Pandora – The World of Avatar Review

Pandora - Banshee

There were two things that Hubby was excited to see at Walt Disney World; Star Wars and Pandora – The World of Avatar. If you have not seen the film, it is a must before you head to Animal Kingdom, where the World of Avatar has been built. The new World Of Avatar is set on the lush alien world of Pandora and as you walk into the Valley of Mo’Ara it feels like you have really walked onto a new planet, complete with stunning floating mountains, alien plant life and stunning waterfalls around every corner. There are even speakers… Continue Reading “Pandora – The World of Avatar Review”

Staying at Disney Worlds Art of Animation Resort

When we found out we were off to Walt Disney World, we were really excited to be staying at Disney’s newest resort, Disney’s Art of Animation which boasts storybook landscapes seen in such classics as Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid. Upon arrival you are treated to a visual delight and the curving wall is packed full of images, from their first creation to the final look. You can even take your own animation lesson! We stayed in a delightfully themed Finding Nemo family suite which overlooked the Disney Cars hotel and its wonderful themed courtyard that… Continue Reading “Staying at Disney Worlds Art of Animation Resort”

Jedi Training Academy at Walt Disney World

Jedi Training

Star Wars is a big thing at Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. You can embark on Star Wars adventures with the 3D motion-simulated Star Tours ride; visit Star Wars locations; meet Star Wars characters, including Kylo Ren, BB8 and Chewbacca; view Star Wars movie props and shop for Star Wars merchandise in several locations around the park. Hubby has been Star Wars mad since he was a child and has passed on his love of the movies to all the kids, so one of our must do activities at Disney was to sign up to the Jedi Training Academy: Trials of the Temple. The training academy is free to… Continue Reading “Jedi Training Academy at Walt Disney World”

Exploring the Lake District with HF Holidays

Exploring the Lake District with HF Holidays

We love exploring when we are on holiday, but our trips are always self-guided, so were keen to try something a little more organised. We have just returned from a fabulous break in the Lake District with HF Holidays who have over 100 years of experience organising guided walking holidays, self guided walking breaks as well as inspiring leisure and activity breaks in the UK, Europe and worldwide. We stayed at Monk Coniston, a beautiful property, once owned by Beatrix Potter and leased from the National Trust. It is set on the shores of Coniston Water, made famous by the… Continue Reading “Exploring the Lake District with HF Holidays”

My Top Ten Tips for beating the rain at a Festival

This year was our 4th at Camp Bestival in Dorset. Being Dorset residents, we often boast of our own mini-microclimate and any bad weather seems to avoid us, even when the rest of the country is suffering with storms. On the run up to Camp Bestival, however, I was checking BBC Weather daily and by the time it was ready to pack, it looked increasingly likely that it was going to rain at some point, so we needed to be prepared. We arrived to beautiful sunshine on Thursday and went about exploring the site to see what was on offer… Continue Reading “My Top Ten Tips for beating the rain at a Festival”

Best Foodie Destinations for a Family Holiday

French Bakery

Family holidays are often when the best family memories are made. As much as they can be a bit of a hassle to organise, and of course with kids involved there’ll no doubt be at least one tantrum (I won’t specify if that’s the kids or parents!) Often one cause of contention when on holiday is finding somewhere to eat which allows the adults (and braver kids) to try the delicious local cuisine, but where younger family members can eat something they like, and where babies and excited kids won’t be met with tutting and disapproving looks if the kids… Continue Reading “Best Foodie Destinations for a Family Holiday”