Great Yarmouth’s Time and Tide Museum: An Unexpected Hit!

When we visited the Time and Tide museum yesterday, we didn’t have high expectations. It was a horribly wet and rainy day, and we wanted an indoor, educational (ish) morning out to somewhere we’d never been before. A friend of a friend mentioned the museum on social media, so we decided to give it aContinue reading “Great Yarmouth’s Time and Tide Museum: An Unexpected Hit!”

A Fantastic Spooktober Weekend at Butlins Skegness

Last weekend we enjoyed a brilliant ‘Spooktober’ Halloween weekend break at Butlins Skegness, and the boys still haven’t stopped talking about it! With so many of the Covid-19 restrictions lifted, they were able to swim every day (including enjoying all the water slides), ride all the rides at the fair and even enjoy meet andContinue reading “A Fantastic Spooktober Weekend at Butlins Skegness”

The Food in Butlins Skegness: Eating Off Plan

When you book your Butlins break, you’ll be offered a variety of different dining options before you can check out. The premium dining and the food court dining plans both offer breakfast and dinner in a buffet restaurant: you will be assigned to the same restaurant for the duration of your stay. I can’t commentContinue reading “The Food in Butlins Skegness: Eating Off Plan”

Take a Look Inside: A Fairground Apartment at Butlins Skegness

Choosing accommodation when you go away can feel like a bit of a minefield, and we’ve all fallen foul of website photographs that look nothing like what you actually find when you arrive! Last weekend we went for a ‘Spooktober’ stay at Butlins Skegness, staying in a two bedroomed Fairground apartment. If you’re thinking aboutContinue reading “Take a Look Inside: A Fairground Apartment at Butlins Skegness”

Pony Fun at Redwings Horse Sanctuary Caldecott

The boys love anything equine: horses, ponies, donkeys. If it has four legs and you can pet it then they’re beyond enthusiastic! That’s why one of our favourite places to go for a long walk is the Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Caldecott. This is the largest Redwings visitor centre in the UK, and is homeContinue reading “Pony Fun at Redwings Horse Sanctuary Caldecott”

Where to Visit Santa for Christmas 2021

It’s that time of the year again! With less than 100 days ’til Christmas, now is the perfect time to start thinking about booking your Christmas 2021 Santa experience. In fact, some of the experiences local to us opened up bookings (and sold out too!) more than a month ago. We try to do somethingContinue reading “Where to Visit Santa for Christmas 2021”

Exploring the Sainsbury Centre Sculpture Park in Norwich With Kids

The Sainsbury Centre, based on the UEA campus, is an art gallery, museum and cafĂ©. Primarily focused on world art, the centre itself is free to access and is a wonderful place to pass an hour in its own right. But the Sainsbury Centre also offers a sculpture park which spreads out across the UEAContinue reading “Exploring the Sainsbury Centre Sculpture Park in Norwich With Kids”

Hotel Review: Insotel Cala Mandia Resort and Spa, Mallorca

Thanks to the pandemic, it has been 18 months since we last went on holiday overseas, and we definitely made the right choice of hotel to reintroduce ourselves into the world of travel with. To be perfectly honest, we’re usually quantity over quality travellers, preferring to take more frequent and longer trips in budget-friendly hotels.Continue reading “Hotel Review: Insotel Cala Mandia Resort and Spa, Mallorca”

Riding Ponies at Rancho Cala Mandia

I’m a big fan of supporting/promoting small businesses, and we stumbled across this one when we were exploring Cala Mandia (the village we were staying in in Mallorca). Located down a narrow dirt track behind our hotel, the ranch is home to 3 ponies, 16 horses, and a gorgeous elderly donkey. In the mornings, betweenContinue reading “Riding Ponies at Rancho Cala Mandia”

Visiting the Drach Caves and Porto Cristo in Mallorca: Fun For All The Family

One of the biggest and most famous attractions in Mallorca are the Drach Caves. Whenever a local asked what we were planning to see or do during our stay, they all told us we would regret not seeing their famous caves: and they were right! Beautiful, enormous, awe-inspiring…it would be easy to run out ofContinue reading “Visiting the Drach Caves and Porto Cristo in Mallorca: Fun For All The Family”