Once Upon a Princess – Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne

Review visit  I only really go to the theatre for pantomimes over Christmas. I love going to see plays and shows, but I never get around to looking into what is on, and I only realise after they are over. When I was approached by the team behind Once Upon a Princess, a showcase of pop hits and princesses aimed at children (and those that are young at heart) I...

Celebrating my 30th in Disneyland Paris

Last week I turned 30 and, to celebrate, myself and Ciara went on a bit of a whirlwind trip to Disneyland Paris, where we stayed at the gorgeous Newport Bay Club and spent a wonderful two days in the parks before heading back home again. It was totally magical, and just what I needed to see off my twenties. I’ve been to Disneyland several times before, as a child myself...

Family Travel Wishlist

I am a strong believer that becoming a parent shouldn’t mean you are no longer able to travel where you want. Having said this, Ed and I haven’t actually explored many countries with the children as of yet. Last year we headed on our first cruise as a family, and got to visit Germany, France and the Norwegian Fjords, which was amazing. I’m not sure whether we will make it...

Exploring Bournemouth as a Local

Features gifted experiences  I have lived in Bournemouth for the majority of my life. My family moved here from Kent when I was eight years old and it has been my home since. As a local, it’s safe to say I consider myself somebody who knows the area pretty well. Which is why, when I was challenged to explore Bournemouth and search out venues a little off the beaten track,...

A Family Day Out at Marwell Zoo – Review

Review Visit  We are so fortunate to live where we do on the south coast. Not only are there plenty of fun activities in and around Bournemouth, if you travel a little further out, there are even more fantastic options for days out with the kids. Despite having lived in Bournemouth for over twenty years, I somehow had never been to Marwell Zoo, located between Southampton and Winchester, before. Cameron...

A Family Visit to Rock Reef – Review

Review Visit You may think that, as a seaside town, Bournemouth falls short when it rains. With so many fun, indoor and all-weather activities available around the local area, a little rain won’t stop us from having fun! A couple of weeks ago, Ed and I took the older two children along to Rock Reef, situated on Bournemouth Pier, to try out their climbing walls, pier cave and high-line activities....

Planning a Trip to Disneyland for a 30th Birthday

Ok, so as you probably know, I am turning 30 in just a couple of months at the beginning of May. I had been torn when it came to making a decision on how to celebrate this milestone birthday, as I had so many things I would like to do, but it simply wasn’t feasible to do some of them (Santorini, for example, was not only out of budget, but...