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”

Visiting Edinburgh Castle with Kids

Edinburgh Castle

During our recent visit to Scotland, Hubby and I both agreed that one of our must-visit places just had to be Edinburgh and at the top of our list was Edinburgh Castle. The castle is in the middle of the city, on top of an extinct volcano, 135 metres above sea level and offers a panoramic view over Edinburgh. Researching prices I decided to buy an Explorer Pass which is a flexible, convenient and cost-effective way to experience 77 of Scotland’s… Continue Reading “Visiting Edinburgh Castle with Kids”

Saturday is Caption Day – 25th February 2017 #satcap

Dunnottar Castle

Hello and welcome to  a new year of Saturday is Caption Day #satcap. If you have not taken part before please come and join in. Simply find a funny / cheeky / captionable photo and either upload it to your blog or instagram with a sentence or three about it. Then link it up with me below and visit the other people who link up and have a giggle as you come up with some humourous captions! The linky is… Continue Reading “Saturday is Caption Day – 25th February 2017 #satcap”

A visit to Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

I have always wanted to visit Warwick Castle, but it is that little bit too far for a day out from Bournemouth! During half term we stayed in a holiday cottage in Staffordshire and with Warwick Castle, which is part of the Merlin group, was just an hour away we decided this was the best opportunity to visit the iconic castle. The Warwick Castle website promises that we would be surrounded by jaw-dropping history, magic, myth and adventure!  They are currently… Continue Reading “A visit to Warwick Castle”