We started off half term with a trip to Bath, one of my favourite places in the UK. We haven’t really explored Bath with the children before so it was great to go on a city break and do things we wouldn’t usually do – with the main focus of our trip being to visit The Roman Baths, somewhere I hadn’t been since I was LP’s age.
We stayed at SACO Apartments on St James Parade overnight which was a great base to explore the city. They have parking, wifi and even a welcome pack to get you started – it was lovely to have milk, tea and breakfast staples ready and one less thing to worry about.
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One constant in our lives since the children were born has been driving. They’re used to going on adventures, trips to the shop and going to school sometimes by car too but how would the children feel about learning to drive themselves? When Admiral’s Young Driver got in touch, and asked if LP would like to try driving for herself it was an opportunity not to be missed.
The Young Driver classes let children get behind the wheel. Over elevens get to drive a real car and those aged five to ten get to drive a specially designed electric car – complete with pedals and steering wheel.
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A few days ago a friend and I were invited for a spa day at the Brooklands Hotel. It’s a hotel I have always been familiar with but have never been to, knowing that it’s right next door to the Mercedes Benz World and opposite the Mercedes test track.
Brooklands Hotel offer many spa packages with spa facilities to compliment the treatments. We were booked on a package with a 50 minute treatment each, lunch and the whole day to make use of the spa.
We arrived at the hotel and were immediately impressed with it – really grand and with a lovely welcoming feel. We had a friendly greeting and were advised to make our way to the third floor which is home to the Brooklands Hotel Spa.
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We finished off the Christmas holidays with a trip into Wales to visit The Royal Mint Experience just outside of Cardiff. Last year was the first time The Royal Mint had opened it’s doors to the public and so we were excited to go and see how all of our sterling coins are made.
The experience is easy to find and well signposted. There’s plenty of parking and there’s just a short walk from the car park to the entrance and everything is well accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs. The experience is free for the under fives and comprises a guided tour and an interactive exhibition.
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Yesterday we went to the Polka Theatre in Wimbledon to see a show. I haven’t been to the Polka Theatre in literally 25 years but I have such fond memories of going there to see a show about the war when I was at primary school and I left feeling like I had been right there in the show. Whenever I hear of the Polka Theatre that feeling comes flooding back and to say I was excited to take the children somewhere I loved myself as a child was an understatement. I just couldn’t wait.
The Polka Theatre was the first theatre dedicated to children in the UK. It hosts so many shows for children of all ages as well as workshops for children too. It’s a great venue, in the heart of Wimbledon with plenty of transport links making accessible from London and the South East.
We visited the Polka Theatre to see Babe, the Sheep Pig, a story that Hubby, the children and I are all familiar with. We’ve watched the motion picture with the children and so they knew that the show was about a pig, and sheep. But none of us expected the show we actually saw.
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