Traintastic fun at Pecorama

At the end of last year we stayed in a holiday cottage in Lyme Regis and one of the places I wanted to visit was Pecorama in Beer, Devon but sadly it was out of season so closed. The kids broke up for half term last Wednesday and we had a couple of days booked at Andrewshayes Holiday Park in Axminster so I Pecorama was my first port of call. Pecorama sits above the village of Beer and offers stunning views over Lyme Bay below. It is a perfect day out for railway enthusiasts, garden lovers and families with manicured lawns,… Continue Reading “Traintastic fun at Pecorama”

Ten of the Best Places to Visit in Poole with Kids this Half Term

Poole Harbour

When people visit the south coast they always think of Bournemouth as the “go to” place to visit, but Poole has lots to offer visitors to the area. Not only does Poole have the second largest natural harbour in the world, second only to Sydney, but it is also home to one of the most expensive places to live in the UK – Sandbanks and has lots to offer visitors, young and old. 1. Visit the Bustling Quay Visit the Old Lifeboat Station Museum and enjoy crabbing on the quayside next door. Walk along the Quay, lusting after the Sunseeker… Continue Reading “Ten of the Best Places to Visit in Poole with Kids this Half Term”

Horrible Histories: The Best of Barmy Britain this May half term at Hampton Court Palace

Horrible Histories

We have seen Horrible Histories on stage a few times, from Camp Bestival to our local Lighthouse Theatre and this May half term join Historic Royal Palaces at Hampton Court Palace, as gruesome characters and terrible tales are brought to life in Horrible Histories’ The Best of Barmy Britain. From battling Boudicca to highwayman Dick Turpin and the putrid plague, dive into the most ghastly parts of British history in the palatial gardens of Henry VIII’s former home. Presented by The Birmingham Stage Company- the producers of Terrible Tudors- The Best of Barmy Britain promises to uncover centuries of bloody… Continue Reading “Horrible Histories: The Best of Barmy Britain this May half term at Hampton Court Palace”

Knights in Training at Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle has to be one of our favourite spots to visit in Dorset. Owned by the National Trust, Corfe Castle is one of Britain’s most iconic survivors of the English Civil War and once at the top of the hill, offers amazing views over the Purbeck Hills. There is a small car park at the bottom of the hill and an easy to follow path up to the castle with information posts for the kids to find with details of local wildlife they can see on the walk. We haven’t visited the castle for a while and half way… Continue Reading “Knights in Training at Corfe Castle”

May Madness at Thorpe Park

THORPE PARK - Teen Group THE SWARM

We love visiting Thorpe Park and it is in the plans to head up the M3 this month with the teens and strap ourselves into a rollercoaster or two. Thorpe Park resort are open every day of May and have some fabulous ‘May Madness’ events happening and to celebrate I have a family ticket* to giveaway to one lucky reader. (*for 4 people.) What is May Madness? If you are a Merlin Annual Pass holder or Thorpe Park Annual Pass holder there are some fabulous extra’s for you this month: Kids Eat Free The park is open for the entire… Continue Reading “May Madness at Thorpe Park”

Top Tips for Preparing for a Family Festival #FestivalFever

With summer just around the corner, there’s so much to look forward to, beautiful weather, longer nights and festivals! We are currently on countdown to Camp Bestival which is held locally at Lulworth Castle, Dorset, from 27th – 30th July and are looking forward to seeing what this years event has to offer. Once you have decided to buy festival tickets it is then time to think about what you need to take with you and when going with your family, those needs change significantly. Going to a festival with children is not as stressful as you think, especially if it is… Continue Reading “Top Tips for Preparing for a Family Festival #FestivalFever”