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!”

A Visit to Dynamic Earth – Edinburgh

A Visit to Dynamic Earth - Edinburgh

On our final day of our visit to Scotland we let the kids decide where they wanted to visit and they all chose to return to Edinburgh as they wanted to go to Dynamic Earth. I bargained for a walk up Arthur’s Seat with them first as Dynamic Earth is part of the Holyrood estate and is sat at the base of the hill, next door to the Scottish Parliament building. Thankfully the cost of parking was a lot more… Continue Reading “A Visit to Dynamic Earth – Edinburgh”

A Fun Family Day Out at Dundee Discovery Point

During February half term we are spending our week in Scotland, staying at a gorgeous holiday cottage in Angus which we are using as a base to explore as much of the country as possible. So far we have been subject to pretty much everything the weather can throw at us with rain, hail, snow, wind and even a spot of blue sky and with the weather looking a bit ropey this morning we decided to stay local and pay a… Continue Reading “A Fun Family Day Out at Dundee Discovery Point”

Visiting the Mid-Hants Railway – Watercress Line

Watercress Line

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that Sebastian is train mad, particularly “steamies” as he loves Thomas the Tank Engine. For his godfather’s birthday I intended to take him and Sebby to “A day out with Thomas” on the Watercress Line, but sadly he was unwell at the time and this was the first opportunity when we could all get together. We headed to Winchester to the picturesque town of Alresford in time to… Continue Reading “Visiting the Mid-Hants Railway – Watercress Line”

A Visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

On Saturday I fancied going somewhere a bit different with the children.  We always head West so I decided that we would go East this time and looked up places to visit.  Portsmouth Historic Dockyard stood out as being somewhere with lots of things to do, so we loaded up the car and set off. The weekend was promising to be a hot one and the traffic coming into Bournemouth was horrendous so I was quite relieved to be heading… Continue Reading “A Visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard”