Category Archives: Days Out & Holidays

Get A Feel for the Amazon this Summer

If you want to feel like you’ve stepped straight into South America without straying from Norfolk, Amazona Zoo is the place to be! It’s one our favoured day trips, we really love it.

Tucked away in Cromer, on the North Norfolk coast, this wonderful attraction has over 200 beautiful tropical animals to gaze in awe at, as well as a fantastic children’s play area, all combining to make a unique and fun day out! It really is very different from other zoos in the area.  Amazona Zoo is the ideal place to plan a trip to this summer – there’s something for every age to enjoy!

Amazona Zoo
Amazona Zoo – Jaguar

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5 Things I Find Stressful About Holidays

I love a good holiday, but there are certainly elements I find very stressful, so I use Rescue Remedy.

Travelling with Rescue
Life can be an adventure

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Finding our Inner Child with Camping in the Forest

Camping in the Forest recently conducted a survey and found that 48% of parents said they miss the lack of responsibility which came with being a child and 37% of parents worry their children are too wrapped up in technology. So we spent the weekend with them at their Holmsley site the New Forest camping and unleashing our inner child.

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The Handmade Fair 2017

It is no secret that I love to craft, so I am really excited to be attending Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair at Hampton Court this year. Running from the 15th to the 17th of September this year looks like it will be fantastic. 

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A Day Out at Diggerland

Whilst we were on holiday with Verdant Leisure at their stunning Heather View Leisure Park in County Durham a couple of weeks ago we had some lovely days out. I’m going to try to write about them all over the coming weeks, but today I wanted to share our trip to Diggerland.

Diggerland
This spun husb until he was green

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Our Verdant Leisure Holiday at Heather View

We are not long back from the most fabulous holiday with Verdant Leisure. We spent Half Term week in County Durham, at the beautiful Heather View Leisure Park which is only a walk away from the town of Stanhope.

Verdant Leisure
After a long journey the play area was a welcome find

It’s a long old drive from Norfolk to County Durham. Long! L handled it like a trooper though. It’s fair to say when we arrived at Heather View he was eager to get out of the car. Our lodge was quite ready for us when arrived so we took the chance to have a little wander around the site. 

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The Benefits of Travelling

I have never travelled in the sense of going on off on some great adventure all by myself. I’ve gone on holidays. But always with someone. I’ve seen a lot of places and had amazing experiences. The idea of travelling, really travelling, I find quite a stressful thought. But what are the benefits of travelling?

Flight
Waiting for a flight in the rain

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Our #RailAdventure to The Museum of East Anglian Life

You may remember during the Easter Holidays Greater Anglia launched their #RailAdventure campaign and we headed out for a great Adventure to Somerleyton Hall. Well to kick off the Half Term we’ve been on another #RailAdventure, this time we went to Stowmarket and The Museum of East Anglian Life.

#RailAdventure
Excited to be heading off

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Vertigo Adventures

Last Sunday husb and I headed off to Welwyn Garden City for a day of challenges with Vertigo Adventures. An amazing high ropes centre in Stanborough Park.

Vertigo Adventures
A glimpse of the high and low ropes

Now I’m not a fan of heights, I have no co-ordination and was a very long way out of my comfort zone. It was still one of the highlights of my week though. Husb on the other hand was in his element. 

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Sandringham setting for Butterfly Walk fundraiser

The Benjamin Foundation’s annual Butterfly Walk on Sunday 25th June

East Anglian charity, The Benjamin Foundation, will hold its fourth annual Butterfly Walk at Sandringham Country Park on Sunday 25th June.

The Walk will follow one of Sandringham’s trails, and is around three miles long, meandering through the Country Park’s historic woodland. Quiz questions are posted along the route, providing added fun for adults and children, with prizes for the best set of answers in each age group up for grabs at the end of the Walk. Within the Country Park there are plenty of perfect picnic spots, a large children’s play area, restaurant, gift shop and a farmers’ market, so a lovely day out for the whole family.

Butterfly Walk
Butterfly Walk at High Lodge last year

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