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Best beaches & seaside days-out near Bristol!

Sand dunes and golden sands at Berrow

Bristol is a brilliant place to both live and visit. Bristol has great connections, history, big green spaces like the Downs and Ashton Court, superb shopping, fab food and a buzzing nightlife. It even has an international airport! I’m originally Bristolian so a teeny bit biased but if it’s good …

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Family fun at Greys Court

Greys Court

Greys Court National Trust property – a Tudor mansion and estate in the Chilterns has been a favourite of mine for some time. It’s not particularly grand or showy – rather it is one of the National Trust’s more modest properties. The wider estate has lovely walking and fantastic bluebell …

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The glorious gardens of RHS Wisley

RHS Wisley, Surrey

My husband earned himself serious brownie points on my last birthday. He gave me a year’s membership to the Royal Horticultural Society allowing me unlimited access to their garden advice line and access to their gardens, including their four flagship gardens. With forecasts of sunshine over the bank holiday, we packed up the …

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UK Hidden Holiday Gems

View of Thames from Marsh Lock, Henley on Thames

With the recent return of the spring sunshine, I have been doing a lot of thinking about our upcoming walks and travels over the warmer summer months. It was with good timing therefore that LOOK contacted me and asked me to submit my favourite place in the UK to their …

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Easter Bluebell Walks

Spring has sprung in time for Easter! All the glorious sunshine this week has made the gardens and countryside leap into action – our fruit trees are in full bloom, there are huge bumble bees careering past my nose like party whizzers every time I step outside and even the oak trees are …

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Channel Island Paradise: Jersey ‘s perfect beach retreat for active families

St. Brelade's Bay, Jersey

I caught myself in daydream this morning: a child was running with gleeful abandon across a vast expanse of fine golden sand. A blue sky arched over wind-whipped waves, who flashed their white smiles at the sun before collapsing into the warm embrace of the beach. As I turned, fresh breeze catching …

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Wildlife Wednesday: Mingling with monkeys at Durrell Wildlife Park, Jersey

Baby orangutan Durrell Wildlife Park Jersey

When talking about our upcoming trip to Jersey, a colleague of my husband’s told him that we must go to Jersey Zoo. ¬†Eager to visit some of the island’s main tourist attractions yet keen to remain out in the fresh air of a sunny September Saturday afternoon, we headed towards Trinity in Jersey’s north-east to …

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Accommodation Review: The West View Hotel, Jersey

West View Hotel, Jersey

When we recently packed our bags, hopped on a ferry boat and headed for the not-so-distant shores of Jersey, our long weekend took us first to the rural north of this lovely island.

The West View Hotel in the parish of St. Mary made a super family-friendly base in the heart …

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Better by Boat: Condor Ferries Review

Condor Ferries

Still dark outside ¬†and a little bleary eyed, my husband and I found ourselves sitting in the warmth of our car at Poole Harbour waiting for the early morning Condor Ferries service to Jersey. Our wide-eyed toddler, still snug in her fleecy pajamas, chanted from her back seat ‘going on …

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Campsite review: Pondhead Farm, New Forest.

Camping at Pondhead Farm Campsite, Lyndhurst, New Forst

After plumping on the New Forest as a good first foray into family camping, the search began for a suitable campsite. My pre-baby camping preferences have always led me to the quieter, more basic campsite, chosen for scenic surroundings and/ or proximity to good walks. Facilities have never included much more than a …

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