Stay, Play and Explore Leicestershire

Leicester and Leicestershire is packed with so much to do, you will need more than a day to discover it all! With fascinating attractions and places to explore such as Conkers, National Space Centre, Twycross Zoo, Twinlakes Theme Park and Stonehurst Family Farm, it’s the perfect place to take the family for a weekend full of action and fun. Leicester and Leicestershire’s great value themed short breaks start from just £129 and last weekend we got to try it for ourselves. Included in the price is Bed and Breakfast in one of four 4* Hotels and the chance to visit three of the… Continue Reading “Stay, Play and Explore Leicestershire”

Tidy Freaks Backseat Litter Buddies Giveaway

Tidy Freaks

Are you forever getting stressed about your kids using your car as a rubbish bin? Well now there is something to help keep your car tidy – kids backseat litter buddies, the Tidy Freaks are here!. These kooky travelling companions from KidNative have been created to provide an engaging solution to the mess created on car journeys. The Tidy Freaks are child friendly bins which come in three lovable characters: Gimi, Gorji and Graby, who love to be fed sweetie wrappers, empty crisp packets, plastic and wrinkly wrappers. These loveable Freaks have been specifically designed to fit any head rest… Continue Reading “Tidy Freaks Backseat Litter Buddies Giveaway”

Save a Life, Learn to Swim and #Win with Swimshop

Swimming

A recent study found that 57% of children between 7-11 years old cannot swim. In a bid to change this Swimshop are running a ‘Save a Life, Learn to Swim’ campaign. It is estimated that children require at least 25 hours of lessons to swim confidently a distance of 25 metres. Primary schools are offered 18 hours of swimming lessons per child a year, way below the recommended hours. If hours were raised to 25 across all primary schools as standard the number of children who can swim would rise by 200,000. The Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) suggests that swimming should… Continue Reading “Save a Life, Learn to Swim and #Win with Swimshop”

Win a selection of Mini Craft Sets from Meadow Kids

Summer holidays are here and Mini Craft Sets are ideal travel companions to play along with your kids; keeping them entertained and stimulated. The small design of the Mini Craft Series from Meadow Kids is the perfect size to tuck into a suitcase glove compartment etc. Going away on holiday, or simply have lots of days out planned in the UK? Win a selection of travel friendly and compact Mini Craft Sets thanks to the team at Meadow Kids. The giveaway includes: Mini Stencils Blue, Mini Stencils and Pencils Pink and Mini Fairies and Teddy bears Stamps and Scenes To Enter: Fill… Continue Reading “Win a selection of Mini Craft Sets from Meadow Kids”

Countdown to Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival

The wait is almost over, it is just 10 days until we arrived in Lulworth, Dorset for our third year at Camp Bestival. We have loved previous years but this year promises to be the best yet with a stellar line up that almost feels like it was chosen just for me. After the event last year we were sent an email to ask who we would like to see at Camp Bestival for 2015 and my top 5 list went like this: Kaiser Chiefs Dick n Dom Mr Tumble Underworld Soul II Soul They are all going to be… Continue Reading “Countdown to Camp Bestival”

Urban Reef Restaurant, Bournemouth

Urban Reef

Last week my husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary and booked a table at our favourite local restaurant for an evening meal. Urban Reef is an informal bar, café, deli and restaurant located at the Overstrand on Boscombe promenade, close to Boscombe Pier offering panoramic views over the stunning Bournemouth Bay, to the Purbecks in one directions and the Isle of Wight in the other. The Urban Reef offers a 90 seater sun deck right on the promenade, where we like to sit with a warming hot chocolate in the winter months or a cool cocktail in the… Continue Reading “Urban Reef Restaurant, Bournemouth”

My Top 10 Beaches to Visit in Dorset this Summer

Lyme Regis

Dorset is my home county and we love to explore our local beaches, many of which are situated on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site which stretches from Old Harry Rocks in Swanage 95 miles west to Orcombe Point in East Devon, but this does not include the 7 miles of sandy beach which stretches from Sandbanks, Poole, past Bournemouth and all the way to Hengistbury Head and Mudeford Spit in Christchurch. Whenever people think of the best beaches in Dorset, they always plump for Bournemouth and Weymouth and whilst I do enjoy visiting both, they are packed to bursting… Continue Reading “My Top 10 Beaches to Visit in Dorset this Summer”

Family Traveller Awards 2015 shortlist announced

Family Traveller Awards

Family Traveller magazine and familytraveller.com, the UK’s first and only media business dedicated to family holidays, has announced the shortlist for its inaugural Family Traveller Awards 2015, in association with Family and Friends Railcard. After calling on the travel industry for nominations, the expert judging panel has drawn up the shortlist across 18 categories. This shortlist is now open for reader and public votes on the dedicated awards website at www.familiytravellerawards.com. Visitors to the site can vote for their favourite brand in each category, and those with the most votes will be announced as winners at a special awards ceremony… Continue Reading “Family Traveller Awards 2015 shortlist announced”

Here and Now app – fresh, inspiring and fun children and family activities

Here and Now

Here & Now, the geo-driven service that allows parents and carers to find, plan and book fresh, inspiring and fun children and family activities anywhere in the UK whilst on the go, today announces its 360 24/7 availability with the introduction of its Android app and searchable mobile website, complementing its availability on iOS. Both apps and the site offer the opportunity to search by activity, keyword and postcode, simplifying the search process and allowing the customer to tailor their search according to what matters to them. Additionally, users can easily see any existing promotions the venues are running, making… Continue Reading “Here and Now app – fresh, inspiring and fun children and family activities”

Enjoy a Villa Holiday and Bring the Whole Family Along

Villa Serena

Summer has arrived and families in search of sun, sand and unforgettable memories will love the assortment of activities and experiences on offer throughout Italy’s Puglia region. With a portfolio of luxurious holiday villas peppered across Puglia, Aria Luxury Apulia is the perfect platform to find private self-contained accommodation that the whole family will love. Chiara Tenuzzo, Director of Aria Luxury Apulia said, “Holidaying together is a hugely important way for families to bond and connect. Unlike hotels, private villas offer families the chance to enjoy each other’s company in an environment that’s intimate, relaxed and social. We’ve got something… Continue Reading “Enjoy a Villa Holiday and Bring the Whole Family Along”