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 Short Break at Andrewshayes Holiday Park

We visit West Dorset fairly regularly as we adore fossil hunting and exploring the Jurassic coast, so when we were invited to stay at Andrewshayes Holiday Park, just over the Devon border we jumped at the chance. The holiday park offers all-season camping, motorhome pitches, glamping pods and static holiday home rentals, all sat in rolling hills just off the A35, making it so easy to find that I didn’t even have to plug in my satnav. Our home for a couple of nights was a static 3 bedroom holiday home which comfortably sleeps 6. It had a well equipped kitchen,… Continue Reading “A Short Break at Andrewshayes Holiday Park”

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”

Taking a Scenic and Naval Harbour Cruise in Plymouth

We seem to be addicted to travelling by boat recently, with our Carnival cruise, a trip down the Thames with City Cruises  and now a scenic harbour cruise in Plymouth. We hadn’t planned on going out on the water, but had some time to kill before our visit to the National Marine Aquarium and we spotted the boat trip being advertised (read, being promoted raucously) as we headed to Plymouth Hoe. We bought our tickets for the harbour tour ands watched the everyone get on two other boats for the Plymouth Breakwater swim before getting on our boat to secure our seats on the… Continue Reading “Taking a Scenic and Naval Harbour Cruise in Plymouth”

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”

Learning to bake at River Cottage

River Cottage

I am not a big cook if I am honest. I make a mean Bailey’s Cheesecake, Lemon Drizzle cake and Gingerbread men, but since having Eliza and Sebastian I found I didn’t have time to bake, but now Eliza is at school full-time I intend to start again. Yesterday I attended Blog Camp at River Cottage organised by the team at Tots100 and one of the sessions was a workshop where we learned to make our own butter and soda bread. I have to admit I was really nervous as most of the other bloggers attending the event were proper… Continue Reading “Learning to bake at River Cottage”