What the kids are looking forward to seeing at Camp Bestival 2017

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Cannot believe that Camp Bestival is just one more sleep away. The kids have been busily scanning the website to see who is there this year and it is safe to say that they are uber excited by some of the acts. Back in February we were introduced to Fun Kids Radio during a very long journey to Scotland and there was one band in particular that they wanted to here: Andy and the Odd Socks and particularly the ‘Cheeky Bum Song’. At the time we had no idea that it was actually Andy Day of Cbeebies fame, who is… Continue Reading “What the kids are looking forward to seeing at Camp Bestival 2017”

Why Visit Kefalonia, Greece

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Greece is one of my favourite holiday destinations and I have been lucky enough to visit several of its beautiful islands. One of my favourites is Kefalonia, the biggest Ionian island whose green mountains contrast perfectly with the crystal blue waters. The island is famed for its beautiful beaches and was chosen for filming the Hollywood movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Apart from swimming and water sports, Kefalonia has many places to see, from picturesque villages to Medieval castles, beautiful monasteries to caves. I have very fond memories of visiting the Drogarati Caves, which is an impressive cave with remarkable formations… Continue Reading “Why Visit Kefalonia, Greece”

Zoorassic Park at ZSL London Zoo

Regular readers of my blog will know that Sebastian is dinosaur mad and when we heard that dinosaurs were invading ZSL London Zoo, we knew we had to visit. Between 22nd July to 3rd September, visitors the zoo are whisked back in time to Zoorassic Park a prehistoric world where you can come face to face with life-size, moving dinosaurs. The kids picked up a fun passport style trail to complete before entering the time-travelling tunnel which took us back to the Mesozoic era (about 65 million years ago, give or take a few days). We emerged from the tunnel in… Continue Reading “Zoorassic Park at ZSL London Zoo”

Aladdin – Sheer Genie-Us!

Aladdin

Hubby is getting better a picking up hints now and it only took a couple of mentions about how much I wanted to see Aladdin for him to buy us tickets for my birthday. We headed into London mid-afternoon and had a wander around Covent Garden, watching some of the performers swallowing balloons, riding unicycles and singing and stopping for a bite to eat before heading to the Prince Edward Theatre which is just North of Leicester Square on Old Compton Street. The theatre itself is stunning and has an upstairs bar where you can sit outside on the balcony… Continue Reading “Aladdin – Sheer Genie-Us!”

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”