Days Out: The Rainforest Carousel at Drusillas, East Sussex (Review) [AD – Press Trip]

Last weekend, we were invited to a press event at Drusillas Park to try out their new ride for 2019; the Rainforest Carousel. It’s been a while since we last visited, and seeing as it’s just around the corner from us we jumped at the chance to visit again.

We love Drusillas for so many reasons, not only is it a lovely little zoo but it has some fantastic rides for young children / thrill seekers. There’s also always something extra going on, from visits by Hey Duggee or Peter Rabbit, to seasonal events at Christmas and Halloween!

The Rainforest Carousel opened last weekend and we were lucky enough to be one of the first few people to ride on it before everyone else. Here’s what we thought and what we got up to.

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Days Out: Gringotts Bank at Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London (Review) [AD – Press Trip]

This week we were invited to the opening of the new 2019 feature at Warner Bros. Studios in London – Gringotts Wizarding Bank – the studio’s biggest expansion to date!

Opening on 6th April 2019, it primarily celebrates the last two Harry Potter movies – the Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2 where the bank and vaults are featured the most – as well as featuring lots of favourite props from The Philosopher’s Stone, such as vault 687.

I’ve now lost count as to how many times we’ve visited the studios, but it really doesn’t matter as there’s always something new to see. There’s also something incredibly special about revisiting where magic was literally made.

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Days Out: The Tate Modern, London

Last week, we were invited to London for an event, but seeing as it was only for the morning we thought we’d make the most out of our day (and train ticket!) and remain in London for the rest of the day.

Sadly, Sharon had to head back to work for the afternoon after the event; leaving T and I to our own devices, so we decided to take advantage of this and take a quick train ride to The Tate Modern. This was going to be T’s first visit to the galley. I was so excited!

We don’t usually do many “firsts” without Sharon, but art is one of the few things Sharon and I differ on. It’s not to say she dislikes art, she just doesn’t get it. She can appreciate a good painting or photograph, but that’s as far as it goes. I, on the other hand, really enjoy the arts and feel that it’s an incredibly important subject for children to explore. In fact, the earlier the better.

What do you think?

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Days Out: The Brighton Explorer Pass (Review) [AD – Press Trip]

Last week, as part of the half term “festivities”, we were invited to try out the new Brighton ‘Explorer Pass’, which allows you to visit (and combine) some of your favourite, all weather, Brighton attractions; The Sealife Centre, the i360, and the Royal Pavilion, for up to a fraction of the original cost.

Previously known as the ‘combi-ticket’, the Explorer Pass can be combined three ways depending on what attraction you wish to visit. As we were already visiting the Sealife centre that day, we thought we’d make a day of it and visit the i360 as well.

With our ticket, we also had the option to visit the Royal Pavilion, but we thought we’d save that for another day thanks to the Explorer Pass having a 30 day life on it from the day of purchase.

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Days Out: Our Favourite South-East Train Trips

This is a collaborative post with Southern Railway

T’s obsession with trains will sometimes mean that when we go out for the day we will often think whether we can get there by train instead of car. Although there’s more comfort in travelling by car, traffic jams and having to suddenly find somewhere for a three year old to relieve themselves sort of takes that comfort away.

With a train, you don’t have jams as such, and you often have several toilets on board. Plus, you don’t have to concentrate as much, meaning you can have fun with your family. In our case, it’s answering a million questions from a train-obsessed three year old.

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Days Out: Underwater Superheroes at Brighton Sealife Centre (Review) [AD – Press Trip]

This week, as part of our Brighton Sealife Centre Ambassadorship, we were invited to a new event at the centre; Underwater Superheroes, which is a new interactive trail about the physical powers of five ‘SUPER’ underwater heroes, with challenges throughout the trail to become the sixth superhero!

Running until the 17th March, guests are invited to unveil their inner superhero; from testing their strength against a starfish or their speed against a shark. There’s also an exclusive activity book which reveals to all trainee heroes their very own superpower.

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