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What We Did In August

  • September 1, 2018
What we did in August

I thought I’d start up my monthly round-up again to let you all know what we’ve been up to and give a little bit of insight into our lives. August was busy as we were on holiday for the first part. As soon as we got back it was straight back to work and we’ve been juggling summer holiday childcare for the last couple of weeks. I can’t believe the >>

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Windsor Castle – A Great Day Out But NOT In The Summer!

  • July 23, 2018
Windsor Castle

Last weekend we went to Windsor Castle as an early birthday treat for my niece. We hadn’t been before and were looking forward to doing a bit of sightseeing and one of the Queen’s homes. I’ve recently written a few posts about things you can do in the summer holidays with kids (London, beaches, bowling) and I was hoping to do a similar recommendation in my review of Windsor Castle >>

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VIP-ing It At Hollywood Bowl Tower Park

  • July 14, 2018
VIP-ing It At Hollywood Bowl Tower Park

This week while the rest of the country was watching England in the semi-final of the World Cup, Little H and I joined some fellow Bournemouth Bloggers at Hollywood Bowl Tower Park in Poole to find out more about their Summer of Fun. Hollywood bowl Summer of Fun I usually shy away from blogging events as I’m not great at meeting new people and I never think I’m a ‘proper’ blogger, but >>

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10 Fun Things To Do In Poole and Bournemouth With Kids

  • March 26, 2018
Bournemouth Pier

We count ourselves very lucky to live in Poole in Dorset – I definitely wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the UK. We have beautiful beaches as well as countryside to explore, and there are tons of things to do in Poole and Bournemouth with kids. Bournemouth was once laughed at for being a retirement town – though recently is more famous for stag & hen parties – and Poole >>

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Our Favourite National Trust Days Out in Dorset, Hampshire & Wiltshire

  • February 19, 2018

Last summer we got our first National Trust membership and have definitely got our money’s worth. We worked out that after 3 trips our family of 3 would be getting free visits on the annual membership of £115. This post isn’t in conjunction with National Trust at all, we’ve just been to some really great places and think the membership is such good value for families that I wanted to >>

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Longleat Safari Park And Festival of Light

  • December 31, 2017

On Christmas Eve we had a lovely day out visiting Longleat Safari Park for the first time – well, I’d been before about 35 years ago but not sure that counts! The main thing we wanted to see was the Festival of Light which starts at around 4:30 pm and is obviously best-seen in the dark. We didn’t want to get there too early as we were worried we’d be >>

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A National Trust Christmas at Kingston Lacy

  • December 21, 2017

We’re well and truly in the Christmas spirit here and have been on some fab Christmas outings. Last weekend we went to National Trust’s Kingston Lacy in Wimborne, Dorset to see the illuminated gardens. We have a National Trust family pass (which I can’t recommend highly enough!) and their seasonal events are always really good. Here are some of our photos… First, we went into the house which you have to pre-book your >>

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Family Days Out To Get You In The Christmas Spirit

  • November 20, 2017
Family days out to get you in the Christmas spirit

When you’re working in the run-up to Christmas and don’t finish work until a couple of days before it can be hard to feel Christmassy before the big day arrives. You’re so busy with work and are rushed off your feet spending your free time shopping for gifts and planning childcare for the holidays that you don’t give much thought to feeling festive.  I never really feel the Christmas spirit until >>

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Exploring The Deep At Weymouth Sealife Adventure Park

  • September 15, 2017

Last weekend we were invited to the Weymouth Sealife Adventure Park to explore CBBC’s The Deep: Junior Nekton Academy. The Deep experience involves a series of themed interactive explorer zones with exciting puzzles to help kids explore life under the sea. Adventurers who successfully solve the puzzles will earn themselves the honorary title of ‘Junior Nekton’ and win a special prize. The Deep runs from Saturday September 9th – Sunday September 1st. >>

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My Top 5 Places To Visit In The New Forest

  • July 10, 2017

We’re lucky to live fairly close to the New Forest and visit quite often throughout the year. There are so many family-friendly places to visit in the New Forest that you’ll always discover something new. It’s a fab place to go for a walk and the bonus is that it’s completely free! Wherever you park up you can walk for miles and always find great scenery, ponies, country pubs and >>