An Easter day out in Bournemouth

It has been a fantastically busy Easter holiday for us and we have been making the most of the unusually warm and dry weather. Living here, we are spoilt by having 11 miles of sandy beaches on our doorstep, but when the weather is good the hotels in Bournemouth get booked up fast and the beaches are packed, so we try and find alternative things to do. This weekend, we were challenged to head into town and find something to… Continue Reading “An Easter day out in Bournemouth”

A springtime family stay at Talhenbont Hall Manor House

Talenbont Hall Aerial Image

During our Easter break in North Wales, we were invited to stay at Talhenbont Hall, a stunning 17th Century Elizabethan Manor House located in the heart of Snowdonia. Nothing quite prepared us for what we were about to see, from the gates that gently swung open, allowing us into the 100 acre estate to the house coming into view for the first time. From the moment we walked into the front door there was a “Wow” moment around every corner.… Continue Reading “A springtime family stay at Talhenbont Hall Manor House”

Horrible Histories® Pirates at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

HMS Warrior

We love days out where the kids get to have fun, but learn without realising it and one of our favourite locations to visit locally is Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Another family favourite is the book / TV series Horrible Histories, so we were very excited to learn that a new family exhibition would be opening here in time for the Easter holidays. Horrible Histories® Pirates’ is based on the best-selling series by Terry Deary and illustrator Martin Brown and gives… Continue Reading “Horrible Histories® Pirates at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard”

The Easter Bunny Trail at Compton Acres

Japanese Gardens

Compton Acres is somewhere I have fond memories of visiting as a child, however, I have not been for years. Compton Acres is one of the UK’s finest privately-owned gardens, and a magical place for families to explore, especially now spring is coming into bloom. The kids collected their Easter Bunny Trail sheets from the entrance which challenged them to solve the mystery clues of who stole what from the Easter Bunny and where had they hidden it? The gardens’… Continue Reading “The Easter Bunny Trail at Compton Acres”

New Friends Gift Ideas from Pyramid International

Pyramid Intl Friends

Back in the 1990’s I was a huge fan of the hit sitcom Friends, which followed the merry misadventures of six 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan. In a world before TV streaming services, I would make sure I was home for the latest episode, but thankfully now it is a bit easier to watch as the entire series is available to watch on Netflix. Friends is still as popular today… Continue Reading “New Friends Gift Ideas from Pyramid International”