Becoming a Junior Zookeeper for a day at Marwell

Ear Scratch Rhino

Ever since Isaac was little, if you asked him what job he wanted to do when he was older he would say “a zookeeper”. I had looking into zookeeper for a day options for him for his birthday and decided to pick our nearest zoo – Marwell, as it had the best package. Although Isaac’s birthday was back in April, Marwell’s Junior Zookeeper for a Day package is very popular and the earliest date I could book was this weekend,… Continue Reading “Becoming a Junior Zookeeper for a day at Marwell”

Weymouth SEA LIFE welcomes only colony of fairy penguins in Europe

Fairy Penguin Face

As Merlin Annual Pass holders we are regular visitors to Weymouth SEA LIFE Centre and were curious about a secretive new building that was being built at the back of the park. It turns out that the new building was in fact a brand new state-of-the-art enclosure for a colony of fairy penguins and we were some of the first people to meet them this morning. There are twenty fairy penguins in total, who have relocated from Manly SEA LIFE… Continue Reading “Weymouth SEA LIFE welcomes only colony of fairy penguins in Europe”

Exploring Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight

Robin Hill Diaz

Last year we reacquainted ourselves with the Isle of Wight last year and have visited the Island on a number of occasions since. If you ask the kids their favourite places to visit on the island, without hesitation they will reply either Blackgang Chine or its sister site, Robin Hill Country Park. We had not heard of Robin Hill until we visited the country park last year and we were blown away by the award-winning 88 acres of beautiful countryside… Continue Reading “Exploring Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight”

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 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”