The Accommodation at Potters Resort

Potters Resort

Over half term we took the kids to Potters Resort for a 4 day break. Potters Resort is a modern five-star holiday village situated on the coastline border of Norfolk and Suffolk, in Hopton-on-Sea. Potters was the first permanent holiday camp in the United Kingdom, opening its doors for the first time in 1920 and it is still run by the same family. It took us an epic 5 hours to drive there from Bournemouth and we couldn’t wait to get checked-in and explore everything it had to offer. We were given our room key and an itinerary and instructions of… Continue Reading “The Accommodation at Potters Resort”

New Forest Fairy Festival Review

New Forest Fairy Festival

Do you believe in Fairies? Nestling in the lea of a hill where time stood still for hundreds of years surrounded the mighty oaks, tree spirits and woodland creatures, live the Forest Folk, under every leaf, behind every tree you might see them and listen for the fairy bell and they will appear, their gossamer wings glinting in the sunlight. The New Forest Fairy Festival is held in Burley, New Forest and is a weekend packed with entertainment and workshops for the whole family and you are all (including Dad’s) positively encouraged to dress in your finest Fairy and Elf… Continue Reading “New Forest Fairy Festival Review”

The Shark Hotel at Thorpe Park Review

The Shark Hotel at Thorpe Park Review

The Shark Hotel at Thorpe Park is situated inside the resort itself and sits on the banks of an unexpectedly serene lake and is the perfect crash pad for thrill seekers who want two days of fun at the theme park. A large model shark greets guests at reception and rooms are accessed via its mouth. Checking in took more time than it needed to in my opinion however we were given all the information that we needed about access to the park and wristbands that would give us fast track access to the rides between 9am and 11am the… Continue Reading “The Shark Hotel at Thorpe Park Review”

Bournemouth Beach Safety with LV Kidzone

Beach fun

Going to the beach with children can be a stressful experience, particularly in the school holiday’s when it is packed. I have lived in Bournemouth for many years and am a big fan of the LV Kidzone scheme which runs through the school summer holidays was first launched back in 1996. The scheme works by giving children free colour-coded wristbands that match-up with clearly marked sections of the 7 mile long seafront. Families write their contact numbers on the wristbands and sit in the marked sections to allow beach staff to reunite them if they accidentally get separated throughout the day.… Continue Reading “Bournemouth Beach Safety with LV Kidzone”

Glamping at Crealy Meadows

Crealy

We enjoy camping, although choose to go somewhere where they have some facilities to keep the kids entertained and us comfortable. Crealy Great Adventure Park & Resort, situated in the heart of the East Devon countryside is the perfect destination for the ultimate Devon family holiday full of excitement and adventure. They have a fantastic choice of accommodation to suit all budgets and camping tastes including 5 star lodges with hot tubs, luxury themed glamping tents and the very best in facilities for family camping and touring caravans. We were invited to stay at Crealy Meadows in a Medieval Glamping Tent, which is… Continue Reading “Glamping at Crealy Meadows”

Larmer Tree Festival

Larmer Tree Festival

This weekend we attended Larmer Tree Festival for the first time and had no idea what to expect. The festival is set in Larmer Tree Gardens in Cranborne Chase, Dorset which is s simply stunning location with gardens brimming with colour and roaming peacocks showcasing their feathers as they wander around the site. I was expecting heavy traffic around the site, but I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived with no traffic problems at all. It was a lovely, picturesque drive through rural Dorset about 45 minutes from home and I was impressed that the parking was free. We collected our… Continue Reading “Larmer Tree Festival”

A Day Out at Drayton Manor

Thomas Land

Despite being almost 3 hours away from home, Drayton Manor is a place that all the family love to visit as it caters for all ages with Thomas Land for the little ones and adrenalin rides for the teens. Last weekend we were invited up to the park to try out their new VertiGO high ropes activity which you can read about by clicking the link. It is safe to say that Isaac adored the course, especially the ziplines which he did again and again, whilst Eliza and Sebastian practised their balance on the VertiGO Tots course. Once we had… Continue Reading “A Day Out at Drayton Manor”

My Top 10 Family Festival Must Haves!

Camp Bestival 2015

It is the month of July, which means festival season is well and truly upon us and this month I am heading to not one, but two family festivals – Larmer Tree in Wiltshire and Camp Bestival in Dorset. As a family we have been attending festivals for 4 years now and I am often asked what my must have items to take are, so without further ado, here are my top ten must haves! 1.  A Festival Trolley – decorated or not a trolley is not only great for taking the camping gear from the car to the pitch… Continue Reading “My Top 10 Family Festival Must Haves!”

Holiday Inn Camden Lock Review

Holiday Inn Camden

Last weekend I had a child-free evening at the Holiday Inn at Camden Lock where I was attending the Britmums Fringe Party before staying the night and heading to Britmums Live the following day. The Fringe Party was held in the stunning Glasshouse at the hotel, which is a gorgeous space with tall windows overlooking the lock. We arrived slightly later than planned thanks to London traffic and a confused satnav and found the room full of some of my favourite blogging friends. It was lovely to catch up friends old and new as we helped ourselves to complimentary drinks… Continue Reading “Holiday Inn Camden Lock Review”