Our favourite castles to visit in the UK

Arundel Castle

Did you know that the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from J.K. Rowling OBE’s Harry Potter books and movies has topped the poll of 1,000 kids aged six to 16 – despite not being real? The study on the top 10 castles that kids want to visit was commissioned by English Heritage ahead of its forthcoming #LoveCastles season, which aims to encourage families to take a trip to one of the nation’s forts. Fictional castles dominated their bucket lists – although landmarks such as Dover Castle, Edinburgh Castle and Windsor Castle all featured in the top 10: Top 10 Castles… Continue Reading “Our favourite castles to visit in the UK”

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”

The Great Big Christmas Days Out Linky 2017

Paultons Park Christmas

It is that time of year when us parents are thinking about where to take the small people to visit Father Christmas or where to have the perfect festive day out. I want to know where the best Christmas Days out are all over the country! Have you had Mother Christmas read you a story at LaplandUK, marvelled at Bluestone’s Kingdom of the Elves, helped Rudolph get home at Winter Wonderland at Peppa Pig World or simply know the best Christmas market to visit near you? It’s simple to join in, just add your blog link below but please remember to… Continue Reading “The Great Big Christmas Days Out Linky 2017”

D-Day Museum Portsmouth

Portsmouth D-Day Museum

Back in February we paid a visit to Normandy with a plan to visit all the D-Day landing beaches and museums about the war. It was a subject that both my husband and teen were fascinated by and we all learned a lot about the subject on our visit. In fact, we also found out that many of the vessels that set off on this mammoth operation were actually made or set off from close to home. Since our return, Hubby has been keen to visit Portsmouth’s D-Day Museum as it is Britain’s only museum dedicated solely to covering all aspects of the D-Day… Continue Reading “D-Day Museum Portsmouth”

3 Fun Festivals for all the Family on the South Coast

Camp Bestival

I have to admit that I never did festivals as a teenager but hubby loved going to events such as V-Festival to see all the big acts. He always swore I would hate festivals due to the crowds and lack of facilities and often regales stories of flying bottles of urine etc, but there is a happy medium where the behaviour is always much calmer – the Family Festival. This year will be our 4th year going to Camp Bestival and we cannot wait. It is a festival that is jam-packed full of activities for young, old and somewhere in… Continue Reading “3 Fun Festivals for all the Family on the South Coast”

Discover the world together at the UK’s only Family Travel Show

Family Travel Show

The Family Travel Show, now in partnership with the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday and Mail Online, is pleased to announce new dates for 2016. Taking place at London’s Olympia on 1-2 October, this exciting show is the UK’s only exhibition completely dedicated to family travel adventures. Families come in all shapes and sizes – and so do the holidays they take! Whether it’s a laid back beach break, an educational city stay or an exotic jungle trek, family travel definitely isn’t one size fits all territory. And just like all the best children’s stories, family trips must have… Continue Reading “Discover the world together at the UK’s only Family Travel Show”

My Little Pony and Clangers announced for Geronimo Family Festival

Back on the festival scene, bigger and better and with an additional venue at Harewood House, Geronimo has announced brand new additions to an already jam-packed line up of live shows and amazing experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Returning to Tatton Park over the weekend of 29th – 30th May and debuting at Harewood House from 1st – 2nd May, Geronimo is the family festival you won’t want to miss! And if you haven’t booked your tickets already, now is the time as Geronimo is proud to announce that My Little Pony, the Clangers and Tumble Tots will all be making an appearance! Joining… Continue Reading “My Little Pony and Clangers announced for Geronimo Family Festival”

Save money on family days out with Kids Pass!

Kids pass

Being a family with six children, family days out can be extremely expensive. A few weeks ago I was introduced to Kids Pass, a fantastic new savings app which allows you and your family to benefit from some fantastic savings at the UK’s top attractions, restaurants and cinemas! A staggering 380,000+ members are already saving between £500 and £1000 per year because the team have negotiated exceptional savings with top days out. These offers are not available to the general public and the good news is that one Kids Pass 12 months membership covers the entire household! Up to 67% off… Continue Reading “Save money on family days out with Kids Pass!”

The Great Big Christmas Days Out Linky!

It is that time of year when parents with young children are thinking about where to take them to visit Father Christmas. If like us you dream of taking them to Lapland but funds don’t allow, tell us where you recommend (or don’t) taking the small people for a magical experience. I want to know where the best Christmas Days out are all over the country! Have you had Mother Christmas read you a story at Marwell, marvelled at Bluestone’s Kingdom of the Elves, partied at Warwick Castle or simply know the best Santa to visit near you? It’s simple… Continue Reading “The Great Big Christmas Days Out Linky!”

Win the chance to see WWE® Superstars and Divas live in action in the UK!

WWE

WWE® 2K16 presents WWE® LIVE this November with 14 action packed live events set to enthrall fans in the UK from the 4th–14th November. With all of your favourite WWE Superstars and Divas in action, this is your chance to witness the drama and excitement that WWE has to offer in front of your very own eyes. WWE’s top Superstars and Divas will be in the UK including Seth Rollins®, Dean Ambrose®, Roman Reigns®, Randy Orton®,Dolph Ziggler®, Wade Barrett®, Sheamus®, Paige®, The Bella Twins® and many more*! WWE LIVE will come crashing in to Liverpool Echo Arena on the 8th November 2015 and Newcastle Metro… Continue Reading “Win the chance to see WWE® Superstars and Divas live in action in the UK!”