Learning Fun at We the Curious Science Centre in Bristol

Hearing Test We the Curious

All the way back in 2015 we spent a day in Bristol and enjoyed an afternoon at their science centre, then called @Bristol. The kids loved it so much, they have been asking to go back ever since. With Kian now at university in Bristol, we have the perfect excuse to visit the vibrant city more often, so headed West to take the kids to see their big brother for the weekend and their first request was to head back to the science centre, now called We the Curious. It may have had a change of name, but it is… Continue Reading “Learning Fun at We the Curious Science Centre in Bristol”

All the fun of Kidpreneur Day at Kidzania London

We first discovered Kidzania in London back in 2015 and the kids have been asking to go back ever since. Kidzania is an indoor city run by kids that is perfect for a fun day out, with over 60 real-life activities for the kids to get involved with. Based in Westfield London, you are greeted by a British Airways plane as you head inside and then queue up in an airline check-in type system to present your boarding passes and collect everything you need for your adventure. The kids are given RFID security bracelets, which not only ensure they cannot… Continue Reading “All the fun of Kidpreneur Day at Kidzania London”

Climbing Portland Bill Lighthouse with the kids

Portland Lighthouse

Last year we enjoyed a visit to Portland Bill, however, as I was on my own with the kids, we could not make the climb up the Lighthouse as Sebby was too small – much to Isaac’s disappointment. We have been promising him we will return ever since and on Sunday, we headed to Portland on a rather stormy looking day. The kids love Portland Bill itself because it is the perfect location for exploring, climbing and running around. In fact, we saw a school full of kids all kitted up ready to climb Pulpit Rock, an artificial stack of rock… Continue Reading “Climbing Portland Bill Lighthouse with the kids”

A visit to the Imperial War Museum North with Kids

Imperial War Museum

Last weekend we headed north to Manchester, with a plan to see as much of the city as possible. We stayed at Holiday Inn in Media City, which is a great base as there are lots to do surrounding it, plus it is just a short tram ride into the city centre. One of the things we spotted almost immediately was the Poppy Wave at the Imperial War Museum North, something we had been impressed by earlier in the year when we saw it at Fort Nelson. I have to admit it was more impressive in Portsmouth, but that was… Continue Reading “A visit to the Imperial War Museum North with Kids”

Visiting Stonehenge with Kids

Stonehenge bluestones

Stonehenge has been on our days out wishlist for a long time and now we are English Heritage members we decided to take the hours drive north to visit. Luckily we managed to dodge the Dorset Steam Fair traffic, as it was going in the opposite direction, but did get to see a couple of steam engines trundling along on route to the event. Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in Amesbury, near Salisbury and is somewhere we have driven past many times and you can see the stones from the busy main road. We arrived to find a small… Continue Reading “Visiting Stonehenge with Kids”

10 Fun Attractions to visit with the kids in the New Forest

Buckler's Hard

The New Forest is a fabulous destination to visit with kids where you can explore the woodland, discover wildlife around every corner, get up close to New Forest ponies and fish for minnows in the streams. Much as we love exploring the great outdoors, sometimes the kids want and need a little more structure to the day and there are some fabulous places to visit within the New Forest National Park. 10 Fun Attractions to visit with the kids in the New Forest Buckler’s Hard Have you ever wondered how to build an 18th warship? At Buckler’s Hard Maritime Museum you can step… Continue Reading “10 Fun Attractions to visit with the kids in the New Forest”

Visiting Tyneham Village and Worbarrow Bay

Southwest Coastpath

We are very spoilt living in my home county of Dorset, as not only do we have the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Jurassic Coast on our doorstep, but much of the county is classed as an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are also lots of fascinating places to visit throughout the county and one we have wanted to visit for a while is Tyneham Village, just east of Lulworth and part of the Lulworth ranges which are managed by the MOD. The fascinating thing about Tyneham village, is that it was evacuated in 1943 during WWII and… Continue Reading “Visiting Tyneham Village and Worbarrow Bay”

Exploring York with the JORVIK Group Pastport

City of York

I have wanted to visit York for some time, but living on the south coast it is too far away for a day tree and even a weekend break is a bit of a stretch, so when we ventured to the Yorkshire Dales for a family walking holiday, we added a day to our trip, so we could pay a visit. My fascination with York began when we learned about Vikings in school and now, with the kids learning about British history, plus our fondness for the show Vikings on Amazon Prime, we went in search of some Viking history.… Continue Reading “Exploring York with the JORVIK Group Pastport”

France’s Best Kept Secret – Puy du Fou

Puy du Fou

Last weekend I travelled to Nantes, France with Britmums on a press trip to a little known theme park called Puy Du Fou in Les Epesses. Puy du Fou is France’s best kept secret despite being their second largest theme park, attracting over 2.26m visitors a year. Calling Puy du Fou (pronounced “pwee de foo”) a theme park is actually doing the park a disservice as it is so much more. There are no rides and no tacky merchandise, just pure entertainment in the form of spectacular daytime and evening shows and four period villages. When walking through these villages, you feel like you have… Continue Reading “France’s Best Kept Secret – Puy du Fou”