10 Fun things to do with kids in a Country Park

Much as I love a good theme park, some of our best days out are out in the wild, running free. We live in Dorset, close enough to visit the seaside, forest or countryside – all of which is fun and best of all free. There are a few country parks local to us but one of our favourites is Avon Heath as it is less commercialised than its close neighbour Moors Valley. Avon Heath has miles of tracks offering an opportunity to explore some of Dorset’s internationally important heathland and its rare wildlife. The park is dominated by lowland and wet… Continue Reading “10 Fun things to do with kids in a Country Park”

Fancy racing around a 3,000m track in Monte Carlo?


We love to travel and anything with a bit of added adrenalin is right up our street, especially with a teen in tow and this sounds right up our street. Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo has a new family-focused package for the mini-Lewis Hamilton’s of the world. Available until the 10th February 2016, the hotel is offering little thrill-seekers the opportunity to race around the new indoor 3,000 m² circuit situated on the first level of the Pêcheurs car park. With a fun layout, mini travellers aged 7 and over can enjoy the electric powered go-karts all day and for those wanting… Continue Reading “Fancy racing around a 3,000m track in Monte Carlo?”

First Acts Announced for Camp Bestival 2016

Last week we were super excited with the announcement that the theme for Camp Bestival was Outer Space and we have already started planning our fancy dress and we are over the moon (get it) with the first wave of acts that have been announced today. There appears to be plenty of cosmic goings on at Camp Bestival mission control and they’re all set to launch some amazing acts into orbit. So prepare to be dazzled by news of two of the headliners, some huge kids’ faves and a whole galaxy of space activities and fun this coming 28-31 July at Lulworth Castle in Dorset. Ticket sales are already… Continue Reading “First Acts Announced for Camp Bestival 2016”

Is your car ready for winter?

Car Kit

It’s coming up to that time of year now, where the roads are becoming increasingly harder to navigate because of rain, ice, wind and lately, even fog! At the weekend I was happily motoring up the M3 on the way to LaplandUK and the wind was so strong it literally ripped the wiper blade off my car which was a bit of a scary experience. Thankfully we were only a few miles from our destination and it wasn’t raining, just the spray from the road,  so we managed to get there safely and find the local Halfords to replace it.… Continue Reading “Is your car ready for winter?”