A Winter visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens

Gorilla - Bristol Zoo

Since Kian started university in Bristol, we have been down a couple of times to visit, combining our time with him and visiting some of the local attractions. There are so many fun days out to do with the kids that it is hard to pick, but the kids all unanimously voted to visit Bristol Zoo Gardens, which is set in the beautiful Clifton area of the city. Like many UK zoo’s, Bristol Zoological Society is a conservation and education charity, which runs and operates Bristol Zoo Gardens and the Wild Place Project and has helped save over 175 species from… Continue Reading “A Winter visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens”

Winter beach fun at Trebarwith Strand, Cornwall

Trebarwith Strand

On Boxing Day, after all the fun of the Christmas day, we decided we wanted to get out of the house and go for a bracing walk. We asked Fiona from Coombe Mill for her recommendation and she advised that her secret beach, Tregardock would be perfect, as the tides were perfect and it can only be accessed at low tide. Lets just say we didn’t actually find how to get there thanks to a slightly wilful satnav that thought it knew better and we ended up at Trebarwith Strand instead, where we pulled up to the car park to… Continue Reading “Winter beach fun at Trebarwith Strand, Cornwall”

A Winter visit to St Michael’s Mount

St Michael's Mount

Despite visiting Cornwall on numerous occasions, I still have a long list of places I want to visit in this beautiful county and with just a couple of spare days to squeeze in a day out during a Christmas holiday at Coombe Mill, I had to pick just one. We have visited the National Trust’s St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall, before when the older kids were small, but it is somewhere I have been keen to re-visit ever since. The small small tidal island is crowned by a medieval church and castle, leaving it only accessible by foot along a man-made causeway… Continue Reading “A Winter visit to St Michael’s Mount”

Honeybrook Farm – Wimborne

Honeybrook Farm

The Christmas break has fallen at a really odd time this year, with the kids breaking up late and not going back to school until 8th January. Normally we have a full week off before Christmas which we pack full of festive fun, but having the extra week at the start of January this year means finding things to entertain the kids has been trickier. Thankfully, Honeybrook Farm in Wimborne, which is under new management, made the decision to stay open until the kids go back to school and today we headed over for a blast around the park. The… Continue Reading “Honeybrook Farm – Wimborne”

Our Year of Travel in 2018


Last year I wrote a post all about our travel plans for 2018 and although we succeeded in travelling to the places we had already booked, plus a couple more, we didn’t manage to achieve any of the places on our wish list. This time last year we had planned holiday’s booked with Martinhal Resorts in Lisbon, Portugal, Camp Bestival and Christmas at Coombe Mill to look forward to, but this year we have booked nothing, mostly due to the fact that Hubby was threatened with redundancy at the end of the year and we only learned that he had… Continue Reading “Our Year of Travel in 2018”

My Top Posts of 2018

Bolton Abbey

I love looking back at my old posts, mainly as a reminder of the adventures we got up to throughout the year. I was also very excited to find out today that I made the top 20 travel bloggers chart in the UK for 2018 on Trips100, so thank you all for reading. Here are my most read posts of 2018 Our Favourite Beaches for Fossil Hunting in Dorset We live in Dorset and I love sharing our top tips for exploring this beautiful county. One of our favourite activities is fossil hunting and we have definitely got better at… Continue Reading “My Top Posts of 2018”

Our Top Tips for spending Christmas away from home

Coombe Mill

This year we celebrated Christmas away from home at Coombe Mill in Cornwall. We first visited Coombe Mill for Christmas 2013 and loved it so much we headed back again in 2014. Sadly due to work commitments we were unable to return, but this year we found ourselves back in their biggest property – Tree Roots. I actually find spending Christmas away from home less stressful, as there is less pressure to make it perfect, however, it is not without its challenges, especially in the build up to the break. Our Top Tips for spending Christmas away from home Pick… Continue Reading “Our Top Tips for spending Christmas away from home”