#Win a Family Ticket to Camp Bestival

camp bestival

One of the highlights of our year is heading to Camp Bestival on the Dorset coast. This year, it’s festi-holiday frolics ahoy with the theme of Camp Bestival sets sail and I have already made a start on our nautical costumes and ideas for our trolley. Camp Bestival is based at Lulworth Castle from the 26th to the 29th July 2018 and is a family festival like no other, brimming with incredible spectacles, joyous music, amazing food, luxury camping and tons of fun for all the family. The line-up certainly does not disappoint this year with headliners: Friday – Rick Astley, Saturday – Clean Bandit and… Continue Reading “#Win a Family Ticket to Camp Bestival”

Easter fun at Sandbanks, Poole

Ice Cream

Lets face it, the weather over the Easter holidays was pretty shabby for most of the country, with rain and even snow for some. We tried not to let it stop us going out and having fun and on one such day, we did battle with the sea mist at Sandbanks beach in Poole. Isaac and his friend were booked onto an activity day at Land & Wave, an activity centre based at Sandbanks which offers school holiday clubs where they get to do activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking, jumbo paddle boarding, raft building, sports and team building for children… Continue Reading “Easter fun at Sandbanks, Poole”

An Easter visit to RockReef on Bournemouth Pier

Highline Isaac Blindfold

We have been big fans of RockReef since it opened its doors back in 2014, so much so that Eliza had a climbing birthday party there in January this year. As a birthday gift, RockReef gave her a return ticket back to the centre and with the weather so hit and miss over the Easter break, we headed back for some climbing fun. RockReef is a climbing activity centre situated on Bournemouth Pier. It offers 28 unique Clip ‘n’ Climb walls, the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ climbing challenge, a HighLine aerial obstacle course, a caving experience, and adrenaline activities including a Vertical Drop… Continue Reading “An Easter visit to RockReef on Bournemouth Pier”

A day at the Ancient Technology Centre – Cranborne

Roundhouse

We are always on the look out for days out with a difference and it is always extra special when we find one our doorstep. We first heard of the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne last year when our friends moved to the village and it is literally a hidden gem, tucked behind the primary school. The Ancient Technology Centre is a historically based activity centre for children and young adults which is by extremely friendly and enthusiastic volunteers who make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. The centre is normally accessed via school visits, Learning Centre visits, Duke of Edinburgh… Continue Reading “A day at the Ancient Technology Centre – Cranborne”

10 Fun Easter Activities to do with the Kids in Dorset and Hampshire 2018

A Day Out with Thomas

It is just over a week until the kids break for the Easter holidays and this year I am busy putting together activities to keep the kids occupied over the two week break. We plan on staying local this Easter and here are a list of the Top 10 things my kids want to do this Easter in Dorset and Hampshire. Visit Thomas and Friends at the Watercress Line Who doesn’t love the cheeky blue engine called Thomas and this Easter, ‘A Day Out With Thomas‘ is back at the Mid-Hants Railway Watercress Line, with new, exciting funfair rides and a… Continue Reading “10 Fun Easter Activities to do with the Kids in Dorset and Hampshire 2018”

The Highway Rat Trail at Moors Valley

The Highway Rat

One of our highlights of Christmas day was watching the Highway Rat on BBC. The beautifully animated film, produced by Magic Pictures, is a swashbuckling adventure of bandits and biscuits, written by the UK’s best-selling author Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Since the film aired we have watched it several times and the book is also a firm favourite, especially with Sebastian. For more Highway Rat fun, the Forestry Commission have teamed with Magic Light pictures to launch The Highway Rat’ Activity Trails around the country, with our closest one being at Moors Valley Country Park. Visitors to the trail can… Continue Reading “The Highway Rat Trail at Moors Valley”

Not to miss events in Dorset this February Half Term

Teddy Zip Wire

It only seems like yesterday that the kids went back to school after the Christmas break, but February Half Term is less than a week away. My 10 things to do in Dorset during February Half Term post from last year is proving very popular as parents try to decide what to do with their little and not so little ones this time of year and is still relevant, but there are lots of fun local events happening too. 1. Dippy on Tour The Natural History Museum’s famous Diplodocus skeleton cast, known as Dippy, is touring the UK this year and his first… Continue Reading “Not to miss events in Dorset this February Half Term”