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Halloween Half Term – A Microbreak With Marriott Hotels In The UK

We have had a pretty insane October Half Term. We kick started our adventures with a chance to discover our #WeekendSelf with Marriott Hotels. We were invited to have a microbreak. I can imagine a microbreak without children being pretty chilled out, but for us at the moment we needed a place to explore that was both fun for adults …

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Big Family Holiday To The Isle Of Wight – Day Eight

This is the last of our Isle Of Wight holiday posts, which I’m sure you are quite relieved about. There’s a link below so you can find all of them in one place if you fancied a recap and also a link with the IOW video playlist. I had tried to extend our trip by changing the time of our …

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Big Family Holiday To The Isle Of Wight – Day Seven

A mixture of exhaustion, short tempered children, a bit of sun burn on Hubby’s back and the end of holiday blues, meant that Hubby and I weren’t really feeling our last full day on the Isle of Wight. We attempted to put on a brave face and headed to The Needles.  I had no idea what to expect from the …

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Big Family Holiday To The Isle Of Wight – Day Six

I think by the sixth day, heading towards the end of our week, everyone was getting rather emotional and tired. The girls were becoming a little bit difficult but thankfully we had a new experience for the girls to enjoy, a Steam Railway. To be honest I don’t really know much about the Isle Of Wight and it’s history so …

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Big Family Holiday To The Isle Of Wight – Day Five

After a pretty hectic day at Blackgang Chine, I was as exhausted. The girls were incredibly emotional and we all just needed a bit of a down day. A day to recooperate and rest. It was a brilliant day for some beach fun! So we packed up the car and headed with hubby’s MiL and Nan to St Helen’s beach. …

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Big Family Holiday To The Isle Of Wight – Day Four

Everybody had been going on about visiting Blackgang Chine but I wasn’t entirely sure what it was. We’d arranged to go with my MiL on our fourth day and we headed off with me doing zero research beforehand. Which is very unlike me. Now that I’ve been I can tell you that Blackgang Chine is most definitely suited for children of …

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Big Family Holiday To The Isle Of Wight – Day Three

In the morning of our third day the farmer at Kempshill Farm popped by to see if we wanted to watch the cows be fed. Of course the kids were really excited so we headed round the barns. He was really informative about the cows meat and explained how he operates and what types of meat we should actually be …

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Big Family Holiday To The Isle Of Wight – Day Two

Despite having a long first day on the Isle Of Wight P2 still woke in the night. I hoped that the black out blind and being at the other end of the barn would help her sleep. It did a little bit on our first night as she only woke at 5 am which was much better than usual. However, …

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Big Family Holiday To The Isle Of Wight – Day One

Last week we spent a full seven days on the Isle of Wight with nearly all of my MiLs side (nearly 20 of us) celebrating my MiLs big birthday. I will be posting several posts about our holiday over the next few days or maybe weeks as we have been getting up to so many things in the past week …

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A Weekend At Bluestone Wales

We’ve had an incredibly stressful few weeks with car troubles. Having to rent a car for two weeks and the garage messing us around big time. I was extremely welcome of an email from Bluestone Wales inviting me along to a last minute weekend break. Although we had no car, this was an offer I couldn’t refuse and we really …

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Our Cornwall Holiday – Waterloo Farm Holidays

We recently embarked on our longest car journey with the children as we headed across to Cornwall for a family mini break. The girls really enjoyed their farm holiday back in October last year so I picked something similar this time and so we headed to Waterloo Farm Holidays. The journey really did feel like the longest time. The girls …

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Halloween At Chessington World of Adventures Resort

What better way to kick the Half Term off than with a special trip to Chessington World of Adventures. When this email found its way into my inbox a month ago I was so flipping excited that words just cannot describe it. We’d been invited to go and experience an exclusive preview of two new attractions for their Howl’o’ween week …

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Our Family Stay At Meon Valley Marriott Hotel

As a parent you want to do the absolute best for your child and I personally want to give them experiences that they’ll remember when they’re older and able to tell their own children. In July we were able to make P2s dream come true and go to Peppa Pig World and since then she has been begging us to go …

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Our Weekend At Gladwins Farm

We started our journey to Gladwins Farm after picking P1 up from school. It was meant to take just under an hour and a half but the traffic was awful and it ended up taking nearly three. As we arrived, the sun starting to set, the stress from the journey seemed to just disappear. The view was so peaceful and …

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Our Stay At Premier Inn & A Peppa Pig World Day Out

I have no idea what it is about Peppa Pig but she has addictive qualities. P1 was just as obsessed as P2 is now. P2 watches probably on average 10 episodes each day whether it’s on the iPad or in the telly. It’s crazy. I suddenly realised that she’d probably be old enough to enjoy Peppa Pig World at Paultons …

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