What makes the perfect Family Day Out?

Calypso Heights

For us, the perfect family day out is being able to spend time as a family. I love nothing more than getting my tribe together, although it is proving more difficult now with the older three as they have jobs and lives of their own these days. You don’t have to spend a fortune on days out either, a simple trip to the beach or your local country park can be as fun and exciting as any theme park, especially… Continue Reading “What makes the perfect Family Day Out?”

Learning to drive with Admiral’s Young Driver

Admiral Young Driver

Learning to drive is a huge milestone in a young person’s life and now you don’t have to wait until your child is 17! Kian is 16 and over the last few months I have noticed that he is taking more and more notice of how we drive, asking questions about which pedal does what and how do we know when to change gear, so when he was invited to take part in a Young Driver lesson he was really… Continue Reading “Learning to drive with Admiral’s Young Driver”

Exploring Bolsover Castle with Kids

During our Stay, Play, Explore weekend in Leicestershire we were invited to hop over the border into Derbyshire by English Heritage and Mumsnet to discover the delights of Bolsover Castle. It took us just under an hour to get from Leicester to get to¬†Bolsover Castle. I am a sucker for a beautiful castle and Dunnottar in Scotland is still my favourite, but Bolsover comes a very close second for the view from the road. Unlike many tourist attractions, there is… Continue Reading “Exploring Bolsover Castle with Kids”

Exploring Kenilworth Castle with the Kids

Kenilworth Castle

Since visiting Scotland and some of its magnificent castles back in February, we have got a real thirst for history. Visiting castles with children is lots of fun, not only do you get to pretend you are knights of the realm, or a real life princess, you can climb the ramparts, investigate the history of the castle, or simply take in the atmosphere. Most of the castles we have visited also have some of THE best hills for rolling down… Continue Reading “Exploring Kenilworth Castle with the Kids”

New Caribbean Cove at Weymouth Sealife

Caribbean Cove

In December we visited Weymouth Sea Life Centre to see Father Christmas and whilst we were there we noticed that all the rides had been removed and¬†were intrigued by what might be replacing them. Fast forward three months and the site has been transformed into a tropical playground that kids will adore. We were invited to be some of the first people to visit the new Caribbean Cove, which opens to the public on 1st April. It is set to… Continue Reading “New Caribbean Cove at Weymouth Sealife”