Showing posts with label HOLIDAYS & DAYS OUT. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HOLIDAYS & DAYS OUT. Show all posts

Tuesday 28 December 2021

Valencia ~ Reasons Why It Should Be On Your Travel List

Valencia, the third largest city in Spain, is a delicious combination of modern architecture and medieval sanctuary! A mixture of old and new buildings, giving it an extraordinary, unique feeling. These are the reasons that will make you want to visit it!!!

Valencia white stone sign

Friday 17 December 2021

Christmas At Wollaton


Christmas is right around the corner and we've been looking to do something a little festive! So many things though have ended up cancelled or availability lessened because of a certain virus doing the rounds.

A couple of the things we did have planned had to be cancelled because of a positive test in our house! Once we were able to roam free again we were keen to get in the Christmas mood!! So when the team behind Christmas at Wollaton contacted us and asked if we'd like to experience their very special Christmas lights there was a big.......YES......from all of us.

A georgian house with a light projection on it

Sunday 31 October 2021

Christmas At Home Vs Christmas Abroad!!

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Christmas!! A time for for being festive, having fun and being with family and friends. For some, it's also a time for adventures and travel!!

Pair of pineapples with tinsel wrapped around it

Sunday 17 October 2021

Dino Kingdom Adventures!!!

(Gifted/PR tickets)

Lots of kids love dinosaurs and after watching every single Jurassic Park movie ever made, my son is also a fan!

What would many dinosaur fans like to do? Well, they'd like to see them up close! We were given that chance by the team at Dino Kingdom!!

Little boy standing in front of a rock dino kingdom sign

Thursday 23 September 2021

What You Need To Know Before Booking A Disneyland Paris Holiday!!

So, you've decided to go to Disneyland Paris!!! Maybe it's your first visit. Maybe you've not been for a while and you're looking for a few tips.

Well, between myself and some fellow bloggers we've got a few tips and a bit on info on what you need to know before booking a trip to Disneyland Paris!!

Mickey Mouse figure stood next to the Effiel Tower

Wednesday 8 September 2021

Travel Checklist Essentials For Your Next Trip

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When lockdown is over and it’s time to get back out there and travel more, it can be easy to let the excitement hinder your organization. But it's essential to stay organized for your trips to make sure that the booking is complete, the trip goes smoothly, and that you take everything with you that you need.

Now, I'm a bit obsessed with making sure we have everything, so I usually make a list for each trip. On that note, here are some travel checklist essentials for your next trip.

Sunday 14 February 2021

5 Things To Do As A Family When Lockdown Is Over

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Lockdown. A word that this time last year we hadn't heard. We had just started hearing about a virus and were unaware as to how serious it would be. 

With the UK currently in lockdown for the third time in a year, thoughts of what we can do in the future are rife for many of us. As more time passes the chances of us doing much at all are becoming less and less likely. It's annoying, disheartening and massively frustrating, but that doesn't mean that we can't at least make plans. Plans to see people. Plans for holidays. For adventures and happy times. Even if they are incredibly loose, likely to be cancelled plans!

Here's 5 Things To Do As A Family When Lockdown Is Over.........

Overhead photo of a people eating burgers and fries at a round table

Saturday 22 February 2020

Top Tips For Perfect Family Road Trips

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Are you planning a family road trip? If so, you are probably looking forward to getting away from it all and enjoying the open road stretching out ahead of you. There are so many exciting places to explore and travelling by road is a great way to head off on an adventure. A road trip offers the opportunity to enjoy some beautiful scenery that you may not always get to see.

Before heading off on your road trip, it is essential to make sure that you have everything you need. When taking a road trip with kids ensuring that you have all the essentials with you is even more critical so that everyone can have an enjoyable trip. 

Red toy car with a side door open and a Duplo figure positioned to look like he's opening the boot

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Christmas At The Snowdome


Those of you that have followed me on Instagram or Facebook for a while will know that last November we visited the Snowdome to take a look at their Winter Wonderland and we were super excited when they asked us back again this year!

Situated in Tamworth, the Snowdome offers year round skiing and snowboarding, as well as swimming, clip and climb and more! From mid-November to New Year's Eve part of the Snowdome transforms into a Winter Wonderland.

Winter Wonderland logo

Friday 20 September 2019


Set in Troutbeck Valley, in the Lake District, Townend, offers an insight into the farming life of the Brownes family.

Exterior of an old farmhouse

Friday 23 August 2019

Return To Wordsworth House

Back in 2016 we visited Wordsworth House with a very little JJ. Having missed it on our last visit we decided to return this year on our most recent trip to the Lake District.

One of the many National Trust properties in the Lake District, Wordsworth House sits next to the river in the heart of Cockermouth. Birth place and childhood home of the Poet Laureate, William Wordsworth, the house is fixed in the 1770's and even has traditional food to try in the kitchen!

Little boy sitting on steps of a grand house

Friday 9 August 2019

Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood

Nestled in Derbyshire, Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood, combines a historic country home and childhood memories of the past.

Arriving at Sudbury over a bank holiday weekend we found it to be quite popular. With the car park situated across the road from the main hall and museum, the walk takes you on a picturesque view up to the property.

Child running in front of a country house

Wednesday 31 July 2019

The Deep

Day out gifted for review purposes.

Set overlooking the Humber estuary, The Deep, is one of the leading aquariums in the world and is home to over 5000 animals. Operating as an educational and conservation charity, The Deep, is also a key player in international marine conservation. 

Exterior of The Deep visitors centre

Monday 20 May 2019

How To Budget For A Day At The Disney Parks

We all know that going to Disney is expensive. Whether it be Disneyland Paris or Walt Disney World Florida a day in the parks can be expensive. A Casey's Corner hot dog here, a Mickey cookie there and the odd bit of cotton candy all add up. 

Little boy high-fiving Buzz Lightyear

Friday 26 April 2019

Woolsthorpe Manor

Regular readers will know that we love a good day out and many of our adventures come in the form of a trip to National Trust properties. We've been members of the National Trust since a trip to the Lake District a couple of years ago and we try and use our passes at least six times a year.

We are frequent visitors to Belton House and not far from there, and similar travel difference from home, is place we'd never been too, Woolsthorpe Manor. A new place seemed a great way to start our adventures for the year.

Set in a Lincolnshire village, Woolsthorpe Manor is a 17th century manor house and childhood home of Sir Issac Newton. 

Exterior of a stone manor house, with tidy and flower boarders in front of the house

Monday 1 April 2019

5 Things You Need To Know Before Going To Disney With Under 5's

So, you've planned, or you're planning, to go to Disney and you're taking your little ones on the most magical adventure.

I've already written about planning your trip, how to get the best interactions, what you need for a day in the parks and our favourite rides. I've even shared our first experience of taking a toddler, so with these posts and everything else you've read online you're probably all prepared.

Smiling redhead boy close up to the camera, with a Mum and Dad and Mickey Mouse in the background

Wednesday 13 March 2019


Gifted Trip

Trampolining parks are quickly growing in popularity and are a great place for kids to burn off some energy! Having never had a trip to a trampoline park, we were excited when RedKangaroo invited us for a bounce at their Nottingham branch.

Outside of a warehouse type building with the signage 'red kangaroo'

Monday 4 March 2019

Here's Why Indonesia Should Be Your 2019 Travel Destination

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Are you still thinking of where to go for your big vacation this year? I'm sure that you've already got a few ideas whizzing around your head, but whittling it down to just the one could be proving difficult to do. 

Well, I could make things easier for you (or harder if you're indecisive!) and share a place that is proving to be really popular in 2019......Indonesia! It's the perfect spot to travel to if you want to experience the relaxation of a tropical beach getaway, but there are also lots of great activities and things to see and do! You certainly won't be bored!

Two wooden paddles boats on a super clear sea with rocky shore in the background

Monday 26 November 2018

Sherwood Forest

Growing up and living in Nottingham, Robin Hood is a legend I've grown up with. Movies, TV shows, and at one time a visitor centre in the city centre, keep the tale alive.

Unfortunately the visitor centre, The Tales of Robin Hood, closed a few years ago and with Nottingham Castle closed for a huge refurbishment you'll need to head a little further for Nottingham's history at the moment.

Around an hours drive north of the city centre sits the world famous Sherwood Forest. Made famous by Robin Hood and his Merry Men, Sherwood Forest is home to one of the oldest trees in the world, the Major Oak, along with ancient woodland that can be dated back to the Ice Age.

Red haired little boy looking at a large oak tree

Sunday 18 November 2018

Cadbury World

After a busy summer and with Joseph now at school it seem ages since we've had a day outSo, with Daddy off over half term we made use of our time together and had a trip to Cadbury World in Bournville, Birmingham!

Exterior shot of an old factory with the words cadbury on its frontage