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”

A January Visit to Monkey World

Orang-u-tan

One of our favourite days out in Dorset is to Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre and in the month of January 2019, they are offering half price entry for locals, meaning that a family ticket costs £19 instead of £38 (BH, DT or SP postcodes). Monkey World is a 65 acre ape and monkey sanctuary and rescue centre near Wool and is most famous for the TV series, Monkey Life, shown on channel 5 which follows the rescue and rehabilitation of abused… Continue Reading “A January Visit to Monkey World”

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”