Becoming a Junior Zookeeper for a day at Marwell

Ear Scratch Rhino

Ever since Isaac was little, if you asked him what job he wanted to do when he was older he would say “a zookeeper”. I had looking into zookeeper for a day options for him for his birthday and decided to pick our nearest zoo – Marwell, as it had the best package. Although Isaac’s birthday was back in April, Marwell’s Junior Zookeeper for a Day package is very popular and the earliest date I could book was this weekend,… Continue Reading “Becoming a Junior Zookeeper for a day at Marwell”

New Summer Menu at Urban Reef

Urban Reef sign

We have been fans of Urban Reef restaurant since it opened although we seem to pop in for a cheeky lunch date when the kids are at school, rather than visit for an evening meal these days. Urban Reef describes itself as an ‘informal bar, deli, cafe and restaurant’ located next to the beach on Boscombe Promenade and we love it because it gives us the chance to go for a bracing walk along the beach with a special hot… Continue Reading “New Summer Menu at Urban Reef”

Weymouth SEA LIFE welcomes only colony of fairy penguins in Europe

Fairy Penguin Face

As Merlin Annual Pass holders we are regular visitors to Weymouth SEA LIFE Centre and were curious about a secretive new building that was being built at the back of the park. It turns out that the new building was in fact a brand new state-of-the-art enclosure for a colony of fairy penguins and we were some of the first people to meet them this morning. There are twenty fairy penguins in total, who have relocated from Manly SEA LIFE… Continue Reading “Weymouth SEA LIFE welcomes only colony of fairy penguins in Europe”

Exploring Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight

Robin Hill Diaz

Last year we reacquainted ourselves with the Isle of Wight last year and have visited the Island on a number of occasions since. If you ask the kids their favourite places to visit on the island, without hesitation they will reply either Blackgang Chine or its sister site, Robin Hill Country Park. We had not heard of Robin Hill until we visited the country park last year and we were blown away by the award-winning 88 acres of beautiful countryside… Continue Reading “Exploring Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight”

Meeting the Queen at Peppa Pig World

We have been visiting Paultons Park since it first open in the 1980’s and its safe to say that it has changed quite a lot along the way. In April 2011 Peppa Pig World was launched, which was perfect timing for my Peppa loving son Isaac who was 3 at the time and we have been big fans ever since. Walking into Peppa Pig World is like walking straight into the animated series, complete with the infamous and annoyingly catchy… Continue Reading “Meeting the Queen at Peppa Pig World”