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”

An Animal Adventure to Woburn Safari Park with the Vauxhall Crossland X

Crossland X Monkey

This weekend we were invited to a special VIP day out at Woburn Safari Park with Vauxhall to celebrate their all new family-friendly Crossland X. We got up nice and early and made the 2.5 hour drive to Woburn where we were greeted at the gate with a fabulous goody bag for the kids and then enjoyed a scrummy breakfast in the Safari Restaurant whilst waiting for the rest of the guests to arrive. We enjoyed a short talk on… Continue Reading “An Animal Adventure to Woburn Safari Park with the Vauxhall Crossland X”

Experiencing the magic of Christmas at Marwell Zoo

Christmas at Marwell

Marwell Zoo is one of our favourite days out with the kids. Not only is it full of wonderful animals to see, but the kids love racing around its wide pathways, and testing their climbing skills in their numerous play areas. It has also had some exciting new exhibits open this year, which gives you something new to look at each visit. This weekend we were invited to experience the magic of Christmas at Marwell and it certainly did not… Continue Reading “Experiencing the magic of Christmas at Marwell Zoo”

A Star Wars themed weekend at Winchester Science Centre

The boys love all things Star Wars, so when I saw that the Science of Star Wars was coming to Winchester Science Centre I knew they would love it. There were two events happening over the weekend and the first was obvious as soon as we walked through the door dressed in our best Jedi robes, as the Rebel Legion came into sight. The Rebel Legion are a costume club of Lucasfilm Limited and Disney and raise money for various… Continue Reading “A Star Wars themed weekend at Winchester Science Centre”