Days Out: Christmas at Marwell 2017

Last weekend we were invited to Marwell zoo too experience Christmas at Marwell and it was the perfect way to continue our Christmas festivities after visiting Winter Wonderland the previous weekend. We took Athena, Arlo and Jessica and they were all so excited to be meeting Father Christmas in his grotto, not to mention the presents they were given! But before…

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Travel: The Best Swimming Pools in Sussex

Swimming is probably one of the best forms of exercise we can do. It’s not restricted to age or fitness level, and is even suitable for the physically and mentally impaired in appropriate set ups with qualified support. If you don’t feel up to braving a sea swim, Sussex has some great swimming pools, inside and out, so there’s no…

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Shriek Week at Drusillas Park

Anyone looking for a fun Halloween themed day out on the South coast needs to check out the Halloween themed Shriek Week at Drusillas Park! For the whole half term week, from Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th October the park will be transformed into a ghoulishly creepy place, full of adventure, creepy crawlies and ghouls! Drusillas Park is the perfect family…

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Sunday Scrapbook – Fast weeks & Zippos Circus

Yet another week of the holidays has flown by. The days seem longer than normal but the weeks shorter, which is a little odd right? Anyway we’re entering the final full week of the summer holidays, hurrah! Last week was a fairly quiet one for us, with a lot of dull life/house admin on the to do list. We now…

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Days Out: Wakehurst Botanical Gardens, Sussex

It was my mums birthday on Saturday, and it’s a tradition that we go out somewhere nice for the day as having an August birthday generally means that we can expect good weather. Thankfully this year was no exception and we had a lovely sunny day with a slight breeze to help us keep cool! We decided on Wakehurst, which…

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Hippo on the Moon at Brighton Theatre Royal

On Tuesday the kids and I headed to the Theatre Royal in New Road, Brighton. We’d been invited to see the stage adaptation of The First Hippo on the Moon, the book by David Walliams. If you’ve read the book you’ll know it doesn’t take long to read, so I was wondering how it would translate to a stage show.…

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Travel: Camping in Rye & Camber Sands

The weekend before last we packed our camping gear and drove off to Rye on Friday one Sam had finished work. The Monday before we’d decided we should make the most of Sam having a weekend off work, plus it was Fathers Day that Sunday! We roped in our friends to come with us and met them half way there…

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Days Out: Picnics at Knepp Castle

There something so lovely about eating outside, and as we don’t have a garden we have to get our al-fresco food fix in the form of picnics. A couple of weeks ago we picked up a picnic backpack at a car boot (brand new for £2!) and it was full of cutlery, plates, ice blocks and plastic glasses, even tiny little…

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