An Action Packed Day at Drayton Manor

Before the children broke up for the summer I asked the children what they’d like to do – and a visit to Drayton Manor was top of their list. We booked to stay at the adjacent campsite in a Ready Camp safari tent and it meant that we were up, bright and early, on the Saturday, to spend the whole day at Drayton Manor – and we really did stay…

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South Stack Lighthouse, Holyhead, Wales

Ever since we went to Lizard Lighthouse in Cornwall I have had an urge to visit more lighthouses around the country and frequently find myself on the Trinity House website investigating where lighthouses are and if I’ll be near one at any point. So, when I ended up in Wales for a week I realised I wouldn’t be too far from the South Stack Lighthouse. It’s unusual as, unlike other…

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Dinosaur World Live at Dorking Halls

Last week we travelled to Dorking to see Dinosaur World Live at Dorking Halls theatre. The children are a little bit obsessed with dinosaurs at the moment and so they were really looking forward to the show and had no idea what to expect. Dinosaur World Live is aimed at age three and over and is a really interactive stage show. The whole show was presented by Miranda, an explorer…

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Explore Cornwall and Devon this Summer with the #PipAhoyTrail – and Win!

Earlier this week we were invited to Crealy Adventure Park in Devon to try out the new Pip Ahoy Trail. It’s a mixed-reality treasure hunt that you can take part in across the Cornish coast and at Crealy this summer with the use of just a mobile phone and location services. As soon as the children and I arrived at Crealy Adventure Park we opened up the Pip Ahoy Trail on…

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A Lovely Day Out at Drusillas Park

Last weekend we kicked off the school holidays in style with a trip to Drusillas Park in Sussex. It’s somewhere we go once a year or so and it’s always a really lovely family day out with so many different aspects to keep the children entertained. The weather was fantastic – so hot and sunny with very few clouds in the sky so we knew we were in for a…

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Why We Still Love National Trust After Three Years of Membership

National Trust membership has been, without a doubt, our best investment. We first signed up three years ago when we visited Tyntesfield. The children were both under five so we paid just £9 a month – and when they reached five we paid £9.55 a month, just an increase of 55p for the children. You can’t get much for under £10 nowadays – especially not a family day out and…

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Gaining Digital Confidence with a Post Office Broadband Digital Drop In

*This is a collaborative post Last week I was invited along to a free Digital Drop In service run by Post Office Broadband in partnership with Google. They have organised these sessions across the country to boost digital confidence and as someone who spends their whole life online I was interested to see what sort of things people would need help with and whether there was anything new I could…

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