A visit to Dorset Waterpark 2018

Flip Bag Kian

Back in July 2016 we discovered Dorset Waterpark for the first time and the kids have been itching to go back since. Last week Kian turned 18 and we wanted to find an activity that the whole family could take part in and Dorset Waterpark was the obvious choice. You are advised to arrive 45 minutes before your session to get kitted up in wetsuits and buoyancy aids before your safety briefing session. It is then time to get wet! There are two lakes at Dorset Waterpark and the groups were split in half, with one set doing the Castle… Continue Reading “A visit to Dorset Waterpark 2018”

Making the most of our National Trust Membership over Easter

Corfe Castle

We have had a National Trust Membership for about 7 years now and it is something I recommend to families looking to save money on days out. The National Trust is a UK conservation charity which protects historic places and green spaces, opening them up for everyone to enjoy. They protect and open to the public more than 350 historic houses, gardens and ancient monuments in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, plus they also look after forests, woods, beaches, moorland, castles, archaeological remains, villages and more. National Trust membership¬†is great value at ¬£120 per year per family (discounts are available… Continue Reading “Making the most of our National Trust Membership over Easter”

Knights in Training at Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle has to be one of our favourite spots to visit in Dorset. Owned by the National Trust, Corfe Castle is one of Britain’s most iconic survivors of the English Civil War and once at the top of the hill, offers amazing views over the Purbeck Hills. There is a small car park at the bottom of the hill and an easy to follow path up to the castle with information posts for the kids to find with details of local wildlife they can see on the walk. We haven’t visited the castle for a while and half way… Continue Reading “Knights in Training at Corfe Castle”