Despite the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground being open for over 20 years, we only made our first visit on a little break to London in the summer holidays. We only had ten minutes to spare, before our booking to Kensington Palace, but we promised the children we’d go back as soon as we could. At that time came at the start of September.
When we went to London over the summer one thing the children wanted to do but we didn’t quite have the time was a trip on the Serpentine with Bluebird Boats. So, when we found ourselves back in London at the start of September we made a pedalo experience top of our list of things to do.
On our summer holiday to Weymouth, we planned a day on the nearby peninsular of Portland. Famous for its beautiful natural Portland stone that is quarried and used in construction all over the world, Portland is also home to a working lighthouse, Portland Bill, and even a castle overlooking Portland Harbour – Portland Castle.
Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows! I love this project, I’ve been doing it for so many years now and it’s always nice seeing who links up and watching children and families grow throughout the year.
We finished our summer holidays with a pretty lovely week in Weymouth. Unlike the rest of the summer, the weather was kind to us and we had four nights near the coast in a cute little pod. It was quality family time and just what we needed before heading back to school.
Whilst busy on a treasure trail around Church Ope Cove in Portland, or our recent trip to Weymouth, we came across the Portland Museum in Wakeham. With entry priced at just £10 for our family of four, and an enclosed garden area, we were keen to find out more about the island and to rest our feet for a while over lunch.
One of our favourite days out during the summer holidays was a trip to Amberley Museum near Arundel, West Sussex with Lauren and the kids. We were just starting to get back into the swing of days out and this outdoor museum seemed like the perfect trip – and we couldn’t have enjoyed it more.
I can’t quite believe that I’m writing this post, that we’re already halfway through the first month of the new school year. This year is flying by and I’m not really sure where the summer has gone!
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Although our children love to read, I’m always looking for new ways to inspire their creativity and learn something new. We were recently sent a few issues of The Phoenix – a brilliant comic for children. It’s turned out to be the perfect thing for them to dip in and out of before and after school, especially when trying to get back into a good routine after the summer.
On our holiday in Shropshire, we needed an all weather attraction to go to in case the good old British weather played its usual games. We searched locally and came across RAF Cosford. The website encouraged us to book tickets and we were surprised to see that it was completely free.
We only needed to pay for parking which we were more than happy to do. No further persuasion was needed, so we booked tickets for the very next day, with plenty of availability for the afternoon.