Posts by Ann Holland:

Tropical Butterfly House North Anston- a fun day out

The Tropical Butterfly House located in North Anston (S25 4EQ) welcomes you to a world of unforgettable animal encounters. There are animals from South America, Australia , Africa, Asia and even South Yorkshire, including Prairie Dogs, which are new this year, owls, Meerkats and even a Skunk. The House offers “Animal encounters” which as the name suggest allows you to touch, feel and even hold some of the amazing animals and also falconry displays.

My Daughter often takes her children there as it really is a fun day out. There is an outdoor and indoor play area, so no matter what the weather there is always something to do.

Peter Kay, A-HA, Meat Loaf at Sheffield Arena

Peter Kay, A-HA, Meat Loaf, Frankie Boyle, Simply Red, JLS, Peter Andre are just a few of the fabulous acts to appear at the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena this year and the Strictly Come Dancing and X-Factor tours early next year. Make sure you book your accommodation as soon as possible. If you are looking for 5 star accommodation near the Sheffield Arena, then look no further than Tbroapham House, just off junction 31 of the M1 and close to the A57 and A1. A stay at our luxury 5 star bed and breakfast will make your night out more memorable. Ann and Robert look forward to welcoming you.

Luxury Guest Lounge Now Open

Robert and Ann are pleased to announce the long awaited opening of our fabulous new guest lounge. The lounge features luxury furnishings, a large flat screen HD-TV with Free-Sat, a selection of books and magazines and Wi-Fi facilities.

Our fabulous new guest lounge

Our new guest lounge

We are so pleased now that guests have a comfortable area outside their bedrooms to meet and socialise with each other should they wish. We often have families or groups of friends stay with us so the lounge is an ideal space in which to meet and chat.

Events at Sheffield Arena

There are some fabulous acts appearing at the Sheffield Arena in the forthcoming months. The Britain’s Got Talent Live Tour 2010 gets under way on 29 June, with the Once in a Lifetime Tour 2010 the following evening 30 June starring the legendary Bay City Rollers, David Essex, Leo Sayer and The Osmonds.

Additional dates have been added to the sensational Rod Stewart tour and he will be appearing at the Sheffield Arena on 20 July.

Michael Flatley has not performed the ‘Lord of the Dance‘ since 1998 but he reprises his role as ‘Lord of the Dance’ at Sheffield on Saturday 30 October.

In November Paramore, Disney on Ice, A-Ha and Paul Weller take to the stage as do Simply Red, JLS and Peter Andre in December.

If you are looking for luxury accommodation near Sheffield Arena then look no further than Throapham House. Throapham House offers friendly, comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation approximately 20 minutes drive from the Sheffield Arena. Why not stay longer and explore what else South Yorkshire has to offer.

Doncaster Races

Racing at Doncaster Racecourse begins on Saturday 17 April with the Doncaster Mile.  There are many meetings throughout the year including the St Ledger Festival on Wednesday 8th September. Throapham House is approximately 15 miles from Doncaster Racecourse and close to the M1/M18. For a luxury b&b near Doncaster Racecourse look no further than Throapham House where you will be made very welcome by Ann and Robert.

York Races – the season begins May 12th

York Races begin on 12th May with the Dante Festival. Racing takes place throughout the year and featrues: May Spring Meeting, the 40th Macmillan Charity Meeting, 51st John Smith’s cup Meeting, Music Showcase Weekend, the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, and ends in October with 2 days of racing including the Coral Sprint Trophy. Enhance your experience at York races with a fabulous stay in our 5 star luxury bed and breakfast approximately 1 1/4 hours drive from York racecourse.

Dinnington Brass Band – a Band for Britain

Congratulations to members of the Dinnington Colliery Brass Band for their recent appearance in the BBC’s programme ‘A Band for Britain’.  The Band has produced a CD which is in the top 40 classical album charts and have made several appearances on various television shows such as the Alan Titchmarsh Show where they met up once more with Sue Perkins and the Breakfast show where they were interviewed by Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams. They have secured a £1m deal with a record company and hope to improve rehearsal facilities and train more people. Ann and Robert from Throapham House bed and breakfast near Dinnington wish them every success for the future.

Chatsworth House opens on Sunday 14 March

After major restoration, the house and gardens open on Sunday 14 March with a new visitor route through the house.  There is a new gallery for displaying art and new displays celebrating the Duchess Georgiana and an exhibition celebrating the 90th birthday of Deborah Devonshire, the present Dowager Duchess. For more information on opening times, what’s on etc go to the Chatsworth House website.

D J Fenton Butchers Tickhill strike GOLD again!

Our regular supplier of bacon, pork sausage and black pudding have struck gold again – 5 times!!  One of their gold awards was achieved for their superb quality plain pork sausage which you can taste when you have your breakfast at Throapham House. The awards were achieved at the recent BPEX North West Roadshow and our congratulations are sent to them. Well done!

Sheffield Lyceum and Crucible – An Enemy of the People, Fiddler on the Roof ….

Woman in Black, Spike Milligan’s Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall, Sisters, Northern Ballet Theatre performing Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, Rocky Horror Show, the English Touring Opera present Don Pasquale/The Marriage of Figaro/A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rocky Horror Show and Calendar Girls are some of the highlights of what is appearing during March and April at the Sheffield Lyceum and recently refurbished Crucible theatres.
Also appearing in April for one night prior to the Betfred.com World Snooker Championships are Snooker legends – Jimmy White, Alex Higgins, John Parrott and Cliff Thorburn.
Throapham House is a luxury 5 star gold award b&b near Sheffield Lyceum and the Crucible theatres where you will be assured of a comfortable and memorable stay.