Fun things to do outside when it’s cold

Snowball

Winter weather can make getting outdoors seem like an ordeal – cold temperatures, snow, frost and ice and a lack of warm sunshine can make even the most outdoorsy family want to hibernate inside. In my experience, the kids are less bothered about challenging weather conditions than adults, especially if their are things to catch their attention and play with. The important thing is to layer up and wrap them up nice and warm, with a special focus on hats, gloves and snuggly warm socks. Fun… Continue Reading “Fun things to do outside when it’s cold”

6 Family-friendly Activities and Attractions in Cornwall

Port Isaac

2018 is the year of the staycation, and while there are many destinations and hideaways all over the UK, family favourite Cornwall tends to take the crown. Nestled in the depths of south-west England, the geographical features of the landscape make it the ideal family retreat, with an array of beautiful beaches and scenic coastal paths to discover and explore. Further to that, there is also a plethora of family-friendly attractions, all of which offer fantastically fun and educational experiences… Continue Reading “6 Family-friendly Activities and Attractions in Cornwall”

Splashtastic Fun at Typhoon Lagoon

Typhoon Lagoon

When visiting Walt Disney World the one location that filled me with dread was a visit to the water park. I knew Hubby and the kids would love it, but as a forty-something mum of 6 my figure is not what it once was and although I love swimming, the thought of wandering around in a swimsuit filled me with dread. Walt Disney World has two water parks, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon and we opted for the latter as… Continue Reading “Splashtastic Fun at Typhoon Lagoon”

Our First Visit to the Great Dorset Steam Fair

Great Dorset Steam Fair

I have wanted to go to the Great Dorset Steam Fair for years, but it has always clashed with Bournemouth Air Festival and I always got out-voted. This year however, they didn’t clash, so I got my opportunity to visit. The Great Dorset Steam Fair celebrated its 49th birthday this year and is the world’s largest heritage and cultural event showcasing Great Britain’s national industrial, agricultural and leisure history and is located in Tarrant Hinton, just outside Blandford Forum. The… Continue Reading “Our First Visit to the Great Dorset Steam Fair”

Finding T-Rex at the Natural History Museum

Dinosaur

It is has been a good few years since we last visited the Natural History Museum and after enjoying a trip to the National Museum of Scotland back in February half term we decided a visit was in order. We arrived in time for opening at 10am forgetting that there is always a huge queue at whichever entrance you choose, not great when your children announce they desperately need the loo. Thankfully the queue was relatively fast-moving and hubby shot off… Continue Reading “Finding T-Rex at the Natural History Museum”