A visit to Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

I have always wanted to visit Warwick Castle, but it is that little bit too far for a day out from Bournemouth! During half term we stayed in a holiday cottage in Staffordshire and with Warwick Castle, which is part of the Merlin group, was just an hour away we decided this was the best opportunity to visit the iconic castle. The Warwick Castle website promises that we would be surrounded by jaw-dropping history, magic, myth and adventure!  They are currently… Continue Reading “A visit to Warwick Castle”

Drayton Manor – Home to Thomas Land


It’s funny how my children are all obsessed by different TV series / toys, despite having access to the same ones. With Abbey it was everything Disney, Callan was Bob the Builder, Kian was Thomas the Tank Engine, Isaac was Fireman Sam and Eliza is Ben & Holly! We used to love taking Kian to Swanage Railway when they were running their Day out with Thomas” events and were really disappointed when they stopped doing them.  Kian could name every… Continue Reading “Drayton Manor – Home to Thomas Land”