Republic Of Ireland

Although we haven’t done very much exploring of the Republic of Ireland yet – its planned for next year! – we wanted to share with you this fab hotel we stayed in at Leighlinbridge in County Carlow on our travels this year, because it really is gorgeous! The Lord Bagenal Hotel is a 5* star […]

Isle Of Wight Bembridge lifeboat station

Isle Of Wight Family Travel Guide

When Lilian was only a year old we went away on our first family holiday to the Isle Of Wight.  It was the start of a love affair with the island and we have been back again so many times since.  It’s the perfect place for a family holiday that caters for all ages.  From […]

Wild pony in the New Forest among the trees

New Forest Family Travel Guide

The New Forest was where I went for my very first holiday as a child.  My parents owned a little caravan and would take me and the dog down to the New Forest camping for the weekend on a regular basis.  It sparked a lifelong love for the place and now I take my own […]


Weymouth Family Travel Guide

What To Do When visiting Weymouth the first place you need to head to is of course the sea front.  Weymouth is a beautiful traditional coastal town full of old-fashioned charm that takes me right back to my childhood.  It is crammed full of lovely little seaside souvenir shops, ice cream parlors and amusement arcades.  […]

Alton towers

Santa Sleepover At Alton Towers

Address: Farley Lane, Alton, Stoke-On-Trent, ST10 4DB Price Band: £££ Website: We have just returned home from absolutely the most magical Christmassy weekend ever!!  From start to finish we have had such a fabulous time that we couldn’t even choose a ‘highlight’ of the weekend because it was all so good!  Be prepared – […]

Legoland hotel

Legoland Hotel Junior Builders Week

Address: Winkfield Road, Windsor, SL4 4AY Price Band:£££ Website: Over the last couple of years we have enjoyed a trip to the Legoland Hotel for Junior Builders Week. This is a fab opportunity to stay at the hotel and experience it in all its Lego glory without the price tag that it usually carries. […]

Chessington Santa Sleepover

Address: Leatherhead Road, Chessington, KT9 2NE Price Band: £££ Website: Last Christmas we decided we wanted to make the most of the festive spirit and so having done some research we decided to book a Santa Sleepover weekend at Chessington World Of Adventure.  The price included 2 day access to the on-site sea life […]