Halloween at Paradise Wildlife Park

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One of the kids favourite days out over the summer was to Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire. Halloween will soon be descending on Paradise Wildlife Park for another frightfully fun half term. On arrival all children receive free Halloween masks, as they explore our Wolves Woodland Walk. Whether you creep amongst the fearsome dinosaurs or meet our fangtastic beasts we can ensure fun for all the family. Dare to get up close with their creepy critters? The zoo keepers reveal the creepiest and sneakiest of animals at the park at our Halloween animal meet & greets. There will be Halloween themed enrichment found in the animal habitats such as pumpkins, gravestones and all the festive treats you… Continue Reading “Halloween at Paradise Wildlife Park”

Boo at the Zoo! this October half term at Marwell

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This October half term, Marwell Zoo in Hampshire will be home to some frightening new species as little monsters are invited to join in some ‘monster fun’ around its 140-acre park. From 26th October to 3rd November 2019, guests can take part in a free monster trail and track down 12 hidden monsters around the zoo. The colourful illustrated beasts include a panteater, spitopotamus and a scary scornbill to name but a few. Other complimentary activities include broomstick flying with Marwell’s resident and wise old wizard Lowedolf, where children can earn their level four licence, and spooky story telling with Esme… Continue Reading “Boo at the Zoo! this October half term at Marwell”

Afternoon Tea at the Knoll House Hotel

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Living in Dorset, we are spoiled with miles and miles of stunning coastline to explore, but one of our favourite places to visit is Studland. With its unspoiled beaches and stunning views over Old Harry Rocks at the start of the Jurassic Coast, Studland Bay has a fascinating history which can still be seen, with lines of Dragons Teeth tank traps, pill boxes and Fort Henry over looking the bay. Possibly less well known, but equally fascinating are its links to Enid Blyton’s, who based the Famous Five adventures on the Isle of Purbeck and PC Plod (Noddy) on a… Continue Reading “Afternoon Tea at the Knoll House Hotel”

A visit to the beautiful town of Shaftesbury

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Living in Dorset, we are spoiled with the Jurassic Coast on our doorstep, but we always neglect visiting the north of the county. When dropping Kian back at university in Bristol, I mentioned to my husband that I wanted to visit Shaftesbury and the famous Gold Hill. Shaftesbury is a small market town in Dorset with a fascinating history going back to Saxon times, but has since found fame as the home of “that Hovis ad”. We parked in the main town car park and set off to explore. You can find Gold Hill on the main High Street, but… Continue Reading “A visit to the beautiful town of Shaftesbury”

Piccolo Mondo Wimborne – Review

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Now that the kids are back to school, my husband and I try to have the same day off mid-week and we have been treating ourselves to either breakfast or lunch out. We tend to head to chain restaurants with the kids, but we are trying to make a conscious effort to support local businesses and last week we headed into Wimborne and had lunch at the small, family run restaurant Piccolo Mondo, which is tucked away in a little square in the centre of town. We picked a busy day for our visit, as they were not only hosting… Continue Reading “Piccolo Mondo Wimborne – Review”

2 FOR 1 Offers with a Family and Friends Railcard this Half Term

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Bracing days out by the sea, a visit to a chocolate factory, inside info on the British music scene (with a “jam session” thrown in!) and inspiring ‘edutainment’ – these are just a few of the half term treats throughout Britain which can all be easily reached within a few minutes’ walk from a railway station. It’s the new no-fly holiday trend – helping parents to relax, save money and keep the kids entertained this October half term. Forget the hassle of getting to the airport; the long security queues and two hour check in.  Start from the nearest station… Continue Reading “2 FOR 1 Offers with a Family and Friends Railcard this Half Term”