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”

WATERFLY Folding Smart Backpack

Waterfly-backpack

Travelling with kids is fun, but you need to be prepared. When mine were little we used to load up the pram / buggy with everything we needed for a day out, but now they are a little older, we take a backpack with us for the supplies we need for the trip. We were sent the WATERFLY Folding Smart Backpack to review, and it really is a brilliant bag for travel because there are four ways to wear it – as a traditional backpack, a sling bag, a waist bag and a fitness bag on your arm / leg,… Continue Reading “WATERFLY Folding Smart Backpack”

Staying at Summer Mews with Kent and Sussex Cottages

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When travelling, as a larger than average family, we prefer the convenience of staying in a holiday cottage rather than a hotel as it gives us the space to relax without getting under each others feet. In May we were offered a weekend break with Kent and Sussex Cottages and got to stay in a the beautiful Summer Mews townhouse in Littlesea, Kent. We couldn’t have asked for a better location, as the property enjoyed views over, not one, but two golf course, glimpses of the sea and countryside in the distance. It was also a mere 5 minute walk… Continue Reading “Staying at Summer Mews with Kent and Sussex Cottages”

Free children’s theatre tickets with Kids Week 2019

Matilda the Musical

Kids Week, the annual London theatre initiative run by Society of London Theatre (SOLT), returns in August 2019, with hit shows in the West End and beyond offering free tickets for children throughout the month. Tickets for performances throughout August will be released through the Official London Theatre website at 10am on 11 June. The scheme, founded to encourage more young people and families to experience the magic of live theatre, offers a free ticket to every child aged 16 or under accompanied by a full paying adult. Half price tickets can also be purchased for two additional children in… Continue Reading “Free children’s theatre tickets with Kids Week 2019”

A springtime visit to Dover Castle

Throne-Room

Last weekend we were invited to stay in a stunning holiday cottage in Littlesea, by Kent and Sussex Cottages. When we go on holiday we tend to head West, so Kent is somewhere we have yet to explore properly and we have a long list of places we would like to visit. Sadly a weekend is not enough to do everything on the list, so we decided to take advantage of our English Heritage membership and visit Dover Castle. Dover Castle is a large medieval castle that was founded in the 11th century and has been described as the “Key… Continue Reading “A springtime visit to Dover Castle”