For advent, we try to take the focus away from it being so much about "ooooo people are going to give me stuff" and add messages of family, charity and special time. So to combat that, alongside a chocolate calendar, the children get a challenge and activity calendar. Each day they get a little envelope … Continue reading Advent
We needed to find something to do for Christmas that would be easy to dip in and out of depending on the mental state and capacity of the children. Having been to Bluestone National Park Resort several times before, and knowing the setup, and the children having visited and enjoyed it... we figured it was … Continue reading Review: Christmas at Bluestone
Webbs of Wychbold, near Droitwich is just off J5 of the M5. It's a a bit of a complex containing things like a garden centre, pet supplies, a hobby craft, homewares, a cafe and a food hall amongst other things. We had heard several good things about the Winter Wonderland there and decided that we'd … Continue reading Review: Webbs Winter Wonderland (and Grotto)
Knowing that it gets busy and there's a lot of ground to cover, and that Caitlin would require lots of help in terms of mobility... we booked Monday-Thursday, term time in the autumn-winter season. It'd be quieter, we'd be in no rush and as long as we did everything we wanted to once, we'd be … Continue reading Disneyland Paris
When we booked our holiday, we had a free Half Board plan in place, so it was only around an extra £150 to make it full board for the rest of the time we were there. As we were staying in the New York Hotel, it meant we were on the plus plan - there's … Continue reading Review: Eating at Disneyland Paris – the Full Board Plus Experience.
We had booked the Dinsey's New York Hotel for our stay in Disneyland, having been a few times I know that it's located immediately at the end of the village meaning that you can walk everywhere and not have to rely on the (albeit free) shuttle buses. When we arrived at the hotel, we were … Continue reading Review: Disney’s New York Hotel, Paris
We travelled to Disneyland Paris from Ebbsfleet International Train Station in Kent, via Eurostar. And even though we were going on an indirect service I will always say this is the best way to get there (regardless of your starting station); driving is stressful and relies on ferries, or getting the shuttle - why sit … Continue reading Review: Travelling to Disneyland Paris
So.... the weekend came. We were heading to Kent. Why add Kent to our trip to Disneyland? Well the children had been asking loads about Mumma and Daddy and our pasts: where we went to school, college, university; what we liked as children; what we wanted to be when we grew up; which houses we … Continue reading A weekend in Kent
As mentioned in a previous post (A birthday treasure hunt) my birthday is sandwiched in between Logan and Caitlin's birthday. Last year was a "big" birthday for me, and I had been clinging on to that being a spectacular occassion where I could be selfish and let my hair down and just do "me" for … Continue reading What about my birthday? What about me?
Queenswood is located just off the A49 at Hope under Dinmore, between Hereford and Leominster. There's a paid car park (around £3 I believe) and a building with a small gift shop, cafe (was cash only, but in the process of being able to accept card payment) and toilet area. Just to the side of … Continue reading Review: Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum