Trips away are usually always inspired – a picture in a magazine, friends chatting over wine and sharing stories, a film… Film tourism has become a trend we just can’t shy away from. By getting behind the scenes and real life experiences of major blockbusters, you can’t get much closer to the real thing – short of being in the film itself! We’ve put together our three top experiences we think you must explore for yourself.
MARY POPPINS AT THE KENSINGTON
We’ve all wished for a real life Mary Poppins at some point in our lives, from when we were 3 to when your kids were 3… Well, stop wishing and start booking. From December 21st 2018 to March 2019, The Kensington has launched a new family package: Suite Nannies. Hand-picked to suit your family these Mary Poppins style nannies have it all, even a carpet-bag full of toys and games for the children.
The similarity to the real Mary Poppins is uncanny, apart from they come from the Imperial Nannies agency – not the sky! 12 hours per day full with city excursions and even an afternoon tea. If Mary Poppins can’t give you the respite you need, the care and entertainment for your children, and the storytelling skills we all dream of then… Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
GO TO: doylecollection.com
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS AT GLENEAGLES
In the heart of Scotland and within easy reach of the country’s most historic destinations, Gleneagles is the place to go for beauty, history and adventure combined. Queen Mary’s life will unfold before you with an in-house expert and guided tours of both Stirling Castle and Linlithgow Palace along with the opportunity to visit Drummond Castle Gardens, Loch Leven Castle and more upon request. Returning to Gleneagles you can relax into a favourite Mary Queen of Scots book along with a cocktail to suit the day.
With pursuits from golf, riding, falconry and shooting, to name a few, we think it wise to extend your package to make the most of what Gleneagles has to offer… we’re talking a week or two, maybe fifty-two.
GO TO: gleneagles.com
LION KING SAFARI WITH THE SAFARI COLLECTION
Explore all that Simba explored starting off with a night at Giraffe Manor where it has been said they poke their heads through windows in the hope of a treat! Move on to evenings at Pride Rock at Borana Ranch and a night under the stars with Sasaab’s fly camping experience. Your final destination is in the heart of lion country at Sala’s Camp where game drives and searching for paw prints in the riverbeds are a daily occurrence.
The Lion King was inspired and created in these very destinations, all guided by Robert Carr-Hartley who was very involved in the creation of the 1994 Lion King film- who better to guide you through lion country than the lion king himself?! Not to worry if a night under the stars doesn’t take your fancy, or you get too hungry to share your breakfast with a giraffe, each itinerary is tailor made to you and however you want to spend the days searching for Simba, Pumba and Zazu.
GO TO: thesafaricollection.com
DISCLAIMER: We endeavour to always credit the correct original source of every image we use. If you think a credit may be incorrect, please contact us at [email protected]
Inspiration/ImageCredits: thesafaricollection.com, gleneagles.com, doylecollection.com