The thing about school league tables…….

Exams

An article appeared on my facebook timeline last night that I was genuinely troubled by. England’s worst schools revealed….. The article, written by the Daily Mirror, which can be read here, states that official government figures released this week, show that one in eight mainstream secondary schools are under-performing. Schools fall below the government’s performance threshold if pupils fail to make enough progress across eight subjects, with particular weight given to English and maths. This is only the second year… Continue Reading “The thing about school league tables…….”

Camp Bestival Fun in the Kids Upper and Lower Gardens 2016

Camp Bestival

The one thing that Camp Bestival does brilliantly is put on activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. We have already admitted that the Dingly Dell is our favourite hang out but that does not detract from all the other things on offer and the Kids Upper and Lower Gardens are firm favourites too. At Butlins earlier this year the kids all bravely tried out the Helter Skelter, having not been interested before, and it was one of the… Continue Reading “Camp Bestival Fun in the Kids Upper and Lower Gardens 2016”

Top Tips For Holidaying in the South West of England with Kids

Lulworth Cove

We live in a beautiful country, one which I have made a resolution to explore more of. As a very proud resident of the South West of England I thought I would share some of my top tips for visiting us. The South West of England covers 9,200 square miles and includes the counties of Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, as well as the Isles of Scilly which offers plenty to see and do for young and old alike. When anyone… Continue Reading “Top Tips For Holidaying in the South West of England with Kids”

A very special delivery!

Once Halloween and Guy Fawkes night pass, it is time to turn our attentions to the ‘C’ word and with the Christmas adverts starting on TV and shops covered in decorations, there is no getting away from it now. My thoughts have turned to where to take the kids to see Father Christmas. In previous years we have been to Kingdom of the Elves at Bluestone, the Polar Express at Dartmoor, Eden Project, Paultons Park, Marwell and some more local… Continue Reading “A very special delivery!”

To Sodor and Back at Thomas Land

Thomas land

I may have mentioned it before but Sebastian is Thomas the Tank Engine mad so one of his birthday presents was tickets to go to Thomas Land at Drayton Manor. We last went to Thomas Land when Sebby was just 3 months old and really enjoyed exploring Thomas Land, the zoo and Drayton Manor Park itself but they opened the new Thomas Land expansion earlier on this year and we were keen to see what they had done. We set… Continue Reading “To Sodor and Back at Thomas Land”