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

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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 [...]

Top 5 beaches North Cornwall

Watergate bay Cornwall

If there is one thing every member of my family love it’s a beach and on our recent trip to north Cornwall we were spoilt for choice with the long coastline stretching before our eyes.

We did our best to cover as much as we could and here are our top 5 beaches north [...]

Holidays; time for fun and learning new skills

FlowRider Retallack

We love holidays. I bet you do too, whether they are at home in the UK, short breaks, long breaks or in exotic places abroad, holidays are time for the family to come together and enjoy each others company.

We try to keep our holidays relaxed, time to eat new things, visit new areas, [...]

Down on the Farm: Coombe Mill, Cornwall

coombe mill cornwall

The newsletter that came home from school on the last day before half term informed parents that the children would be studying The Farm up on their return to school up until Easter. This was brilliant news for us as we had already managed to organise a visit to Coombe Mill in North [...]

Retallack Resort – Cornwall, spa and relax

retallack resort lake

A half term holiday in Britain in February is never going to be 7 days of wall to wall sunshine, blue, blue skies and feeling hot, hot, hot. In fact we were wondering what on earth we’d do with ourselves for a week in Cornwall, Husband even contemplated if he should bring the [...]

Retallack Resort – family friendly spa and relax

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We’re on countdown now to half term and even more so as we have our first family break away this year booked in to Retallack Resort in Cornwall.

Five minutes from the beautiful town of Padstow and the north Cornwall beaches their beautiful lodges are dotted around lakes and countryside settings, I [...]

Butlins ‘Just for Tots’ family breaks

Butlins Ambassador

It really makes me smile that when I mention the word ‘holiday’ to the girls they associate it with Butlins, ‘Oh mummy are we going to Butlins again?’ they ask with sparkling eyes.

It’s been a long time since we last spoke about Butlins on Mari’s World and as we plough [...]

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 [...]