Category Archives: Days Out & Holidays

An Amazing Day at Museum of Norwich at The Bridewell

I hadn’t visited the Museum of Norwich at The Bridewell since I was a kid. A middle school trip if I recall. Today L and I had been invited along to see the half term activities that Dipple & Conway Opticians had teamed up with them for to mark their centenary.

Museum Norwich Bridewell
Our visit to The Museum of Norwich at The Bridewell

We’d already done loads that morning and I was worried L wouldn’t really be in the right mood, plus I woefully unprepared for a day out with a three year old.

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L was happy from the second we got inside the door and he saw this engine

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Aldi #MamiaDaysOut Challenge

I love Aldi. I’ll make no bones about it. It’s cheap, stocks my favourite lemonade with coconut and lime in it and my second favourite bottle of Pinot. The SpecialBuys are some of my favourite things ever. Oh and the nappies and wipes are amazing.

My Aldi love story has only been added to recently. You see I have been taking part in the Aldi #MamiaDaysOut Challenge with BritMums so I was sent a very lovely hamper filled with goodies to get out and about with from the Mamia range.

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Enjoying a Mamia Fruit Pouch at Whitlingham

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Rain and Popcorn – My Weekend

It was our wedding anniversary in July, so back in April I booked us tickets to go and see Top Gun at an outdoor cinema event at the stunning Blickling Hall.

We’d never been to an outdoor cinema before and were both really excited. It would be a lovely way for us to spend an evening together. We roped my parents in to babysit and finally after months of waiting it was time for out night out.  Continue reading Rain and Popcorn – My Weekend

Fun on the Broads with Herbert Woods


This year to celebrate  their 90th anniversary Herbert Woods added the new Starlight 24 Picnic Boats to their day hire fleet.

It is the first new design of the original Picnic Boat designed by Herbert Woods in 60 years. So of course we felt it only right that we tested it out.

We picked a great day for it, the sun was shining, there was a nice breeze and we were ready for a fun day out on the water.

The original plan had been to head out under Potter Heigham Bridge and go towards Horsey, exploring the broads that end of the county. But the tide was too high for us to actually get the boat under the bridge though, so instead we put Neatishead in our sights. Continue reading Fun on the Broads with Herbert Woods

Our Day at The Wayland Show 2016


The Wayland Show 2016

Last weekend we took L to The Wayland Show. I can’t believe we hadn’t been before, I felt sure we must have done, but no, this was our first visit.

The Wayland Show is held in Watton, it has loads of parking and there is so much to see and do. We were lucky to have an amazing sunny day, if a bit blustery and L had just the best time.

We loved the fact that as soon as we arrived the local Lions Club was on hand with free wristbands for the kids in case they wandered off, which was super handy as L was so excited he went a bit feral.

We headed to the show for the afternoon and were a little concerned we might have missed the best of it but we really hadn’t. Continue reading Our Day at The Wayland Show 2016

Holiday Memories

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Little Chef Map – Image Credit Little Chef

Since having L we’ve enjoyed a lot of family holidays and making new memories with him. We haven’t shied away from anything with him, boats, tents, caravans, distance. It’s all been worthwhile for the new experiences and fantastic holiday memories.

Making Holiday Memories Portsmouth 2014
Making Holiday Memories Portsmouth 2014

What’s struck me most is the odd similarities and weird little things that have happened.  Continue reading Holiday Memories

The Wayland Show 2016

114th Year – The Wayland Show, Sunday 7th August 2016

We’re looking forward to this year’s Wayland Show, here’s to what to expect. Maybe we’ll see you there?

The Wayland Agricultural Show, one of the UK’s longest running traditional agricultural shows in the UK, (now in its 144 the year), returns to Watton in Norfolk, from the new time of 9am on Sunday 7th August 2016, to provide families with a fun-filled, dynamic and educational day out in the Norfolk countryside.

“With a packed schedule of entertainment there’s something for everyone.  This is countryside entertainment and education at its best – and even better, this family day out raises money for local charities in the area,” says Chairman Adrian Soskin. Continue reading The Wayland Show 2016

Our Morning at the Devon Railway Centre

As we did so many amazing trips when we were in Devon thanks to Devon’s Top Attractions, I wanted to share them all with you, so over the next few days expect plenty of posts about the places we went, what we loved, what we didn’t and most importantly what toddler L thought of them, so in this article I’ll tell you about the last day of  holiday and our final trip out at The Devon Railway Centre.

Mummy and son train ride
Mummy and son train ride

On the final Friday of our holiday I had a plan, a cunning plan, or so I thought. It was simple really. Continue reading Our Morning at the Devon Railway Centre

Our Day at The Milky Way Adventure Park

As we did so many amazing trips when we were in Devon thanks to Devon’s Top Attractions, I wanted to share them all with you, so over the next few days expect plenty of posts about the places we went, what we loved, what we didn’t and most importantly what toddler L thought of them, so in this article I’ll tell you about our trip to The Milky Way Adventure Park.

The Milky Way Express
The Milky Way Express

Our last full day in Devon was a bit of rainy and miserable one but not to be put off we headed to The Milky Way Adventure Park that has over 110,000 sq ft of indoor play, it was definitely the right choice and couldn’t have been a more perfect place to spend our day.  Continue reading Our Day at The Milky Way Adventure Park

An Afternoon at Quince Honey Farm

As we did so many amazing trips when we were in Devon thanks to Devon’s Top Attractions, I wanted to share them all with you, so over the next few days expect plenty of posts about the places we went, what we loved, what we didn’t and most importantly what toddler L thought of them, so in this article I’ll tell you about our trip to Quince Honey Farm.

Tree trunk hive
Tree trunk hive

Our trip to Quince Honey Farm did not start well, as it was around an hour from where we were staying at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park and some of the other days out we went on we knew it was perfect napping distance so decided to go one afternoon. We went after a really great morning at The BIG Sheep and the little one slept the whole way there, on the bizarre detour we took and in the car park when we gave up finding places to drive. Continue reading An Afternoon at Quince Honey Farm