The New Tropical House at Marwell Zoo

Marwell Eliza

Last week we were lucky enough to attend the opening night of the new Tropical House at Marwell Zoo. Powered by “zoo poo”, the innovative and sustainable “Energy for Life” Tropical House is the first in the UK to generate energy using waste created by animals at the zoo. The Tropical House looked stunning in the golden evening light and I can only imagine how gorgeous it will look when the plant life establishes itself outside the building. You are greeted by large screens depicting moving images as you head inside the first door, which the kids were fascinated by.… Continue Reading “The New Tropical House at Marwell Zoo”

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”

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”