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”

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”

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”

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!”