Boo at the Zoo! this October half term at Marwell

Boo-at-the-Zoo

This October half term, Marwell Zoo in Hampshire will be home to some frightening new species as little monsters are invited to join in some ‘monster fun’ around its 140-acre park. From 26th October to 3rd November 2019, guests can take part in a free monster trail and track down 12 hidden monsters around the zoo. The colourful illustrated beasts include a panteater, spitopotamus and a scary scornbill to name but a few. Other complimentary activities include broomstick flying with Marwell’s resident and wise old wizard Lowedolf, where children can earn their level four licence, and spooky story telling with Esme… Continue Reading “Boo at the Zoo! this October half term at Marwell”

Victorious Festival 2019 – Review

Victorious-Festival

We love Victorious Festival, but it is safe to say that the weather hasn’t always been kind to us. This year, it was positively glorious, with wall to wall sunshine from beginning to end and not a drop of rain in sight. Victorious is the UK’s Biggest Metropolitan Festival which is set on Southsea Common, over looking the Solent. The festival starts on Friday afternoon, but due to work commitments we travelled up to Portsmouth on the Saturday and Sunday, taking advantage of their park and ride facilities. We started both days getting our faces painted or glittered and making… Continue Reading “Victorious Festival 2019 – Review”

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”

Victorious Festival – Kids Line-Up Revealed

Victorious Festival

We are big fans of Victorious Festival, held between 23rd – 25th August 2019 in Southsea. It is the UK’s Biggest Metropolitan Festival and today they have announced their extensive programme of family entertainment. The huge, completely free Kids Arena, will feature CBeebies star Mr Bloom, the legendary, larger-than-life transformer, Bumblebee,  Captain Barnacles and Kwazii from the Octonauts and even Entertainment One’s (eOne) Peppa Pig and her brother George! Combined with an already impressive music line-up that includes New Order, Two Door Cinema Club, Rudimental, The Specials and more, Victorious really is the ultimate family-friendly festival experience The Kids Arena,… Continue Reading “Victorious Festival – Kids Line-Up Revealed”

4 Fun Christmas Days Out to enjoy with the kids in Hampshire

Winchester Science Centre

It is that time of year where it can be tricky to decide which is the best Christmas day out for the kids. Do you take them to see the Garden Centre Santa, enjoy a slap up breakfast or Afternoon Tea with the big man, or make a full day out of it? We have been busying trying out some fabulously fun Christmas days out and these are four of our favourites in the county of Hampshire. Best Christmas Day Out for under 5’s in Hampshire Paultons Park Paultons Park, home to pre-school favourite Peppa Pig World, is transformed with… Continue Reading “4 Fun Christmas Days Out to enjoy with the kids in Hampshire”

Shrek The Musical at The Mayflower Southampton Review

Shrek the Musical

There is something about Shrek that captures the hearts of almost anyone who watches the film and I remember the DVD’s being watched constantly on repeat when my older ones were little. Now, there is a new bunch of fans in our household, who not only love the film but also love Shrek’s Adventure in London, so when I heard that Shrek the Musical was heading back out on tour and coming to the Mayflower in Southampton I just had to get tickets. SHREK THE MUSICAL® is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! and the… Continue Reading “Shrek The Musical at The Mayflower Southampton Review”

Wicked on Tour at the Mayflower, Southampton – Review

Defying Gravity

Wicked is one of my favourite musicals and we were lucky to see it in the West End when Idina Menzel played the iconic role of Elphaba. As the kids get older we are keen to introduce them to the delights of the theatre often play our favourite soundtracks in the house. Eliza has really caught the theatre bug now and has been nagging us to take her to see Wicked for 5 years (according to her), so when we discovered it was heading off on tour and coming to The Mayflower in Southampton, we bought our tickets. If you… Continue Reading “Wicked on Tour at the Mayflower, Southampton – Review”

All the fun of Victorious Festival for kids

Flying swings

We love our family festivals but have been a bit unlucky with the weather this year, as the last day of Camp Bestival was cancelled due to the inclement weather and the Fairy Festival was a washout. We were hopeful that Victorious Festival would be luckier with the weather but skipped the Friday night launch night with my beloved Kaiser Chiefs because of the torrential rain. Photo Credit: Tom Langford Thankfully the worst of the weather blew through overnight and we set off bright and early for the park and ride. The traffic was surprisingly clear and we arrived nice… Continue Reading “All the fun of Victorious Festival for kids”