D-Day Museum Portsmouth

Portsmouth D-Day Museum

Back in February we paid a visit to Normandy with a plan to visit all the D-Day landing beaches and museums about the war. It was a subject that both my husband and teen were fascinated by and we all learned a lot about the subject on our visit. In fact, we also found out that many of the vessels that set off on this mammoth operation were actually made or set off from close to home. Since our return, Hubby has been keen to visit Portsmouth’s D-Day Museum as it is Britain’s only museum dedicated solely to covering all aspects of the D-Day… Continue Reading “D-Day Museum Portsmouth”

3 Fun Festivals for all the Family on the South Coast

Camp Bestival

I have to admit that I never did festivals as a teenager but hubby loved going to events such as V-Festival to see all the big acts. He always swore I would hate festivals due to the crowds and lack of facilities and often regales stories of flying bottles of urine etc, but there is a happy medium where the behaviour is always much calmer – the Family Festival. This year will be our 4th year going to Camp Bestival and we cannot wait. It is a festival that is jam-packed full of activities for young, old and somewhere in… Continue Reading “3 Fun Festivals for all the Family on the South Coast”

Discover the world together at the UK’s only Family Travel Show

Family Travel Show

The Family Travel Show, now in partnership with the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday and Mail Online, is pleased to announce new dates for 2016. Taking place at London’s Olympia on 1-2 October, this exciting show is the UK’s only exhibition completely dedicated to family travel adventures. Families come in all shapes and sizes – and so do the holidays they take! Whether it’s a laid back beach break, an educational city stay or an exotic jungle trek, family travel definitely isn’t one size fits all territory. And just like all the best children’s stories, family trips must have… Continue Reading “Discover the world together at the UK’s only Family Travel Show”

My Little Pony and Clangers announced for Geronimo Family Festival

Back on the festival scene, bigger and better and with an additional venue at Harewood House, Geronimo has announced brand new additions to an already jam-packed line up of live shows and amazing experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Returning to Tatton Park over the weekend of 29th – 30th May and debuting at Harewood House from 1st – 2nd May, Geronimo is the family festival you won’t want to miss! And if you haven’t booked your tickets already, now is the time as Geronimo is proud to announce that My Little Pony, the Clangers and Tumble Tots will all be making an appearance! Joining… Continue Reading “My Little Pony and Clangers announced for Geronimo Family Festival”

Save money on family days out with Kids Pass!

Kids pass

Being a family with six children, family days out can be extremely expensive. A few weeks ago I was introduced to Kids Pass, a fantastic new savings app which allows you and your family to benefit from some fantastic savings at the UK’s top attractions, restaurants and cinemas! A staggering 380,000+ members are already saving between £500 and £1000 per year because the team have negotiated exceptional savings with top days out. These offers are not available to the general public and the good news is that one Kids Pass 12 months membership covers the entire household! Up to 67% off… Continue Reading “Save money on family days out with Kids Pass!”

The Great Big Christmas Days Out Linky!

It is that time of year when parents with young children are thinking about where to take them to visit Father Christmas. If like us you dream of taking them to Lapland but funds don’t allow, tell us where you recommend (or don’t) taking the small people for a magical experience. I want to know where the best Christmas Days out are all over the country! Have you had Mother Christmas read you a story at Marwell, marvelled at Bluestone’s Kingdom of the Elves, partied at Warwick Castle or simply know the best Santa to visit near you? It’s simple… Continue Reading “The Great Big Christmas Days Out Linky!”

Win the chance to see WWE® Superstars and Divas live in action in the UK!

WWE

WWE® 2K16 presents WWE® LIVE this November with 14 action packed live events set to enthrall fans in the UK from the 4th–14th November. With all of your favourite WWE Superstars and Divas in action, this is your chance to witness the drama and excitement that WWE has to offer in front of your very own eyes. WWE’s top Superstars and Divas will be in the UK including Seth Rollins®, Dean Ambrose®, Roman Reigns®, Randy Orton®,Dolph Ziggler®, Wade Barrett®, Sheamus®, Paige®, The Bella Twins® and many more*! WWE LIVE will come crashing in to Liverpool Echo Arena on the 8th November 2015 and Newcastle Metro… Continue Reading “Win the chance to see WWE® Superstars and Divas live in action in the UK!”

Discover the world together at the UK’s first family travel show

The Family Travel Show, taking place at London’s Olympia, is the UK’s first exhibition completely dedicated to family travel adventures. Show features include: The biggest collection of specialist family travel operators under one roof Get face-to-face with the best family holiday providers and specialist operators, all under one roof. They will be on hand to offer advice on everything from all-inclusive luxury getaways, exciting cruise voyages, action-packed resorts and family-friendly villas to intriguing adventures, thrilling ski holidays and incredible wildlife safaris. Discover amazing trips that are hard to find online or on the High Street.  Over 50 FREE Show Talks With… Continue Reading “Discover the world together at the UK’s first family travel show”

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Colchester Review

Crowne Plaza Hotel Colchester

Our trip to stay in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Colchester had been booked for over a year and after some initial trepidation of leaving the children in their sister’s care for a weekend we were very excited about having a child-free weekend for Hubby’s best friends wedding – something we had not had for well over two years. We had a nightmare journey to Essex. Our satnav reported a journey of just under three hours but it took us five and a half thanks to roadworks on the M3 and Friday traffic on the M25, so when we finally… Continue Reading “Crowne Plaza Hotel, Colchester Review”

Here and Now app – fresh, inspiring and fun children and family activities

Here and Now

Here & Now, the geo-driven service that allows parents and carers to find, plan and book fresh, inspiring and fun children and family activities anywhere in the UK whilst on the go, today announces its 360 24/7 availability with the introduction of its Android app and searchable mobile website, complementing its availability on iOS. Both apps and the site offer the opportunity to search by activity, keyword and postcode, simplifying the search process and allowing the customer to tailor their search according to what matters to them. Additionally, users can easily see any existing promotions the venues are running, making… Continue Reading “Here and Now app – fresh, inspiring and fun children and family activities”