Kayaking out to Old Harry Rocks on the Jurassic Coast

Old Harry Rocks

My husband has kayaked out to Old Harry Rocks with Kian a few times now, but I have always been left in charge of the small people. Last week was our 14th wedding anniversary and when he asked what I wanted to do, it was top of my wish list. We booked a half day Old Harry Rocks Tour with Fore Adventure, who are based in Middle Beach car park in Studland Bay. The tour starts on the beach, with an introduction to the tandem kayaks and how to use them safely by our guide for the day, Josh. The bay… Continue Reading “Kayaking out to Old Harry Rocks on the Jurassic Coast”

Testing out our new Paddle Board on the River Stour

SUP Board

My husband has been hinting that he wanted his own paddle board ever since had a SUP lesson in Studland Bay with Fore Adventure last year, so I surprised him with one for his birthday. We knew the kids would be keen to give it a try too, so decided to head to the river as we knew it would be a bit calmer for their first try. Eye Bridge, on the Kingston Lacy estate in Wimborne, is the perfect location for paddle boarding, as the River Stour is wide and gentle at this point, there is a small car… Continue Reading “Testing out our new Paddle Board on the River Stour”

Tower Bridge celebrates its 125th birthday with exclusive family events this weekend

Tower-Bridge

Did you know that Tower Bridge was officially opened on 30th June 1894 and is celebrating its 125th birthday this Sunday with a host of 125th birthday events taking place over the coming weeks. To celebrate the official anniversary weekend, on 29th and 30th June, you can meet the workers, engineers and passers-by that once inhabited Tower Bridge for a special admission entry offer of £1.25, which is available for all visitors when purchased on the day, including exclusive souvenir bookmark. Tickets cannot be booked in advance so make sure you arrive early. Taking inspiration from the ever-growing archive of… Continue Reading “Tower Bridge celebrates its 125th birthday with exclusive family events this weekend”

Matilda the Musical on tour!!

Matilda

We first saw Matilda the Musical in London back in January 2017 and then last year we took Eliza to see it and she fell in love. When we found out that they were taking the musical on tour, we made sure we booked tickets to see it when it landed at the Mayflower Southampton. The stage was set up just like it is in London, which added to the excitement for us all. Matilda is mine and Eliza’s favourite Roald Dahl book, full of magic, dark humour and larger-than-life characters, which transfers perfectly to stage and the actors really didn’t… Continue Reading “Matilda the Musical on tour!!”

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”