Autumn Walks: Three Family Friendly in West Sussex with Dickies Workwear

As a family we love getting out and about in the countryside, no matter the time of year. As the seasons changes the surroundings do too and places can look very different even just a couple of months apart! Dickies Workwear recently asked us to share our favourite family walk in Autumn so I’ve picked out three family friendly walks in West Sussex that we know and love. Sussex has so many lovely open spaces to explore, as a lot of it sits within the South Downs national park. Cissbury Ring Located just north of Worthing with easy access from the A24 and the A27, Cissbury ring is a large hill with great views of the Downs and out to Sea. On a really clear day you can see the new…

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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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Days Out: NEW Peppa Pig World rides at Paultons Park

On Friday we had the pleasure of being invited to Paultons Park for the opening of to new rides they were unveiling in Peppa Pig World. Obviously the kids were super excited, they’ve been before but not for over a year,  we were last there for Arlo’s 2nd birthday. The newest area of the park has been extended at one side on the existing (already pretty large!) Peppa Pig World, and opens TODAY! Plus just next to the new area is the recently opened ‘Little Africa’ part of the park. The first of the two new rides that are opening today is Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club; a gentle boat ride that takes you all around the new part of Peppa Pig World. It passes lots of fun scenes, including Peppa and…

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World of Dinosaurs at Paradise Wildlife Park

We were so lucky to be invited to Paradise Wildlife Park on Saturday for the grand opening of their new attraction, the World of Dinosaurs. Now we’d not been to PWP before, nor any specific dinosaur experience so we really didn’t know what to expect. Our day was absolutely wonderful from start to finish, the kids loved it and we did too! I’ll start with the World of Dinosaurs but will share more about the Wildlife Park later on. (Image from PWP Facebook page) As part of the grand opening we watched a video about how the dinosaurs took their trip across the world, through all weathers to finally arrive at their new Hertfordshire home, and you could tell from the emotions in the team that the project had been…

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Travel: Loch Ness Cruise, Urquhart Castle and Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness

We started off our morning after a hot cup of tea sat on the decking overlooking the gorgeous views talking about our night the night before, where we managed to stay up till gone 1am drinking rosé and playing Cards Against Humanity…  then it was time for a gorgeous cooked breakfast thanks to Laura and we were ready to hit the road; and beautiful roads they were too! We drove through winding country roads with snow dusted mountains on either side, following the signs to Drumnadrochit and onwards towards Loch Ness. Our first destination was the Jacobite Cruise dock,  we parked at the hotel on the side of the Loch had a little look around the gift shop, grabbed a warm drink and then headed underneath the road through passageway…

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