Things to do in Torquay during May Half Term

Living in Dorset and with my Dad just over the border in East Devon, Torquay and its surrounding area is somewhere we visit quite regularly. I have partnered with Parkdean Resorts for their Coastal Adventures campaign to reveal some of our beautiful British coastline and in particular how you can spend a day out in Torquay and the surrounding area with all the family. Set at the very heart of the English Riviera on the South Devon Coast, Torquay is famous… Continue Reading “Things to do in Torquay during May Half Term”

A Weekend Break in Lyme Regis with English Country Cottages

Last weekend we were invited to stay at Harcombe House in Lyme Regis with English Country Cottages. In a surprising twist of fate, not only was an old school friend of my husband there for a weekend break but we also discovered that it was the old boarding house of a former work colleague……..what a small world! Enjoying a truly tranquil position in the village of Harcombe Bottom, close to the Dorset seaside resort of Lyme Regis, Harcombe House offers a… Continue Reading “A Weekend Break in Lyme Regis with English Country Cottages”

A Helicopter Flight over the Jurassic Coast

Helicopter

We live in Dorset and our happy place is the World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast. The Jurassic Coast stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Poole, a distance of about 96 miles. Why the Jurassic coast is so special is that it spans 185 million years of geological history and coastal erosion has exposed an almost continuous sequence of rock formation covering the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. At different times, this area has been desert, shallow tropical… Continue Reading “A Helicopter Flight over the Jurassic Coast”

Fishy Fun at the National Marine Aquarium

National Marine Aquarium

On our recent visit to the Seaview Holiday Village near Looe, we decided upon a visit to the city of Plymouth which is less than half an hour away. We first visited Plymouth for a friend’s wedding 9 years ago and fell in love with the city and in particular the National Marine Aquarium. Isaac was 2 on our last visit so didn’t remember anything about it so we were keen to go back and see what had changed. Set… Continue Reading “Fishy Fun at the National Marine Aquarium”