Days Out: Southwater Country Park, Horsham

Last week, I had a rare Friday off and decided to venture somewhere new and visit Southwater Country Park in Horsham, West Sussex. Living in East Sussex, I don’t usually visit West Sussex as a) I prefer East Sussex (oooo! Controversial!) and b) I don’t know much about what’s around so I often just stick to where we all know and enjoy.

But after a quick Google and some recommendations I decided to go with Southwater Country Park. According to the website, it wasn’t that far from me (approx. 30 minutes) and was free to enter – so I was sold!

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Days Out: Diggerland and the Little Tikes Playzone!

Last weekend, we treated T’s nephew M to a day out at Diggerland. M is absolutely mad for diggers and all vehicles within the ‘digger’ category (please don’t make me name them all), so when we were invited to Diggerland to see the new Little Tikes Playzone we decided we couldn’t not take him as well.

M is two years older than T, although the only thing that gives it away is the difference in height and speech as T gives it a good go keeping up with his 4 year old cousin!

Diggerland is only 2 hours away from Brighton and is a fast and pleasant drive straight up the M25 to Rochester. Leaving at 8am we even had time to stop at the service station for coffee and to treat M to a (rather expensive!) magazine for the journey. As well as Kent, Diggerland also has locations Devon, Durham, Yorkshire, and Worcestershire.

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Days Out: Paradise Wildlife Park, Hertfordshire. 

What feels like a lifetime ago, we took T to Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire for his birthday treat as part of his second birthday celebrations!

We are big fans of farms and wildlife parks (we like zoo’s, just as long as they’re decent) so following a recommendation we decided to take ourselves further a field to visit somewhere new.

Paradise Park is huge wildlife park that not only houses an extraordinary variety of cats, but also boasts a number of breakout areas such as a woodland walk, train rides, and several large play areas of varying sizes. One of the first things we noticed about the park was the variety of things to see and do.

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Our Top 5 National Trust Locations (South East) & Giveaway!

We’ve been National Trust members for quite sometime now, making the most out of it when T started walking.

What we love about the locations within the National Trust is that you’re always spoilt for choice when it comes to what to do. The majority of the locations often come with historic buildings, but if that’s not your cup of tea then there is always a picturesque walk to enjoy – whether it’s woodland, gardens, or open fields. And if that doesn’t float your boat then there’s always the cafe that serve some of the best tea and cake!

Trying to pick a favourite location is like trying to pick your favourite chocolate bar. It depends on your mood. Sometimes I fancy exploring a castle. Sometimes I want to walk through the woods. But whatever I fancy, I know that the National Trust will be able to provide. Continue reading