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 [...]
One of the 10 panels of the Guernsey Tapestry
I have to write about this fabulous tapestry because I was so taken with it.
It was Sue Payne’s idea; a tapestry to celebrate the last 1000 years of Guernsey’s history in time for the millennium. The project was massive and was broken up [...]
The Channel Islands have been on my Places to Visit list for a long time now, the fact they are the sunniest place in the British Isles, the warmest place in the British Isles and possibly have the best ice cream were major factors.
Condor Ferries got in touch offering us a trip to [...]
As a Butlins Mum Ambassador I get to bring you all the latest info that’s happening across the parks and today at 2pm you can watch Spellbound as they visit the brand new Splash Water World opening at Skegness.
Butlins are very excited about their new park and want all of their customers [...]
A guest post by CSMA Club Retreats
I absolutely love mountain biking, and I think it’s the perfect activity for a staycation. After all, provided you head to the right destination there will be trails for people of all abilities, gorgeous scenery and endless opportunities to have a laugh with family and friends. In [...]
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 [...]
Our half term break was spent in North Devon at Woolacombe to be precise where we have visited before but never tire of returning.
This break was unique in as much we towed our caravan down there for the very first time so a massive step for us and it all [...]
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 [...]