Our Visit to BrickLive 2017

Our Visit to BrickLive 2017

Back in December 2015 we attended our first BrickLive event at the ExCel in London and it was safe to say that the kids were in LEGO heaven that day. When I saw that BrickLive was heading to Birmingham NEC and coincided with our visit to see Disney On Ice: Passport to Adventure, I decided to arrange a visit to make a full day of it. Over the summer we were lucky enough to see the Great Brick Safari on location at Marwell Zoo, so it was a treat to see it again at BrickLive. Made with Over 2 million LEGO®… Continue Reading “Our Visit to BrickLive 2017”

Disney On Ice: Passport to Adventure

DisneyonIceMain

Ever since our trip to Walt Disney World in the summer the kids have lived, breathed and even dreamed everything Disney! Old dusty DVD’s once loved by my older kids have been dug out and watched over and over again, our Disney CD in the car as been played to death and our subscription to the Disney Life app has been renewed. They are desperate to re-visit Disney World, but sadly funds don’t allow so I booked the next best thing: Disney On Ice: Passport to Adventure which was being held at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham. We managed to… Continue Reading “Disney On Ice: Passport to Adventure”

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 Springtime Visit to Bluestone Wales

Bluestone Wales

We last visited Bluestone Wales back in November 2014 for their Kingdom of the Elves Christmas experience and fell in love with the place there and then, despite the wet weather. It also holds fonds memories for me too as it was the where Sebby took his first steps and learned the art of puddle jumping, with the help of his big brother. We were invited back to Bluestone over half term and as I was travelling with the little ones and my eldest daughter and her boyfriend, opted to stay in a large 4 bedroom lodge at Preseli View.… Continue Reading “A Springtime Visit to Bluestone Wales”

When WWE came to Bournemouth

American Alpha WWE

Isaac adores WWE but it has not visited Bournemouth since 2015, until now! We were invited along to see our favourite wrestling stars at the Bournemouth International Centre on Monday and having been collecting various WWE memorabilia for a couple of years we arrived dressed for the occasion. The kids could not wait to get inside and see which of their favourite stars would be fighting tonight and were really excited when Shinsuke Nakamura came out, having met him at NXT last year, and the cheers only got louder when he defeated Dolph Ziggler with the Kinshasa. Next up were Kian’s… Continue Reading “When WWE came to Bournemouth”

Bel & The Dragon, Odiham – Review

Bel & the Dragon

It is Isaac’s birthday this month and a few weeks ago he asked if we could go to Legoland to celebrate. Now a stay at the Legoland Hotel was out of our reach so we looked into alternative options and Bel & the Dragon in Odiham, Hampshire stood out from the start. Bel & The Dragon is a Grade II-listed former inn with features dating as far back as 1540 and from the moment you walk in the door you are made to feel at home. The 15th Century building retains many of its original features but has been renovated… Continue Reading “Bel & The Dragon, Odiham – Review”

Our stay at the Hilton Leicester #StayPlayExplore

Hilton Leicester

Last week I wrote a post about what we got up to on our Stay, Play, Explore break in Leicestershire, but what was the accommodation like? As part of the Stay, Play, Explore package, we stayed at the Hilton in Leicester as it is an excellent base for exploring the attractions and landmarks of this city. The hotel is comfortable and modern and as a family travelling with 3 children, our room was large enough for us all with two queen size beds and a double sofa bed. This room was bright and airy and cam with a 32-inch plasma TV… Continue Reading “Our stay at the Hilton Leicester #StayPlayExplore”

Travall Boot Mat Liner Review

Car Mat

My car is a bit of a workhorse. Not only does it take us on all our days out, but it is also the one used for shopping trips, tip runs and Hubby uses it for work if he needs to collect something large from another store. I drive a VW Touran which is a seven seater and although we do not use all the seats all the time, we do need them if we are all out together. I do like to keep a clean and tidy car and found protecting the rear seats a challenge as we were putting… Continue Reading “Travall Boot Mat Liner Review”

A Visit to Car Fest South

Right at the end of the summer we spent our last weekend of freedom at Car Fest South in Hampshire thanks to an invite from Peugeot. As it is less than an hour from home and we had just returned from a holiday abroad we made the decision to travel up to the event on both days, rather than camp. I have always wanted to go to Car Fest, but Hubby is not car mad and was skeptical about a car led event, but we all had the most amazing time. Car Fest is an annual motoring festival held in Cheshire… Continue Reading “A Visit to Car Fest South”

The Shark Hotel at Thorpe Park Review

The Shark Hotel at Thorpe Park Review

The Shark Hotel at Thorpe Park is situated inside the resort itself and sits on the banks of an unexpectedly serene lake and is the perfect crash pad for thrill seekers who want two days of fun at the theme park. A large model shark greets guests at reception and rooms are accessed via its mouth. Checking in took more time than it needed to in my opinion however we were given all the information that we needed about access to the park and wristbands that would give us fast track access to the rides between 9am and 11am the… Continue Reading “The Shark Hotel at Thorpe Park Review”