The Lyric Theatre -Hammersmith

On Saturday we saw one of the cutest theatre productions we’ve ever seen.

Norwich Puppet Theatre presents – Thumbelina

The children were invited to sit right up close to the stage which made the performance that extra not special and intimate.

Little miss and I throughly enjoyed the show! It was just one lady controlling all the puppets and she did an amazing job! The show lasted around 40 minutes and my daughter was engaged the entire time!

We love the Lyric and have seen many shows in the past:

Father Christmas

Jack and The Beanstalk

The Tin Foil Astronaut

Dick Whittington

Little Lyric:

The Lyric has specific shows designed for kids aged 2-11. These shows are include half terms and Saturday mornings!

Here are just some of their upcoming shows!

You can find the full list of Little Lyric shows here.

Panto:

We have seen the last 2 pantos at The Lyric and each year it gets funnier and more entertaining. This year’s panto is Cinderella and it’s on from 16 Nov 2019 ‐ 05 Jan 2020.

Running time – 2hr 20mins

Price – £10 – £42

Where?

Lyric Hammersmith,

Lyric Square,

King St, London W6 0QL

Opening Times

Open daily from 9am.

The Box Office and phone lines are open Monday to Saturday, 9am – 6pm. On performance evenings, the Box Office will be open for collections until the performance start time.

Closed Christmas Day

Lyric Café

Open from 8am – 6pm Mon – Fri, 9.30am – 6pm Sat and on selected Sundays during the year when we have performances.

Lyric Bar & Grill

Open from 12pm until late Mon – Sat.

You can find more info about The Lyric on their website and also buy tickets.

If you want to keep up to date on their shows then it’s also a good idea to sign up to their mail list!

 

LEGO® House – Home Of The Brick

[Invited by Lego House]

As you all know we have just come back from a day trip to the Lego House in Denmark 🇩🇰

In this post I’m going to talk about how amazing the Lego House is but also how easy it is to do a day trip here.

First things first, make sure you check the opening times of the Lego House before you book your flight!

I checked out Sky Scanner to see the cheapest and fastest way to get to Denmark. Unfortunately the quickest and cheapest way was with Ryan Air lol I didn’t really want to give my money to that company because of this incident and the fact they have the most awful reviews I have ever seen. However I couldn’t find a better deal so I reluctantly booked the flights.

Total: £70.70 with a small cabin allowance

Buggy’s are free but I decided to leave ours this time as I didn’t want to wait ages at baggage claim. Leaving it behind made everything go a lot smoother!

Stansted Airport

We used Bolt to get to Victoria coach station. For those of you that don’t know, Bolt is just like Uber but a lot cheaper in my opinion. Use my invite code, AUKF2, and get a free Bolt trip up to £12. Redeem it at https://invite.bolt.eu/AUKF2.

We always use National Express as a way to get to the airport. As mentioned in previous posts, it’s super cheap! If you’re on the Three network then check out the Wuntu app as they were recently giving away 30% off National Express coach rides!

This was our first time at this airport and I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly we got through security!

Arriving at Billund airport…

It took just 1 hour to get to Denmark. As we had no checked luggage we got off the plane quickly and headed to the information desk for arrivals. I spoke to a very friendly lady who showed me what buses I could get to the Lego House.

She informed me that the 944x bus was the only bus I could use my contactless card on so that’s the bus we used. Little miss didn’t have to pay as under 12s are FREE. I paid 12 DKK which was £2.89.

We were at the Lego House in a blink of an eye. It’s a super short walk from the bus stop. We were straight away greeted by the loveliest of staff that gave us a wristband each with our names on it. You use these wristbands to gain entry into the Lego House and for other cool activities which i’ll talk about a little later.

LEGO House offers creative experiences both with & without a ticket. WITH a ticket, you’ll get access to the six Experience Zones. WITHOUT a ticket, you can visit LEGO Square, play on the playgrounds on their 9 rooftop terraces, explore LEGO Store, and get tasty food experiences with a creative LEGO twist at one of the 3 restaurants.

The first thing we saw was this huge tree – “Tree of Creativity” – made completely out of Lego. My description doesn’t do it justice so of course i had to take a little video and lots of pictures! Lego creators truly amaze me. I can only imagine how long this took and the patience needed to make it look as amazing as it did! Fun fact: it took 24,350 hours to assemble!!!

We headed to the Masterpiece gallery next which is a tribute to Lego Fans.

Here you get to see people from around the world of all ages that love Lego and their amazing creations. A lot of people think Lego is just for kids many adults love it too! Even I find making things out of Lego very relaxing!!

There are so many Lego pits dotted around the Lego House so if you ever get tired of walking, you can just take a break and make something!

Ok so back to the wristbands I mentioned earlier. This magical wristband allows you to. Ring Lego bricks to life! At different parts of the house, you’ll able to scan your wristband and take part in a cool activity. This activity is digitally saved to a memory bank that you can view once you have finished your whole Lego House journey.

We headed on over to the Green Zone next! The Green Zone is all about exploring your social competences.

Character creator was one of little miss’ favourite parts. You’re able to create your own Lego mini figure from countless body parts and accessories!

Once you are done you can take a photo and show off your creation to the world!

Lego Duplo City builder – another activity little miss loved!

What I thought was really cool was the explanations dotted around the Lego House explaining how Lego can benefit yourself and your kids. Little miss’ imagination is out of this world and it’s definitely due to reading and imaginative play!

The Green zone was definitely my favourite part of the day. You can easily spend a few hours in this part alone exploring. Being able to make your own movie was definitely another highlight too!

The Yellow Zone – understanding, expressing and regulating your emotions.

Im this Zone you can design your own Lego fish, scan it and release it into a Digital aquarium. So cool!

The Critter creator was a big hit too! You can build your very own little Lego critter and watch it come to life!

Lego Duplo Mood Builder was where little miss had the opportunity to build animals with different emotions. We talked about different emotions and how animals have feelings too! It was a cute bonding experience!

The Red Zone

In the Red zone you have the Lego Brick builder, Creative lab and the Lego Duplo Brick Builder.

We had a blast making so many different things out of nothing! I love when little miss makes something and shows it to me. She’s always proud of her creations and so am I! It’s always interesting to see how much she concentrates too when she’s building. Her face is always super serious and focused

The Blue Zone

I’m the Blue Zone, you can check out the following: Robo Lab, City Architect, Test Driver and Lego Duplo Train Builder.

The Robo lab was a super cool experience although I had no idea what I was doing and neither did little miss 🤣 We got to control these cool robot Legos with a touch screen but we didn’t do a good job haha

Little miss LOVED City architect. It’s a simulator that lets you shape life on the city with your very own Lego creations! Every time you add something new, the rhythm of the city changes. Very cool experience!

History Collection

I do love a historical day out and learning about the history of Lego bricks was absolutely amazing. It was great to see how far the Lego brand has come. It was also interesting to see how the logo has changed over the years.

6 Bricks factory

At the end of your Lego House Experience you can check out the 6 Bricks factory. Everyone gets a FREE bag of freshly made Lego bricks with unique building instructions so you can go home and make it. It’s a really cool idea and we are going to make ours tonight.

How much is the Lego House?

Ticket prices adults

Adults 13 years+:

Buy online: 199 DKK – £23.60

Buy in LEGO House: 229 DKK – £27.16

Ticket prices children

Children 3-12 years:

Buy online: 199 DKK – £23.60

Buy in LEGO House: 229 DKK – £27.16

Children 0-2 years: Free

Visit LEGO House after 4pm and get 20% discount.

What does a ticket include?

You get access to: 

• Red Zone, Blue Zone, Green Zone and Yellow Zone are full of play activities where Play Agents are more than ready to kick start the play experience. 

• The spectacular Masterpiece Gallery, where LEGO fans from all our the world have their builds on display.

• The history museum with LEGO boxes from back then when your parents were kids.

• 25 million LEGO bricks and tons of creative play just waiting for you!  

When is it open?

You will need to check out the website for this information. Please do not book a flight without checking!!

How did we spend the rest of our day?

We explored Billund for a little bit and was surprised to see what else was around. There’s a Teddy Bear Art Museum that looked really cool and of course Legoland!

We had a nice little dinner at the airport and I was happy to see there was a Lego pit that kept little miss entertained as we waited to board the plane.

Would we go again?

In a heartbeat! Absolutely loved it here! Little miss being the huge Lego fan that she is loved it too.

Maybe next time we might stay for a night so we can experience Legoland too!

The Tower Of London

What is it?

The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London. The castle was used as a prison from 1100.

Where is it?

Address: Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB

Opening times…

Tuesday-Saturday: 09:00-17:30

Sunday-Monday: 10:00-17:30

How much?

Buying your tickets online is the cheapest and most convenient way to visit the Tower.

Members: Free

Adult: £24.70

Concession: £19.30

Under 5s are FREE

How do you get there?

There are lots of great transport links! You can get the MBNA Thames clippers there.

Tower Hill Tube Station – 2 minutes walk

Aldgate Tube Station – 8 minutes walk

Monument Tube station – 9 minutes walk

What’s there to do for families?

Tower Escape – it seems this event has now finished for the summer but it was so much fun.

John Gerard, a Catholic priest was a prisoner here for his beliefs. He successfully escaped and we were able to see an immersive experience of this. Little miss and I both really enjoyed the experience. It was well thought out and the actors really played their roles well!

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Here are a few things we learned during our visit

1) 22 executions to place here!

2) “If the ravens leave the Tower the Kingdom will fall…’ – the ravens also have feathers clipped so that they cannot fly away. A very strange superstition lol

3) There was once a zoo there. The animals were eventually moved to where London Zoo is now.

4) The Crown Jewels have been held at the Tower of London since the reign of Henry III.

 

The Crown Jewels was an experience! Unfortunately you can’t take any photos so I can’t share the beauty we got to witness! I guess it’s even more of a reason for you guys to visit yourselves! You will honestly be amazed!

Little miss really loved learning about the animals that once lived there. Many years ago, the monarch would receive animals as gifts from all over the world from other powerful people in power. King Henry III was given 3 lions as a wedding gift.

Buggys…

As you can imagine there are lots of steps at the Tower of London and it would be impossible for you to carry your buggies up them. There are buggy parks available. I would suggest bringing a baby carrier if you have kids that are unable to walk and of course take your valuables out.

Food

Like with any attraction like this there will of course be places to buy food. I always suggest bringing a packed lunch to avoid paying ridiculous amounts for small portions of food. Theres also a Tesco about 5 minutes away so you could always pop in there.

 

Would we go again?

Yes most definitely. We recently heard they have an ice skating rink during the festive season so we can’t wait to go back and check it out!

Christmas 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year 🎶

It’s definitely our favourite time of the year. Christmas is so great that I pretty much spend all year thinking about it and what events we want to attend!

On this page you will see the most fabulous events from around the U.K. (mainly London as that’s where we’re based)

This will be updated regularly so make sure you keep coming back 💋

So let’s begin 🎄

Lapland U.K.

More info here

Father Christmas needs a Wee – Glive

More info here

Santa Claus and the Night Before Christmas – Wimbledon library

More info here

Cinderella – New Wimbledon Theatre

More info here

How the grinch stole Christmas

More info here

Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas @ Lyric Hammersmith

More info here

The Polar Express Birmingham

More info here

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

More info here

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

More info here

Pantomime Tickets 2019

More info here

Rulxey Manor Grotto

More info here

Sail with Santa – City Cruises

More info here

Here is an overview of Imagine Theatre’s 2019/20 pantomime season.

More info here

Santa’s Dizzy Day 2019

In addition to their pantomimes, Iain Lauchlan and Imagine Theatre have come up with a series of Santa shows for 2-6 year olds.

More info here

NOIR KRINGLE 

The Black Santa’s Grotto Experience. COMING TO LONDON THIS CHRISTMAS Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd December 2019!

More info here

Tulleys Farm Christmas Experience

Prices are from £10.95

More info here

Audley End Christmas Experience

Enjoy the most magical Christmas Experience with your family at the Audley End Miniature Railway!

More info here

Santa’s Christmas Wonderland 2019 @ Chessington Garden Centre

My First Christmas (Under 1s): £7.50

 – Child: Off Peak £14.50/ Peak £16.50

 – Adult: Off Peak £4.00 / Peak £4.50 (There must be 1 paying adult for every 4 children entering the Grotto, Adult Ticket does not include craft or gift. Every Adult will require a ticket to enter.)

More info here

Santa Village

This is a new attraction for 2019. Details are still being finalised but you can find any updates here

Winterland

Winterland Milton Keynes – Grotto, ice skating and a pop up cinema!

More info here

Bluewater Grotto and Ice skating

Tickets can be bought here

Santa day – Chelmsford

tickets can be bought here

The Tower Of London ice skating rink

Skate the most iconic Ice Rink in the UK, located in the Moat of the Tower of London – Open every day from 16th November to 5th Jan except Christmas Day.

• Adult/Teen
from £16.20 to £17.70 Aged 13 years to adult. Price includes £1.20 booking fee.

• Children 3 – 12 years
from £11.70 to £12.20 Children aged between 3 and 10 must be accompanied by an adult (18+). Price includes £1.20 booking fee.

• Family
from £46.20 to £48.20 A family ticket includes either 1 adult and 3 children or 2 adults and 2 children. Price includes £1.20 booking fee.

• Skate Aid
£5.00 Limited skate aids are available per session and must be booked in advance.

• Prosecco and Skate
£21.20 Includes skate followed by a mini bottle of prosecco. Price includes £1.20 booking fee.

Tickets can be booked here.

Chessington at Christmas

This Christmas celebrate Christmas with the Gruffalo and meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto. Plus enjoy some family favourite rides, including Vampire and meet our amazing animals at Chessington’s Zoo and SEA LIFE Centre.

Early Bird Tickets £18.50

Passholder Early Bird Tickets £15

More info here

LEGOLAND® at Christmas

30th November & 1st, 6th, 7th & 8th, 13th, 14th & 15th, 20th – 24th December

More info here

The Snowman 2019 — Birmingham Repertory Theatre

21 Nov 2019 – 5 Jan 2020

Running time

1 hr 50 mins (including one 20 min interval) – Suitable for all ages

Tickets can be booked here

Hamleys Grotto

Sign up to their newsletter to get a priority booking before tickets go live to the general public.

Enchanted Woodland

Wrap up warm and discover Syon Park’s Enchanted Woodland, where an illuminated trail winds round the ornamental lake and through the historic arboretum of Syon House, ending at the spectacular Great Conservatory.   A relaxed and informal event for all ages. 

More info here.

Christmas at Alton Towers

Experience the most magical Christmas Escape with a Santa’s Sleepover!

You won’t believe just how many treats lay in store with every Santa’s Sleepover including:

• An overnight stay in one of their fabulously themed hotels

• A unique visit to Santa (with a delightful gift for each child)

• Tickets to their amazing Pantomime – Robin Hood

• Tickets to the Theme Park with a selection of family rides and attractions including CBeebies Land!

• Tickets to the wacky Caribbean themed Waterpark

• 9 holes of crazy, zany Extraordinary Golf

• A fantastically festive evening meal

• A delicious buffet breakfast

• And last but not least – fabulous evening entertainment including meet & greets, shows, a Christmas cinema and a farewell from Santa.

 Book now for their best availability – Santa’s Sleepovers take place on 24th November, 1st, 8th, 14th – 23rd December 2019

Elf the Musical

ELF, the Broadway musical based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, is supersized into a huge Christmas spectacular this December. It’s the heart-warming story of how human Buddy, raised by Santa’s elves at the North Pole, travels to New York to find his real father, falls in love and brings Christmas happiness to everyone.

More info here.

Enchanted events – English Heritage

More info here

Cinderella – The Rockin’ Panto

Get ready for a pantomime party for all ages, as the multi-talented cast of actor-musicians present your favourite story packed with your favourite songs. Rock, pop and soul classics include IT’S RAINING MEN, IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR, I GOTTA FEELING, TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS and many more – WE’RE GONNA MAKE YOU WANNA SHOUT!

Presented by artsdepot in association with The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Venue: Pentland Theatre

More info here.

Peter Pan – Under the bridge theatre

More info here.

HOGWARTS IN THE SNOW ❄️

EXPERIENCE CHRISTMAS IN THE WIZARDING WORLD

Saturday 16th November 2019 – Sunday 26th January 2020

More info here.

Christmas at Kew

It’s the most wonderful time of the year when the sparkling after dark trail returns to light up the world-famous Kew Gardens

Now in its seventh year, the 2019 winter trail takes a magical new route and includes a host of all-new installations too. Framed by glittering spiral trees, dynamic laser projections will illuminate the iconic Temperate House. A dazzling arch leads to a cascade of glowing silvery shards at the Treetop Walkway. Elsewhere, walk amongst immersive Vines as they surprise with colour changing ribbons of light, while beneath the branches of a sprawling tree the mysterious fairy-fire known as Will-o’the Wisp softly glows.

More info here.

Santa Spectacular – Willows activity farm

23rd November – 24th December

The Santa Spectacular programme will be published soon. It is a full day out of festive family fun and the child ticket price includes all the activities and shows plus a visit to Santa and being able to choose a gift from his Toy Shop, making a toy bear in the Create-a-Character workshop and biscuit decorating.  Under 2’s can go free but paying under 2’s visit Santa, do the Create-a-Cuddle workshop and biscuit decorating.

More info here.

Christmas wonderland – springtime nurseries

Lots of things going on here. It looks amazing! More info here.

Christmas in Leicester Square

http://www.christmasinleicestersquare.com

Westfield London and Stratford grotto

Multiple dates and times. Tickets can purchased on eventbrite.

🚨 A reminder that this post will be updated regularly! Why not bookmark it and check it out weekly 😉

Megabus Tour for just £1!!

So we recently took a Megabus tour and it was a lovely 2 hour ride around Central London. We’ve been meaning to do an open bus tour for the longest time and I’m glad we chose Megabus.

Our driver was absolutely lovely so if anyone from Megabus reads this blog…give that man a raise 😀

So how much?

I got the tour for just £1! Yes that’s right just £1 and I’ll explain how now…

Tesco Clubcard…

Do you have one? Get one! Well that’s if you shop in Tesco.

How does it work?

Get points with your Clubcard – Collect 1 point for every £1 you spend in-store and online. On fuel it’s 1 point for every £2 you spend.

Points add up to vouchers – They turn your points into vouchers to help you save on your weekly shopping, fun days out and much more. 150 points gets you a £1.50 voucher.

So I had £3 worth of vouchers to use. Which some how meant I had £9 to use for Megabus (no idea how it works but I’m not complaining😀)

So the 2 hour tour was £9 with a £1 booking fee. Thanks to Tesco I only paid the booking fee which was brilliant!

You can also use your points for other days out like Chessington and Legoland!

The booking process

Very simple. Just follow the instructions and input your code that you’ll receive in an email from Tesco.

You’ll get an email confirmation of your booking and details on where to find the pick up stop

What did we like about the tour?

The knowledge – you can learn a lot about London in just 2 hours! We saw a few Harry Potter filming spots too!

The day was sunny – I would always suggest checking the weather before booking. There are seats downstairs but I think it’s better to experience the tour upstairs in the sun!

Comfortable – it was a very comfortable ride and the seats were leather and clean! Not like you’re ordinary smelly London bus 🤣

Friendly staff – as mentioned before the driver was really nice and let the kids take pictures in his seat!

You’ll are able to get onboard on their open top double-decker buses in central London every day of the week, every hour between 10:00 and 17:00. And you can start and end your tour from three locations:

The London Eye

Tower of London

Park Lane

There are different prices for different items. The cheapest I have found is £5. Kids age 3 and under are FREE

Would we go again?

Absolutely as long as the weather is nice! However if they do, do a Christmas lights tour then I would be interested in that too.

If you’d like more info then visit their site

Kids theatre 2020

Here you will find all the amazing theatre shows for kids coming up in 2020. This will be updated regularly!

Peppa Pig Live

Tour dates can be found here

Jack and the Beans Talk – GLive

Suitable for ages 3 – 7.

Tickets from £11.50

More info here

Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed Live at New Wimbledon Theatre

Tue 17 Mar – Sat 21 Mar 2020

Tickets available from £13.00

More info here

Giraffes Can’t Dance

Wed 8 Apr – Sun 19 Apr

Age Recommendation: 3 – 6 years

More info here

Cruising on the Thames with MBNA Thames Clippers

[Tickets were gifted]

Our day started off at Battersea Power Station! We had no idea where we were going to go but we were very excited as this was our first time using the MBNA Thames Clippers!

Did you know you can use your oyster on this service? I didn’t!

Also did you know kids go free with a Family River Roamer? You can explore all London has to offer with this all day hop-on, hop-off ticket for 2 adults and up to 3 children. Just £35.60 when you book online.

This is a great way to get to fab family attractions like Sealife, Shrek’s Adventure, the new kids playground in Greenwhich and MORE!

Getting on and off is very simple! You’ll be fine if you have a buggy but will most likely have to fold it if it’s a wide one!

So what was it like onboard?

CLEAN! 😍 honestly it was so lovely and relaxing! I could’ve spent all day on it and just napped! The views were lovely and we had amazing weather too!

We first got off at Tower Bridge. We didn’t spend too much time there as it was super busy but we do have future plans to visit the attraction so make sure you come back to the blog to read the review!

Next stop was Greenwhich! Greenwhich is a bit of an effort for us to get to so we don’t go there that often. Now we will seeing as we can use the MBNA Thames Clippers service!

We checked out the new playground and little miss fell in love with it! It’s so lovely there! There’s also a bunch of other family friendly activities to do there like the Maritime Museum!

We hopped back on board and headed towards Canary Wharf. I’ve lived in London my whole life and I’ve never been there before. I must say it’s a gorgeous place with stunning views!

We ended up at the Docklands museum

It’s FREE entry and we also ended up at a free interactive storytelling session which was absolutely HILARIOUS! We both had an amazing time!

As much as we would’ve loved to spend the whole day out, we were very tired! It’s hard work being a tourist 😀

We went back on the MBNA Thames Clippers back home!

You can check out the MBNA Thames Clippers website for more info on routes, prices, timetables etc! I highly recommend using this service to get around London! Can’t wait to use it again! 😊

A Journey to Poole with National Express

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So this blog post is all about our journey to Poole using the coach service that is National Express! We’ve used National Express a bunch of times over the years and I can’t fault them!

For those of you that do not know, National Express is the largest operator of scheduled coach services in the UK operating high-frequency services linking more than 900 destinations.

Now I know many of you wouldn’t think to get the coach to certain destinations because it’s longer than using the train but I must admit it can definitely be a lot cheaper and more comfortable too!

As mentioned before we have used them multiple times. Just last week we used a National Express coach to take us to Luton Airport for our trip to Turku. National Express operates coach services direct to the terminal for all major UK airports 24 hours a day with 1,100 airport services every day!

National Express coaches are modern and comfortable with:

○ Leather seats

○ Air conditioning

○ Free entertainment via VUER – a complimentary onboard entertainment app offering films, TV and magazines

○ Power sockets (really important for us!)

○ Toilets

When you book with National Express you can get:

○A guaranteed seat

○ The option of seat reservations on selected services (£2 per person)

○ A generous luggage allowance of two medium sized suitcases, each weighing no more than 20kg and a small piece of hand luggage and driver assistance

○ Wheelchair lifts (available on most services – passengers are advised to pre-book)

It’s also worth subscribing for updates and special offers. There have been a few times when I’ve been sent an email offering me 20% off my travel! Every little helps!

For more information and to find the best value fares visit www.nationalexpress.com or call 0871 7818181

So let’s talk POOLE!

So yes we got the coach to Poole and the journey was nice and smooth! Little miss had a bunch of movies to watch and her iPad didn’t die thanks to us being able to charge it on the coach!

I had a relaxing 3 hour nap on the comfortable leather seats that recline 😀

We actually got to Poole a little earlier than expected so we decided to do some shopping and got a few bargains!

We then headed towards Poole Museum and Scaplen’s Court! BOTH are FREE to enter!

Poole museum tells the story of Poole over 4 floors of galleries! We love a historical day out!

Little miss got to do some dress up, colouring in and role playing! She of course found it super fun!

Summer Opening:

    From 6th April 2019

    Daily: 10am – 5pm

    Winter Opening:

    Mon – Sat 10am – 4pm

    Sun 12noon – 4pm

 Closed Christmas Eve pm, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Scaplen’s Court is Poole’s most complete medieval domestic building.

Little miss took part in a baking session which she just loved and so did I because it didn’t cost me a penny 😀

The Herb and Physic garden is beautiful too!

City Cruises Poole 🚢

I found this on Groupon for just £7. After a quick google search, I was able to find a discount code that made it even cheaper!

We both really enjoyed the 70 minute cruise around the harbour! You get to see some beautiful sites and learn new things too!

We spent the rest of the day eating, walking around and doing some more sightseeing! It was a beautiful day out with amazing weather! We skipped the beach this time around but we of course will come back in the future and there’s so much more to do.

We got back on the coach at 6:55pm and had another relaxing journey back to London!

We love National Express and will of course be using them again. We’re off to Denmark next month so we will need to get the coach to the airport again! We also loved Poole! Hopefully next time we can spend a few days there to really explore and see what the coastal town has to offer!

A magical day at Frosts Garden Centre – Woburn Sands

[tickets were gifted]

Little miss and I were invited to Frosts Garden Centre – Woburn sands for a very fun and very magical day out!

The Land of Fairies & Dragons is a special event we went to today at Frosts Woburn Sands. Little miss was transported into a magical realm of wonder and awe! It was just fantastic! She was read a story and took part in some magical activities with the most amazing fairies! She went on a magical fairy hunt and also created a fairy rock! At the end of the experience the kids are given a special book, a pack of wild flower seeds and they’re able to take a special picture with a beautiful unicorn!

You are then able to purchase the professional pictures although not an obligation! I had to get the photo because it was just beyond cute!

How much?

Tickets cost £8.99 per child. Price includes activities in The Land of Fairies & Dragons, a book, a packet of seeds and a voucher for £2 off a child’s meal or food box within their Garden Room Restaurant.

Adults £1.99 entrance only (maximum 2 adults per child)

The Land of Fairies & Dragons will be open to visit daily until Tuesday 3rd September. Sessions are available every 30 minutes from. Check the website for more info and to purchase tickets!

The Beach is also available where kids get to play for 2 hours and have a load of playing in the sand and games led by the super friendly lifeguards!

There is also FREE unlimited squash and fruit available as well as food to purchase. Tickets are from £2.99.

I loved how well the staff played with the kids! They entertained them throughout the 2 hours!

Little miss also enjoyed her lunch (although not correctly priced on the menu) and we got £2 off!

How to get here…

Address:Woburn Sands, Newport Road, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes, MK17 8UE

From Marble Arch it’s about an hour drive providing there’s no traffic! There’s FREE parking available too!

Public transport…

According to google maps it’s a 6 minute walk from Woburn Sands train station