These Are The 10 Best Simple English Pleasures As Told Through Winnie-The-Pooh

This is the most calming post you’ll read today.

1. Enjoying a fish supper on Blackpool Pier, Lancashire.

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So Egmont Publishing, supported by VisitEngland, did a survey of 2,000 parents, asking them about their favourite days out.

2. Indulging in afternoon tea, Devon.

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3. Picnicking on the shores of Windermere in the Lake District, Cumbria.

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Those surveyed came up with a list of 25 things to do, and it’s all rather splendid. These are the top 10.

4. Rock-pooling in Treyarnon Bay, Cornwall.

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5. Camping in the New Forest, Hampshire.

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VisitEngland says: “Overall, the southwest of England came out on top as the area that offers the best opportunity to enjoy life’s simple pleasures, closely followed by the southeast and the Midlands.”

6. Marvelling at Stonehenge, Wiltshire.

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7. Getting lost in the maze at Hampton Court Palace, Greater London.

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The survey showed that parents try to have one family outing a month, and try to get outside at least half the time.

8. Taking a stroll beside Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland and Cumbria.

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9. Boating on the Broads, Norfolk and Suffolk.

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These illustrations come from a new guide drawn by Mark Burgess, who updated and coloured the original black-and-white art by E.H. Shepard. You can download it here.

10. Watching the puffins on the Farne Islands, Northumberland.

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Here’s where all the days out are to be found.

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And recently, the first authorised sequel to the Winnie-the-Pooh books came out. You can find out about it here.

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