Pre-historic secrets of the Isle of Wight

Fossils

I am very proud resident of Dorset and often sing the praises of the history and beauty of our Jurassic Coast, taking the kids on fossil hunts to places like Kimmeridge Bay, Charmouth and Lyme Regis. Another local place that we enjoy visiting is the Isle of Wight, which has been declared the dinosaur capital of Britain in a map compiled by the Natural History Museum, beating the Jurassic Coast as the richest area for dinosaur fossil finds. Fossil hunting is a brilliant excuse for getting the kids out in the fresh air and you don’t have to be a scientist or explorer to find them… Continue Reading “Pre-historic secrets of the Isle of Wight”

Puy du Fou – what is new for 2019

Medieval Village

Last year I enjoyed a press trip to Puy du Fou with Britmums and loved it so much that I have booked to take Hubby and the kids back to experience all the action in May. As well as all the shows that I saw when I was there, they have invested €28.5m into improving the park entrances and on a new spectacular immersive attraction and I for one cannot wait to see it. Grand-scale new attraction for 2019 – ‘Le Premier Royaume’ 2019 sees the opening of an extraordinary new production, ‘Le Premier Royaume’, which will be located in… Continue Reading “Puy du Fou – what is new for 2019”

10 Travel Goals for 2019

Walking Holiday

Our family motto is “Collect Moments, Not Things” and we love to travel, whether it is to somewhere 30 minutes up the road, or a few hours on a plane. If money was no object, I would have no qualms about home schooling the kids and heading off to see the world, however, like many families we are bound by budgets and school holidays, so we have to be a bit more realistic. Our top ten travel goals for 2019 Visit Iceland If you look back at my blog, Iceland has been top of my bucket list since I started… Continue Reading “10 Travel Goals for 2019”

A Winter visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens

Gorilla - Bristol Zoo

Since Kian started university in Bristol, we have been down a couple of times to visit, combining our time with him and visiting some of the local attractions with Visit Bristol. There are so many fun days out to do with the kids that it is hard to pick, but the kids all unanimously voted to visit Bristol Zoo Gardens, which is set in the beautiful Clifton area of the city. Like many UK zoo’s, Bristol Zoological Society is a conservation and education charity, which runs and operates Bristol Zoo Gardens and the Wild Place Project and has helped save over… Continue Reading “A Winter visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens”

Winter beach fun at Trebarwith Strand, Cornwall

Trebarwith Strand

On Boxing Day, after all the fun of the Christmas day, we decided we wanted to get out of the house and go for a bracing walk. We asked Fiona from Coombe Mill for her recommendation and she advised that her secret beach, Tregardock would be perfect, as the tides were perfect and it can only be accessed at low tide. Lets just say we didn’t actually find how to get there thanks to a slightly wilful satnav that thought it knew better and we ended up at Trebarwith Strand instead, where we pulled up to the car park to… Continue Reading “Winter beach fun at Trebarwith Strand, Cornwall”

A Winter visit to St Michael’s Mount

St Michael's Mount

Despite visiting Cornwall on numerous occasions, I still have a long list of places I want to visit in this beautiful county and with just a couple of spare days to squeeze in a day out during a Christmas holiday at Coombe Mill, I had to pick just one. We have visited the National Trust’s St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall, before when the older kids were small, but it is somewhere I have been keen to re-visit ever since. The small small tidal island is crowned by a medieval church and castle, leaving it only accessible by foot along a man-made causeway… Continue Reading “A Winter visit to St Michael’s Mount”