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‚Äôs 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”

A visit to Buckler’s Hard in the New Forest

Buckler's Hard Living History

We are regular visitors to Beaulieu in the New Forest and always see signs to Buckler’s Hard, but have never been – until now. Buckler’s Hard has a fascinating history and was first intended as an import and export hub for sugar from the West Indies, but most famously became an 18th-century shipbuilding village, home to the craftsmen who built over 50 wooden ships for the Royal Navy, including the vessels Agamemnon, Euryalus and Swiftsure, all of which fought at… Continue Reading “A visit to Buckler’s Hard in the New Forest”

#Win a Family Ticket to Victorious Festival

Last year was our first time at Victorious Festival and we loved the laid back vibe and fabulous music. Held on Southsea Common, Portsmouth, it’s not the largest festival we have been to, but it certainly the most reasonably priced and we love that you can sit on a hill, overlooking the sea whilst listening to fantastic music. Last year we saw bands such as Franz Ferdinand, Olly Murs, Elbow and Stereophonics and this year is promising to be even… Continue Reading “#Win a Family Ticket to Victorious Festival”

Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth Review

We are big fans of visiting aquariums as there is something so magical about seeing creatures that live under the sea. Last month we welcomed a new colony of Fairy Penguins at Weymouth Sea Life Centre and this weekend we were invited to visit Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth to see what they had to offer. We enjoyed a visit to Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay back in 2013 and the kids still remember putting their hand in a box… Continue Reading “Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth Review”