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”

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”

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”

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”

Easter Fun at Lulworth Castle

Due to Hubby’s line of work he doesn’t get any time off over the Easter break, apart from Easter Sunday, so I planned a day out that wasn’t too far away. Having heard Corfe Castle advertised on the radio, Isaac really wanted to go however as we hit the Wareham Road it was gridlocked and barely moving under the sheer weight of traffic so I made an executive decision and headed for Lulworth Castle as the kids had so much fun there last Easter. The journey to onto Lulworth was surprisingly clear and the kids initial disappointment was soon replaced… Continue Reading “Easter Fun at Lulworth Castle”