Holiday Inn Media City Review

Media City Manchester

This weekend I headed to Manchester as I was due to attend BlogOn Conference at Hotel Football. As my husband was weekend off, we made the decision to all go to Manchester, so they could explore everything the vibrant city had to offer whilst I did all things blogging. We made the decision to stay in at Media City as not only is it home to BBC and ITV studios, but is also houses the Blue Peter Garden and the Imperial War Museum, has brilliant transport links into the city centre and was a short walk to Hotel Football, which… Continue Reading “Holiday Inn Media City Review”

A visit to Madame Tussauds London with kids

R2D2 C3PO

My boys have always liked Star Wars, influenced by their Dad’s obsession with the series, but over the last year since attending the Jedi Training Academy at Walt Disney World that like has grown in love. When Isaac had his birthday back in April, he asked to go to Madame Tussauds as he wanted to see their Star Wars exhibition but it is something we kept putting off due to work commitments. During the last week of the school holidays we surprised the kids with a visit to London and started the day with a visit to Dinosaur World Live… Continue Reading “A visit to Madame Tussauds London with kids”

Sri Lanka – the perfect destination for a family holiday

Elephants

One of my earliest travel memories was visiting Sri Lanka as a child. I am not sure exactly how old I was, but I remember the locals used to love patting me on the head, possibly because of my long blonde hair. I also remember hairy taxi rides, staying in a brilliant white hotel which was situated right on the beach and getting the chance to ride an elephant. Plus, there being an extremely long flight and randomly watching the muppets on TV in Bahrain airport when we stopped off. It’s funny what you remember about travelling. I think it… Continue Reading “Sri Lanka – the perfect destination for a family holiday”

Bournemouth Air Festival 2018 in Review

RAF100

Bournemouth Air Festival is something we look forward to every year, having attended every year for the last 10 years. It is the largest seaside air show of its kind in the UK, running for four full days and best of all, is completely FREE to attend. The weather has been a bit hit and miss in recent years, with rain leading to poor flying conditions and the cancellation of whole days of flying, but the weather gods were shining on us this year and we had four days of glorious sunshine. The great thing about being held at the… Continue Reading “Bournemouth Air Festival 2018 in Review”

A visit to Dorset County Show 2018

Dorset County Show

We loved Dorset County Show last year that the kids literally squealed with delight when we told them we were going again this year. Situated at the Dorchester showground and now in its 178th year, Dorset County Show has a variety of attractions, livestock, trade stands and fun for all the family to celebrate agriculture and rural life in Dorset. Dorset County Show is a truly family friendly day out and like last year, the kids were given wristbands in case we got separated and were told who to find it they got lost. They were itching to go and… Continue Reading “A visit to Dorset County Show 2018”

All the fun of Victorious Festival for kids

Flying swings

We love our family festivals but have been a bit unlucky with the weather this year, as the last day of Camp Bestival was cancelled due to the inclement weather and the Fairy Festival was a washout. We were hopeful that Victorious Festival would be luckier with the weather but skipped the Friday night launch night with my beloved Kaiser Chiefs because of the torrential rain. Photo Credit: Tom Langford Thankfully the worst of the weather blew through overnight and we set off bright and early for the park and ride. The traffic was surprisingly clear and we arrived nice… Continue Reading “All the fun of Victorious Festival for kids”

Visiting Stonehenge with Kids

Stonehenge bluestones

Stonehenge has been on our days out wishlist for a long time and now we are English Heritage members we decided to take the hours drive north to visit. Luckily we managed to dodge the Dorset Steam Fair traffic, as it was going in the opposite direction, but did get to see a couple of steam engines trundling along on route to the event. Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in Amesbury, near Salisbury and is somewhere we have driven past many times and you can see the stones from the busy main road. We arrived to find a small… Continue Reading “Visiting Stonehenge with Kids”