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”

The Great Brick Safari at Marwell Zoo

Lego Brick Safari

This week Marwell became the first zoo in the UK to host a collection of giant LEGO® brick animals and we were lucky enough to be some of the first to find them. Over 2 million LEGO® bricks were used to make 81 stunning sculptures representing 27 different species, created by LEGO building company Bright Bricks. Among them is a 1.5 tonne elephant, a life size Bengal tiger and a family of lions. Other sculptures have been inspired by Marwell’s diverse… Continue Reading “The Great Brick Safari at Marwell Zoo”

Visiting Twycross Zoo during a Stay, Play, Explore break to Leicestershire

During April we were invited to try a Stay, Play and Explore short break in Leicestershire. For just £149 (£159 during bank holiday weekends) a family of 2 adults and 2 children can visit any 3 out of 10 exciting attractions and enjoy overnight accommodation including breakfast at a choice of 4 star family friendly hotels and for larger families like ours you can buy an additional child ticket for £20. The attractions included are National Space Centre, Conkers, Twycross Zoo, Twinlakes… Continue Reading “Visiting Twycross Zoo during a Stay, Play, Explore break to Leicestershire”

The RSPB Big Wild Sleepout! #BigWildSleepout

Grown-ups and children alike are in for a treat over the upcoming summer holidays as the RSPB will once again be urging nature lovers to spend a night under the stars for its annual Big Wild Sleepout on 29th – 31st July. I am excited as we will be taking part at Camp Bestival and have signed up to sleep under the stars with our friends from Fore Adventure. The charity is challenging children and their families across the UK… Continue Reading “The RSPB Big Wild Sleepout! #BigWildSleepout”

New Forest Wildlife Park

The New Forest Wildlife Park is set in the heart of the New Forest, a mile up the road from Longdown Farm which we visited last year. The park offers you the chance to see indigenous species in their natural surroundings by simply following woodland trails and thanks to the previous days torrential rain it was a bit of a muddy walk so if you visit when it has been rainy I would advise you take your wellies. You enter… Continue Reading “New Forest Wildlife Park”