Meeting Dippy on his visit to Dorset County Museum

Dippy on Tour

Regular readers of my blogs will know that Sebastian is dinosaur mad and we often plan our days out around his favourite subject. Like many children his age, Sebastian can rattle off the scientific names of dozens of dinosaurs, tell you what they looked like, what they ate and where they lived, so when we discovered Dippy was going on tour and his first stop was our home county, we just had to go and see him. Dippy, the much-loved Diplodocus skeleton cast that held centre stage at the Natural History Museum in London was replaced with a blue whale… Continue Reading “Meeting Dippy on his visit to Dorset County Museum”

The Highway Rat Trail at Moors Valley

The Highway Rat

One of our highlights of Christmas day was watching the Highway Rat on BBC. The beautifully animated film, produced by Magic Pictures, is a swashbuckling adventure of bandits and biscuits, written by the UK’s best-selling author Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Since the film aired we have watched it several times and the book is also a firm favourite, especially with Sebastian. For more Highway Rat fun, the Forestry Commission have teamed with Magic Light pictures to launch The Highway Rat’ Activity Trails around the country, with our closest one being at Moors Valley Country Park. Visitors to the trail can… Continue Reading “The Highway Rat Trail at Moors Valley”

Not to miss events in Dorset this February Half Term

Teddy Zip Wire

It only seems like yesterday that the kids went back to school after the Christmas break, but February Half Term is less than a week away. My 10 things to do in Dorset during February Half Term post from last year is proving very popular as parents try to decide what to do with their little and not so little ones this time of year and is still relevant, but there are lots of fun local events happening too. 1. Dippy on Tour The Natural History Museum’s famous Diplodocus skeleton cast, known as Dippy, is touring the UK this year and his first… Continue Reading “Not to miss events in Dorset this February Half Term”

Weymouth SEA LIFE annual pass sale coming this January

Weymouth Sealife

There is no doubt about it, that taking the kids out can get expensive, but there is also nothing better than knowing you have saved some money. Did you know that renewal rates for annual membership to Weymouth SEA LIFE offer loyal visitors an annual pass for the same price as a day ticket. Due to popular demand, Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park is once again offering, for a limited time only, the opportunity to make huge savings on annual passes this January. The Weymouth SEA LIFE annual pass will be on sale from Saturday, January 20 until Sunday, January… Continue Reading “Weymouth SEA LIFE annual pass sale coming this January”

A Winter Visit to Monkey World

Monkey World

The Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre is a 65 acre ape and monkey sanctuary and rescue centre near Wool, Dorset. For the month of January 2018, they are offering half price entry for locals, meaning that a family ticket costs £19 instead of £38 and is a real bargain. After suffering with the dreaded lurgy over the Christmas and New year break we have been itching to get outside for some much-needed fresh air and decided to head over to Monkey World to take advantage of this offer. We had been concerned that the weather was so cold that the… Continue Reading “A Winter Visit to Monkey World”