Chimichanga Tex-Mex Restaurant Review

Chimichanga

On our recent visit to Cardiff we made the decision to leave the hotel in search of something different for dinner. In the hotel lobby was a huge interactive screen which gave the option of looking for the nearest bars and restaurants and although not the closest, Chimichanga jumped out at us and was the place we most wanted to try – plus a 30% discount voucher may have swayed our decision too. Chimichanga is a chain of Tex-Mex restaurants with colourful restaurants found up and down the country. They serve sizzling Tex-Mex dishes with a kick of jalapeno peppers,… Continue Reading “Chimichanga Tex-Mex Restaurant Review”

Five Guys Restaurant, Covent Garden Review

Five Guys

Over the summer holidays we were invited to an event at Hamley’s in Regent Street which finished unexpectedly early and left us wondering what to do. I hadn’t been to Covent Garden for years so we made the decision to make the 15 minute walk from where we were to explore. It seems Covent Garden doesn’t really wake up until gone midday and even the silver “statue” man was still getting ready to perform. We did see a violin playing waiter though. It had been an early start and the kids were starting to mention that they were hungry so… Continue Reading “Five Guys Restaurant, Covent Garden Review”

My Top Tips for Surviving Bournemouth Air Festival with Kids

Bournemouth Air Fest

It is no secret that we love Bournemouth Air Festival which is a free annual event put on by the town for four days in the summer holidays. This year the event falls between 20th – 23rd August and we plan on heading down to enjoy the fun for all four days. The event takes part on the beach between Bournemouth and Boscombe Pier, although the busiest part of the beach is always closest to Bournemouth Pier. I recommend you avoid this area as it does snarl into a bottle neck at the busiest times and for the best vantage… Continue Reading “My Top Tips for Surviving Bournemouth Air Festival with Kids”

Novotel Cardiff Review

Cardiff is a location I have been wanting to visit for some time as it is home to the Dr Who Experience and is where much of Dr Who and Torchwood were filmed, however the length of time to travel there from our home in Dorset meant that a day trip with the children would be too much. You can read my review of the attraction here. We were invited to stay at a Novotel of our choice to promote Novotel’s partnership with Quinny which provides families with Quinny YEZZ buggies and make travelling with young children easier, so we chose Cardiff as… Continue Reading “Novotel Cardiff Review”

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Colchester Review

Crowne Plaza Hotel Colchester

Our trip to stay in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Colchester had been booked for over a year and after some initial trepidation of leaving the children in their sister’s care for a weekend we were very excited about having a child-free weekend for Hubby’s best friends wedding – something we had not had for well over two years. We had a nightmare journey to Essex. Our satnav reported a journey of just under three hours but it took us five and a half thanks to roadworks on the M3 and Friday traffic on the M25, so when we finally… Continue Reading “Crowne Plaza Hotel, Colchester Review”

How to Survive a Festival with Kids in Tow!

Camp Bestival

We have just returned from our third year at Camp Bestival, a multi-award winning festival that combines an all-encompassing family festival experience with an action packed camping holiday. When we say we are off to a festival with children in tow, we get comments such as “Are you mad?”, “How do you cope?” and “Is it really suitable for children?”. In answer to those questions; we are not mad, we get organised and yes, the event caters for children of all ages as it features a truly enormous kids’ area with a host of thrilling activities from soft play and circus… Continue Reading “How to Survive a Festival with Kids in Tow!”

The Big Camp Bestival Linky

Camp Bestival

We arrived home from an epic weekend at Camp Bestival last night after the fireworks, buzzing from the sights we had seen, music we had heard and activities we had tried. One thing is very apparent though – there is so much there to see and do that there just isn’t time to fit it all in and everyone has a completely different experience of what Camp Bestival has to offer, so I have created the Big Camp Bestival Linky where everyone who went can link up their posts and share their experiences of the festival itself. Don’t be shy,… Continue Reading “The Big Camp Bestival Linky”