How to Have a Holiday Without Leaving the House

Most kids have vivid imaginations, so it doesn’t take a lot of effort to turn your home into their dream holiday destination! Make-believe lockdown holidays was something we did a lot during the peak of the coronavirus crisis; we went to Scotland to see Granny, Disneyland, Tokyo, and even explored all the monuments in Rome.Continue reading “How to Have a Holiday Without Leaving the House”

Hotel Review: Best Western Moore Place Hotel, Aspley Guise

The boys had a very busy half term! At the end of a week in Scotland with their Granny and Grandad, they drove down to Aspley Guise (Bedfordshire) for a very special event: Their Grandma was getting married! Both boys were handsome page boys, and the wedding breakfast and party took place at the BestContinue reading “Hotel Review: Best Western Moore Place Hotel, Aspley Guise”

A Wonderful Week on the Isle of Lewis: The Perfect Island for Kids

My dear old mum and dad live on the Isle of Lewis, and (before Covid interupted everything, of course) we are lucky enough to get up to the Island to visit them at least once or twice a year. This half term we visited for the first time in 18 months, and it was wonderful!Continue reading “A Wonderful Week on the Isle of Lewis: The Perfect Island for Kids”

Top Tips For Driving in Scotland

Scotland is a rugged and beautiful country, but for someone who is more used to driving on either the flat roads of Norfolk or vast expanses of motorway, some of the narrower and more winding roads can be a little daunting! The drive from our house to our final destination (the Isle of Lewis, whereContinue reading “Top Tips For Driving in Scotland”

Visiting Loch Ness With Kids

Monsters, mysterious waters, and an ancient myth….Loch Ness was made for imaginative kids! But, in reality it is also a destination better suited to adults than very small children. With the monster refusing to make an appearance, no matter how much we hunted for him, we were worried that it would all end in disappointment;Continue reading “Visiting Loch Ness With Kids”

Five Benefits of Travel for Kids

My boys just love to travel: they love every part of it! Planes, trains and automobiles, close to home or far away. They love the sense of adventure, discovering new places, and the excitement when something (inevitably) goes wrong. They often say that travel broadens the mind, and that money spent on travel is neverContinue reading “Five Benefits of Travel for Kids”

My Picks of the Top Five Best Beaches in Norfolk

If you’re thinking of taking a staycation in the UK this year then I highly recommend considering a visit to Norfolk. One of the very best thing about living in Norfolk is that you’re never more than half an hour away from a beautiful beach. And I believe (though I admit I’m biased) that NorfolkContinue reading “My Picks of the Top Five Best Beaches in Norfolk”

Visiting Disneyland Paris as a Guests With a Disability (Securing a Green Pass)

I suffer from an immune system disorder called Anklosing Spondylitis (AS). It doesn’t stop me living my life (and it certainly doesn’t stop me from travelling) but it does cause widespread pain, particularly in my back and spine, which is exacerbated by standing still for long periods of time (I can walk for miles butContinue reading “Visiting Disneyland Paris as a Guests With a Disability (Securing a Green Pass)”

Portaventura, Spain: A Family-Friendly Theme Park For Youngsters and Thrill Seekers Alike

Yes, it’s another theme park post! This time it’s a 7 night stay in the PortAventura El Paso Hotel, and visit the three parks that make up the resort. These are the PortAventura theme park, the Ferrari Land theme park and the Caribe Aquatic Park (that’s a water park to you and I!) The DetailsContinue reading “Portaventura, Spain: A Family-Friendly Theme Park For Youngsters and Thrill Seekers Alike”

A Winter Weekend: Alton Tower’s Pirate and Princess Takeover

Just two weeks before Covid-19 locked down the country, we took our last ‘normal world’ weekend away: We headed to the Alton Towers February half term offering for their Pirate and Princess takeover, and to celebrate our youngest’s last birthday out of lockdown. Sadly the Alton Towers February half term event was cancelled for 2021,Continue reading “A Winter Weekend: Alton Tower’s Pirate and Princess Takeover”