Larmer Tree Festival

Larmer Tree Festival

This weekend we attended Larmer Tree Festival for the first time and had no idea what to expect. The festival is set in Larmer Tree Gardens in Cranborne Chase, Dorset which is s simply stunning location with gardens brimming with colour and roaming peacocks showcasing their feathers as they wander around the site. I was expecting heavy traffic around the site, but I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived with no traffic problems at all. It was a lovely, picturesque drive through rural Dorset about 45 minutes from home and I was impressed that the parking was free. We collected our… Continue Reading “Larmer Tree Festival”

A Day Out at Drayton Manor

Thomas Land

Despite being almost 3 hours away from home, Drayton Manor is a place that all the family love to visit as it caters for all ages with Thomas Land for the little ones and adrenalin rides for the teens. Last weekend we were invited up to the park to try out their new VertiGO high ropes activity which you can read about by clicking the link. It is safe to say that Isaac adored the course, especially the ziplines which he did again and again, whilst Eliza and Sebastian practised their balance on the VertiGO Tots course. Once we had… Continue Reading “A Day Out at Drayton Manor”

My Top 10 Family Festival Must Haves!

Camp Bestival 2015

It is the month of July, which means festival season is well and truly upon us and this month I am heading to not one, but two family festivals – Larmer Tree in Wiltshire and Camp Bestival in Dorset. As a family we have been attending festivals for 4 years now and I am often asked what my must have items to take are, so without further ado, here are my top ten must haves! 1.  A Festival Trolley – decorated or not a trolley is not only great for taking the camping gear from the car to the pitch… Continue Reading “My Top 10 Family Festival Must Haves!”

Holiday Inn Camden Lock Review

Holiday Inn Camden

Last weekend I had a child-free evening at the Holiday Inn at Camden Lock where I was attending the Britmums Fringe Party before staying the night and heading to Britmums Live the following day. The Fringe Party was held in the stunning Glasshouse at the hotel, which is a gorgeous space with tall windows overlooking the lock. We arrived slightly later than planned thanks to London traffic and a confused satnav and found the room full of some of my favourite blogging friends. It was lovely to catch up friends old and new as we helped ourselves to complimentary drinks… Continue Reading “Holiday Inn Camden Lock Review”

Harry Paye Day June 2016

Poole Harbour

Avast me harties!  Tis time for land lubbers to dig out yer eye patch, earring and cutlass for Poole’s annual celebration of its favourite pirate son Harry Paye. Harry Paye Day is an annual event where the townsfolk of Poole and many from across the lands don their Pirate outfits and celebrate the day Harry Paye took revenge for the attack on Poole back in 1405. Organised by the Pirates of Poole and supported by Poole Tourism, this is one of the local highlights of our year and starts with a blast of cannons, followed by a parade of Pirates along Poole… Continue Reading “Harry Paye Day June 2016”

Butlins by the Sea!

This weekend we were lucky enough to be invited to Butlins, Bognor Regis to experience their Diversity Break. We were all very excited, having stayed in the Wave Hotel back in 2014. The kids were especially looking forward to all the activities that they have on offer. This time we were booked to stay in the Gold Apartments and we unloaded the car as soon as we arrived and headed off to find our apartment. I hadn’t thought to tell Butlins that we had a toddler with us and sadly they had put us on the top floor which wasn’t ideal as the… Continue Reading “Butlins by the Sea!”

Visiting No.4 Privet Drive at Warner Bros Studio Tour

Warner Bros Studio Tour

Yesterday we visited Warner Bros. Studio Tour for their 15th anniversary celebrations of the film The Philosophers Stone and the chance to go inside No.4 Privet Drive which is only open to the public between 27th May and 6th June. This is our third visit to the Studios and it is still as breathtaking and magical as the first time we went and I get goosebumps as soon as I walk in the door. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter is a unique attraction offering visitors the ultimate opportunity to journey behind the scenes of Harry… Continue Reading “Visiting No.4 Privet Drive at Warner Bros Studio Tour”

Dorset Heavy Horse Centre

This weekend we visited Dorset Heavy Horse Centre for the first time and realised we had been missing out on a fabulous day out close to home. If I am honest, the centre does not give the best impression as you drive into it and one woman manning the entrance and the shop meant a bit of a queue, but it was all worth it when we got inside. You will find something for everyone enjoy at the Heavy Horse Centre with interesting tours, talks and displays. One of the best bits about it is, with the exception of pony… Continue Reading “Dorset Heavy Horse Centre”

Save 20% this WHITSUN WEEK (28th May – 5th June) at Drayton Manor Park

Sir Topham Hatt

With the weather getting warmer and with Spring bank holiday in Whitsun week, now’s the time to get out and spend time with family and friends. To get a spring in your step we are offering our partners a fantastic 20% saving off our 7 days in advance ticket price, so you can spend the day in the park for less! Why not come and explore Thomas Land with the Island of Sodor meeting Thomas and all of his Friends or for all you thrill seekers, Shockwave and Apocalypse is here waiting for you to face your fears. Also, don’t… Continue Reading “Save 20% this WHITSUN WEEK (28th May – 5th June) at Drayton Manor Park”