Camp Bestival takes over at Dreamland Margate for Easter 2019

Dreamland Margate Night

Get ready to bounce – the UK’s coolest amusement park is joining forces with the UK’s favourite family festival this Easter. Dreamland Margate reopens in full on Saturday 6th April and will start the season with a full park takeover by Camp Bestival for the school holidays – and it’s FREE to enter. From 6th to 22nd April, Camp Bestival will bring a taste of its much-loved family festival to the Margate amusement park with live music, rides, and extravagant entertainment for all… Continue Reading “Camp Bestival takes over at Dreamland Margate for Easter 2019”

All aboard HMS Caroline

HMS Caroline

Based in Belfast’s famous Titanic Quarter, just a short walk from the Titanic Museum, HMS Caroline is a First World War-era warship now restored as a must-see floating museum with an amazing story to tell. We are regular visitors to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in Hampshire, which has many Naval ships to see and explore, including HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, the Mary Rose and HMS M.33 – another First World War era warship, so we were excited to see and experience… Continue Reading “All aboard HMS Caroline”

A January Visit to Monkey World

Orang-u-tan

One of our favourite days out in Dorset is to Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre and in the month of January 2019, they are offering half price entry for locals, meaning that a family ticket costs £19 instead of £38 (BH, DT or SP postcodes). Monkey World is a 65 acre ape and monkey sanctuary and rescue centre near Wool and is most famous for the TV series, Monkey Life, shown on channel 5 which follows the rescue and rehabilitation of abused… Continue Reading “A January Visit to Monkey World”

Disneyland Paris – Hollywood Studios

Toon Studio

During October half term, during our stay with Al Fresco Holidays, we were lucky enough to visit Disneyland Paris to experience all the fun of Halloween. It is not possible to visit Disneyland Paris in just one day, so we purchased an open two-day pass which meant we could visit the park twice within a 7-day period. We planned our visit to concentrate on the Magic Kingdom first and Hollywood Studios to the second day. Unlike the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood… Continue Reading “Disneyland Paris – Hollywood Studios”

5 ways to save money on a family day out

Big Bus Tour

The average household in London forks out £14 each day, according to the Office of National Statistics. With the cost of living continuing to rise faster than wages, many families must tighten their belts. But this doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Vanquis explores ideas for a family day out – on a budget. Year-round picnics It’s a little chilly for an outdoor picnic, but you can prepare packed lunches before heading out at any time of year. It’s… Continue Reading “5 ways to save money on a family day out”