Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is so packed with attractions, historic ships and museums that one visit merely scratches the surface on all there is to see. The museum is situated within a working Naval Base so there is a real sense of being somewhere where the Navy and sailing life is paramount. We visited the Dockyard on [...]

Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent

Leeds Castle sits in the depths of beautiful Kent countryside, yet is still easily accessible from the M20. Dating back to the 9th century the castle is described as England's loveliest castle and is set in 500 acres of parklands and gardens. Having visited most of the local castles and stately homes in Kent and Sussex....Leeds [...]

Urban Jump Trampoline Park, Heathfield

Urban Jump is a Trampoline Centre that goes far beyond just trampolining. The range of activities and facilities offered under one roof is substantial ranging from the obvious trampolining, to dodge ball, ninja warrior course, basketball hoops, gladiator balance beam and even a soft play for the littlies. As well as offering a wide range of [...]

The Christmas Experience at Bewl Water

Bewl Water is a stunning reservoir on the Kent and Sussex border, not far from Tunbridge Wells. Typically it's very much a Summer destination, but this Winter Santa and his Elves have taken residence to create The Bewl Water Christmas Experience. In addition to the traditional Grotto there is the opportunity to take part in a unique experience [...]

Groombridge Place Christmas Elfxtravaganza

This weekend we were lucky enough to visit the opening of Groombridge Place's Christmas Elfxtravaganza. We have visited Groombridge Place a number of times before and always enjoyed our visits, but this was our first experience of one of the many special events that Groombridge is famous for hosting. I'd heard great things about their recent [...]

Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down 

Wilderness Wood has been one of our favourite family go to places for nearly 10 years now. Over that time we've seen a lot of changes. The woodland is currently owned by the Morrish Family who aim to create a space where adults and children can learn together. In the last 2 years since the Morrish [...]

Ashdown Forest Visitor Centre

Ashdown Forest is a vast and beautiful area of woodland and heathland located just down the road from us in Sussex. The forest covers the area between Wych Cross, Nutley and Crowborough and is the famed for it's breath taking views aswell as being home of Winnie the Pooh! Luckily for us the forest also [...]

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Birling Gap makes up part of the stunning Seven Sister's cliff formation....a world famous natural wonder and a fantastic coastal playground. This was our first visit as a family and I was excited to see what the kids made of the rock pools, fossils and white cliffs. We arrived via the East Dean road after some [...]