Warwick Castle Annual Pass Sale NOW ON! @WarwickCastle #DaysOut

Share This: As you might already know, we have been lucky enough to be selected as Warwick Castle Blogger Ambassadors.  We visited for the first time back in January, and had a great family day out.  We literally can’t wait to go back for the day or enjoy one of their short breaks later in the year. If you are planning on…

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Driving Experience Days Out Ideas

Share This: Many people enjoy driving, but no everyday journey can beat a special driving experience. There are many opportunities to experience the thrills of driving beyond the normal boundaries and in vehicles that offer unique experiences. What follows briefly describes some of those fun times. Supercar Experiences Climbing behind the wheel of legendary marques such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston…

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What is Warwick Castle Like? Our Family Day Out @WarwickCastle

Share This: Everybody we spoke to about Warwick Castle raved about what a great day out it was, so when we visited Royal Leamington Spa for the weekend, we knew we had to go.  We took the girls to Cardiff Castle last year and we were really impressed with how much they enjoyed it.  You might not think that a castle is the…

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West Midlands Safari Park Review

Share This: Do you know when a day out is just so good, you firstly struggle to pick your favourite moment and secondly, you are still talking about it a week later.  That’s exactly what happened to us when we visited West Midlands Safari Park for the day.  It’s been somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for a while, so when…

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Airbourne: A Parents Guide

Share This: Airbourne is more than just an airshow, it’s a four day free child friendly festival that everyone in the family can enjoy.  The event takes place between the 11th and 14th August and is perfect for keeping kids entertained during the school holidays.  Airbourne is held along the Eastbourne sea front, providing a great viewing platform for the show stopping…

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Are There Things To Do At The Beach In The UK?

Share This: Last year Daddy and I took the kids to the local seaside for a day trip.  The weather wasn’t particularly great but we were determined to spend the day playing in the sand.  The rain had slightly different ideas, and did put a slight dampener on things.  Our youngest daughter wasn’t on her feet yet, so she was…

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Folly Farm Park Review

Share This: When we took our holiday in Pembrokeshire, one thing I really wanted to do was visit Folly Farm Park.  While we were staying at Bluestone National Park Resort, we were lucky enough to be able to spend lots of time with our friends,  Kaz and Pickle from Ickle Pickles Life and Travels.  They have become great friends of ours over the…

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What’s New At Drayton Manor Theme Park

Share This: We are absolutely delighted to be working with Drayton Manor Theme Park for another year as one of their blogger ambassadors.  As you already know, if you follow my blog regularly, Drayton Manor and Thomas Land have become a huge part of our family life.  Our daughters love visiting their so much, and as parents we really enjoy…

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Why Is Drayton Manor The Best Family Theme Park?

Share This: Drayton Manor is our favourite family day out by far. There is no doubt in my mind that it is the best family theme park in the UK but I’m sure you’d like to know why. If I get talking to someone who is looking for a family day out, I am the first to recommend Drayton Manor…

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Seeing Santa At intu Derby #intuChristmas

Share This: A little bird told me that Santa would be dropping by intu Derby shopping centre this Christmas and asked if we would like to pop along.  The girls are so excited about all things Christmas this year, I knew they would love a trip to see Santa and to visit the Elf School.

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Eureka! Children’s Museum At Christmas

Share This: Eureka! Children’s Museum has been on our days out bucket list for quite some time. I was first introduced to Eureka! about a year ago when I was lucky enough to be able to offer Zena’s Suitcase readers the chance to win a family pass.  At the time I wasn’t able to visit myself with Little Pudding being just…

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Lapland UK In Pictures Review

Share This: Lapland UK: This week we went on a very special road trip to visit the most magical of all Christmas destinations.  We set off from Nottingham in search of Lapland UK to find Santa and his  Christmas elves.  We were given a destination of the Enchanted Forest.  Fortunately, sat nav had heard of it. It was going to be…

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Drayton Manor: A Magical Christmas

Share This: Drayton Manor have helped us kick off the festive season with a new Christmas tradition.  We were invited to Drayton’s Magical Christmas to meet the big fella himself, Santa Claus and enjoy all of our favourite Thomas Land rides.

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Drayton Manor Fireworks Spectacular

Share This: Drayton Manor Theme Park invited us to the opening night of their amazing end of season finale.  As brand ambassadors it was our pleasure to join them for their amazing Fireworks   Spectacular.  To celebrate their 65th Anniversary year the War Of The Worlds inspired fireworks display promised to be the park’s best yet.

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Bank Holiday Fun At Drayton Manor

Share This: We couldn’t let the bank holiday go by without a trip to our favourite theme park, Drayton Manor.  If you caught up with this post, you’ll already know we squeezed in a trip to the beach. We have visited the park a lot over the summer as we have Drayton Manor season passes and are very proud to be…

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York’s Chocolate Story Review

Share This: There’s nothing like saving the best till last is there, and York’s Chocolate Story was definitely a highlight from our weekend in York.  I’ve shared posts with you all week about our trip to Diggerland, our stay at Travelodge York Central and even some free things to do in York but you cannot pass through this beautiful English city without popping…

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5 Free Things To Do In York

Share This: When I was planning our recent weekend away, to be honest I struggled to find free things to do in York.  It has a growing tourist economy and it really shows.  The city boasts 6 million tourist visitors every year, that spend in excess of over £600 million. The tourist industry in York attracts visitors from all over…

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Diggerland Yorkshire Review

Share This: During our recent weekend holiday break in York, we were lucky enough to be invited to Diggerland in Castleford.  I’ve seen a lot of blog posts about Diggerland over the last year, and was really intrigued as to what it was all about. I know what you’re thinking.  I have daughters, and are they really going to enjoy an…

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Cheap Days Out For All The Family

Share This: Cheap Days Out All parents will know that feeling of needing to do something with the kids, but not wanting to break the budget. Family days out can really take their toll on your bank balance but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some cheap and cheerful days out for you and the kids this…

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5 Things We Love About Liverpool

Share This: If you are looking for a family short break, I can’t recommend Liverpool enough as a place to visit.  We went there recently really not knowing what to expect, and we ended up having one of the best short breaks we’ve ever had. People go to Liverpool for lots of different reasons.  We saw plenty of stag and…

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Knowsley Safari Review

Share This: We were very lucky on our recent family weekend break to Liverpool to be invited to Knowsley Safari.  None of us had been to Knowsley Safari before, so this was an amazing new experience to share with the family.  Daddy didn’t even realise that such a thing even existed in this country so it really was an eye opener…

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BeBop Fun Event With Toyz World

Share This: Recently Toyz World invited me and my family for a fab day out to play on their amazing BeBop bouncy castles at Hatton Adventure World.  We met up with a group of bloggers and their families, on a lovely sunny day in July to enjoy some quality time and outdoor play. I took the opportunity to make it…

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CBeebies Land Alton Towers Resort

Share This: We were all really excited about being invited to the In The Night Garden Party back in April, as not only did this mean hanging out with Upsy Daisy and Iggle Piggle but it also meant a trip to CBeebies Land at Alton Towers Resort.  You already know that we love a good day out, it keeps us…

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Arboria at Wheee! Festival Nottingham

Share This: You’ve probably gathered that we are not a family who likes to stay indoors and do nothing.  If there is something to see or do we are there.  This is why I love Nottingham so much as it has a great calendar of events through out the year, and there is always something to entertain us. The Wheee!…

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It’s Party Time With In The Night Garden #ITNGParty

Share This: You’ve probably heard this week that we were very excited about being invited to the In The Night Garden Party at Alton Towers.  We arrived, fashionably late of course, with a very excited 3 year old in tow.  I cannot tell you how many times she asked us where Igglepiggle and Upsy Daisy were, but it was a…

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The Ultimate Kids Bucket & Spade List

Share This: Do you ever find when you sit down to think about your next big holiday or even what to do at the weekend you draw a complete blank?  With so many possibilities, decisions like this can be tricky and before you know it the moments are lost. The team at Love Holidays hate to think of families missing…

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5 Free Things To Do With Kids

Share This: If you’re looking for free things to do with kids, then look no further.  I’m always desperate to find activities to do with my children that don’t break the bank, or even better are free.    When teen was small, money was pretty tight so I had to learn to be inventive and make the most of things…

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Wheee! Lakeside’s International Children’s Theatre & Dance Festival

Share This: We love Lakeside Arts here in Nottingham, it’s one of our favourite family places to go. We love the theatre, and walking round the park.  I’ve recently discovered they have an archeology museum and the cafes are great for a coffee and cake stop.  There’s definitely something for everyone. One of the highlights in the Lakeside Arts program…

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The New Thomas Land Expansion Is Now Open!

Share This: We had been looking forward to this since we received our invitation.  The opening of the new Thomas Land Expansion had finally arrived and it was all buffers and couplings as we headed to Drayton Manor for the very special event.  Princess’s excitement began to bubble as soon as she saw the signs with Thomas’s familiar face on.…

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