Legoland Windsor Pirate Shores Ahoy!

legoland windsor pirates

LEGOLAND have revamped their very popular Pirate Shores area for 2014 and we were invited along on Sunday to take a look and report back on our findings. If you’re planning a visit soon make sure you read our Top Tips first to make the most of your day

Pirate Shores

Pirate [...]

Ascot Racecourse Family fun days

ascot mother's day prize awarding

If I proposed ‘Let’s go to Ascot Racecourse.’

Firstly you’d get all excited, secondly you’d worry you don’t have a hat and then thirdly you’d most likely put me off saying, ‘Oh I’m not posh enough.’ ‘ I’ve nothing to wear.’ ‘Can’t afford something like that!’ and a zillion other reasons and I [...]

Stonehenge: Family day out

On our way back from Cornwall over half term we took a break half way through our journey home and visited Stonehenge in Wiltshire, a landmark that has been on my Bucket List since Forever.

I was not disappointed.

Our Family ticket cost £36.10 – This covers a family of 2 [...]

Southend Pier – family day out

southend pier view

5 more sleeps to go before I tackle my cycle ride over to Southend to transport the #teamhonkrelay baton on it’s journey up to John O’Groats.

I asked husband to drive me over as Essex is not my county and I don’t know the roads I have chosen to ride. We spent over [...]

Westgate on Sea – Winter walks

Westgate on Sea

January is a difficult month as the days are short, it’s frequently horrible weather and we’re all feeling a bit blue with the festive season behind us so when we woke to wall to wall blue skies on Saturday we decided to head to the coast for a Fish and Chip lunch followed by [...]

Feeding squirrels in Danson park

squirrel danson park

We’ve had some pretty bad weather this Christmas holiday sometimes being stuck indoors all day or going out only to go back indoors in a supermarket, shopping centre or house.

So when we had one good day predicted we decided to make the most of it and pulling on our boots and getting [...]

The Gruffalo Trail – Thorndon Park Essex

mouse on gruffalo trail


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 [...]

The Little Chapel Guernsey

little chapel guernsey

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 [...]

The day we visited a castle – Chateau St Germain de Livet

chateau st germain de livet

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 [...]

Claude Monet’s home and gardens

Claude Monet Giverny

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!

When [...]