Indoor Climbing Fun at Rockreef, Bournemouth

Rockreef

It has been quite some time since we last visited Rockreef in Bournemouth and Isaac has been nagging us to go back, so when a half price offer for Bournemouth residents popped up, I knew we had to take advantage of it. Rockreef is situated on Bournemouth Pier and offers Clip ‘n’ Climb, Caving, Highline and the Pier Zip. Sadly Isaac and Eliza are not 1.3m which ruled them out of the Highline but they still got to enjoy the Clip ‘n’ Climb and the Pier Caves. You start the day getting kitted up in safety gear and a short… Continue Reading “Indoor Climbing Fun at Rockreef, Bournemouth”

The Great Big Christmas Days Out Linky 2016

Lapland UK

It is that time of year when parents with young children are thinking about where to take them to visit Father Christmas. If like us you dream of taking them to Lapland but funds don’t allow, tell us where you recommend (or don’t) take the small people for a magical experience. I want to know where the best Christmas Days out are all over the country! Have you had Mother Christmas read you a story at LaplandUK, marvelled at Bluestone’s Kingdom of the Elves, helped Rudolph get home at Winter Wonderland at Peppa Pig World or simply know the best Santa… Continue Reading “The Great Big Christmas Days Out Linky 2016”

A Segway Tour of Upton Country Park

Dorset Segway

Ever since we did a Forest Segway Tour with Go Ape we have been itching to do another, so when I spotted a groupon offer for Dorset Segway Tours I just had to snap it up. Dorset Segway’s operate at Upton Country Park in Poole and have a free rein to explore the magnificent grounds which includes the shoreline of Holes Bay, the neatly manicured lawns, the Grove woodland area and stopping for some photo’s by Upton House itself. You start with a safety briefing and a few laps around the training area where you learn to stop, start and steer… Continue Reading “A Segway Tour of Upton Country Park”

The Jurassic Coast by Air and Foot

Lyme Regis

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to go on a helicopter flight over the Jurassic coast, an amazing experience which I highly recommend. Being just half an hour long, it didn’t go all the way along the 96 mile coastline, instead concentrating on the area heading east from Exmouth along the Lyme Bay coastline to Lyme Regis and Charmouth and back again. We visit Lyme Regis and Charmouth fairly regularly but have never visited the Devon part of the Jurassic coastline which stretches as far as Orcombe Point near Exmouth so on a weekend break to Lyme Regis I… Continue Reading “The Jurassic Coast by Air and Foot”

All the fun of Potters Resort

Potters Resort

During half term we took the kids for a 4 day break at Potters Resort in Norfolk. I couldn’t fault the accommodation as it was ideal for us as a larger family and we couldn’t wait to get stuck into all the activities on offer. Potters Resort is set in 65 acres of grounds on the Norfolk / Suffolk border in Hopton-on-Sea and after a long 5 hour drive it was the sea that we wanted to see first. The beach was a mixture of sand and huge rocks that are part of a £10 million sea defence program to… Continue Reading “All the fun of Potters Resort”

Autumn Steam Gala at West Somerset Railway

Watchet

Back at the beginning of October we headed to Somerset for the Autumn Steam Gala on the West Somerset Railway. Sebby is steam train mad and his godparents had rented a holiday cottage in Watchet and invited us to spend the weekend with them and their Dad, who used to work the railways and was helping out for the weekend. Having him and all his fabulous stories really made the weekend special and the kids loved hearing all his tales. In fact he was working on the very last steam train that travelled from Bournemouth to Bath back in the 1960’s.… Continue Reading “Autumn Steam Gala at West Somerset Railway”