• The Christmas Experience at Bewl Water

    December 11, 2016

    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…

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  • Groombridge Place Christmas Elfxtravaganza

    December 4, 2016

    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…

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  • Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down 

    November 20, 2016

    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…

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  • Ashdown Forest Visitor Centre

    November 6, 2016

    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…

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  • Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

    October 24, 2016

    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…

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  • National Trust Adventures Part II

    October 18, 2016

    Last week I began to share some of the days out we’ve had using our new family National Trust membership. As I explained in my previous post I was lucky enough to win the Annual membership through Aqua Pura’s #NaturallyBritsh promotion earlier this year. In this post I look forward to sharing our positive experiences at three…

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  • National Trust Adventures Part I

    October 12, 2016

    A few months ago I was lucky enough to win an annual National Trust family pass with Aqua Pura’s #NaturallyBritish promotion. I was obviously thrilled to be chosen as a winner but had no idea at the time what a fulfilling and rewarding prize this was going to turn out to be! I received the family…

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  • Bentley Woodfair 2016

    September 25, 2016

    The Bentley Estate is set, 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. Every year, for the past 21 years the estate becomes…

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  • Lake Wood, Uckfield

    September 11, 2016

    I’ve lived in Uckfield for over 7 years now, and until very recently had never heard of Lake Wood. It was only when a friend also visited for the first time and shared her pictures of this local hidden beauty spot on social media that I came to hear about this wonderful Woodland Trust site.…

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  • Heaven Farm and Nature Trail

    August 30, 2016

    Heaven Farm seems to be a little known delight amongst local families and I have to say…in the words of Belinda Carlise Heaven is, indeed a place on Earth! What a magical find! The farm is situated on the A275 between Danehill and Sheffield Park set amongst stunning views of rolling English countryside. The car…

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