We had a little holiday in the New Forest at the start of June and on our way home we stopped off at Moors Valley Country Park in Ashley Heath near Ringwood Dorset. This is somewhere I’d heard a lot about from other bloggers and somewhere I couldn’t wait to visit.
When we were in Cornwall for a family holiday we visited somewhere that I hadn’t even heard of before, Trebah Gardens near Mawnan Smith in Falmouth. I didn’t know much about Trebah except that it was gardens, water features and a private beach all in one. It looked like the perfect day out!
We always like to visit somewhere new and as we had a day off work together as a family we decided to go off and explore somewhere we hadn’t been before. Staunton Country Park is near Portsmouth, Hampshire and just under an hour away from us. Children under three are free and adults are £7.50. Parking costs £2 but this is refunded off the ticket price.
We love outlet shopping and have our favourites to drive to for a day out – McArthur Glen in Swindon, Bicester Village near Oxford and Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth. We were meant to be going to the beach a few days ago but the weather wasn’t looking great so we thought we’d go somewhere new and ventured to the London Designer Outlet centre in London Wembley Park.
Last week we went on a little day out to Woburn Safari Park, near Milton Keynes. We had some Tesco vouchers to use up and love a trip to the zoo so decided to use them for a wildlife park day – and booked safari park tickets! It’s about an hour away from us and we hadn’t been since before kids and so we thought it would be a nice family day out.
We are incredibly lucky to live in a beautiful part of the country. We live on the Hampshire / Berkshire / Surrey border and yes, it is very ‘towny’ but we have quite a few places nearby that are lovely and green or alternatively steeped in history.