Halloween Family Fun at Mighty Claws Adventure Golf

Mighty Claws

Back at the beginning of June we were invited to the opening of Mighty Claws Adventure Golf in Bournemouth and the kids have been itching to go back ever since. This week, Mighty Claws launched their Halloween ‘Shocktober’ celebrations, which run from 9am – 4pm until the 31st October and donned our best costumes and headed down to join in the fun. As well as coming face to face with scary raptors and a terrifying T-Rex on the epic 18-hole crazy golf course, Halloween Shocktober events offer a range of ‘Tricks & Treats’.   Little monsters are encouraged to play… Continue Reading “Halloween Family Fun at Mighty Claws Adventure Golf”

10 things to do in Bournemouth & Poole this October half term

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October half term is here and the weather is looking a bit hit and miss so far. Finding things for the kids to do can be a bit of a challenge, especially if it is raining, so here are my top ten tips for things to do in Bournemouth and Poole: Indoor Fun 1. Rockreef Situated on Bournemouth Pier, Rockreef offers several fun activities for the whole family to enjoy including: Clip ‘n’ Climb, Caving, Highline and the Pier Zip. We have been coming here since it opened, the kids love it and now that Sebastian is four, he can… Continue Reading “10 things to do in Bournemouth & Poole this October half term”

A Jurassic Cruise with City Cruises Poole

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Way back last December I was lucky enough to win a Jurassic Cruise to Swanage with City Cruises. It was planned in for their last cruise of the season, however, with the promise of some fabulous weather this weekend, they kindly moved it to Saturday for me. We had Sebby’s class teddy with us, so started the day on Poole Quay where we treated the kids, and Pip, to a cone of chips whilst we waited for our boat to arrive. Poole Quay in itself is a fun place to visit, with plenty of places to entertain the kids and we… Continue Reading “A Jurassic Cruise with City Cruises Poole”

Pumpkin Picking at Sopley Farm

My kids have been nagging me to go pumpkin picking for ages. The last few years we have been away for Halloween so we never managed it, however, we are at home for October half term, so there was no excuse. Sopley Farm, set on the edge of the New Forest, is our closest Pick Your Own farm that has a pumpkin patch and we headed across to visit last weekend. Sopley Farm grow nearly 20 different fruit and vegetables. Some are grown for Pick Your Own, and some for selling ready picked through their farm shop so if you… Continue Reading “Pumpkin Picking at Sopley Farm”

Watching the Red Arrows arrive at Adventure Wonderland

Adventure Wonderland

We love Bournemouth Air Festival and it is something we attend every year, however, this year Hubby was working and the thought of taking three kids to the beach on my own didn’t appeal. With none of the fast, noisy planes displaying this year, it was only the Red Arrows that the kids wanted to see, so I decided that it would be fun to see them arrive at Bournemouth Airport instead, so timed it with a visit to Adventure Wonderland which is opposite and has a great view of the runway. Adventure Wonderland is a family theme park which… Continue Reading “Watching the Red Arrows arrive at Adventure Wonderland”

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”

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”

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”