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”

Peculiar Happenings at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Ripley's

A couple of weeks ago we were invited to do a London Duck Tour which is a 75 minute tour of London onboard an amphibious vehicle. London is a good couple of hours away for us so I was keen to make the most of our day out and one place we have been keen to visit is Ripley’s Believe It or Not! which is based in Piccadilly Circus. A visit to Ripley’s allows you to follow in the footsteps of… Continue Reading “Peculiar Happenings at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!”

My Top 5 Alternative Easter Gifts for Kids

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Just walk into any supermarket and you are bombarded with shelf upon shelf of chocolate treats all ready and waiting for Easter. In our family we avoid Easter Eggs, although the kids receive them from friends and family so they do get a couple to enjoy. Instead we buy them a little gift, usually toys or clothing, depending what they want or need. Easter is the perfect time to teach children all about new life, why things grow and getting… Continue Reading “My Top 5 Alternative Easter Gifts for Kids”

Experiencing Dundee’s Murky Past with a Dark Dundee Walking Tour

During our visit to Newton Farm in Angus, our host Louise arranged a walking tour of Dundee with Dark Dundee. Isaac and Eliza are at the age where they find history fascinating and thanks to books and TV programs like Horrible Histories, the more macabre, the better and any tale with a ghost story had them hooked. Dark Dundee was created by two local Dundonians, Stewart and Louise who have a thirst for finding out all the dark stories of… Continue Reading “Experiencing Dundee’s Murky Past with a Dark Dundee Walking Tour”