Out & About

Out and About is where you’ll find all our travel related posts. From holidays in the UK and abroad, to wanderlust lists of amazing destinations! Also day trips and accommodation reviews!

Days out: Drusillas & The New Rainforest Carousel

Drusillas Park is somewhere we really love to visit as a family, as it has enough to keep us busy for the whole day, with so much to see and do. From rare animals to soft play with so much between it really is a great place for a day out! We were invited to visit this week to coincide…

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Brickosaurs at Marwell Zoo

A week ago the kids and I spent the day at Marwell Zoo searching for their new arrivals, all the Brickosaur dinosaurs! These amazing creatures are hand-made by a team of professional builders- out of LEGO! They really are very impressive and as both kids love dinosaurs and Arlo has just got into Lego in a big way it was…

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Wanderlust: Top Walking Holidays in the Pyrenees

Forming a natural border between France and Spain, with tiny Andorra enfolded within their peaks, the Pyrenees stretch some 430km from their Catalan-speaking, Mediterranean east coast to their Basque-speaking, Atlantic west in the Bay of Biscay. In between, their high meadows, craggy peaks and deep gorges provide the setting for superlative walking. With frequent, budget flights from the UK to…

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Days Out: Go Boat London

London is a city that I think you can never tire of, there is always so much to see and do and it is ever changing – though thankfully there is still a lot of history to explore and learn about. Obviously the Thames is London’s most famous waterway, and I’ve done trips along there before but last weekend we…

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Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall – Wales

In April last year we spent a week in Wales with friends and I don’t think I ever really shared anything about it because I wanted a proper holiday from work and blogging. Also Arlo was pretty sick for the whole week as it turned out he’d caught a parasitic bug from a petting farm (along with a load of…

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Standen House National Trust [Days Out]

A couple of weekends ago when we were having that weirdly hot spell that just didn’t feel right for a February in England we headed out to Standen House, one of the National Trust properties in West Sussex to make use of our National Trust family membership. Standen House is a few minutes drive from East Grinstead and sits in…

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Wanderlust: Italy

Italy has so much to offer as a holiday destination from the long Mediterranean coast line to the historic cities. I think I could happily plan a holiday a year there for the next five years! But for now here are the areas that are top of my list. The first is Venice purely because it is so unique.  The…

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Travel: South Coast towns to visit by Train

We live on the South Coast and in fact I have done pretty much all my life but there are still so many towns I’ve not really explored with the kids, or at all in some cases! This year I want to take a few more day trips with them by train, we live right next to a station and…

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