Days Out: London Zoo {Review}

London Zoo was probably one of the first zoo’s Sharon and I remember visiting when we were young, which is no surprise seeing as it opened in 1828! I remember visiting when I was little and seeing a number of rare animals (for that time anyway!) and being in complete awe. From Gorillas to Pandas, London Zoo was one of a kind for many years. I’m also pretty sure I remember riding a camel.

More recently, we were introduced to the wonders of ZSL London Zoo: Gruesome Nature Live! at Camp Bestival, which got us thinking about re-visiting London Zoo. We rarely venture into London, so seeing as we were visiting for something else that day we thought we’d pay them a visit and see how much has changed over the twenty-something years.

Continue reading

Bluestone: Our Week in Wales 2018

Arriving home shortly after our first visit to Bluestone last year, we were soon on the Bluestone website booking our next visit. We had such an amazing time when we visited that we wanted to do it all over again the following year. Bluestone is like nothing we’ve ever experienced, and as written previously, is one of the few ‘holiday parks’ where we enjoy (and prefer) to stay on site!

We decided to book for the same time as the previous year, not only because we found a great deal but because we wanted to take advantage of the fact that we can still travel with T during school time – meaning everything would be a lot quieter. Plus, Bluestone is stunning in the Autumn.

Continue reading

Days Out: The Watercress Line Steam Railway (Mid Hants Railway)

A few weeks ago, we celebrated Sharon’s father’s birthday with a trip to the railway. It was the first birthday since his passing so we wanted to do something special. Something that we know he would have enjoyed doing.

So far, we’ve been to several Steam Railways and Miniature Railways local to us, and whilst they’re lovely to re-visit, we wanted to go somewhere new in the hope that Sharon’s dad would be with us; exploring it for the first time too.

Continue reading

Days Out: Sealife Centre, Brighton (and Lego Ocean Explorers!)

You’d think having an aquarium at home T would be sick of the sight of tropical fish, however when we were invited to Brighton Sealife Centre last week T was more than happy to get a second dose of tropical fish, especially as our visit was to take part in their new Lego ‘Ocean Explorers‘ adventure.

This isn’t our first time to a Sealife Centre, or Brighton Sealife for that matter, we’ve actually been to several across the country over the past few years (including when we didn’t have T), and one thing for sure is that we can always guarantee a good time. Sealife are just one of those places where children (and adults!) of all ages will have fun and learn lots too!

Continue reading

Days Out: Godstone Farm, Surrey

Last weekend, we were invited to visit Godstone Farm in Surrey. Although we’ve never been before as a family, Sharon remembers going some *cough* thirty years ago when she was little. Until Sharon had told me about the farm, I’d never heard of it – which is surprising considering we love a good farm and are always willing to travel to visit one.

Godstone Farm is only an hour away from Brighton via the M25 and is set amongst the Surrey Hills. We were really lucky with the weather during our visit, it meant that we were able to capture some of the gorgeous views the hills had to offer as well as experience the farm at it’s best.

Continue reading

Days Out: The New Goblet of Fire Exhibit at Warner Bros Studio Tour, London.

If you follow us on instagram you’ll know that we’re massive Potterheads. If you don’t know what that means, I’ll enlighten you:

Definition: Amazingly cool people who are obsessed with Harry Potter.

We adore the series and ever since Warner Bros. opened their studios in Watford, London we have visited the Harry Potter studio tour a number of times. You may think this as a bit excessive, but the tour is constantly changing and adding new features. As well as the seasonal changes where props are often adorned with snow in the winter or sets decorated with pumpkins in the autumn, there are also regular releases of new behind the scenes footage and experiences.

The last time we visited, T was a mere 18 months old and had just started walking. To him, it was a day out and a safe place to toddle with some fun stuff to do along the way. Fast forward another 18 months and it’s now a whole new experience.

Continue reading