Winter Efteling: Uncommercial magic, without the mouse!

We have visited, and loved, Disneyland Paris at Christmas. But Winter Efteling at Christmas is a whole different ball game! Whilst Efteling is a commercial endeavour (they’re a theme park, their whole job is to make money) there are fewer gift shops, fewer ‘add-ons’, and no real pressure to spend money when you’re inside theContinue reading “Winter Efteling: Uncommercial magic, without the mouse!”

Should You Visit Lapland UK this Christmas? An Honest Review

Ho, ho ho! It might seem waay to early to be thinking about Christmas, but Lapland UK tickets are so popular that the first booking window of 2021 has been and gone. The sooner you can book your tickets for this experience the better: even if it does seem mad to be planning Christmas daysContinue reading “Should You Visit Lapland UK this Christmas? An Honest Review”

The Benefits of Having a Disneyland Paris Annual Pass (and Why we Got Them)

Whether you’re a regular visitor to Disneyland Paris, or you’ve never been to the parks before, it could be that instead of buying short-term tickets for your trip, choosing a Disneyland Paris Annual Pass works out to be better value for money. We have had Disneyland Paris Annual Passes for two different years (not consecutively)Continue reading “The Benefits of Having a Disneyland Paris Annual Pass (and Why we Got Them)”

Riding the Lynton and Lynmouth Funicular

During our stay at Butlins Minehead, we got out and about to explore some more of Devon. A frankly hair-raising drive through the Exmoor National Park lead us to Lynton and Lynmouth: twin villages linked by an incredible water-powered funicular. This is the highest and the steepest totally water powered railway in the world: andContinue reading “Riding the Lynton and Lynmouth Funicular”

Butlins Minehead During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Like most people, our international adventures experienced something of a blip as a result of the coronavirus pandemic during 2020, so during the school summer holidays we instead opted to stay in the UK. We visited Butlins Minehead, as well as exploring the beautiful coastal and countryside regions surrounding it. This first post will coverContinue reading “Butlins Minehead During the Coronavirus Pandemic”

Visiting Disneyland Paris at Christmas with Kids

It might not be the warmest time of the year to visit, but there’s nothing quite like Disneyland Paris at Christmas. The whole park is decorated in elaborate Christmas decorations, the classic Characters are dressed in Christmas-themed costumes, and the parades include rarer characters that you’re unlikely to see at other times of the yearContinue reading “Visiting Disneyland Paris at Christmas with Kids”