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Exploring Compton Acres Gardens

  • February 21, 2019
Compton Acres

One of my favourite things about being a parent is sharing things from my own childhood with Little H, whether it’s toys, photos or visits to places we used to go as kids. So when we were invited to visit Compton Acres gardens in Poole I thought it’d be a great chance to show Little H somewhere I used to like exploring when I was little. I think the last >>

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35 Great Days Out With Kids In The South Of England

  • January 29, 2019
35 days out in the South

With half term coming up, and the weather (hopefully!) getting nicer soon, you might be planning some family days out. I might be biased but I think the South Coast is the best place to live in the UK and there are lots of great family-friendly attractions to choose from in the South of England, and in my 7 years of parenting, we have visited a lot of them! I >>

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A History Lesson at The Mary Rose, Portsmouth

  • January 22, 2019
Mary Rose Portsmouth

Last weekend we decided to get out of Dorset and visit somewhere new. It was absolutely freezing so we didn’t want to spend too much time outside and decided to visit The Mary Rose in Portsmouth. You’ve probably heard of The Mary Rose, one of Henry VIII’s warships, but maybe like me, you don’t really know much more about it than that. If that’s the case, and you are near Portsmouth, >>

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The Abandoned Dorset Village of Tyneham

  • January 17, 2019

We have visited Tyneham Village near Lulworth in Dorset a couple of time but I’m aware that not many people have heard of it. It has a really interesting story, so if you’re in the area (or even if you’re local) and are looking for things to do in Dorset, it’s definitely somewhere to add to your must-visit list. Take a look at our photos and find out a bit >>

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After School Fun At Mighty Claws Adventure Golf

  • September 13, 2018
After School Fun At Mighty Claws Adventure Golf

We recently visited Mighty Claws Adventure Golf in Bournemouth for some mini golfing fun and delicious pizzas and milkshakes. Having been before when it first opened, we were excited to visit again. I find it can be hard to fit fun activities in during the week because you’re so busy with work and school – we end up trying to pack everything into our weekends. Mighty Claws is open until 9:30 >>

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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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Strawberry Picking Fun and Tips To Remember

  • August 24, 2018
Strawberry Picking

Last weekend we had a great couple of hours out in the fresh air all for the bargain price of £2.80 – we went strawberry picking at the Cat & Fiddle farm in Christchurch. We’ve been pumpkin picking there quite a few times and have always said we’d go back in the summer and finally we made it. Strawberry Picking Sunday Sunday morning started off very grey and overcast, and >>

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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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4 Family-Friendly Destinations for a UK-Based Holiday

  • July 20, 2018
4 Family-Friendly Destinations for a UK-Based Holiday

If you’re anything like me, you will look forward to the family holiday all year. But there’s always the worry it’s going to be more stress than it’s actually worth. Will everyone enjoy it? Will the kids get along? Will there be enough to keep everyone busy? You don’t have to jet off on a plane to find a great holiday destination, there are plenty of amazing places not far >>

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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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