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”

Experiencing Christmas at Beaulieu for the first time

Palace House

A visit to Beaulieu, in the heart of the New Forest is something that the whole family enjoys. Home to the National Motor Museum, the World of Top Gear, Palace House, a 13th century Cistercian Abbey, the Monorail and stunning gardens, there is something to spark the interest of all ages. Last night, we were invited to Beaulieu’s stunning new illuminated Christmas trail which features over one million lights in a mile long shimmering trail of 11 individual installations. Once through… Continue Reading “Experiencing Christmas at Beaulieu for the first time”

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”

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”

Meeting the Queen at Peppa Pig World

We have been visiting Paultons Park since it first open in the 1980’s and its safe to say that it has changed quite a lot along the way. In April 2011 Peppa Pig World was launched, which was perfect timing for my Peppa loving son Isaac who was 3 at the time and we have been big fans ever since. Walking into Peppa Pig World is like walking straight into the animated series, complete with the infamous and annoyingly catchy… Continue Reading “Meeting the Queen at Peppa Pig World”