A Winter visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens

Gorilla - Bristol Zoo

Since Kian started university in Bristol, we have been down a couple of times to visit, combining our time with him and visiting some of the local attractions with Visit Bristol. There are so many fun days out to do with the kids that it is hard to pick, but the kids all unanimously voted to visit Bristol Zoo Gardens, which is set in the beautiful Clifton area of the city. Like many UK zoo’s, Bristol Zoological Society is a conservation and education charity, which runs and operates Bristol Zoo Gardens and the Wild Place Project and has helped save over… Continue Reading “A Winter visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens”

10 Things to do in Dorset in Winter with Kids

Bournemouth Pier

Finding things to entertain the kids in winter can be a real challenge with many local attractions shutting down for the coldest months, but there are still lots of fun things to do with the kids. Bournemouth Wheel Fancy seeing Bournemouth from 100ft in the air, then this is for you. Hurry though, it is only open until 7th January. Ice Skating We have three rinks to choose from locally although the open-air one in Bournemouth Gardens operated by Ice Skate Bournemouth is only open until 3rd January. The Cool Coast Rink at the BIC is open until 19th February and… Continue Reading “10 Things to do in Dorset in Winter with Kids”

Is your car ready for winter?

Car Kit

It’s coming up to that time of year now, where the roads are becoming increasingly harder to navigate because of rain, ice, wind and lately, even fog! At the weekend I was happily motoring up the M3 on the way to LaplandUK and the wind was so strong it literally ripped the wiper blade off my car which was a bit of a scary experience. Thankfully we were only a few miles from our destination and it wasn’t raining, just the spray from the road,  so we managed to get there safely and find the local Halfords to replace it.… Continue Reading “Is your car ready for winter?”