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”

A visit to Dorset Waterpark 2018

Flip Bag Kian

Back in July 2016 we discovered Dorset Waterpark for the first time and the kids have been itching to go back since. Last week Kian turned 18 and we wanted to find an activity that the whole family could take part in and Dorset Waterpark was the obvious choice. You are advised to arrive 45 minutes before your session to get kitted up in wetsuits and buoyancy aids before your safety briefing session. It is then time to get wet! There are two lakes at Dorset Waterpark and the groups were split in half, with one set doing the Castle… Continue Reading “A visit to Dorset Waterpark 2018”

A Family Feastival with Fore Adventure

Family Feastival

We have been fans of Fore Adventure for five years now, having enjoyed a day coasteering with them for Kian’s 13th birthday and several kayaking trips to Old Harry Rocks and a learning to paddle board session since. Fast forward to the present day and it is lovely to see them adding new events to their calendar and last weekend we joined them for their family feastival. Held at the Discovery Centre on Knoll Beach, set in woodland just 300 yards from the sea in Studland, the mini festival was a combination of foraging, feasting, bushcraft, wild art and more. At arrival… Continue Reading “A Family Feastival with Fore Adventure”