A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood…
Thorndon Country Park in Brentwood, Essex is a beautiful wide open area with lots of woodland and trails to follow. We visited to follow one very special route, The Gruffalo Trail.
Your map will cost you 50p from the local visitor [...]
Sometimes when we’re on our travels we flick through a guide book and decide on the quality of the pictures, the description and the author’s advice whether or not to add that destination to our list.
Luckily we had read up before arriving in Guernsey on [...]
How can you not go to Normandy be in the Pays d’Auge and not visit a chateau?
Impossible and with two princesses in training it wasn’t going to be hard to convince the little ones to leave the swimming pool either.
Normandy is brimming with castles and although others may have been [...]
One of the great things about summer holidays in new areas is visiting local sites of beauty or historic interest and Normandy certainly has an abundance of it, so much I had to pick and choose as 5 year olds don’t take too kindly to being dragged away from the swimming pool!
A great family day out we recently experienced was Sea Life London Aquarium.
At the desk where we collected out tickets we were offered to buy a brochure and an ‘Ocean Explorer’ notebook for £2.50 per child so I got one to see what it was all about and I’m glad I [...]
Tucked away on the northern coast of Devon is a beautiful castle dating back to 1825. It was built by Arthur Davie Basset for his bride Harriet, isn’t that so romantic?
Evidence of a labyrinth of tunnels leading to the harbour suggests it was a smuggling hotspot in years gone by. The last Basset [...]
Thorpe Park is way too advanced to take the twins along but I knew my niece Rosie, 13 and nephew Billy, 11 would love it so I put the idea to their parents first and they all jumped at spending some family time together and reviewing Thorpe park for Mari’s World. Here’s an account [...]
This weekend saw the official opening of the DUPLO Valley Splash and Play area at LEGOLAND Windsor and we were lucky to be invited to test run it. We had a brilliant time and all our photos can be found on the Mari’s World Great British Housewife Facebook page
We arrived to a [...]
I was born in London, Paddington to be precise (the hospital not the station!) and my first few years were spent in Brixton. My grandmother lived in Waterloo and we would see her at the weekends so London really is in my soul. I’d live there now if I
didn’t have kids could afford [...]
Quite a while back I entered a competition to win two tickets to the stage production of The Lion King in London on Really Kid Friendly blog which you must check out for all sorts of ideas on how to keep kids entertained, ideas on where to take them and of course competitions too.