Budget Friendly Activities for Kids this Summer

•Features some gifted items• There are two weeks left of the summer holidays here in the south of England, and sometimes it can feel a little like the days stretch out ahead, requiring all the money to keep kids occupied and amused. I am fortunate to not only to have the summer with my children, but to also have both my mum and my husband off work for the duration,...

A Visit to Kidz Island on South Parade Pier

•Complimentary review visit• A couple of weeks ago, Ed and I made the 45 minute car journey over to South Parade Pier in Southsea to visit Kidz Island – a family amusement area situated at the end of the pier. We had been kindly gifted unlimited ride wristbands, which you can purchase for just £7.50, allowing you to go on as many rides as you would like throughout the day....

A Family Holiday to The Lakes

I must admit, I do love a holiday abroad. There is something freeing to get on a plane and head away for a proper break from everything, but it simply wasn’t something that was in our budget for this summer, so instead we have booked a couple of small staycations in the UK instead over August. The first was a few days in The Lake District with family – there...

A Minibreak at Inn in the Park, Poole

•Complimentary stay• The Bournemouth Bloggers have been working with Inn in the Park, in Poole, over the past month to help promote the venue and their restaurant menu. As part of this, Ed and I were invited along to enjoy a stay with dinner, and it was the perfect chance to spend some quality time together as a couple, and reconnect after a rather stressful few months. Although our favourite...

Exploring Bournemouth, Poole & The Jurassic Coast with City Sightseeing

•Gifted tickets• The summer holidays are upon us and, as parents, we have been trying to find new activities to do to keep the kids entertained whilst they are off school. Living in a seaside town, we are lucky to have the beach just a short drive away as a fallback, but sometimes it is nice to try something new, and to explore the area with fresh eyes. City Sightseeing...

A Family Day Out at Adventure Wonderland

•Press tickets• We live around ten minutes away by car from Adventure Wonderland’s fun family park, but I have never actually been before, or taken the children. When I was offered press tickets, I knew it would be a lovely way to spend a sunny Sunday and we headed over yesterday morning to see what Adventure Wonderland had in store for us. Benjamin is not quite three, and the park’s...

How to Spend a Summer’s Day in Liverpool

•Guest Collaborative Post• Whether you’re a Liverpool local or just visiting for the summer, you’ll want to know where is best to go when the sun decides to stay (at least for a day or two). In Liverpool, there are many beer gardens, rooftops and parks where you can enjoy the sun and maybe even catch a tan.  Here are some of the best summer hotspots in Liverpool, which will...

Places to Visit in Somerset with Children

We recently went on a little staycation to Somerset with the children. It was a spur of the moment trip, booked only a week beforehand, so I hadn’t really looked into what there was to do in the area. Instead, we had a bit of a Google, whilst we were there and decided on a few places to visit. It was a really enjoyable break away, and I wanted to...

Want A Romantic Getaway? Well Check These Out!

•Collaborative contributed post• Being in love: there aren’t many better feelings, let’s be honest. One day you’re meandering through life without someone to call your own, then out of nowhere, you find someone that you worship and who worships you. You initially spend pretty much every waking moment thinking about them and hoping they’re having a good day – you then cannot wait to be around them from the moment...