#Win a Family Ticket to Victorious Festival to celebrate their Free Kids Arena

Victorious Festival, held between the 25th to 27 August 2017 is the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival. It continues to be one of the best value, family friendly music festivals in the UK with particularly low ticket prices for children with 5-15 year old tickets costing just £8 a day and under 5 years are able to join in the fun for just £1 with all activities in the Kids Arena absolutely Free! The dedicated Kids Arena will be open on the Saturday and Sunday of the festival and will offer various craft activities for those who are not afraid to get… Continue Reading “#Win a Family Ticket to Victorious Festival to celebrate their Free Kids Arena”

Axe Valley Wildlife Park

Axe Valley Park

During half term we spent a couple of days in East Devon, staying at Andrewshayes Holiday Park and visiting my Dad who lives in Axminster. My Dad and his wife suggested that we visit Axe Valley Wildlife Park, a natural, rustic, small, family friendly park set on the outskirts of Axminster, just off the A35, which is home to a plethora of animals for the kids to see and parks where they can run off and burn off all their energy. We arrived at lunchtime on a glorious day and enjoyed a spot of lunch in their cafe before heading… Continue Reading “Axe Valley Wildlife Park”

A Springtime Visit to Bluestone Wales

Bluestone Wales

We last visited Bluestone Wales back in November 2014 for their Kingdom of the Elves Christmas experience and fell in love with the place there and then, despite the wet weather. It also holds fonds memories for me too as it was the where Sebby took his first steps and learned the art of puddle jumping, with the help of his big brother. We were invited back to Bluestone over half term and as I was travelling with the little ones and my eldest daughter and her boyfriend, opted to stay in a large 4 bedroom lodge at Preseli View.… Continue Reading “A Springtime Visit to Bluestone Wales”

Meeting Red Squirrels at Wildwood Escot

During the half term holidays we stayed at Andrewshayes Holiday Park for a short break and I was keen to explore the local area. One place to visit that was recommended to me was Wildwood Escot, set just 15 minutes away in Ottery St Mary. Wildwood Escot is home to a wonderful collection of native and formerly native wildlife, a fascinating Saxon village, a rather tricky beech hedge maze and lots of woodland paths to explore with fun parks to play in and fallen trees to climb, perfect for my adventure loving kids. When we arrived we were given a… Continue Reading “Meeting Red Squirrels at Wildwood Escot”

Tips to Plan the Perfect Holiday with Your Children

MW Holidays

It’s very rewarding to spend some quality time with the whole family and explore a new destination together. As this often takes careful planning, let us share some of our tips for a smooth and memorable family holiday. Stage 1: Planning and booking You will come across the advice to “book in advance” a lot. But that really is the key – sometimes up to a year in advance! Early bird offers can save your family a lot – and that’s not just on the cost of flights and accommodation. For example, if you’d like to save yourself the hassle… Continue Reading “Tips to Plan the Perfect Holiday with Your Children”

Robin Hill and the Squawk Olympics

Robin Hill

I have fond memories of visiting the Isle of Wight as a child and loved taking the kids over earlier this year to visit Blackgang Chine. I vowed to go back and see more of the island and last week we headed back across the Solent to visit Robin Hill Country Park, aboard a Wightlink Ferry from Portsmouth. The last time we went to the Isle of Wight we sailed from Lymington, which is an hour long crossing to Yarmouth. The Portsmouth crossing sails from the city centre and you board the ferry in the shadow of the Spinakker Tower,… Continue Reading “Robin Hill and the Squawk Olympics”

A Short Break at Andrewshayes Holiday Park

We visit West Dorset fairly regularly as we adore fossil hunting and exploring the Jurassic coast, so when we were invited to stay at Andrewshayes Holiday Park, just over the Devon border we jumped at the chance. The holiday park offers all-season camping, motorhome pitches, glamping pods and static holiday home rentals, all sat in rolling hills just off the A35, making it so easy to find that I didn’t even have to plug in my satnav. Our home for a couple of nights was a static 3 bedroom holiday home which comfortably sleeps 6. It had a well equipped kitchen,… Continue Reading “A Short Break at Andrewshayes Holiday Park”