I have lost count of how many times I have suggested a nice family day out, only to be met with a ‘Kevin and Perry’ moment from the teen. And of course our days out as a family are getting few and far between, as both children spend more time with their friends.
But holding on to precious family time is really important to me. In just over two years, the teen could well be heading off to University. So instead of my ideas being met with a resounding NO, I asked them to give me some ideas for our family days out together.… Continue reading
I know that some people have yet to start their October half term, but I can’t believe we are nearly at the end of ours. And what a half term it has been for us, filled with amazing adventures for the teen, and new experiences for Katie. The teen went to Iceland on his school trip for 4 days, and what an amazing time he had. If your kids ever come home from school with an ‘Iceland trip letter’ I can honestly say it was worth every single penny. Trouble is, I now want to experience this amazing country too.
Really failed with picking up a book again, but I did stalk the schools instagram account whilst the teen was away.… Continue reading
This weekend sees the start of the 2014 season at Alton Towers theme park. I think Thorpe Park and Chessington also open this weekend, with Legoland opening last weekend. We have Merlin cards which means we can look forward to visiting the theme parks over the coming few months. We are now in our third year of having our cards, so I thought I would look back and see whether they are worth it, for anyone thinking of purchasing them.
You can find the current prices of the passes over on their website, but as a rule our passes are around £300.00 for 2 adults and 2 children.… Continue reading
Last weekend as a half term treat we booked a night at Splash Landings hotel. Splash Landings is one of the two hotels that are based at the Alton Towers resort in Staffordshire, and we have stayed at the hotel a few times before. When I booked on the telephone, the lady advised me that during the February half term there will be Moshi Monster entertainment. My kids had not really bothered with Moshi Monsters in around a year, but they were excited when I told them about our trip.
When checking into the hotel the kids were given a Moshi Monster magazine which they loved.… Continue reading
On Sunday we had a family day out to Alton Towers. We are regular visitors to Alton Towers as we have had Merlin Annual Passes for the past 3 years. However we have never visited when the fireworks have been on. After hearing very good reviews about their fireworks we decided that this would be the year we finally see them. The fireworks are held over 3 nights and we thought the Sunday would be less busy. We arrived at the theme park for 11.30am and we were quickly inside the park.
We were given a leaflet advising us what time the fireworks would start.… Continue reading