Celebrating the run up to Christmas with a difference at Winchester Science Centre

Winchester Science Centre Christmas

At the age of almost 11, Isaac isn’t the biggest fan of Christmas days out where it is all about visiting Santa, so we have been on the look out for the perfect day out for all ages to enjoy. When we heard Santa and his elves were heading to Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium with pantomime favourite Jack and the Beanstalk, I knew the kids were going to love it as the experience unites the magic of Christmas with the excitement… Continue Reading “Celebrating the run up to Christmas with a difference at Winchester Science Centre”

The Magic of Christmas has arrived at Marwell Zoo

Elves Outside Marwell Hall (3)

Marwell Zoo is one of our favourite days out locally and we have enjoyed visits to the opening of their new Tropical House this year, as well as Isaac’s Zookeeper for a day birthday treat, so we were very excited to be invited along to their Christmas at Marwell event. Set inside the zoo’s Grade 1 listed manor house, the Christmas at Marwell event sees you being treated to a visit to an enchanting Neverland-inspired world as well as being… Continue Reading “The Magic of Christmas has arrived at Marwell Zoo”

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’s 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”