Is there Room on the Broom for Me at Mottisfont?

Mottisfont

I am a big fan of backyard travel; seeing the delights on your doorstep, and living in East Dorset, we often venture over the border to Hampshire. Writing the Britmums Family Days Out Round-Up, I am often introduced to some fabulous ideas for days out and one of the places I have been keen to try is Mottisfont, near Romsey. Over the summer holidays this National Trust property held The Gruffalo and Friends: the Art of Axel Scheffler exhibition, a display of imaginative illustrations from his work with Julia Donaldson and a trail around the estate, filled with fun things to find… Continue Reading “Is there Room on the Broom for Me at Mottisfont?”

Exploring the Lake District with HF Holidays

Exploring the Lake District with HF Holidays

We love exploring when we are on holiday, but our trips are always self-guided, so were keen to try something a little more organised. We have just returned from a fabulous break in the Lake District with HF Holidays who have over 100 years of experience organising guided walking holidays, self guided walking breaks as well as inspiring leisure and activity breaks in the UK, Europe and worldwide. We stayed at Monk Coniston, a beautiful property, once owned by Beatrix Potter and leased from the National Trust. It is set on the shores of Coniston Water, made famous by the… Continue Reading “Exploring the Lake District with HF Holidays”

Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt is on!

Cadbury

Cadbury is gearing up for a hopping great Easter by inviting chocolate fans across the country to join in Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt. As the last Cadbury Easter Egg rolls off the production line at Bournville, the Cadbury Easter Bunny has set off on his Easter mission to gather and deliver delicious Cadbury chocolate to families up and down the UK. With over 10,500 Cadbury Easter Eggs produced every hour at Bournville in the lead-up to the family fun weekend, fans are in for a treat this Easter season. Ahead of starting his Easter mission, the Cadbury Easter Bunny… Continue Reading “Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt is on!”

Spring Tide Festival 2016

Spring Tide

There are a few local events we look forward to each year, Dorset Knob Throwing Festival, Lyme Regis Fossil Festival and Spring Tide Festival. The knob throwing and Fossil festivals have both been and gone, but this weekend was the turn of Spring Tide Festival at Burton Bradstock, just outside Bridport, Dorset. This West Dorset seaside village, set next to gorgeous sandstone cliffs on the Jurassic Coast, is taken over by this National Trust event which showcases an eclectic mix of local food and drink, an exciting array of local producers, artisans and crafts and was held over Saturday and Sunday.… Continue Reading “Spring Tide Festival 2016”