Teaching the kids about the Battle of Hastings at Battle Abbey

1066 Battlefield

A couple of weeks ago, we were invited to stay in a stunning holiday cottage in Littlesea, by Kent and Sussex Cottages. We travelled up on Friday night via the motorways, however, on Sunday we came home I decided to take the coastal route back through Sussex so we could stagger our journey and visit some attractions on the way back to Dorset, with our first stop being Battle Abbey in Hastings. Battle Abbey is a partially ruined Benedictine abbey in Battle, East Sussex and is famous for being built on the site of the Battle of Hastings. I find the kids don’t learn history… Continue Reading “Teaching the kids about the Battle of Hastings at Battle Abbey”

Staying at Summer Mews with Kent and Sussex Cottages

3-Summer-Mews

When travelling, as a larger than average family, we prefer the convenience of staying in a holiday cottage rather than a hotel as it gives us the space to relax without getting under each others feet. In May we were offered a weekend break with Kent and Sussex Cottages and got to stay in a the beautiful Summer Mews townhouse in Littlesea, Kent. We couldn’t have asked for a better location, as the property enjoyed views over, not one, but two golf course, glimpses of the sea and countryside in the distance. It was also a mere 5 minute walk… Continue Reading “Staying at Summer Mews with Kent and Sussex Cottages”

Free children’s theatre tickets with Kids Week 2019

Matilda the Musical

Kids Week, the annual London theatre initiative run by Society of London Theatre (SOLT), returns in August 2019, with hit shows in the West End and beyond offering free tickets for children throughout the month. Tickets for performances throughout August will be released through the Official London Theatre website at 10am on 11 June. The scheme, founded to encourage more young people and families to experience the magic of live theatre, offers a free ticket to every child aged 16 or under accompanied by a full paying adult. Half price tickets can also be purchased for two additional children in… Continue Reading “Free children’s theatre tickets with Kids Week 2019”

A springtime visit to Dover Castle

Throne-Room

Last weekend we were invited to stay in a stunning holiday cottage in Littlesea, by Kent and Sussex Cottages. When we go on holiday we tend to head West, so Kent is somewhere we have yet to explore properly and we have a long list of places we would like to visit. Sadly a weekend is not enough to do everything on the list, so we decided to take advantage of our English Heritage membership and visit Dover Castle. Dover Castle is a large medieval castle that was founded in the 11th century and has been described as the “Key… Continue Reading “A springtime visit to Dover Castle”

DORSET MOON is coming to Bournemouth

Museum of the Moon

Back in February 2019, we visited Northern Ireland and were lucky enough to see artist Luke Jerram’s Gaia exhibition at W5 Interactive Science Centre, which was truly stunning! Now, three Dorset arts festivals are joining forces to present DORSET MOON in response to the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing, giving residents and visitors alike the ability to gather in three amazing locations to look to the stars and illuminate the collective imagination. Dorset Moon is built around artist Luke Jerram’s monumental Museum of the Moon installation, seven-metres in diameter and created from high-definition NASA imagery of the moon’s surface. It is accompanied… Continue Reading “DORSET MOON is coming to Bournemouth”