Bournemouth’s Christmas Tree Wonderland 2018

It has felt like Bournemouth has had the same Christmas decorations for the last decade, but this year things are changing with their FREE Christmas Tree Wonderland, set in Bournemouth Gardens. Open until 2nd January 2019, we started our walk from the top of West Cliff, down past the BIC towards Bournemouth Pier and the first sign that something was different was the glowing lights in front of us. We were initially disappointed to find that the Bournemouth Wheel was closed, despite being advertised as open until 8pm, so turned left at the first tree to be met with a… Continue Reading “Bournemouth’s Christmas Tree Wonderland 2018”

4 Fun Christmas Days Out to enjoy with the kids in Hampshire

Winchester Science Centre

It is that time of year where it can be tricky to decide which is the best Christmas day out for the kids. Do you take them to see the Garden Centre Santa, enjoy a slap up breakfast or Afternoon Tea with the big man, or make a full day out of it? We have been busying trying out some fabulously fun Christmas days out and these are four of our favourites in the county of Hampshire. Best Christmas Day Out for under 5’s in Hampshire Paultons Park Paultons Park, home to pre-school favourite Peppa Pig World, is transformed with… Continue Reading “4 Fun Christmas Days Out to enjoy with the kids in Hampshire”

Shrek The Musical at The Mayflower Southampton Review

Shrek the Musical

There is something about Shrek that captures the hearts of almost anyone who watches the film and I remember the DVD’s being watched constantly on repeat when my older ones were little. Now, there is a new bunch of fans in our household, who not only love the film but also love Shrek’s Adventure in London, so when I heard that Shrek the Musical was heading back out on tour and coming to the Mayflower in Southampton I just had to get tickets. SHREK THE MUSICAL® is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! and the… Continue Reading “Shrek The Musical at The Mayflower Southampton Review”

Learning Fun at We the Curious Science Centre in Bristol

Hearing Test We the Curious

All the way back in 2015 we spent a day in Bristol and enjoyed an afternoon at their science centre, then called @Bristol. The kids loved it so much, they have been asking to go back ever since. With Kian now at university in Bristol, we have the perfect excuse to visit the vibrant city more often, so headed West to take the kids to see their big brother for the weekend and their first request was to head back to the science centre, now called We the Curious. It may have had a change of name, but it is… Continue Reading “Learning Fun at We the Curious Science Centre in Bristol”

Visiting the Palace of Versailles with kids

During our visit to La Croix du Vieux Pont with Al Fresco holidays in half term, we made the most of our week with visits to the City of Paris, Disneyland and Parc Asterix. After three days of theme parks, we decided to finish the week with a little more culture by visiting the Palace of Versailles. We weren’t keen on driving in Paris, but luckily the route to Versailles was fairly straight forward and avoided the city centre. The roads around Versailles themselves are very quaint and there is a handy carpark directly outside the palace, costing €16 per day. What we… Continue Reading “Visiting the Palace of Versailles with kids”

A half term visit to Paris

Arc De Triomphe

Back in September I decided to make myself a travel bucketlist of 50 places to visit as I creep towards the grand old age of 50. One of those locations was Paris and during our Al Fresco holiday to La Croix du Vieux Pont in half term, I finally got to visit the city that has been eluding me for years. Having driven from Caen to the campsite, we weren’t that confident about driving in Paris as even the outskirts were a little hair-raising, so we decided to book the coach tour that they offer, which drops you at the Palais… Continue Reading “A half term visit to Paris”