Peculiar Happenings at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Ripley's

A couple of weeks ago we were invited to do a London Duck Tour which is a 75 minute tour of London onboard an amphibious vehicle. London is a good couple of hours away for us so I was keen to make the most of our day out and one place we have been keen to visit is Ripley’s Believe It or Not! which is based in Piccadilly Circus. A visit to Ripley’s allows you to follow in the footsteps of… Continue Reading “Peculiar Happenings at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!”

A Sightseeing Tour of London with London Duck Tours

I have done a few sightseeing tours of London in my time, but a sightseeing tour aboard a giant yellow duck has to be the most fun. Before you wonder if we were bobbing about on the river Thames in a giant yellow rubber duck, a DUKW (known as a Duck) is a six-wheel-drive amphibious modification of the 2½ ton CCKW trucks used by the U.S. military in World War II. For the safety conscious it is reassuring to  know… Continue Reading “A Sightseeing Tour of London with London Duck Tours”

A Visit to Dynamic Earth – Edinburgh

A Visit to Dynamic Earth - Edinburgh

On our final day of our visit to Scotland we let the kids decide where they wanted to visit and they all chose to return to Edinburgh as they wanted to go to Dynamic Earth. I bargained for a walk up Arthur’s Seat with them first as Dynamic Earth is part of the Holyrood estate and is sat at the base of the hill, next door to the Scottish Parliament building. Thankfully the cost of parking was a lot more… Continue Reading “A Visit to Dynamic Earth – Edinburgh”

Visiting Edinburgh Castle with Kids

Edinburgh Castle

During our recent visit to Scotland, Hubby and I both agreed that one of our must-visit places just had to be Edinburgh and at the top of our list was Edinburgh Castle. The castle is in the middle of the city, on top of an extinct volcano, 135 metres above sea level and offers a panoramic view over Edinburgh. Researching prices I decided to buy an Explorer Pass which is a flexible, convenient and cost-effective way to experience 77 of Scotland’s… Continue Reading “Visiting Edinburgh Castle with Kids”

Experiencing Dundee’s Murky Past with a Dark Dundee Walking Tour

During our visit to Newton Farm in Angus, our host Louise arranged a walking tour of Dundee with Dark Dundee. Isaac and Eliza are at the age where they find history fascinating and thanks to books and TV programs like Horrible Histories, the more macabre, the better and any tale with a ghost story had them hooked. Dark Dundee was created by two local Dundonians, Stewart and Louise who have a thirst for finding out all the dark stories of… Continue Reading “Experiencing Dundee’s Murky Past with a Dark Dundee Walking Tour”