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”

Are the London Dungeons Scary?

London Dungeon

On Tuesday, Hubby and I headed up to London without the kids in tow for a London Meal and Theatre day out with Red Letter Days. We chose to eat our meal at lunchtime to give us a bit of time to explore London and being Merlin Annual Pass holders, we decided it was the ideal time to visit the London Dungeons as it is something we cannot do with the kids with us. Being a weekday and during school… Continue Reading “Are the London Dungeons Scary?”

A Summer visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

We are regular visitors to ZSL London Zoo and always see signs for their sister zoo, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo whilst we are there, but have never visited before now. ZSL Whipsnade is the UK’s largest zoo and one of Europe’s largest wildlife conservation parks and home to a staggering 3,873 animals, many of which are endangered in the wild. Although farther mileage wise from us in Bournemouth, it actually took the same amount of time to get there, thanks to… Continue Reading “A Summer visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo”

A Fun Packed Summer at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

Lord of the Manor

The New Forest is fast becoming our new favourite stomping ground, with several visits already under our belt this summer. A couple of weeks ago we visited Buckler’s Hard and on the way there we passed Beaulieu and made a promise that we would visit again before the end of the summer. There’s nothing like Beaulieu for a fun-packed day out, as there is so much to do including the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu Abbey and Beaulieu Manor to explore,… Continue Reading “A Fun Packed Summer at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu”