10 ways to beat boredom for kids

Pooh Sticks

I know the Easter holidays have only just passed us but with another half term only 4 weeks away and then the long Summer holidays, it is best to be prepared. If like me, you’ll have some holiday plans but we can’t fill every single school holiday with travel, holidays or days out, even if we really want to. Unless, of course, we win the lottery but pipe dreams aside kids do get bored. No matter how many fun days… Continue Reading “10 ways to beat boredom for kids”

Who killed Nelson Nutmeg? – Family Film Review

Nelson Nutmeg

Cinema trips are a real treat and we nothing more than sitting down for a couple of hours with oodles of popcorn and drinks and watching a movie. Most kids films we see at the cinema are big budget, animated films, but when I saw that Cineworld was showing an independent and locally made film, I booked tickets to go and see it. On their annual summer camp holiday, four misfit kids suspect that the park’s mascot has been murdered!… Continue Reading “Who killed Nelson Nutmeg? – Family Film Review”

An Easter day out in Bournemouth

It has been a fantastically busy Easter holiday for us and we have been making the most of the unusually warm and dry weather. Living here, we are spoilt by having 11 miles of sandy beaches on our doorstep, but when the weather is good the hotels in Bournemouth get booked up fast and the beaches are packed, so we try and find alternative things to do. This weekend, we were challenged to head into town and find something to… Continue Reading “An Easter day out in Bournemouth”

A springtime family stay at Talhenbont Hall Manor House

Talenbont Hall Aerial Image

During our Easter break in North Wales, we were invited to stay at Talhenbont Hall, a stunning 17th Century Elizabethan Manor House located in the heart of Snowdonia. Nothing quite prepared us for what we were about to see, from the gates that gently swung open, allowing us into the 100 acre estate to the house coming into view for the first time. From the moment we walked into the front door there was a “Wow” moment around every corner.… Continue Reading “A springtime family stay at Talhenbont Hall Manor House”

Horrible Histories® Pirates at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

HMS Warrior

We love days out where the kids get to have fun, but learn without realising it and one of our favourite locations to visit locally is Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Another family favourite is the book / TV series Horrible Histories, so we were very excited to learn that a new family exhibition would be opening here in time for the Easter holidays. Horrible Histories® Pirates’ is based on the best-selling series by Terry Deary and illustrator Martin Brown and gives… Continue Reading “Horrible Histories® Pirates at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard”