Meeting the BRICKOSAURS at Marwell Zoo

Brickosaur

We are regular visitors to Marwell Zoo and back in April we were invited to the launch of their BRICKOSAURS! – a collection of life-like LEGO® brick dinosaurs on display throughout the grounds. Since the initial launch in April, they have been adding new BRICKOSAURS throughout the zoo, so we headed back to see if we could find them all. We arrived on a beautiful sunny and warm day, but were soon greeted by a huge storm cloud and rumbles of thunder, so we took cover in the penguin house and watched as they danced in the rain. Thankfully the… Continue Reading “Meeting the BRICKOSAURS at Marwell Zoo”

A Family Trip to California

Los Angeles

Enchanting beaches, impressive national parks, friendly people and sunshine – that’s how California can be pretty much summed up.  It’s a great destination for families with kids although you do need to take into account that the state is big so it’s well worth planning ahead.  California is relatively easy to travel across, offers adventure, pleasure and relaxation for all age groups as well as exciting cities, but also spectacular experiences if you’re nature-lover.  If you’re thinking of undertaking a road-trip with a child in California, here’s a suggested route you could take. Starting in Los Angeles Los Angeles is… Continue Reading “A Family Trip to California”

Shrek’s Adventure London – Review

Shrek's Adventure

We first visited Shrek’s Adventure in London when it opened back in June 2015 and a couple of times since, but the kids have been asking to return this summer. Situated between the London Dungeons and Sealife Centre on the South Bank, Shrek’s Adventure is part of the Merlin group and offers discounts when booking tickets with the other attractions, or free entry with a Merlin Annual Pass. Shrek’s Adventure is an immersive, interactive experience with live actors and sees you meet Princess Fiona and board a magical bus to the land of Far, Far Away for an adventure like… Continue Reading “Shrek’s Adventure London – Review”

A Day Out on Seaton Tramway

Seaton-Tramway

We love exploring the Jurassic Coast and yesterday we hopped over the Dorset border to visit Seaton in East Devon. We have visit this area a few times as my Dad lives nearby and one thing I have always wanted to do is ride the Trams. Seaton Tramway has recently opened a brand new Tram Station in the heart of the town, offering guests modern facilities, a small cafe and gift shop. Seaton Tramway is a 2 ft 9 in narrow gauge electric tramway, which runs a three-mile route through Axe Valley, from the coastal town of Seaton, through the… Continue Reading “A Day Out on Seaton Tramway”

Taking part in the Knoll Gardens Wildlife Survey

Sebastian Knoll Gardens

Last week we took part in the annual “Every Creature Counts Wildlife Survey” at Knoll Gardens with Dorset Wildlife Trust. The survey provides an important year-on-year record, and offers the opportunity for everyone with an interest in wildlife, regardless of age to get involved and I was relieved to see lots of other children taking part when we arrived. We arrived to a hive of excitement as a juvenile grass snake had been found sunning itself near a seating area. We then headed to the survey area to pick up our clipboard and bug pot and headed off to see… Continue Reading “Taking part in the Knoll Gardens Wildlife Survey”

Snap your summer with Swizzels

Swizzels are running a ‘Snap Your Summer’ Competition as part of a huge ‘Fun in the sun’ summer campaign through July, August and September. To take part in the competition, entrants are asked to “snap their summer” by taking a picture of a Swizzels product whilst on a day trip or holiday and sharing on social or through the website entry page. You could win a £5000 holiday with On the Beach, with daily prizes from their new exclusive Swizzels Merchandise range. To enter, either visit swizzels.com/fun-and-games/snap-your-summer/ and fill out the entry form, or enter via social media using the… Continue Reading “Snap your summer with Swizzels”

Brilliant days out for kids in and around Bournemouth

We are a couple of weeks into the summer holidays and living in Bournemouth, I am often asked for tips on family days out locally!. So without further ado, here are some of our favourite days out with the kids in the BH postcode. Moors Valley Country Park Moors Valley is one of our favourite destinations for year round fun and the best bit is that it is FREE!! For toddlers and younger children, meet the Gruffalo characters and complete the Zog Trail. Activity packs are available from the Visitor Centre for £3, but the trail is easy to complete… Continue Reading “Brilliant days out for kids in and around Bournemouth”