Top tips for taking a family holiday to France this summer

Nantes

France is our closest neighbour and the largest country in western Europe with five mountain ranges, Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines and a rich history, which makes it the perfect destination to visit with the family as there are plenty of areas to explore. We have been to France several times in the last few years and travelled via various means including Eurostar, ferry, plane and even cruise ship. The real beauty of a holiday to France is that you can… Continue Reading “Top tips for taking a family holiday to France this summer”

Are the London Dungeons Scary?

London Dungeon

On Tuesday, Hubby and I headed up to London without the kids in tow for a London Meal and Theatre day out with Red Letter Days. We chose to eat our meal at lunchtime to give us a bit of time to explore London and being Merlin Annual Pass holders, we decided it was the ideal time to visit the London Dungeons as it is something we cannot do with the kids with us. Being a weekday and during school… Continue Reading “Are the London Dungeons Scary?”

Castle Capers at Old Wardour Castle

Old Wardour Castle English Heritage

Living in Dorset we have some fabulous countryside in our doorstep, but I always tend to head west along the coast. Back in May we visited Osborne House on the Isle of Wight and invested in an English Heritage annual pass, which entitles you to unlimited access to more than 400 historic places all over the UK and we have been busy planning places to visit ever since. Today I decided to head North to Wiltshire to visit Old Wardour… Continue Reading “Castle Capers at Old Wardour Castle”

A Medieval Siege at Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle

I lived near Arundel Castle for twenty odd years but am ashamed to say I had never been inside the grounds, until now. Over half term we were invited to a Castle Siege at Arundel Castle which was led by historical interpretation troupes including Raven Tor Living History Group, The Wessex Medieval Alliance and The Company of St Barbara. We arrived nice and early to enjoy the picturesque walk up to the castle where we found medieval camps had been… Continue Reading “A Medieval Siege at Arundel Castle”

Exploring Bolsover Castle with Kids

During our Stay, Play, Explore weekend in Leicestershire we were invited to hop over the border into Derbyshire by English Heritage and Mumsnet to discover the delights of Bolsover Castle. It took us just under an hour to get from Leicester to get to┬áBolsover Castle. I am a sucker for a beautiful castle and Dunnottar in Scotland is still my favourite, but Bolsover comes a very close second for the view from the road. Unlike many tourist attractions, there is… Continue Reading “Exploring Bolsover Castle with Kids”