All posts tagged: days out

Chessington World of Adventures

Last weekend, we were invited by Mumsnet to spend a complimentary day at Chessington World of Adventures. The resort includes a zoo, theme park and sea life centre, as well plenty of rides and attractions to entertain under 5’s, so we snapped up the chance to go. Luckily, the weather gods were smiling down on us on the day so we did not have to worry about our day being cut short due to rain, or from a little boy who does not much like to get wet. After checking in and being given our passes into the resort, we were introduced to two giant African land snails.  Usually, Zachy is quick to collect up as many ordinary garden snails as he can manage and chase me around the kitchen with them, but he seemed hesitant to get too close to this fella.  Not surprising as it was almost the size of his head! Next up on the agenda was a tour of the sea life centre. Now, this was amazing.  When we took Zachy to the big aquarium in Crete last …

A MAD Family Day Out at Legoland Windsor

One of the perks of being a MAD Blog Awards finalist this year, was being invited to a family day out at Legoland Windsor. Legoland is dedicated to children aged 3-12, so at almost 4 years-old, Zachy is a good age for his first theme park experience. We left early in the morning and even with the Greek God(zilla) driving, it only took us an hour by car from South London. Obviously, I was still up at 6am with an excited little boy who just wanted to ‘GO NOW, MUMMY!’ When we arrived, we made our way over to the resort hotel.   All the rooms are themed and totally geared towards kids, but a bit too expensive for us to justify for the sake of an extra hour in bed. Especially when that extra hour would still be spent with a 3-year old wedged between us shouting ‘GO NOW, MUMMY!’ So drive we did. After registering, we were given a special lanyard to gain access into the park and a golden wristband each, which meant …

Dulwich Festival Fair

Dulwich Festival Fair is organised by the lovely Angela at SEMags,  fellow member of the East Dulwich WI, business owner of 3 local magazines, host of the Chateau 22 wine tasting events and involved in so many various other local bits & bobs that it would take me all day to list them. She is one busy lady and makes me look like a total slacker. So, when she texted me last week to check whether I was still ok to help her set up the Dulwich Festival Fair at Goose Green on Sunday, I was more than happy to do whatever she needed me to. It was a beautiful Spring day, which made a very welcome change to the November like weather we have been experiencing so far this season. The sun was shining when I arrived at 9am and was put to task matching the stalls with the relevant stall holders. I nearly wet myself with excitement when I was given an official name badge to wear that said Organiser on it.  Especially as …