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”

Spend Halloween in Cornwall

Newquay

Last year we were lucky enough to be holidaying in Newquay for Halloween and it was great to see so many attractions getting into the spirit of the event. Newquay is a great base for exploring Cornwall as there are so many attractions on its doorstep and finding affordable accommodation is easy using Hotel Direct.  It is a truly stunning Cornish town with award-winning beaches with probably some of the best surfing in the UK – although I am not sure… Continue Reading “Spend Halloween in Cornwall”

Cornwall Adventure – Newquay Zoo

Newquay zoo

We have holidayed in Newquay a couple of times previously but had never visited the zoo, so with little ones who are obsessed with Steve Backshall and Deadly 60 it was top of the list to visit. Newquay Zoo looked tiny when we pulled up in the car, and it had just started raining so I was worried it may be a flying visit.  Thankfully the rain cleared quite quickly and we headed off inside. One of the first animals we… Continue Reading “Cornwall Adventure – Newquay Zoo”