Countdown to this year’s Dorset County Show

Robo Crop

One of the highlights of our summer holiday’s last year was a visit to the Dorset County Show, one of the county’s largest agricultural shows, that takes place at Dorchester Showground. Organised by Dorchester Agricultural Society, the two-day annual show began in 1840 and will take place this year on Saturday 1st September and Sunday 2nd September. Over the weekend there are a variety of attractions, livestock, and fun for all the family to celebrate agriculture and rural life in Dorset.… Continue Reading “Countdown to this year’s Dorset County Show”

A visit to Buckler’s Hard in the New Forest

Buckler's Hard Living History

We are regular visitors to Beaulieu in the New Forest and always see signs to Buckler’s Hard, but have never been – until now. Buckler’s Hard has a fascinating history and was first intended as an import and export hub for sugar from the West Indies, but most famously became an 18th-century shipbuilding village, home to the craftsmen who built over 50 wooden ships for the Royal Navy, including the vessels Agamemnon, Euryalus and Swiftsure, all of which fought at… Continue Reading “A visit to Buckler’s Hard in the New Forest”

A day out in Bournemouth with National Express and the ODDBODS

Nigel Clarke

On Wednesday we were invited to become a tourist in our home town with National Express and the ODDBODS, hosted by children’s TV Presenter Nigel Clarke. If you have not heard of the ODDBODS, it is a CGI-animated series focusing on seven cute characters – Fuse, Pogo, Zee, Jeff, Bubbles, Slick and Newt. These non-dialogue characters survive the perils of everyday life, unintentionally turning ordinary situations into unexpected, extraordinary and always humorous events. ODDBODS are hugely popular with my kids… Continue Reading “A day out in Bournemouth with National Express and the ODDBODS”

Mighty Claws Adventure Golf Teatime Special!

Mighty Claws is one of our favourite family days out in Bournemouth, having opened back in June 2017. Swing, cut and slice through the epic 18 holes of the prehistoric Mighty Claws Valley course, dodging the scary animatronic Raptors, ginormous T-Rex and a whole host of ancient animated creatures; travelling through caves, around smoking volcanoes and giant waterfalls… Mighty Claws Adventure Golf is located at Playgolf Bournemouth – just a 10-minute drive from the seafront at Southbourne and about 20… Continue Reading “Mighty Claws Adventure Golf Teatime Special!”

Why not set foot into the Forbidden Forest?

Hogwarts

Opened in March 2017, the Forbidden Forest set has fast become a favourite exhibit for Harry Potter fans young and old, but you’ll need to screw your courage to the sticking place and have wands at the ready if you want to venture inside! When it comes to a fully immersive, spooktacular experience that surrounds you in magic, mystery and gives you a few little shocks and scares for good measure, you can’t beat the Warner Bros Studio Tours Forbidden Forest.… Continue Reading “Why not set foot into the Forbidden Forest?”