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”

Top 20 Most Visited Posts of 2017

Scotland

Looking back over 2017 has made me realise just how far we have travelled and the fun we have had along the way. As a blogger I always find it fascinating to see what posts are the most popular with my readers and I have to say there are a few surprises in there for me. Here are my most popular posts of 2017: 1. 10 Reasons to Buy a Merlin Annual Pass this January Written back in January this was very popular then and has surged up the charts again in December as people make a decision whether to… Continue Reading “Top 20 Most Visited Posts of 2017”

First big wave of acts announced for Camp Bestival 2018

Camp Bestival 2018

Festi-holiday frolics ahoy! The Camp Bestival crew have hit the slipway to launch their good ship onto the high seas of the summer holiday, brimming with incredible spectacles, joyous music, amazing food, luxury camping and tons of fun for all the family. by announcing the very first wave of shipmates, acts and entertainers cruising into Lulworth Castle from the 26th to the 29th July 2018. Bringing all three of our headliners above board for this first announcement, we are delighted to reveal that Simple Minds will be heading leeward-ho on Sunday night topping the bill before their epic fireworks finale. Effortlessly sailing the rickrolling waves, baritone crooner Rick Astley will be… Continue Reading “First big wave of acts announced for Camp Bestival 2018”

Encouraging the kids to explore more with Learning Resources

Linford Bottom

One of our favourite places to visit for exploring has to be Linford Bottom in the New Forest. Set just outside Ringwood, Linford Bottom is set at the bottom of a valley and boasts large greens which make the perfect picnic area with a shallow clear stream running through the middle, perfect for a spot of paddling and nature spotting. Spending time in nature can be fun and healthy, but sometimes, even my kids need convincing to put their technology down and head outside to play. Thankfully there are lots of ways to make nature as stimulating as the activities… Continue Reading “Encouraging the kids to explore more with Learning Resources”