A visit to Blackgang Chine to celebrate their 175th anniversary!!

T-Rex at Blackgang Chine

During our visit to the Rookley Country Park on the Isle of Wight, I asked the kids where they wanted to visit. The first place that came out of their mouth was Blackgang Chine, followed closely by Robin Hill, its sister park. We last visited Blackgang Chine in March last year for the opening of their Underwater Kingdom and the kids fell in love with the land of imagination. Unlike most theme parks, Blackgang Chine doesn’t rely on thrill rides… Continue Reading “A visit to Blackgang Chine to celebrate their 175th anniversary!!”

Isaac’s 10th Birthday Party at Avon Tyrrell

Isaac & Porg Cake

Last year Isaac had his 9th birthday party at Avon Tyrrell and he and his friends had such a blast that for his birthday this year he wanted to do it all over again. There are three different birthday packages to choose from and we decided on for the Go Adventure package, which gives them the opportunity to do three hour-long activities. Isaac and his joint party host Scott decided to pick some different activities to last year: zip wire,… Continue Reading “Isaac’s 10th Birthday Party at Avon Tyrrell”

A Day Out with Thomas at the Mid-Hants Watercress Line

Thomas the Tank Engine

Kian was always my resident Thomas fan in the family and I have fond memories of taking him to see Thomas and friends at the Day Out with Thomas event at Swanage Railway when he was younger. He was obsessed with all the characters and we built up quite a collection of Thomas toys which went up into the loft when he grew out of them. We always hoped that Isaac would enjoy them, but he favoured Fireman Sam but… Continue Reading “A Day Out with Thomas at the Mid-Hants Watercress Line”

Meet the Gruffalo and his friends at Moors Valley

Gruffalo - Moors Valley

This year sees Moors Valley Country Park celebrate its 30th birthday and to mark this momentous occasion, the park will be inviting the public to join its celebrations through a host of events and activities. Last month saw the launch of the Highway Rat trail which saw the kids follow in the footsteps of a mischievous rodent, finding out about the animals that live in the forest and finding clues to the location of the rat. On that visit to Moors… Continue Reading “Meet the Gruffalo and his friends at Moors Valley”

Enchanted Narnia at Gunwharf Quays – Review

Enchanted Narnia

Do you find the gap between Christmas and New Year a difficult one to fill? The first couple of days are filled with the kids playing with their new toys and games, but then the itch to get outside gets stronger and stronger. We were invited to go and review Enchanted Narnia at Gunwharf Quays to help fill the void between Christmas and New Year. As the name suggests, the experience is based on the beloved classic series The Chronicles… Continue Reading “Enchanted Narnia at Gunwharf Quays – Review”