Exploring the new adventure play area at Beaulieu

Little Beaulieu Isaac

Visiting Beaulieu and the National Motor Museum has always been one of our favourite days out locally. Not only is there the motor museum to explore, with fascinating cars from yesteryear through to some of the bizarre creations from the world of Top Gear, there is the old Abbey, Beaulieu house and beautiful gardens to explore. Now they have added even more to do with the introduction of the fantastic new play area – Little Beaulieu and we were invited… Continue Reading “Exploring the new adventure play area at Beaulieu”

The World of Dinosaur Roar! at Winchester Science Centre – Review

Last year we headed to Winchester Science Centre to experience their Christmas activities and the kids really enjoyed the live science show with a Christmas twist. This year they a brand-new Christmas partnership with the creators of The World of Dinosaur Roar! with a full-blown dinosaur-themed Christmas experience and we were invited along to take part. Winchester Science Centre is a great day out for the kids, full of hands-on learning activities that they not only enjoy, but also helps them understand… Continue Reading “The World of Dinosaur Roar! at Winchester Science Centre – Review”

Jungle Fever at Robin Hill

Robin Hill

The Isle of Wight is just a short hop from Lymington, on Wight Link ferries, for us and this week we took a last minute break on the island to check out the summer events at the kids favourite parks. Our visit was the Big Night Out at Blackgang Chine, with our second day spent at Robin Hill Country Park. Whilst most people have heard of Blackgang Chine, Robin Hill is its not-so-secret award winning sister park, set in 88… Continue Reading “Jungle Fever at Robin Hill”

Big Night Out at Blackgang Chine!

Blackgang-Chine-Sign

We love visiting the Isle of Wight as a family, as even though we can see it from Bournemouth beach, it feels like we are going away as we need to catch a ferry to get there. This week, we caught the Wightlink Ferry from Lymington to surprise the kids with a visit to their favourite parks on the island – Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill, to check out their summer events. Our first stop was Blackgang Chine for their… Continue Reading “Big Night Out at Blackgang Chine!”

A visit to Kidz Island, Portsmouth

One of my highlights of visiting the seaside as a child was always walking along the pier, playing in the arcade and riding on the fairground rides at the end. Fast forward too many years and it is something my own children love to do too. Last weekend we were invited to visit the all new Kidz Island on South Parade Pier in Southsea, to try out their end of pier funfair. Southsea is a great destination for a family… Continue Reading “A visit to Kidz Island, Portsmouth”