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”

Jawsome Sharks at Weymouth SEA LIFE Centre

Play doh - sealife

We are very lucky to live near the coast and are regular visitors to the beach, whether to play in the sand, go rockpooling or trying our hand at water sports. We are also regular visitors at Weymouth SEALIFE Centre which has definitely improved our knowledge of the type of sea creatures we can find on our shores locally and given the kids the confidence to handle them safely. Hasbro are currently working with SEA LIFE centres, in an exciting… Continue Reading “Jawsome Sharks at Weymouth SEA LIFE Centre”

A childfree afternoon in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Gardens

With both Hubby and I now working full time and Kian away at university, chances to get out and about as a couple are now few and far between. We had been taking advantage of shared, child free days off to get out on our bikes and cycle along the Bournemouth Beach, but haven’t managed to do this since the summer. Today, Hubby was day off and I had a half day, which meant we didn’t have time for a… Continue Reading “A childfree afternoon in Bournemouth”

Eliza’s Mermaid Birthday Party

Mermaid Party

Last year Eliza had her first experience of mermaid swimming and loved every second of it, so when we asked what she wanted to do for her birthday, they was only one answer – a mermaid party. This is the first party she has had where she has had to limit numbers, which was a bit of a struggle at first, however, we were helped by the fact that attendees had to be aged 7+, able to swim a minimum… Continue Reading “Eliza’s Mermaid Birthday Party”

The all new Zog Trail at Moors Valley

Zog

Zog has always been my favourite of Julia Donaldson’s books, so when they made it into an animated short film for Christmas, I was over the moon. The Forestry Commission has put together some fabulous trails in recent years based on more books from this popular children’s author, including The Highway Rat, Gruffalo Spotters, Room on the Broom and Stick Man so I was delighted to find that Zog has arrived at Moors Valley as well as forests around the… Continue Reading “The all new Zog Trail at Moors Valley”