Days out: Drusillas in Autumn

We love Drusillas, it’s the perfect family day out and we spent the day there last Sunday – and despite the slightly miserable weather forecast it didn’t rain all day and we got to do everything we wanted to! I’d definitely recommend going in Autumn, especially if you have kids that can be a bit overwhelmed by lots of crowds and noise. We arrived just after the park opened for the day at 10am and strolled around the Zoo part of the park first. The kids love looking for the animals in the Animal Spotter Books (which are free!) where they got to read a little bit about the animals before ticking them off with a stamp in their books. It always impresses me how clean the animal enclosures are…

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Travel: A weekend in the Lake District with Sally’s Cottages

I really needed last weekend after a stressful few weeks; comfortable surroundings to relax in, stunning scenery to enjoy and a group of lovely people to spend time with. Also, no kids! I spent the weekend with eight lovely ladies, many who I knew well and a couple of people I’d not met before – but by the end of the weekend, a few gins and some revealing ‘never have I ever’ games I think we’re firm friends now! I actually arrived in Cumbria on the Wednesday before as I stayed with family for a couple of days quite close by to catch up for a couple of days. On Friday afternoon I arrived at Croft House which is one of the holiday homes rented out via Sally’s Cottages. It…

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Travel: Best Island Destinations for Travelling with Kids

When you’re travelling with children jetting off to exotic tropical islands may seem like a challenging feat. Many people assume that the world’s island paradises only cater to adults, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Tons of islands around the globe actually serve as perfect destinations for family getaways. So don’t feel like you are limited when it comes to your next family trip- consider booking flights for the whole family to one of these kid-friendly islands. Tagaytay, Philippines The Philippines caters to travellers of all kinds, so whether you are a nomadic backpacker, a honeymooning couple, or a family with several children you’ll find something to keep you busy. As far as catering to families goes, One of the best spots is in the city of Tagaytay…

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Travel: Iconic Destinations for your Bucket List

Are you one of those people that has a bucket list? When you’re younger often a holiday with your best friends was what you desired, the location didn’t matter as long as you were all together, the weather was good and you were having fun. Perhaps as you got a little older you may have started to plan trips, may have gone on city breaks as a couple, long haul flights and seen a little bit more of the world. As you get older, settle down and start a family time becomes more important, and how fast it goes. You worry about soaking up every moment, spending time with the family, and also giving them the experience of seeing the world. This is when you start to think about a bucket…

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10 reasons to visit ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo has got to be one of the most fun days out we’ve had this year, there is so much to see and do and I think people of all ages would be entertained! It first opened to the public in 1847 and sits in the top corner of Regents Park, so it’s easy to get to by public transport or car (it has it’s own car park) Open daily from 10am you can buy tickets online or at the gate and can easily spend the whole day there! We went last week and had an amazing time so I’ve put together 10 reasons why you should take your family to ZSL London Zoo: 1. Get up close and personal with Lemurs This was by far my favourite experience…

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Days Out: Brighton Sealife Centre

Yesterday we had an underwater adventure at Brighton’s Sealife Centre. If you’ve never been before it’s easy to find: head to the pier and you can’t miss it! You can access is from the street or from the beach and there is plenty of parking on Madeira Drive (though it’s not free so publish transport is probably cheaper!) Brighton Sealife Centre is the oldest aquarium in the world still operating, and there is a lot to do and something to suit all ages. For my two children (at 3 and 5) years old they really just wanted to look at fish and sea creatures, with their questions answered. As they get older they’ll be more interested in the talks and in the info boards I think, but there is enough…

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Chilled in a Field Festival 2018

We spent last weekend being very chilled out in a field, and in the woods! We’d been invited to Chilled in a Field festival, and it was both the kids’ and Sam’s first ever weekend festival experience, and the perfect introduction. Chilled in a Field is a small family friendly festival that takes place in the grounds of Bentley Wildfowl and Motor museum, in East Sussex. The location was perfect, the weather was hot (if a bit too hot – thank goodness for shady woods!) and there was so much to do that we definitely didn’t do it all! I’ve made a video of everything though and you can see that at the bottom of this post! We arrived on Friday lunch time, worked up a sweat pitching our tent and…

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