A Star Wars themed weekend at Winchester Science Centre

The boys love all things Star Wars, so when I saw that the Science of Star Wars was coming to Winchester Science Centre I knew they would love it. There were two events happening over the weekend and the first was obvious as soon as we walked through the door dressed in our best Jedi robes, as the Rebel Legion came into sight. The Rebel Legion are a costume club of Lucasfilm Limited and Disney and raise money for various… Continue Reading “A Star Wars themed weekend at Winchester Science Centre”

Celebrating National Chocolate Week with a Chocolate Buffet at the Cottonwood Boutique Hotel

Cottonwood Boutique Hotel

Chocolate, chocolate, everywhere! If you are a chocoholic there is nothing better than the smell of chocolate as you walk into a room and it was the first thing that hit us when we visited the Cottonwood Boutique Hotel for their monthly chocolate buffet. Chocolatier Gerry Wilton is the creator of the chocolate buffet and as he introduced himself and the event, he clearly showed his expertise and passion for the wonderful array of chocolate delights, from cakes to fine… Continue Reading “Celebrating National Chocolate Week with a Chocolate Buffet at the Cottonwood Boutique Hotel”

A visit to Cotswolds Wildlife Park

Cotswold Wildlife Park

The Cotswolds are an area of England that I have not really explored, so when we were offered the chance to review Talbot Cottage in Stow on the Wold with Manor Cottages I started researching all the places we could visit locally. Top of my list was Cotswold Wildlife Park which is located two miles south of Burford and just a short drive from where we were staying. Cotswold Wildlife Park is one of the largest privately owned zoological collections… Continue Reading “A visit to Cotswolds Wildlife Park”

A visit to Dorset County Show 2017

A visit to Dorset County Show 2017

This weekend we were invited to attend our first Dorset County Show which has been held on the first weekend of September for a staggering 175 years! Situated at the Dorchester showground there were over 450 tradestands to explore and a fantastic array of attractions to keep the whole family entertained. As we entered the show the kids were given wristbands with my telephone number on them in case we got separated and were told who to find it they got… Continue Reading “A visit to Dorset County Show 2017”

Our First Visit to the Great Dorset Steam Fair

Great Dorset Steam Fair

I have wanted to go to the Great Dorset Steam Fair for years, but it has always clashed with Bournemouth Air Festival and I always got out-voted. This year however, they didn’t clash, so I got my opportunity to visit. The Great Dorset Steam Fair celebrated its 49th birthday this year and is the world’s largest heritage and cultural event showcasing Great Britain’s national industrial, agricultural and leisure history and is located in Tarrant Hinton, just outside Blandford Forum. The… Continue Reading “Our First Visit to the Great Dorset Steam Fair”