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Hardy’s Cottage

Hardy’s Cottage

Thomas Hardy’s legacy still lives on today. He was a Victorian realist and as an English student, I’ve always been curious about Dorset and the rural environment where he grew up and lived that runs so clearly through his work. Cass…

Corfe Castle: A thousand years of history

Corfe Castle: A thousand years of history

Corfe Castle is an impressive sight. Situated at the top of a hill on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, it towers over the surrounding landscape. It’s witnessed a thousand years of history and today living history events are popular and bring the…

Bournemouth Oceanarium

Bournemouth Oceanarium

Bournemouth Oceanarium is a compact, quirky space in a prime location next to Bournemouth Pier. We arrived early on a sunny day and were greeted by a quiet lobby with more staff than visitors. The building lets in lots of light and little noise and…

@Bristol Review

@Bristol Review

At-Bristol Science Centre is one of the Southwest England’s top visitors attractions and houses the UK’s only 3D Planetarium. It has a diverse collection of interactive exhibits, shows, workshops, talks and regular theme days throughout the year. We spent a…

Salisbury Cathedral Review

Salisbury Cathedral Review

The medieval cathedrals of England are known for their individualistic styles. Built and re-built over multiple centuries, the architectural style changed over time and the result has been that the cathedrals now reflect various building styles of many different periods. Salisbury Cathedral is the…

Mottisfont House and Gardens Review

Mottisfont House and Gardens Review

Mottisfont Abbey offers a rare commodity – it’s a hidden hide-out for peace and tranquility. The beautiful large lawns gently slope into the river and under massive trees there are many places to sit, walk and play. It changes personality with each…

Stourhead Review

Stourhead Review

Stourhead is a world-famous landscape garden created about 275 years ago. The garden was designed around an artificially created lake and a circular sunken path leads the way around with spectacular views, sculpted to look like paintings, emerging along the route. It’s…

Isle Of Wight Steam Railway Review

Isle Of Wight Steam Railway Review

Trains are a subject that produces a lot of passion in some audiences and steam trains even more so. There are a number of smaller steam tracks scattered around the UK and the world running part time and small services and one of the larger…

Amazon World Zoo Park Review

Amazon World Zoo Park Review

Amazon World Zoo Park is situated 6 miles south of Newport on the Isle of Wight, tucked in behind a Thompson’s Plant and Garden Centre. The car park is large and free with a neat adventure playground and cafè external to the main…

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium Review

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium Review

The Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium has over 100 interactive science exhibits and the largest standalone planetarium cinema in the UK. The science centre is a fascinating place to visit for everyone with a smidgen of interest in science and the planetarium shows are mind…

The Eden Project Review

The Eden Project Review

The Eden Project, nestled in an old china clay pit near St Austell, Cornwall, opened its doors in 2001. It may have started as a hole in the ground, but today its biomes are more than a tourist attraction, the Eden site is a sustainable…

Plymouth National Aquarium Review

Plymouth National Aquarium Review

Fish and water are something that has been an obsession for our five year old so when we had the chance after Christmas we were excited as a family to get a trip to Plymouth Aquarium. The Aquarium describes itself as the National Aquarium and…

Wookey Hole Caves Review

Wookey Hole Caves Review

Wookey Hole and Papermill is a series of limestone caves and other attractions situated near Wells in Somerset, UK. It is an eccentric collection of activities squarely aimed at younger children that had little to do with the actual caves. I was hoping for a…

Longleat Safari and Adventure Park Review

Longleat Safari and Adventure Park Review

Longleat is known for its Elizabethan stately home, landscaped gardens, massive hedge maze, safari and adventure park. Longleat house was the first stately home to open its doors to the public in 1949, it was the first safari park to open outside of Africa (in…

Legoland Windsor Review

Legoland Windsor Review

The Legoland Windsor Resort is a theme park dedicated to children age 2 – 12 years old. We arrived bright and early, joined the queues for entry and rushed in amidst throngs of excited children who could not wait to get on their first ride…