The Great Brick Safari at Marwell Zoo

Lego Brick Safari

This week Marwell became the first zoo in the UK to host a collection of giant LEGO® brick animals and we were lucky enough to be some of the first to find them. Over 2 million LEGO® bricks were used to make 81 stunning sculptures representing 27 different species, created by LEGO building company Bright Bricks. Among them is a 1.5 tonne elephant, a life size Bengal tiger and a family of lions. Other sculptures have been inspired by Marwell’s diverse… Continue Reading “The Great Brick Safari at Marwell Zoo”

Exploring London from the river with MBNA Thames Clippers #ThamesNippers

We are fairly frequent visitors to London and have enjoyed a short trip on the Thames aboard a “Duck” with London Duck Tours as well as a sightseeing tour last year up as far as the Tower of London. Last week we were invited to join MBNA Thames Clippers on a family day of sightseeing from the river and exploring Greenwich and the Greenwich Peninsula. MBNA Thames Clippers are the fastest & most frequent fleet on the river Thames with… Continue Reading “Exploring London from the river with MBNA Thames Clippers #ThamesNippers”

New Look World of Top Gear at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

World of Top Gear Launch

We last visited the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu back in April 2014 and our favourite area head to be the World of Top Gear. Although neither my husband or I are petrol heads, Top Gear is a show we love to watch and it is a real family affair as we will the presenters on to complete their challenges and laugh when they go awry. I had been worried that the show wouldn’t be the same without Clarkson, Hammond… Continue Reading “New Look World of Top Gear at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu”

All new fun at Lemur Landings

Lemur Landings

We are big fans of Lemur Landings at Tower Park, Poole and at the beginning of the year we were intrigued to find that they had closed some of the centre off to be updated. We have been enjoying the facilities since Isaac was a baby and both Isaac and Eliza have enjoyed birthday parties there, with Isaac having a Phaser Party and Eliza having a Create a Bear Party and a My Little Pony Craft Party. Last month we… Continue Reading “All new fun at Lemur Landings”

The reasons why natural playgrounds benefit child development

Robin Hill

Every day, children are learning and developing as they play, and playgrounds are a vital part of how a child becomes acclimatised within their surroundings. Climbing structures help with confronting dangers, while the interaction involved with a play environment helps to develop social skills. Clearly, playing outside helps children grow and develop. Outdoor playground equipment is becoming a growing trend on the market, a result of the benefits these types of playgrounds serve to younger children who are still developing.… Continue Reading “The reasons why natural playgrounds benefit child development”