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Diggerland Kent

Earlier in the year we were lucky enough to be guests at Diggerland Kent. We had a fabulous time but then lockdown happened and it just didn’t feel like the right time to be writing about this great day out we had enjoyed, that now, no one else could. With the easing of restrictions it’s great to see that Diggerland is back and ready for visitors so here is a little bit about our experience.

Diggerland Kent
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MYTHICAL CREATURES at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

It’s the first day of half term!! Whoop!! I’m really excited to have some time off work to spend with L and he is really excited to have some time off school. Starting the week off with a bang we headed to one of our faves, Roarr!

Roarr!
We were team Dragon for sure

This half term they are offering half price kids entry if they go in fancy dress and it was really fun seeing all the kids dressed up, running around and having fun. There are lots of fun activities to take part in too.

We caught up with my sister and my niece and just made the most of the fact that we were somewhere a one year old and a six year old could both have fun and that there were plenty of things for us to do inside in the warm.

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New nocturnal and exotics house to open at Barleylands Farm Park

  • New space opens at Essex farm park for exotic mammals and reptiles 
  • Only place in South-East England where you can see some of these species 
Barleylands

A new nocturnal and exotics house has opened at Essex’s Barleylands Farm Park introducing visitors to some unusual creatures, some of which are not found anywhere else in the South-East of England.  

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The Big Bug Tour at intu Chapelfield

You may remember a couple of weeks ago I shared that intu Chapelfield would be hosting some rather large bugs in the centre for a fun and interactive tour. Well we went and enjoyed a sneak peak of the tour on the opening morning so I thought I’d share it with you.

Big Bugs on Tour
Big Bugs on Tour
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Room with a View – Greater Anglia Trains

I think we are lucky to live in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. With fabulous coastline, nature reserves and amazing walking pretty much wherever you turn. This summer I can barely think of a day where we haven’t been out exploring it, but all to often I miss huge chunks of what there is on offer as I’m travelling. Greater Anglia agree, which is why they think you should travel by train, where you will always have the best seat (and view) in the house.

Oulton Broad
Oulton Broad
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Real Good Ketchup

I’m hoping I’m not the only parent to have found that adding Ketchup to seemingly any meal makes it so down far more easily!

I’m fully aware it’s not always the best choice though. I try hard to think about what I’m feeding L and keep it healthy as well as fun but it’s not always that easy.

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Fun in London with Greater Anglia

As you all know the Easter break was a bit of a mixed bag for me, swapping form fun days out with the kid to funerals. What kept me going was the knowledge that we had a mini break in London booked, a stress free break with no driving and lots of fun.

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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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Our Holiday in the Sun

We go on holiday a lot with the kid, maybe two or three family breaks a year. We’ll camp, boat, caravan, we really don’t care but one thing they have all had in common is they have been self catering in the UK. They have also been work, reviews for this blog. We haven’t had a family holiday in the sun at all since L was born and technically I haven’t had a holiday at all.

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