Organise a stress free family get-together

Is it time to arrange a family get together? Seeing your beloved family is great fun – but organising the day can be extremely stressful and time consuming. A successful family get together should be memorable and great fun for all involved so, the key is to be organised to perfection; and here are some tips on how to do it. Whether you decide to have the family day at a restaurant or at your new home, if for example you decided to purchase one of the plenty of retirement flats for sale in the UK, here is everything you need …

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Madam Tussauds

Madam Tussauds London Review

I haven’t visited Madam Tussauds for years, so when we decided to visit London for my birthday weekend in June it was top of my list, although I was concerned that Isaac and Eliza would not enjoy it. I have heard tales of monster queues and huge waits to get inside the door, but arriving at midday we were surprised to walk straight to the front of the pre-booked queue with our Merlin passes and get inside almost immediately.  I was a little concerned that we were unable to take the buggy inside, so if you are travelling with a …

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London eye

Family Friendly London Days Out

I have to admit that from past experience I don’t find London particularly family friendly. Don’t get me wrong, there are lots of activities for the whole family to do, it’s the travel part I find stressful, with tubes being the particular bane of my life.  How people with children manage to get around with buggies I just don’t know. That being said, there are lots of attractions I want to take my children to see so need to take a big breath and risk the tube for! Ripley’s London is known as the place where truth really is stranger than …

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Alton Towers for Big Kids

I wanted to blog about Alton Towers as the perfect location for a family visit, but CBeebiesland was so spectacular that it deserved a blog post all to itself, so what is there to do for big kids? If you are a thrill seeker then it is safe to say loads!  In fact there was so much to do, we still hadn’t completed it all in the two days we were there!!! My one piece of advice would be to plan which rides are the ones you don’t want to miss before you get there and if you can afford …

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Warwick Castle

A visit to Warwick Castle

I have always wanted to visit Warwick Castle, but it is that little bit too far for a day out from Bournemouth! During half term we stayed in a holiday cottage in Staffordshire and with Warwick Castle, which is part of the Merlin group, was just an hour away we decided this was the best opportunity to visit the iconic castle. The Warwick Castle website promises that we would be surrounded by jaw-dropping history, magic, myth and adventure!  They are currently celebrating its 1,100th birthday and have lots of attractions and activities to see and do. We set off early and …

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