Category Archives: Days Out & Holidays

Toddler Nutrition with Beaba and Purple Carrot

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to Jimmy’s Farm Festival by Beaba. The innovative baby brand were sponsors of the festival and alongside nutritionists Purple Carrot were holding some great workshops over the weekend. So I went along to see what I could learn. Continue reading Toddler Nutrition with Beaba and Purple Carrot

Wynyard Hall – Our Luxury Weekend

Like every parent we crave a bit of time off, so when Wynyard Hall asked if we would like to stay I grabbed the opportunity to get L off to his grandparents and booked some time in their Spa!!

Wynyard Hall
Such a view

Wynyard Hall is in County Durham, so a fair old journey for us, but we were yet to celebrate our wedding anniversary and love the area having recently been on holiday nearby so it was perfect for us. I am so glad we made the journey. It is seriously the most luxurious weekend I have ever had. EVER.

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What We Took Camping

We kicked off July with our first ever camping trip. We headed to the New Forest for a Park Ranger weekend with Camping in the Forest and got to meet Chris Packham.

So what did we take for our first ever camping trip?

Camping with a toddler
Surveying his territory

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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

Check out my vlog over on YouTube to find out what makes me feel the stress.  Continue reading 5 Things I Find Stressful About Holidays

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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