Category Archives: Days Out & Holidays

Treasure Trails – Wymondham

If you are like me then you’ll want to be getting outdoors whatever the weather. However, this time of year, when it’s cold, wet and windy it can be hard to find the enthusiasm for it. Harder still to get the rest of the family on board. That’s one of the many reasons we love Treasure Trails, how better to persuade a five year old out of the warm and into the cold than becoming super spies for the day, spies with a mission to solve.

Treasure Trails
Who wouldn’t want to explore Wymondham?
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Merrivale model Village

We love Merrivale Model Village in Great Yarmouth and L and I try to visit at least once a year, so incase you were looking for a good day out in Norfolk I thought I’d share this little gem with you.

Merrivale Model Village

Situated along the parade in Great Yarmouth Merrivale Model Village is easy to find and there is plenty of parking in Yarmouth so that’s not an issue.

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Choose The Broads in Norfolk for Celebrating Valentine’s

Thinking about doing something a little different this Valentine’s? Then why not surprise your love with a holiday or day boat cruise on The Broads in Norfolk with the long established boat operator, Herbert Woods.

Herbert Woods Picnic Boat

You can choose from a selection of luxury boats from their fleet or charter their special   ‘Spark of Light’ 1927 vintage vessel for Valentine’s Day.

Herbert Woods offers some tips on their most romantic cruisers for your special celebration.

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Pettitts Animal Adventure Park – review

As it was L’s birthday so early into the new school year, his first school year at that, we opted against a party this year. It would have just been too much for us all. So instead, we headed out with his best friend, who just so happens to celebrate his birthday the day before L, to hang out at Pettitts Animal Adventure Park

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park

We had never visited before and I honestly didn’t know what to expect. It’s been going as long as I can remember, but even as a child I never went. So we headed off, full of anticipation and with a very excited birthday boy.

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Our Visit to Croxden Abbey

We’re enjoying our second year of English Heritage membership. Membership for two adults, with L free, is £31 in Tesco Clubcard Vouchers. So it is next to no money. L loves castles, English Heritage have a lot. It’s free days out for a year.Croxden Abbey

I’m trying to write about all the properties we visit using our membership. What I liked, didn’t like, share some pictures. We more than made our money back on the membership last year and this, so I am very happy it is good value for money.

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Our Tour of JCB World HQ

One of the many things I did with L this year was visit the East Anglian Game and Country Fair. We had a fabulous time and watched the famous JCB Dancing Diggers perform. What I didn’t realise is that just by purchasing tickets I had been entered into a competition and I only went and won it! A tour of the JCB Worldwide Headquarters.

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Shrek’s Grotto at Shrek’s Adventure! London

Last weekend we were really lucky to be invited to the press launch of Shrek’s Grotto at Shrek’s Adventure! London. Combining the fun of Far Far Away with the classic December jolly of a visit to see Santa.

Shreks Grotto
Heading to meet Shrek and Santa

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