An Easter Egg Hunt at Kingston Lacy

Bunnies!

We really enjoy days out at National Trust properties, with Easter being the kids favourite thanks to their fun themed Easter Egg hunts and the promise of a Cadbury chocolate egg as a reward for their efforts. With the weather being a bit hit and miss over bank holiday weekend, I stalked the forecast and made a plan to visit during the driest spell of the day. It is also worth visiting the facebook page of the property you are… Continue Reading “An Easter Egg Hunt at Kingston Lacy”

A Short Break in East Devon

Pecorama

I have been suggesting for a long time that our school bolts its teacher training days around a half term holiday so we can enjoy an extended break and over May half-term I got my wish. By the time the kids go back to school on Thursday they would have had two weeks off and we have been busy with lots of days out, including a short break to Andrewshayes Holiday Park in Devon. The family run park is situated just… Continue Reading “A Short Break in East Devon”

A Helicopter Flight over the Jurassic Coast

Helicopter

We live in Dorset and our happy place is the World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast. The Jurassic Coast stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Poole, a distance of about 96 miles. Why the Jurassic coast is so special is that it spans 185 million years of geological history and coastal erosion has exposed an almost continuous sequence of rock formation covering the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. At different times, this area has been desert, shallow tropical… Continue Reading “A Helicopter Flight over the Jurassic Coast”

Fishy Fun at the National Marine Aquarium

National Marine Aquarium

On our recent visit to the Seaview Holiday Village near Looe, we decided upon a visit to the city of Plymouth which is less than half an hour away. We first visited Plymouth for a friend’s wedding 9 years ago and fell in love with the city and in particular the National Marine Aquarium. Isaac was 2 on our last visit so didn’t remember anything about it so we were keen to go back and see what had changed. Set… Continue Reading “Fishy Fun at the National Marine Aquarium”

Crealy Adventure Park Devon

Crealy

At the end of July we went on a Glamping break at Crealy Meadows and the kids couldn’t wait to explore Crealy Adventure Park. Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park is an award-winning family attraction located near Exeter. The Park has over 60 rides and attractions set in over 100 acres of Devon countryside, including Animal Land which houses around 100 animals including Meerkats, Alpaca’s, ponies and sheep. The park is mainly aimed at young children although it does have a couple of… Continue Reading “Crealy Adventure Park Devon”