Cornbury Music Festival with Dorset Cereals – day festival tips

Cornbury music festival day tips - Bubbablue and me

The last (and only) time I went to a music festival was 3 years ago at Cornbury.  This year, we were invited by Dorset Cereals back to Cornbury Music Festival for the last hurrah. Yes, unfortunately, the Cornbury Festival has played its final songs, and we’ll be sad to see it go.  Dorset Cereals were providing their breakfast takeover in the campsite over the weekend, so we headed along to meet them and enjoy the festival. Day trippers only Living… Continue Reading “Cornbury Music Festival with Dorset Cereals – day festival tips”

It’s too damn hot – day out at Feast Waddesdon Manor

Feast at Waddesdon Manor - Bubbablue and me

I really don’t deal with heat well.  It’s obviously a family thing because our mum hated the hot weather (despite or maybe because of living in various hot countries as a child) and my brother despite tanning really easily, isn’t a fan either.  It just makes me want to sit in a cold room somewhere and not do anything.  But for the second year, Waddesdon Manor’s Feast has fallen on a super hot weekend.  When I buy tickets in advance… Continue Reading “It’s too damn hot – day out at Feast Waddesdon Manor”

Trams and the Imperial War Museum in Manchester

Manchester imperial war museum day out - Bubbablue and me

I love city breaks although they’re not always conducive to children unless they’re fairly open to trying new things and doing museums. But when we visited my best friend who’s 8 months pregnant, I didn’t expect we’d be heading out further than a nip to the park. I managed to offload 2 huge bags of hand-me-down clothes to my godson, and after a brief catch up we decided to head out to Media City where there was a makers market… Continue Reading “Trams and the Imperial War Museum in Manchester”

A (nearly free) day out in Chester

Nearly free day out in Chester and hotel stay - Bubbablue and me (1)

Sometimes you do things that afterwards seem a little nuts.  Before having N I’d have thought nothing of driving for a 6 hour round trip for a 1 hour work meeting.  But after deciding it was time to visit my best friend before she had her second baby, I’m realising that I need more time than a fleeting overnight trip somewhere. I had decided to break up the journey, and that we’d go for a day out in Chester, stay in… Continue Reading “A (nearly free) day out in Chester”

Family beach day essentials for Bosworth Water Park

Family beach day essentials at Bosworth water park - Bubbablue and me (1)

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias We live pretty much in the middle of the country. That means it’s handy to get out and about – we can get to many places within an hour, but the beach…we’re talking over 2 hours each way. That means we only see if when we go on holiday. But I’d heard about an inland beach at Bosworth Water Park – under an… Continue Reading “Family beach day essentials for Bosworth Water Park”

Enjoying natural play at Anglesey Abbey and Gardens

Natural play at Anglesey Abbey and gardens - Bubbablue and me

We’ve pretty much been to every National Trust property near us, but holidays mean there’s more opportunity to explore and discover new places. Many appear on other blogs I’ve read, but on our way home from Norfolk, I wanted to stop off to break up the journey and make the most of our membership.  A random place I spotted was Anglesey Abbey and Gardens, so off we headed. I wasn’t sure what to expect when we arrived, but it turned… Continue Reading “Enjoying natural play at Anglesey Abbey and Gardens”

St Nicholas Park adventures in Warwick

St Nicholas Park Warwick - Bubbablue and me

As proven with numerous posts in the past, we love a good park.  N would be happy just going on the farm and cycling or scooting in parks for the rest of the year if given the chance.  But it’s often hard to persuade him to leave the good old (fairly limited) regulars in town.  So when I suggested trying out St Nicholas Park in Warwick, he wasn’t buying it.  He wanted to go back to Ryton Pools Country Park.… Continue Reading “St Nicholas Park adventures in Warwick”

Ryton Pools Country Park cycling trails

Family cycling trails at Ryton Pools Country Park UK - Bubbablue and me

From our blog it probably looks like we go out and about a lot, and do a lot of walking. Well, we get out a fair bit (I hate being stuck at home, and it means I get N off the farm), but we rarely do walking unless we go somewhere.  To me walking the fields is really dull (it all looks the same, just lots of fields), I much prefer walking around somewhere there’s plenty of things to look… Continue Reading “Ryton Pools Country Park cycling trails”

Eaton Park – a pretty park discovery in Norwich

Pretty park discovery Eaton Park - Bubbablue and me

Sometimes you want a breather on holiday.  Usually I like to pace around from one place to the next because there’s so much I want to see.  But while away in Norfolk, N wasn’t feeling on top form so was more tired than normal.  He just wanted to lounge around at the hotel. But one day we still had a bit of time before the place we wanted to eat at was serving, so I suggested we take his scooter… Continue Reading “Eaton Park – a pretty park discovery in Norwich”

Exploring dinosaurs at Dinosaur Adventure Norfolk

Day trip to dinosaur adventure norfolk - Bubbablue and me

So many children love dinosaurs, but I think N is a bit ambivalent to them.  Sometimes he comes out with interesting facts (mostly gleaned from Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures on cbeebies), the rest of the time he’s scared of them or doesn’t care.  So I wasn’t sure what he’d make of Dinosaur Adventure.  It turned out he loved it and model animatronic dinosaurs are no longer something to be scared off.  Whoop! As it wasn’t Norfolk school holidays Dinosaur Adventure was… Continue Reading “Exploring dinosaurs at Dinosaur Adventure Norfolk”