name after Sir Benjamin Hall who was the Commissioners of Works and was famous for his bulky body.

Big Ben Facts for Kids

The Big Ben is the largest chiming bell of the world. The height of the clock tower, where Big Ben is located is 316 feet and it took 13 long years to build it. The tower is slightly leaned (8.66 inches) towards northwest direction. Its inner volume is 4,650 cubic meters.

The diameter of Big Ben is 8 feet and it weighs 13.5 tons which is almost the same as that of a small elephant! The giant structure of Big Ben was built at Whitechapel Bell Foundry, in East London by George Mears. It was cast on 10th April 1858. It took almost two weeks to cool down. Then it was transported to the Westminster Palace by a horse-drawn carriage.

The four faces of the clock are at a height of 55 meters above the ground and the diameter of each of the dials is 23 feet. There is a Latin inscription with gold letters at the base of all the four clocks of the tower: “DOMINE SALVAM FAC REGINAM NOSTRAM VICTORIAM PRIMAM”. This means, “O Lord, keep safe our Queen Victoria the First”.

The Big Ben chimed for the first time on 11th July 1859. The chimes of Big Ben was first broadcast by BBC radio on the New Year’s Eve of 1923. Over the years, the sound of Big Ben became well-known to the BBC World Service listeners all across the world. Till date, it continues to be the focus of the New Year celebrations in the UK.

After reading all these exciting Big Ben facts in this article, you know that it is one destination you do not want to miss while sightseeing in London. In fact, it is one of the most famous tourist attractions of the world. However, you can see the tower ONLY from outside. General public is prohibited from getting inside the tower due to security reasons. The view of the Big Ben is at its best during the nighttime when the faces of the clock are illuminated.

THAILAND..........a sojourn to paradise

Situated on the eastern banks of the Pearl River Delta is Hong Kong, a modern city built on ancient civilization with intersection of cultures. The country is culturally Chinese, but with a heavy Western influence which distinguishes it from mainland china. Known as Asia’s World

City, Hong Kong is a number of things to different people ranging from being a gourmet paradise and shopping paradise to being an adventurers’ paradise or heaven of delicacies. Generally speaking, there are three parts to Hong Kong. Closest to the Chinese border and comprising most of the peninsula are the New Territories, which is the rural part of the country.

At the tip of the peninsula is Kowloon, which is the urban heart of the country with the popular Nathan Road and the Temple Street Market. Past the southern tip of Kowloon is Hong Kong Island, along with the outer islands in the periphery. Hong Kong Island has most of the commercial and business activity. This island is the most modern part of Hong Kong where visitors can find the best nightlife, shopping, entertainment, and dining that the territory has to offer, with a more-relaxed atmosphere and several beautiful beaches. Discover life in the popular Hong Kong Island by strolling through the busy streets and marvel at the skyscraper buildings with golden lights. Relish yourself in the country’s fusion of east and west to create a unique and unforgettable world of its own.

A skyscraping building popularly known as ‘Victoria’s Peak’ is one of the high light of the Hong Kong attraction. Enjoy the fantastic view of Hong Kong from the lookout on Victoria Peak which encompasses Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and Victoria Harbor giving an excellent view of the day and night. By day, you can have a view of the island stretching across sparkling skyscrapers and Victoria Harbor all the way to the green hills of the Kowloon. In early evening, the city dramatically melts into pink and orange shade of roof tops before reappearing with dazzling galaxy of light, shimmering beneath you. And if you listen carefully enough, you can hear Asia’s world city humming below.

A visit to Victoria habor unfolds the original occupation of the natives of hong kong as fishermen. The harbor is a major tourist attraction of Hong Kong. A myriad of lights twinkles at night from the skyscrapers on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula, making Hong Kong, Hakodate in Japan and Naples in Italy, included in the “three best night scenes of the world”. The Hong Kong Shopping Festival is one festival that shouldn’t be missed. It is one of the most important holidays in hong kong done in august and September. The festival is one of the best shopping festivals in the world and shopping fan is guarantee to have a different shopping experience at the night markets where items are sold at a very low rate. The festival showcases commodities from all over the world without tariff and usually accompanied by seasonal sales. Both shoppers and vendors come here from all over the world to enjoy the benefits of the festival.

This long known Shopping Paradises meets every taste and budget. Set among beautiful natural surroundings, Hong Kong has all the benefits of a thriving and vibrant commercial center. It is an open city with a wonderful natural harbor and a meeting place for various cultures that blend harmoniously with Chinese traditions and exotic influences. With Lip smacking cuisines, magnificent sight-seeing resources and endless shopping, put together to ensure a whale of a time for the holidaymaker, Hong Kong is just the ideal place to spend your holiday..


Easter is the oldest of the Christian festivals. It is celebrated approximately at the end of the first quarter of the calendar year although its date changes depending on the lunar cycle.

Easter remembers the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and globally encompasses three specific days of celebration.

The first day of the four days is Good Friday, which is the day on which Christians remember that Jesus Christ was arrested and how he died. The following day is known, in some denominations, as Holy Saturday. Then Easter Sunday, or simply Easter, is the day of celebration when Jesus Christ was resurrected from death. Monday is considered a day of renewal.

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Where to go and what to do on your honeymoon? Do you and your fiancé share similar ideas on what your dream honeymoon should be? It’s important to make sure you do. Here are some tips to get you started.

Did you know that in 2013, the five most important factors for newly wed honeymoon couples are:
1. A dream location
2. A reasonable price
3. Comfortable accommodation
4. A good selection of quality food
5. Enjoyable activities.

Start daydreaming now!
Don’t wait. Create time now to brainstorm your perfect honeymoon, talking it through together. Decide what’s really important for you both in this trip of a lifetime. Make lists separately, then compare together.

Ask for advice from family and friends and seek information from travel experts, but don’t try to make another couple’s honeymoon yours. Make sure your ideas are those that take centre stage. Oh, and have fun . . .

Here are some questions you both need to consider to ensure you have the perfect honeymoon:

Have you considered combining your wedding and honeymoon?
Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular. And why not? Combining wedding vows with an idyllic honeymoon venue provides the simplicity of one coordinated wedding-honeymoon package.

One plan, one price and one destination mean one big romantic adventure. There is a huge choice of specialised venues and fabulous destinations both here in Australia and overseas. Read more about destination weddings . . .

When would you like to leave?
Perhaps you would prefer to go immediately after the wedding, or maybe you’d be happier to wait a day or two to recover from the festivities! And there’s always the option of delaying the honeymoon until you have more holiday time or money, or until the weather is perfect in your destination of choice.

How long do you want your honeymoon to last?
Do you want to head off for the weekend, a week, a fortnight or more? How much time can you take off work? For an extended overseas honeymoon, perhaps consider asking your employer for a sabbatical.

What style of honeymoon holiday grabs you the most?
Is it a luxurious Caribbean cruise or a lazy tropical island getaway? Or perhaps the bright lights of Europe’s cities beckon . . . London, Paris, Rome?

When (and where) to go on honeymoon?
Making sure you arrive at the right time of year can make all the difference between a great honeymoon holiday or a disappointingly wet one. And while the skies are not always blue in the tropics, rainfall typically occurs during the late afternoon leaving the rest of the day sunny with clear skies.

Our month-by-month when to go where weather guide provides an instant snap-shot of average weather conditions around the world. From this guide you can easily assess what the weather is usually like at the best honeymoon destinations in the world.

Choosing the right accommodation
Once you’ve decided where and when to go, the next step is finding the right hotel or resort to suit your budget. With so many hotels available it’s a good idea to compare online hotel prices from a large hotel price comparison website. This ensures that you secure the best hotel booking deals offered by the world’s top booking sites, such as Expedia, among others.

What landscape should your destination include?
Would you like your room to overlook the beach or a mountain peak? Do you prefer complete silence during the night or do the bustling sounds of the city excite you?

How much money do you want to spend?
This will probably make a big difference to the type of honeymoon resort you can afford to stay at, but not necessarily the destination. For example, most tropical islands offer a variety of accommodation to suit a range of budgets. Try to put a dollar amount on your budget, then for ideas and tips check out our Budget Tips and Budget Worksheet panel.

What do you want to do on your honeymoon?
Does snuggling up to your partner with a glass of fine wine in front of an open fire sound good to you? Perhaps it’s walking hand-in-hand along a tropical beach with the moon and stars to light your way? Or is it snorkelling in clean azure waters, rock climbing or bouncing around a pristine desert landscape in a four-wheel-drive?

What type of food do you plan to eat and from where?
Is fine dining your preference or do you prefer eating out at less expensive restaurants or even street stalls?

After sunset, how do you want to spend your time?
Do you like quiet, romantic evenings alone or would you prefer going out on the town for dinner and drinks?

Have some fun with the Perfect Honeymoon Quiz
To better understand what you and your fiancé truly want in a perfect honeymoon, have a go at this Honeymoon Quiz.

Note: The Honeymoon Quiz can help you narrow down your honeymoon choices to better match your ideal preferences. To get the best results you and your partner should take the quiz separately. Compare your answers with those of your fiancé and start planning your perfect honeymoon.

As you’ll discover, this may involve a little compromise, but stay focused on what matters most for each of you. Don’t forget, in the years ahead you can take holidays together where you can do or see the things you couldn’t do this time.


A Million thrills. One Destination

In amongst the pilanesberg mountain stands the PALACE OF THE LOST CITY – A tribute to man’s imagination and revered hotels of the world. Faux elephant tusks, sculptured bronze & crystal, richly woven colours of Africa, mystery-scented air and jungle cascade fuse into am atmosphere fit for a king.

With fresco ceilings above and ancient tiles below, you are left to stand in awe at the sheer scale of this masterpiece. The wild elegance and savage beauty in bronze and stone culminates in a life-size sculpture of the mighty elephant shawu, who takes pride of palace in the elephant courtyard.

sun_city_the_palace_the_valley_of_the_waves_aerial …Forever Africa’s finest