Our Visit To Chartwell, Family Home and Garden of Sir Winston Churchill

Our Visit To Chartwell, Family Home and Garden of Sir Winston Churchill

We had a lovely little staycation recently.  We stayed in Kent for one night and visited Chartwell and Hever Castle, we then headed to Windosr and visited LEGOLAND® We spent the night in the LEGOLAND® Hotel and spent a night at the De Vere Beaumont Hotel and visited Windsor Castle. Chartwell is somewhere that had been on my bucket list for a long time.  It is the Childhood home and garden of Sir Winston Churchill and you can feel the history and magnitude of the place from the second you step foot inside.  Entry to the house itself is by timed ticket,…

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Our Trip To LEGOLAND® Windsor with Family & Friends Railcard

Our Trip To LEGOLAND® Windsor with Family & Friends Railcard

We recently visited LEGOLAND® and, as they say, we let the train take the strain!  We travelled by train LEGOLAND® Windsor and used a Family & Friends Railcard.  A Family & Friends railcard is £30 per year and you get up to 1/3rd of adult fares and up to 60% off child fares.  It also gives you 2for1 entry to selected attractions – including a LEGOLAND® Windsor!  Travelling by train was a rare treat for Lily and she was really excited.  Lily loved waiting for the train on the platform and became a bit of a train spotter on the platform.  She…

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Willows Farm Easter Eggstravaganza Review

Willows Farm Easter Eggstravaganza Review

We were recently invited along to Willows Activity Farm near St Albans, Herts to review their Easter Eggstravaganza.  We are already huge Willows Farm fans and had such an incredible time at the Willows Farm Santa Spectacular that we really couldn’t wait to go and see what fun they had in store for Easter. Our day started with watching a cow milking demonstration.  It was really informative and presented in a very fun way.  At the end of the demonstration the presenters showed the children the milk they had collected.  Lily’s reaction  priceless; she said “I wouldn’t drink that milk,…

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Paradise Wildlife Park – World of Dinosaurs Review

Paradise Wildlife Park – World of Dinosaurs Review

Paradise Wildlife Park has always been such a huge part of my life – I spent most of my days in the Summer School Holidays when I was 16; those old enough will remember the live animal shows hey used to do. My favourite was always the one where the parrots would roller skate! Paradise Wildlife Park has been a huge part of Lily’s life so far too. She has had many a play date there and has also celebrated all three of her birthdays there! It is lovely to have somewhere just down the road where we can see…

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5 Free Indoor Places To Visit This January In/Near Herts & Essex!

5 Free Indoor Places To Visit This January In/Near Herts & Essex!

January can be a challenging month for families. Purse strings can be quite tight for most people following the extravagance of Christmas and the weather is typically wet and cold at best! With that in mind I have a created a this post to help you find some fun January family days out. Beat the winter blues with some of these amazing family adventures!  I hope this little guide helps you find somewhere dry and fun to go! FREE INDOOR PLACES TO VISIT THIS JANUARY The RAF Museum Hendon RAF Museum London, Grahame Park Way, London, NW9 5LL There is…

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