Brilliant Beccles Lido: Fun With Kids, or Without!

I like to think my boys have inherited a lot from me: my sense of humour, my blue eyes, and my love of travel, to name a few! But one thing that they definitely share with both me and my husband is our love of being in the water; we are a family of fish!Continue reading “Brilliant Beccles Lido: Fun With Kids, or Without!”

Back to Alton Towers: Our First Visit With Coronavirus Restrictions in Place

I wrote yesterday about our trip to CBeebies land, so by now, you’ve probably already worked out that this weekend we took our first visit to Alton Towers post-covid. This was, in fact, our first visit to any larger national-scale venue since the coronavirus restrictions started to lift, so I thought I would write aContinue reading “Back to Alton Towers: Our First Visit With Coronavirus Restrictions in Place”

CBeebies Land Makes Alton Towers Worth Visiting With Younger Kids

If you’re visiting Alton Towers with pre-schoolers or visiting Alton towers with younger kids (Boy5 is in his reception year at school) then CBeebies land is the jewel in the crown of Alton Towers: the one part of the park that makes visiting with kids of this age totally worth doing. There aren’t that manyContinue reading “CBeebies Land Makes Alton Towers Worth Visiting With Younger Kids”

Visiting Cromer in the Rain: The Jewel of the North Norfolk Coast, Even When Wet!

Cromer is a little further afield for us, compared to the local beaches we visit: it is a 40 minute drive from home. We left home in glorious sunshine on what was the first warm and sunny day in weeks, hoping to hunt in the famous Cromer rock pools and eat ice cream. When weContinue reading “Visiting Cromer in the Rain: The Jewel of the North Norfolk Coast, Even When Wet!”

Norfolk Adventures: Pirates Island Adventure Golf, Blofeld

As we are lucky enough to live in the Norfolk Broads, a destination I know is popular for Brits looking for Staycations (and let’s be honest, more of us than ever will be staying in the UK for our holidays this year) I thought I would share some of our favourite day trips and adventuresContinue reading “Norfolk Adventures: Pirates Island Adventure Golf, Blofeld”

Kew Little Pigs: The Perfect Day Out for Pig Lovers

I’m going to start this post with a disclaimer by saying that Boy5 is absolutely obsessed with pigs: pig toys, pig bears, pig clothes, and endless pig chatter. They are his one great love! So that day out (and his birthday treat) was always going to be a dream one for him. What surprised meContinue reading “Kew Little Pigs: The Perfect Day Out for Pig Lovers”

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”

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”