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”

Becoming a Junior Zookeeper for a day at Marwell

Ear Scratch Rhino

Ever since Isaac was little, if you asked him what job he wanted to do when he was older he would say “a zookeeper”. I had looking into zookeeper for a day options for him for his birthday and decided to pick our nearest zoo – Marwell, as it had the best package. Although Isaac’s birthday was back in April, Marwell’s Junior Zookeeper for a Day package is very popular and the earliest date I could book was this weekend,… Continue Reading “Becoming a Junior Zookeeper for a day at Marwell”

Exploring Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight

Robin Hill Diaz

Last year we reacquainted ourselves with the Isle of Wight last year and have visited the Island on a number of occasions since. If you ask the kids their favourite places to visit on the island, without hesitation they will reply either Blackgang Chine or its sister site, Robin Hill Country Park. We had not heard of Robin Hill until we visited the country park last year and we were blown away by the award-winning 88 acres of beautiful countryside… Continue Reading “Exploring Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight”