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”

A Day Jam-Packed Full of Nintendo Fun!!

#nintendokids

My children adore gaming and so were bouncing off the walls with excitement when they found out we had been invited to an exclusive Nintendo event, where would be testing the delights of the 3DS with games such as Mario Kart 7, Super Smash Bros and the not even launched, Disney Magical World. Armed with our Nintendo DS collection, we set off nice and early from Bournemouth station and arrived in London with plenty of time to spare.  After a… Continue Reading “A Day Jam-Packed Full of Nintendo Fun!!”