Dark Skies Festival
The National Parks of the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors, Northumberland and South Downs have joined forces to offer a host of starry events during the Dark Skies Festival from 15th February to 3rd March.
There are events for families, first-time stargazers and for those looking to expand their knowledge of the star constellations and astrophotography.
More details can be found at www.darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk
Premier Cottages has a range of properties in the parks that make an ideal base for those wishing to enjoy the festival including:
Wallops Wood Cottages, Hampshire; Escape to the South Downs National Park and star gaze from one of the private hot tubs that come with the eight cottages in the Wallops Wood Cottages collection.
Indoors there is underfloor heating and wood burners to ensure guests are kept toasty warm whatever the weather, and there’s also a new indoor heated pool and jacuzzi as well as the outdoor hot-tubs to star-gaze from.
The newest International Dark Sky Reserve, the South Downs National Park has a host of events planned during the Festival, all within easy reach of the cottages. These include a Star Party at Old Winchester Hill with astronomers and telescopes on the 28th February. Wallops Wood welcomes dogs too, who can expect their own basket of goodies.
Book a break during the Dark Skies Festival (15th February to 3rd March 2019, which includes half term) and enjoy a 10% discount by quoting code DARKSKIES19. A week’s stay in three bedroomed Sundew, including the 10% discount, costs £810 for arrival on Monday 25th. www.premiercottages.co.uk,
Tel: 01489 878888.