A Short Break in East Devon

Pecorama

I have been suggesting for a long time that our school bolts its teacher training days around a half term holiday so we can enjoy an extended break and over May half-term I got my wish. By the time the kids go back to school on Thursday they would have had two weeks off and we have been busy with lots of days out, including a short break to Andrewshayes Holiday Park in Devon. The family run park is situated just… Continue Reading “A Short Break in East Devon”

Bluebells at Pamphill, Dorset

Bluebell Wood

Last year we visited Bluebell Wood at Pamphill to see the carpet of bluebells for the first time. It was there I took one of my favourite photographs of Eliza, so I was keen to go back this year to see if we could get some more photo’s of the kids. Bluebell Wood is set on the Kingston Lacy estate in Dorset and we parked at Pamphill Green and took the short walk down a country path to the wood,… Continue Reading “Bluebells at Pamphill, Dorset”

Easter Egg Hunting at Clouds Hill, home of T.E Lawrence

There has been one local National Trust property that I have been wanting to visit for some time, but we never seem to have got there – Cloud’s Hill in Bovington. Cloud’s House was once home to T.E Lawrence a British scholar, writer and soldier who mobilised the Arab Revolt in World War One and became famous as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’. The cottage itself is very easy to find as is close to the Tank Museum. I think holding a Cadbury’s Egg… Continue Reading “Easter Egg Hunting at Clouds Hill, home of T.E Lawrence”

What makes the perfect Family Day Out?

Calypso Heights

For us, the perfect family day out is being able to spend time as a family. I love nothing more than getting my tribe together, although it is proving more difficult now with the older three as they have jobs and lives of their own these days. You don’t have to spend a fortune on days out either, a simple trip to the beach or your local country park can be as fun and exciting as any theme park, especially… Continue Reading “What makes the perfect Family Day Out?”

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”