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...

Dirty Dancing at Bournemouth Pavilion

•Complimentary Press Tickets• Growing up, my favourite film of all time was Dirty Dancing. At one point, I lived and breathed it. Seriously, I kid you not, I paid my younger brother to learn the dance moves with me so that I could try and be ‘Baby’. Yes, I know, major cringe! For me, Dirty Dancing epitomises everything about coming of age, experiencing your first kiss, your first feelings of...

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...

Midweek Dinner and Drinks at Revolution Bournemouth

Review Visit  Recently I was invited along with some of the other Bournemouth Bloggers to enjoy dinner and drinks at Revolution Bournemouth. Having visited a couple of months ago with Ed, I already knew that the food was tasty, but I was looking forward to having a nice catch up with the girls and trying some of the new items on the menu. We arrived at 6pm and were shown...

Family Fun at Hollywood Bowl Branksome – Review

Review Visit A couple of weeks ago Ed and I headed over to the Hollywood Bowl at Branksome with the children for a game of bowling and some food. The venue has recently undergone a refurbishment and rebrand and I was really impressed with how much they have in what is arguably a fairly small venue. We usually go to the bigger local venue in the Tower Park leisure complex,...

A Much Needed Girls Night with Bh2 Leisure – Review

Review Visit  On Tuesday night, I headed over to the Bh2 Leisure centre with Amy from Everything Mummy and Katie from My Best Make for a much needed girls night. As well as all being bloggers, we are also all mums, with seven kids between us, so it was amazing to get out and have a good catch up over some drinks and good food. Bh2 has an excellent range...

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....

Cocktails and Cake – A Tipsy Afternoon Tea at Slug & Lettuce Old Christchurch Road

Last Saturday I headed over to the newly opened Slug & Lettuce Old Christchurch Road in Bournemouth to sample their Cocktails and Cake afternoon tea. I have sampled a few afternoon teas over the past few months, so I was quite intrigued to try their tipsy take on the British classic. I also got to take along my mum, which was lovely as we don’t see each other as often...

A Morning of Total Relaxation at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel

Isn’t January a bit of a rubbish month? Who decided to make the first month after the Christmas break last for what seems like forever? Couldn’t we have a nice short month like February to ease us back into things? Fortunately I was invited along with some of the Bournemouth Bloggers to the Christchurch Harbour Hotel for a morning of relaxation in their brilliant HarSpa, which has recently had its...

Mummy Mondays – Autumn Activities with Children

As much as I love autumn, the colder and sometimes more miserable weather can make it harder to decide on activities to keep the children occupied. Sundays are our family days, where we try and make an effort to get out and about and shake off the cobwebs. These are some of our favourite autumn activities with children. Pumpkin Picking  I know, I know. I bang on about pumpkin picking...