Review: A Family Holiday At The Valley, Cornwall

During Easter half-term, we were invited down to Cornwall to stay at The Valley in exchange for a blog review. The Valley is a five-star Visit England Gold self-catering holiday village at Carnon Downs, which consists of 46 luxury cottages nestled in thirteen acres of gardens and woodland. With promises of being family-friendly, dog-friendly and […]

Review: A Family Break To The Lodge At Solent And Solent Hotel & Spa In Hampshire

During October half-term, we were invited down to Fareham in Hampshire for a complimentary break for a couple of nights at the Lodge At Solent with access to the adjacent Solent Hotel & Spa. As it was the week before the missus went back to work from maternity leave, it felt a nice way to […]

Exploring Family Days Out In Herts, Beds And Bucks With The Kia Stonic

At the beginning of August, we had an action-packed few days. Kia had been in touch with a challenge – as someone who never backs down from a challenge (unless it involves confrontation, violence or disciplining another parent’s kid), I gladly accepted. They loaned us their new compact crossover – the Kia Stonic – and […]

Visiting The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta With Bosch

It’s been a pretty busy week, probably best summed up by the 4 B’s – Birthdays, Bristol, Balloons and Bosch. Let me explain. As part of some work I’m doing with Bosch, we headed over to the West Country to visit the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta – a stroke of luck meant that our few days […]

4 Ways To Reduce The Cost Of Family Entertainment

Kids can be expensive – like *really* expensive. I always knew that there’d be large child-related costs when it came to things like pushchairs, car seats and clothes, but I’ve discovered plenty of unexpected costs along the way. Take something like the cost of family entertainment – I never realised I’d spend so much on […]

6 Things To Do With Kids On Holiday In Helsinki

Having visited the Nordic Countries of Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark on previous holidays, it was only a matter of time before we ticked off Finland. This happened over the weekend as we headed to Helsinki for a couple of days to explore what the city offered for families with young kids. Since becoming parents, […]

Review & Giveaway: A Family Day Out At Rand Farm Park, Lincolnshire

Finding places and attractions to visit that cater for the entire family can often be tricky. It’s not often you can find somewhere that has appeal for both kids and adults, however we recently visited Rand Farm Park near Lincoln (website) which did exactly that. In fact, not only did 3.5-year old L have a […]

5 Things That Annoy Me About Disneyland Paris

We’ve recently returned from our second family trip to Disneyland Paris. We first went in March 2017, then randomly decided to book a last minute trip again in May 2018 – I’m pretty sure this had something to do with the missus realising she was nearly half way through maternity leave and the need to […]

Tirelessly Testing All Season Tyres With Goodyear – Gripping Stuff!

Back in October, I was invited to a press event with Goodyear. This marked two pretty cool blogging firsts for me – (1) it was my first overseas trip thanks to the blog, and (2) I was no longer just a blogger, but in fact deemed worthy of the moniker “press” – next stop The […]