• Building dens and playing in the rain: Cheshire offers half-term digital detox

    February 1, 2018

    Families will find lots of ways to beat the boredom across Cheshire during the February half-term holiday, including events at Jodrell Bank, which has just been named the UK’s nominee for World Heritage site status in 2019. Here six of the best, while more ideas can be found at www.visitcheshire.com. Build a den at Beeston Castle…

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  • Review: Ice Skating at Brighton Pavilion

    December 23, 2017

    It’s become something of an annual tradition to visit a festive ice rink in the run up to Christmas. This year we went to Brighton to skate in the shadow of the beautiful Royal Pavilion Palace. The ticketing area is clearly signposted as we enter into a warm, indoor reception area. During our visit on…

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  • Christmas Special Santa Flights at the British Airways i360

    December 3, 2017

    In the run up to Christmas there are some very special guests on board special flights of the British Airways i360. Santa and his Elf are meeting children to hear their Christmas wishes, hand out presents and pose for photos. We were lucky enough to enjoy one of the first of these special flights this…

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  • Marwell Wildlife Park: A Family Day Out Perfect For All Ages

    November 8, 2017

    Marwell Zoo is a large Wildlife Park near Winchester in Hampshire. We’ve visited once before but this was our first visit as a complete family with the whole range of ages from 2 – 13 in tow! We often struggle to find days out that appeal to both toddler, teen and in between…but Marwell Zoo…

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  • 5 Reasons Groombridge Place is the Perfect Day Out this Half Term 

    October 21, 2017

    Groombridge Place is a moated manor house in the village of Groombridge near Tunbridge Wells. The pretty grounds are open to the public and offer endless opportunities for adventure for families. This Half Term Groombridge is putting on a special Spooktacular Event with the help of the cast of the very talented Acting Moon Events. There…

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  • The London Duck Tour

    August 23, 2017

    The London Duck Tour is a brilliantly unique way of seeing our capital from a new perspective. Whether it’s your first visit or you were born and bred here the Duck Tour is guaranteed to educate and entertain. I enjoyed a ride on one of these bright, amphibious military vehicles with my family during the…

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  • The British Wildlife Centre, Lingfield, Surrey

    July 29, 2017

    The British Wildlife Centre is home to the finest collection of native species in the country. There are over forty different animals on display…all native to Britain and many rarely seen in the wild. Located on the A22 just outside Lingfield the centre is easily accessible from the M23 and East Grinstead. It's about a…

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  • Brighton Palace Pier and the Palace Soft Play 

    June 7, 2017

    Brighton Palace Pier is the symbol of this iconic seaside town. Dating back to 1899 this historic landmark sees families enjoying sticks of rock, fish n chips and slot machines today as they have done for years previously. There is something quite unique about a holiday on the British coast….and a day at Palace Pier…

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  • Wakeboarding & SUP at Hove Lagoon with Adventure Connections 

    June 5, 2017

    I was thrilled to be invited to a watersports event at Hove Lagoon over the half term week. I spent my twenties pursuing adventure sports…particularly snowboarding and I really miss the opportunity to indulge in these activities now I’m a busy working Mum. This event, hosted by Adventure Connections was my chance to reconnect with…

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  • Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum – Halland 

    April 16, 2017

    Price: Adult £9, Child £6, Family £28 The Bentley Estate lies tucked away in a picturesque corner of the Sussex countryside. A place you would never ‘stumble across’ but must seek out. The site incorporates a motor museum, miniature railway, wildfowl reserve, beautiful house, play area, ancient woodlands and a tearoom. I recently took my children…

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  • Scream Barn Farm at Spring Barn Farm, Lewes 

    April 6, 2017

    The fantastic Halloween event at Spring Barn Farm is back for Half Term. Scream Barn Farm offers a whole load a freaky fun from 21st – 29th October. We visited yesterday to check it out! Despite the terrible weather we had a brilliant time. We got spooked by the Witches in the Witchy Walkway, carved…

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  • British Airways i360, Brighton

    April 5, 2017

    The British Airways i360 tower is impossible to miss. Dominating the skyline along the Brighton seafront the structure is the world’s first vertical cable car and the world’s tallest moving observation tower. Designed, engineered, manufactured and promoted by the team responsible for the London Eye, visitors experience 360 degree views across Brighton, the South Downs…

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  • Branching Out Adventures

    March 29, 2017

    Branching Out Adventures is a tree top activity centre set in the beautiful woodland surrounding Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum in Halland near Lewes, Sussex. They offer a range of high adrenaline activities in a safe and professional environment. We were invited to try a few of their activities last weekend and absolutely loved every minute.…

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  • Wakehurst Place, Haywards Heath

    March 7, 2017

    We were thrilled to recently discover that we could use our family National Trust cards at Wakehurst Place, part of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew’s country estate. We’ve always assumed that a day out at Wakehurst would be too expensive for us as a family of 6….so to discover that we could use our…

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  • Groombridge Place ~ Wild Adventures Week

    February 14, 2017

    Groombridge Place is well established as one of our favourite family days out. If a visit to Groombridge in it’s own right wasn’t good enough, every school holidays the Enchanted Woods are visited by the wonderful Acting Moon Events team to create themed events. We were lucky enough to enjoy the Christmas Elfxtravaganza and were really excited about…

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