A Rainy Day at Monkey World, Dorset

When we stayed in a yurt in Dorset a few months ago we took the opportunity to visit Monkey World – somewhere we have wanted to visit for years. Monkey World in Dorset is home to over 250 monkeys from 20 different species. It was setup in 1987 and was intended as a home for abused chimpanzees from Spanish beaches but is now home to many more primates from all…

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Hardwick Hall – The Harry Potter Malfoy Mansion {National Trust}

We are always looking for new National Trust properties to explore. This year we are aiming to visit as many Harry Potter filming locations across the country as possible and we started our adventure with Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire. It was Malfoy Manor in the movies and as soon as saw it we could understand why – it’s such a vast and imposing building but beautiful too. Hardwick Hall was…

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Our First Family Climbing Experience – Rock Up Whiteley

Last weekend we were down on the south coast for the night and made the most of our time away by visiting Rock Up in Whiteley for our first family climbing experience. Rock Up is really well situated in the Whiteley shopping complex making it a great place to go to as part of a day out. There are so many shops and restaurants around and there’s free parking too.…

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A Trip to Bakewell, Derbyshire – Home of the Bakewell Tart

When we stayed at Darwin Forest we realised that Bakewell was pretty close by and so made a trip there to buy a Bakewell Tart. We love this sort of impromptu trip, feeling like real tourists and exploring somewhere new – all in aid of sweet treats! Bakewell was absolutely beautiful and you could tell it was mainly a tourist town. There were shops selling Bakewell Tarts wherever you looked…

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An Old Fashioned Airboat Ride in Florida

When we were in Florida we wanted to spend some time away from the Disney parks. One spur of the moment thing we did whilst we were in Florida was book an airboat ride. It’s something that so many people raved about and we managed to fit it in towards the end of our holiday. After doing some research we realised we wanted a private tour, not an airboat full…

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Introducing The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice

This year The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice, a medley of classic and modern tales, is touring the country. Including Disney’s The Lion King, Frozen and Pixar’s Finding Dory for the very first time, audiences will relive their favourite Disney animated films on the ice. It follows Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they venture through a treasure-filled journey on a heartwarming adventure. The Wonderful World of Disney On…

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Our first Lapland UK Experience {2018}

Since LP and Little Man were born we have visited so many Christmas attractions, met so many Father Christmases and have had every conceivable Father Christmas experience you can imagine. But, until this year we hadn’t experienced Lapland UK – without doubt the UK’s most famous festive day out. When we were invited to Lapland UK we registered on the website, filling out the children’s names and personal information –…

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