Corfe Castle

Reasons to Have Your Summer Holiday in the UK

A holiday offers several benefits, making it imperative to leverage. Not only does it eradicate stress, but it also gives you a refreshing view of the world. It’s also a perfect avenue to strengthen your family bond while having a blast. The United Kingdom offers a plethora of places to explore and create memorable moments with your loved ones. However, it’s imperative to stay abreast with the travel rules amid the COVID-19 pandemic. That said, here are some reasons to spend your summer vacation in the UK.  You encounter less travelling  Frequent travels in your destination country would suck the …

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Daffodils

Project 365 2020 – COVID19 Lockdown – Week One

It has been a few years since I last took part in Project 365 but now it seems like a great way to restart and document what is going on around us. Project 365 is a weekly diary featuring photo’s and how your week has gone; the good, the bad and the ugly. It is actually the 12th week of the year, but I am starting now, on our first week of lockdown here in the UK. Monday 16th March News of the coronavirus outbreak started changing by the hour and we started following the news more closely, although if …

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Exams

The thing about school league tables…….

An article appeared on my facebook timeline last night that I was genuinely troubled by. England’s worst schools revealed….. The article, written by the Daily Mirror, which can be read here, states that official government figures released this week, show that one in eight mainstream secondary schools are under-performing. Schools fall below the government’s performance threshold if pupils fail to make enough progress across eight subjects, with particular weight given to English and maths. This is only the second year that the schools have been measured and ranked by how they perform in two areas – Attainment 8 and Progress 8. My son’s …

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Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival Fun in the Kids Upper and Lower Gardens 2016

The one thing that Camp Bestival does brilliantly is put on activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. We have already admitted that the Dingly Dell is our favourite hang out but that does not detract from all the other things on offer and the Kids Upper and Lower Gardens are firm favourites too. At Butlins earlier this year the kids all bravely tried out the Helter Skelter, having not been interested before, and it was one of the first things they spotted this year. Most activities at Camp Bestival are free but the Helter Skelter costs £2 per …

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Lulworth Cove

Top Tips For Holidaying in the South West of England with Kids

We live in a beautiful country, one which I have made a resolution to explore more of. As a very proud resident of the South West of England I thought I would share some of my top tips for visiting us. The South West of England covers 9,200 square miles and includes the counties of Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, as well as the Isles of Scilly which offers plenty to see and do for young and old alike. When anyone asks about things to do when visiting the south coast I always mention the South West Coast Path which totals …

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