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!!”

A very special day at the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final, Wembley

Chelsea Ladies Fa Cup

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, but it can also be one of the toughest. One of the things that can get you through the tough days is remembering the proud moments. From their first smile to their first steps, a certificate of achievement to a medal, it is proof that the hard work and perseverance is worth it. Having six children, I do have quite a few very proud moments to look… Continue Reading “A very special day at the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final, Wembley”

Fun family ways you can spend your Avios

Hogwarts Express

I am always on the look out for ways to save money on days out, as entertaining the kids can be an expensive hobby. I use my loyalty reward cards regularly on our supermarket shopping and fuel which adds up to a tidy sum by the end of the year, but did you know there is another way of saving for fun days out for the kids? Collect Avios If you haven’t heard about Avios, it’s the reward currency that… Continue Reading “Fun family ways you can spend your Avios”

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”

When Track Party came to Bournemouth

Track Party St Marks

I was first introduced to Track Party as a facebook event and immediately thought it would be something Sebby would love. Until now, every time it came to Bournemouth we had been busy, but at the weekend we finally got to go and take part ourselves. Track Party is the ultimate playtime experience for young train, car and dinosaur enthusiasts. Track Party not only provides birthday parties, but also travel around the south coast hosting epic playtime events in village… Continue Reading “When Track Party came to Bournemouth”