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...

A Visit to Compton Acres Poole

•Press Trip• Recently I was invited along to visit Compton Acres with the Bournemouth Bloggers and Darren Northeast PR, and it was lovely to take a look around at all the beautiful flowers in bloom and take some impromptu photos with my bestie Ciara at the same time. This was our second event with Darren, and I love how he always makes sure we have a fantastic time visiting local...

Why I Love Booking Last Minute Family Staycations

Last week, over half term, Ed, my mum, the kids and I all headed off on a little adventure. We had booked, last minute, to stay for a few nights in a farmyard cottage in Somerset, which is around a two hour drive from us in Bournemouth. I had been looking at trips abroad, but they work out so expensive, and due to logistics, it just wouldn’t have made sense...

Why Bournemouth is So Good for Hen Parties of All Types (and Not Just Loud Ones)

•Guest Collaborative Post• With a range of fun activities, a great nightlife, and a plethora of dining options, it should come as no surprise to anyone who has visited it that Bournemouth was recently named as one of the UK’s most popular destinations for hen parties. This town on the UK’s south coast has been building up a solid reputation as a fantastic place for a ‘staycation’ – and has a range of features...

Exploring the Jurassic Coast with Discover Dorset Tours

•Review• I have lived in the Bournemouth area for over twenty years now and yet, I feel there are still so many parts of Dorset I have yet to explore. We quite often head out to the New Forest, which is just across the border in Hampshire, but we don’t often go in the opposite direction, along the Jurassic Coast. When I was offered the chance to join Discover Dorset...

You’re Not Prepared For Travel, Unless You…

•Collaborative Post• You could be the most self-assured person in the world, but the moment it comes to travel somewhere with your family, you’ll start to encounter all kinds of doubts and worries. What if our travel route is delayed or canceled? What if I leave the oven on at home? What if I’m not able to get to the flight in time? What if one of my children becomes...

Days Out as a Family in Bournemouth

•Features review visits• With summer coming up, and the May half term upon us, I thought it would be nice to round up some of the brilliant amusements and activities located in and around Bournemouth for those of us with children. Whether you are local, and looking for suggestions on days out and about, or visiting the area for the holidays, I hope you can find something you love in...

Why a Cruise Should be on Your Bucket List

•Paid Post• Before Ed and I took the kids on our first cruise as a family last summer, it had never really been something I saw myself doing. I mean, I always figured cruising was for the older generation, for people who were retired and had all the time in the world to sail off around the world. In fact, it wasn’t until we were on the cruise itself that...

Going on Holiday as a Multi-Generational Family

Paid Post  My family has always been close knit. We love nothing more than a big celebration, where we have the chance to get together and catch up. I see my mum almost every day, and my nan at least once a week. It may not come as a surprise, therefore, that we have all been on holiday together, taking my own children along with us too. Having grown up...