Trying the new Gruffalo River Ride at Chessington

The Gruffalo is one of our favourite children’s books of all time and we really enjoy taking part in activities that are related to the story. Last month we were one of the first to try the new Augmented Reality Trail at Moors Valley which was packed full of fun facts about forest animals and the chance to make the Gruffalo come to life on your mobile phone or tablet which Sebastian adored. Not long after doing the trail we saw an… Continue Reading “Trying the new Gruffalo River Ride at Chessington”

Visiting Twycross Zoo during a Stay, Play, Explore break to Leicestershire

During April we were invited to try a Stay, Play and Explore short break in Leicestershire. For just £149 (£159 during bank holiday weekends) a family of 2 adults and 2 children can visit any 3 out of 10 exciting attractions and enjoy overnight accommodation including breakfast at a choice of 4 star family friendly hotels and for larger families like ours you can buy an additional child ticket for £20. The attractions included are National Space Centre, Conkers, Twycross Zoo, Twinlakes… Continue Reading “Visiting Twycross Zoo during a Stay, Play, Explore break to Leicestershire”

An Autumn Day Out at Marwell Zoo

An Autumn Day Out at Marwell Zoo

My kids love the zoo and one of our favourites is Marwell Wildlife in Hampshire, just a 45 minutes from home. We haven’t visited for about 18 months so I promised the kids we would visit to see what had changed since we were there last……… it turns out an awful lots has changed, and for the better. The entrance is still the same with the penguins cheerily greeting you as you arrive alongside a small sea themed park to… Continue Reading “An Autumn Day Out at Marwell Zoo”

HOWL’O’WEEN at Chessington

We have Merlin Annual passes and over the half term holidays we had planned to visit to Chessington, Legoland and Thorpe Park during the week but illness conspired against us and we were confined to home for four days. By Saturday it was clear that everyone was on the mend but we had tickets to a local Halloween event so decided we would head to Chessington on the Sunday. There was a “yellow cloud of doom” weather warning for fog,… Continue Reading “HOWL’O’WEEN at Chessington”

A Day Trip to Drusilla’s Park

Drusillas

When Abbey and Callan were little we lived in West Sussex and one of our favourite days out were trips to Drusilla’s Park in East Sussex. It is scary to think that it is probably around 16 years since our last visit, so when I was invited up for the day by Visit 1066 Country to review the park I jumped at the chance. Sadly Callan didn’t come with us as he was working but Abbey joined us as she… Continue Reading “A Day Trip to Drusilla’s Park”