Dubai Dreams with the Teens

Disneyland Paris

Last time we went abroad with our eldest three children together they looked like this: It is horrifying to think that this was almost 13 years ago! We have had holiday’s in between but they were all in the UK, usually in a caravan somewhere in Cornwall or the Isle of Wight. The last holiday we had all together was to Coombe Mill in Cornwall for Christmas 2014, which I had thought of as our last full family holiday. I had thought that the days of holidaying with us parents had been and gone, however, whenever we go abroad they… Continue Reading “Dubai Dreams with the Teens”

Paultons Park – Fun for all the Family

Paultons Park

We are frequent visitors to Paultons Park as it is just a half and hour drive from home and I often get asked if it is worth visiting. Home to Peppa Pig World, if you have a pig loving toddler then the answer is a resounding ‘YES!” but now there is even more to do for families with older children with the launch of the Lost Kingdom. Paultons Park is set just off the M27 in Romsey, Hampshire and is a stunning park. Not only does it have rides to keep the kids entertained but it also set in some… Continue Reading “Paultons Park – Fun for all the Family”

Spring Tide Festival 2016

Spring Tide

There are a few local events we look forward to each year, Dorset Knob Throwing Festival, Lyme Regis Fossil Festival and Spring Tide Festival. The knob throwing and Fossil festivals have both been and gone, but this weekend was the turn of Spring Tide Festival at Burton Bradstock, just outside Bridport, Dorset. This West Dorset seaside village, set next to gorgeous sandstone cliffs on the Jurassic Coast, is taken over by this National Trust event which showcases an eclectic mix of local food and drink, an exciting array of local producers, artisans and crafts and was held over Saturday and Sunday.… Continue Reading “Spring Tide Festival 2016”

A Springtime visit to Legoland Windsor

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LEGOLAND® Windsor is a fun-filled day out for all the family and is somewhere the whole family enjoys visiting as there is so much to see and do although the park is predominately aimed at children aged 2-12 years old. Last weekend we took advantage of the lovely weather and headed there for a day of fun to celebrate Isaac’s birthday. We have learned from previous visits that it is impossible to do the whole park in just one day, so made the decision to see and do rides that we have not tried before, with the exception of the Atlantis… Continue Reading “A Springtime visit to Legoland Windsor”

What should we wear on our Cruise?

Carnival Vista

The countdown to our cruise aboard the Carnival Vista is now in double figures with just 91 days until we set off from Barcelona. We are all really excited as the ship has now been officially launched but it also means the nerves have kicked in. I have never been on a cruise before and have no idea what to dress myself in, never mind Hubby and the kids! Carnival Cruises state on their website that most evenings are “Cruise Casual” but that there are “Cruise Elegant” evenings a few nights on each sailing so a mixture of mix and match… Continue Reading “What should we wear on our Cruise?”

Up, Up and Away with Virgin Balloon Flights

Balloon Flight

For years going up in a Hot Air Balloon was top of my bucket list and I dropped so many hints to Hubby about it that he completely ignored that I thought it was something I would have to book myself. Finally for my 40th birthday he bought us the opportunity to go up in a Hot Air Balloon with Virgin Balloon Flights and I couldn’t wait to book a date. I wouldn’t normally start a post with a negative but I have to admit that I found the whole booking process frustrating, although it is no fault of Virgin… Continue Reading “Up, Up and Away with Virgin Balloon Flights”

Teenage Escapism at Camp Bestival with the Den

Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival is very pleased to announce that one of its most exclusive areas, The Den, is returning by popular demand to Lulworth Castle for its third year. Dedicated to 13-17 year-olds, The Den is a secret festival within a festival, featuring an alluring array of live music, DJs, workshops, talks and activities. And it’s the epitome of the teenage dream; no adults allowed! Rob da Bank says: “The Den is one of the best bits of Camp Bestival and I would spend all my time there but I’m not allowed in… From ace music and DJs like Kiko Bun, Dawson and Katy Wilson to all the… Continue Reading “Teenage Escapism at Camp Bestival with the Den”

Dick and Dom Set To Host Digital Kids Show In Manchester

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Children’s TV comedy duo Dick and Dom have been confirmed to kick off proceedings at the inaugural Digital Kids Show at Event City, Manchester this October. The two-day event is the first of its kind bringing to life the exciting digital world in a fun and friendly format for children, parents, teachers and those responsible for children. The show features six zones including the Gaming and Retro Tech which will feature the very best retro and next generation computer games and tech so parents can battle it out on their favourite games from Mario to Minecraft there will be something for everyone.… Continue Reading “Dick and Dom Set To Host Digital Kids Show In Manchester”