A Family Feastival with Fore Adventure

Family Feastival

We have been fans of Fore Adventure for five years now, having enjoyed a day coasteering with them for Kian’s 13th birthday and several kayaking trips to Old Harry Rocks and a learning to paddle board session since. Fast forward to the present day and it is lovely to see them adding new events to their calendar and last weekend we joined them for their family feastival. Held at the Discovery Centre on Knoll Beach, set in woodland just 300 yards from the sea in Studland, the mini festival was a combination of foraging, feasting, bushcraft, wild art and more. At arrival… Continue Reading “A Family Feastival with Fore Adventure”

A wet weather visit to Diggerland, Devon

Diggerland

All the way back in 2015 we visited Diggerland in Devon on a beautiful spring day, so when we were invited back, we couldn’t wait to see if anything had changed. We left sunny Bournemouth in the tropical heatwave we have been experiencing and headed west, armed with suncream and raincoats – just in case the forecast of occasional showers came true. As we approached Devon I noticed that the temperature was starting to drop and there were a few drops of rain, but I was not concerned, rain doesn’t normally stop us having fun but as we arrived the… Continue Reading “A wet weather visit to Diggerland, Devon”

Weymouth SEA LIFE annual pass sale coming this January

Weymouth Sealife

There is no doubt about it, that taking the kids out can get expensive, but there is also nothing better than knowing you have saved some money. Did you know that renewal rates for annual membership to Weymouth SEA LIFE offer loyal visitors an annual pass for the same price as a day ticket. Due to popular demand, Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park is once again offering, for a limited time only, the opportunity to make huge savings on annual passes this January. The Weymouth SEA LIFE annual pass will be on sale from Saturday, January 20 until Sunday, January… Continue Reading “Weymouth SEA LIFE annual pass sale coming this January”

Traintastic fun at Pecorama

At the end of last year we stayed in a holiday cottage in Lyme Regis and one of the places I wanted to visit was Pecorama in Beer, Devon but sadly it was out of season so closed. The kids broke up for half term last Wednesday and we had a couple of days booked at Andrewshayes Holiday Park in Axminster so I Pecorama was my first port of call. Pecorama sits above the village of Beer and offers stunning views over Lyme Bay below. It is a perfect day out for railway enthusiasts, garden lovers and families with manicured lawns,… Continue Reading “Traintastic fun at Pecorama”

A visit to the Reekie Linn Falls in Perthshire

During our recent holiday in Angus we spent time looking through the pamphlets that were left out on the coffee table to decide where we wanted to visit and one that stood out was Reekie Linn. Reekie Linn is a waterfall on the River Isla in Perthshire in Scotland and the most impressive one locally. Having looked at the website to check its accessibility we decided to add it to our local itinerary as it is just a short five minute walk from the car park along a woodland path. We parked up at the small carpark which overlooked the pretty… Continue Reading “A visit to the Reekie Linn Falls in Perthshire”

A Day Out at Drayton Manor

Thomas Land

Despite being almost 3 hours away from home, Drayton Manor is a place that all the family love to visit as it caters for all ages with Thomas Land for the little ones and adrenalin rides for the teens. Last weekend we were invited up to the park to try out their new VertiGO high ropes activity which you can read about by clicking the link. It is safe to say that Isaac adored the course, especially the ziplines which he did again and again, whilst Eliza and Sebastian practised their balance on the VertiGO Tots course. Once we had… Continue Reading “A Day Out at Drayton Manor”

A Springtime visit to Legoland Windsor

Legoland Windosr

LEGOLAND® Windsor is a fun-filled day out for all the family and is somewhere the whole family enjoys visiting as there is so much to see and do although the park is predominately aimed at children aged 2-12 years old. Last weekend we took advantage of the lovely weather and headed there for a day of fun to celebrate Isaac’s birthday. We have learned from previous visits that it is impossible to do the whole park in just one day, so made the decision to see and do rides that we have not tried before, with the exception of the Atlantis… Continue Reading “A Springtime visit to Legoland Windsor”

A View from The Shard

View From The Shard

During the February half-term school holidays, each paying adult to The View from The Shard visiting between Monday 15th and Sunday 21st February 2016 is entitled to two child tickets free of charge. The View from The Shard provides families with an unforgettable experience, and is the perfect place to nurture a child’s fascination with the history of London. From the spectacular 64km (40 mile), 360-degree view, families can spot both modern and historic landmarks, including The Houses of Parliament, The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, the Olympic Park and Wembley Stadium. New for half-term, children can play the ‘Spot the… Continue Reading “A View from The Shard”

10 of our favourite places to visit in Hampshire with Kids

Historic Dockyard

Living in East Dorset, the county of Hampshire is a stones throw from us, so in 2015 we vowed to explore more of this area. Hampshire is a beautiful county with miles of coastline, the New Forest and the South Downs to explore plus much more. We have only seen a fraction of it, but here are some of our favourite places, so far. 1.  Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth. Soaring 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent, the Emirates Spinnaker Tower is taller than the London Eye, Blackpool Tower and Big Ben. Take the express lift to the first of the… Continue Reading “10 of our favourite places to visit in Hampshire with Kids”