10 Reasons we are Staying with Pitch Village at Camp Bestival

Pitch Village

This year will be our 4th year at Camp Bestival and saying we are excited is an understatement! Last year, however, we discovered a new way to camp and will never go back to general camping again. Pitch Village takes the fuss out of festivals so you can get back to enjoying the bands and amazing atmosphere! They are a “pre-pitched accommodation provider” which means they will have everything from the tent pitched to the mattress inflated before you arrive on site. The benefits of staying with Pitch Village 1.  One Car: Before now we have had to take two… Continue Reading “10 Reasons we are Staying with Pitch Village at Camp Bestival”

A Treasure Trail around Wells

I have been wanting to visit Wells in Somerset for ages, but never quite made it……..until now. Wells is the smallest city in England, nestled at the foot of the Mendip Hills, and famed for its medieval architecture and for being the stage for the brilliant film Hot Fuzz. The one thing that worried me about wanting to explore a town, was that the kids would be bored and spoil it, but we went armed with a Treasure Trails challenge which kept them occupied as we explored and enjoyed everything the city had to offer. The treasure trails challenge is an imaginative way… Continue Reading “A Treasure Trail around Wells”

SEA LIFE Weymouth Conservation Evening looks to make waves

Weymouth Sealife

SEA LIFE Weymouth has announced the full details of their fifth annual conservation evening, scheduled to take place on Friday July 14 from 6pm to 9pm. The ever-popular summer charity event showcases some of SEA LIFE Weymouth’s most popular exhibits and raises public awareness for endangered animals and environmental threats including the need for plastic-free oceans, sustainable fishing, effective Marine Protected Areas and an end to the over-exploitation of marine life. Entry costs just £5 per person and all proceeds go to the charities attending which include The Community Seagrass Initiative, The International Otter Survival Fund, The RSPB –Little Tern… Continue Reading “SEA LIFE Weymouth Conservation Evening looks to make waves”

Open Farm Sunday 2017

Open Farm Sunday

Open Farm Sunday was held back on the 11th June and is an annual event that we look forward to. Open Farm Sunday started back in 2006 and has grown substantially over the years, offering a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover at first hand what it means to be a farmer and the fabulous work they do producing our food, enhancing the countryside and all the goods and services farmers provide. We pick a different farm to visit every year and this year it was the turn of North Farm in Horton, and without a doubt it was our favourite visit… Continue Reading “Open Farm Sunday 2017”

Our Family Festival Packing List

With less than a month until Camp Bestival 2017 my thoughts have turned to what we need to pack. We are seasoned Camp Bestival campers with it being our fourth year, but every year we add something to our must pack list, as it does change slightly as the kids get older. Camp Bestival is held at Lulworth, a spectacular site in the heart of Dorset which is very hilly so you have to make an executive decision where you pitch your tent. It is either close to your car or close to the main site and I would recommend… Continue Reading “Our Family Festival Packing List”

Axe Valley Wildlife Park

Axe Valley Park

During half term we spent a couple of days in East Devon, staying at Andrewshayes Holiday Park and visiting my Dad who lives in Axminster. My Dad and his wife suggested that we visit Axe Valley Wildlife Park, a natural, rustic, small, family friendly park set on the outskirts of Axminster, just off the A35, which is home to a plethora of animals for the kids to see and parks where they can run off and burn off all their energy. We arrived at lunchtime on a glorious day and enjoyed a spot of lunch in their cafe before heading… Continue Reading “Axe Valley Wildlife Park”

A Springtime Visit to Bluestone Wales

Bluestone Wales

We last visited Bluestone Wales back in November 2014 for their Kingdom of the Elves Christmas experience and fell in love with the place there and then, despite the wet weather. It also holds fonds memories for me too as it was the where Sebby took his first steps and learned the art of puddle jumping, with the help of his big brother. We were invited back to Bluestone over half term and as I was travelling with the little ones and my eldest daughter and her boyfriend, opted to stay in a large 4 bedroom lodge at Preseli View.… Continue Reading “A Springtime Visit to Bluestone Wales”