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March writing competition winner announced!

Apr 14
2010

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Stunnig views over Brixham from Linden CourtCongratulations to Kate Singlehurst, the March winner of our writing competition, who wins a £50 Marks & Spencers voucher and the chance to win a short stay at one of our finest properties! She and her husband enjoyed a stay at the charming Linden Court, Brixham, and managed to take in some of the spectacular scenery and attractions that the English Riviera has to offer. During their spring break in the South West they managed to enjoy the quaint charms of Dartmouth, took in the fantastic coastline and even found time to enjoy one of the legendary cream tea’s that this region is so famous for! If you would like to be in with a chance of winning the aforementioned fantastic prizes, simply email around 500 words on your favourite activity in the South West to ewan@bluechipholidays.co.uk. To read more of Mrs. Singlehurst’s break in Torquay, click here.

Powerboats and Perfect Pads, now at a quarter of the price!

Apr 08
2010

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The opening races of the Zapcat powerboat season will take place in Newquay, Cornwall on 24 and 25 April.

 Zapcats racing in NewquayUp to 16 heats of racing will take place culminating in two divisional finals each day.  Each daily round will earn the competitors vital points towards the prestigious National Championships, the Services, Rookie, and Team, Mixed, Home Nations and Surf titles, all of which will come to their tense finales in October.

A cracking Easter offer in Newquay!

Mar 26
2010

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Stunning views from Newquay10 Zinc has a special offer in a special apartment for Easter.  The 2 bedroomed apartment features a 30 foot balcony with sweeping views down to Fistral Beach and Newquay golf course.  And being within 200 yards of the beach itself, this must be one of the most enviable positions for an Easter break in Cornwall.
The apartment itself has contemporary decor throughout with luxuries including Sky+ and a Nintendo Wii with the 42 inch plasma TV, JBL iPod dock.  En-suite master bedroom, luxury fitted kitchen and secure underground parking complete an amazing base for an Easter break.

The 6 night stay arriving on Sunday 4th April and departing on the following Saturday, the 10th, is offered at £499, or less than £21 per person per night. Call 0844 5612001 to book.


Colour away for a free holiday!

Mar 24
2010

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 Torquay holiday homesWe have teamed up with the Early Learning Centre to offer a fantastic prize for one lucky winner! Promotions will run across its 215 UK-wide stores giving children the chance to win their family a self-catering holiday with Blue Chip Holidays worth £1,500, plus £500 spending money, simply be entering a colouring competition.

Zapcat Powerboat Grand Prix Championship Opens in Newquay 23-25 April

Mar 08
2010

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 The opening races of the Zapcat powerboat season will take place in Newquay, Cornwall on 24 and 25 April, when the Blue Chip Newquay Zapcat Grand Prix race weekend takes place at Fistral Beach.

Viewing will be free and a range of entertainment and freshly prepared food and drink will be available for spectators. Opportunities to meet the race teams and see the powerboats up close will be laid on to encourage a growing following for the championship, which already has international status

Stay in style and celebrate St Piran’s Day at centre of Cornwall’s celebrations!

Feb 26
2010

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 Cornwall’s largest St Piran's Day celebration takes place on 05 March, close to the charming town of Perranporth, where thousands dressed in black, white and gold will march across the dunes to St Piran's Cross.  The colourful flag-bearing pilgrimage culminates in a traditional play on the beach re-enacting the life of St Piran, the Patron Saint of Tinners, starting at 2pm.

January writing competition winner announced!

Feb 10
2010

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Beautiful BrixhamCongratulations to Susan Jones from Atherstone , the January winner of our writing competition, winning a £50 Marks & Spencers voucher and the chance to win a short stay at one of our finest properties! She and her husband enjoyed a stay at the charming Pilots Rest, Brixham, and managed to take in some of the spectacular scenery and attractions that the English Riviera has to offer. During their winter break in the South West they managed to enjoy the rural splendour of Berry Head Country Park, the Coast and Defence Harbour Battery Museum and take in the views of the bay from nearby Torquay. If you fancy keeping up with the Joneses and entering our writing competition, simply email around 500 words on your favourite activity in the South West to ewan@bluechipholidays.co.uk. To read more of Mrs. Jones' winter break in Torquay, click here.

He's making a list......

Jan 21
2010

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 Christmas gifts for our lucky winners.Santa played a secret visit to the winners of the Blue Chip Holidays Secret Santa competition this Christmas, leaving some amazing gifts for the lucky family to enjoy. A member of the bookings team picked a Christmas booking reference from a hat and to decide who got the surprise visit from St. Nic.

The Kirby family from Aldershot were this year’s victorious holidaymakers, whose fantastic prizes included an iPod shuffle, iTunes vouchers, a hot diamond earring and necklace set and a set of Laura Ashley wines glasses. There was even a hamper for the family dog!

Stunning Somerset Eco Homes

Jan 19
2010

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 Eagle-eyed viewers of the fascinating ‘Country Tracks’ programme on BBC 1 on 14th January would have spotted the beautiful surroundings of stunning Somerset, which plays host to Blue Chip Holidays’ pioneering eco-homes.  If you missed the Country Tracks programme, or simply want to enjoy the splendour of this enchanting region again, then click the link below to enjoy presenter Joe Crowley’s journey across Somerset. He begins with rock climbing at Cheddar Gorge, visits a cider auction and takes part in a gruelling orienteering time trial on the shores of Wimbleball Lake, all activities you could enjoy during your holiday.

The Green Blog: An a-maze-ing day out!

Jan 17
2010

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This week, Environmental Coordinator Jon Pressling was off toJon Pressling the charming East Devon attraction Escot Gardens, with its fantastic maze. Luckily he made it out in time to write this, here's an account of his latest adventures.

Stored somewhere in the back of my mind is a list of places that I've always felt compelled to visit but have never quite found time. Each year I try and make the effort but each year it just gets longer.