Category: UK Breaks

  • Hillcroft Camp Site Pooley Bridge

    Hillcroft Campsite – Pooley Bridge

    At the beginning of the year, we started to plan our annual camping trip with our friends the Lights and Walkers.  The previous year we had stayed at Park Foot campsite at Pooley Bridge which we enjoyed but wasn’t without a few minor hiccups.  Mainly involving our leaking tent and an incident with dog poo!  […]

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    Remembering My First Time!

    It only seems like a couple of years ago, but when I work it out it was around 1987. I would have been 9 years old at the time. My parents had booked a coach trip with the Evening Chronicle to travel down to London and see The Phantom of the Opera. What seemed like […]

  • Caving Adventure at Center Parcs Whinfell Forest

    Caving Adventure at Center Parcs Whinfell Forest

    Every four years I like to visit Center Parcs Whinfell Forest with friends. OK, I’ll reword that… My first visit to Center Parcs Whinfell Forest was four years ago and my second visit was last weekend. Out of all the activities and experiences to do there I really wanted to try the caving experience. However, none […]

  • London Zoo Animals

    Visit to ZSL London Zoo

    As we only visit London once a year or so we like to try new places each time.  ZSL London Zoo is always somewhere I’ve fancied going so we made a plan to head there on Easter Sunday.  I really didn’t have a clue what to expect or how large it was.  Arriving around 12 […]

  • Museum of London Docklands

    Visit to Museum of London Docklands

    We are back from our epic Easter weekend trip to London with sore feet and a lighter wallet.  Our first stop was the Museum of London Docklands. London for us is always worth the effort and we aim to visit at least once a year with the kids.  There is just so much to explore […]

  • Is School of Rock the Musical suitable for kids

    Is the School of Rock Musical London Kid Friendly?

    The School of Rock Musical London wasn’t on our todo list. We’d planned on fun outdoor sightseeing. After our riverboat cruise in the rain, walk through Canary Wharf in the rain and Trip to the Museum through the rain, we created a new plan. What was meant to be fun sightseeing activities turned into how can […]

  • Meadowside Scarborough holiday let

    Our Secret Scarborough Retreat

    Nearly 10 years ago my parents decided to buy a holiday home in Scarborough.  I hadn’t been to the seaside town for years and couldn’t really remember having visited in my childhood.  I really had no idea what to expect. Myself, my Mam, Dad, brother Phil and 6 week old Imogen in the maxi cosi […]

  • Norfolk Broads

    Crashing a boat on the Norfolk Broads

    Every other year we head down to our friends The Speeds at Great Yarmouth. Every other year we looks to do something different. We’ve done the beaches and pleasure parks, so what’s the plan this year? I suggested going on the broads in a boat. Ideally stopping on one over night, but apparently that isn’t […]

  • Surprises our Girls at Alton Towers

    How we surprised the girls at Alton Towers!

    Some people think a day out walking round a crowded theme park the equivalent of hell. Queuing for disappointing rides, being fleeced for overpriced hotdogs and listening to other kids whine is just not for them.   If you have learnt anything from our blog ramblings you will know that is just not us! We […]

  • Drayton Manor Rides

    Drayton Manor Theme Park – Staffordshire

    Drayton Manor Theme Park is located in Tamworth. Thomas Land is a huge draw to parents with smaller kids and is ideal for the under 5’s.  This was our first visit to the Drayton Manor Theme Park and Drayton Manor Hotel.  We were keen to see how it compared with the Merlin owned Chessington, Alton […]

  • Drayton Manor Hotel Deals

    Drayton Manor Hotel Deals- Stay & Play

    Just a week after we returned from our short Easter trip to Drayton Manor we heard the terrible news of the death of 11 year old Evha Jannath.  A full Health and Safety investigation has been launched to hopefully prevent something like this from ever happening again.  Lessons need to be learned as no parent should ever […]