Our favourite places to visit on the Jurassic Coast

Durdle Door

We are very spoilt living in our home county of Dorset, as not only do we have the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Jurassic Coast on our doorstep, but much of the county is classed as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Jurassic Coast itself is 96 miles of stunning coastline from Old Harry Rocks in Dorset to Orcombe Point in East Devon where the rocks record 185 million years of the Earth’s history. Best walks along the Jurassic Coast We… Continue Reading “Our favourite places to visit on the Jurassic Coast”

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 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!”

Our highlights of Camp Bestival 2018!

I Love Camp Bestival

Well what an adventure Camp Bestival 2018 was! This was our 6th year at Camp Bestival, our first one being 2013 when Sebby was just 6 weeks old, and is now an annual event we look forward to every year. Last year was our first wet Camp Bestival, enduring thick mud and torrential rain but this year our worries turned to how the kids would cope with the heatwave conditions. Thursday We arrived at Lulworth Castle to set up our… Continue Reading “Our highlights of Camp Bestival 2018!”