Learning to Paddle Board with Land and Wave

Land and Wave

Stand-up paddle boarding is the world’s fastest growing water sport and after trying it last year, we now own our own. It is not quite as easy as it looks, however! You take a big board onto the water, stand up on it, and then use a single paddle to propel yourself along. Then you have to practice turning, how to deal with waves and currents and how to get back on the board if you lose your balance and… Continue Reading “Learning to Paddle Board with Land and Wave”

Cirque Berserk Brighton – Review

Cirque Berserk Cast

“Ours is not a circus, it’s a berserkus!” reads the programme! On Wednesday, we were invited to review Cirque Berserk during its visit to Brighton on its UK tour. Set on the lawns next to the King Alfred Leisure Centre in Hove and a stone’s throw from the shingle beach, Cirque Berserk combines centuries old skills and traditions, alongside a contemporary approach and modern staging. The show begins with the Timbuktu Tumblers, who burst onto the stage with a brilliant… Continue Reading “Cirque Berserk Brighton – Review”

Jungle Fever at Robin Hill

Robin Hill

The Isle of Wight is just a short hop from Lymington, on Wight Link ferries, for us and this week we took a last minute break on the island to check out the summer events at the kids favourite parks. Our visit was the Big Night Out at Blackgang Chine, with our second day spent at Robin Hill Country Park. Whilst most people have heard of Blackgang Chine, Robin Hill is its not-so-secret award winning sister park, set in 88… Continue Reading “Jungle Fever at Robin Hill”

Big Night Out at Blackgang Chine!

Blackgang-Chine-Sign

We love visiting the Isle of Wight as a family, as even though we can see it from Bournemouth beach, it feels like we are going away as we need to catch a ferry to get there. This week, we caught the Wightlink Ferry from Lymington to surprise the kids with a visit to their favourite parks on the island – Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill, to check out their summer events. Our first stop was Blackgang Chine for their… Continue Reading “Big Night Out at Blackgang Chine!”