Tips to enjoy the Blenheim Palace Christmas light trail

Blenheim Palace Christmas light trail - Bubbablue and me

After enjoying last year’s light display at Blenheim Palace, I really wanted to make it part of our annual pre-Christmas traditions. So back in September when I was booking Christmas activities (yes, for some places like Waddesdon Manor, you really should be booking that far ahead if you want to make sure of tickets), I booked tickets for us to go on the last day of school.  It would be a lovely treat to start the Christmas holidays and see the… Continue Reading “Tips to enjoy the Blenheim Palace Christmas light trail”

Friends Fest at Blenheim Palace

Friends Fest at Blenheim Palace - Bubbablue and me

Last year I heard about Friends Fest too late to buy tickets. They were all sold out.  This year, I was on that waiting list and I bought tickets as soon as possible the Blenheim Palace Friends Fest.  It was a shame children’s tickets were the same price as adults – the general admission was free, it was the timed slots for the set tours that you had to pay for (£26 a ticket). If you’ve not heard of Friends… Continue Reading “Friends Fest at Blenheim Palace”

Jousting at Blenheim Palace

jousting knights at blenheim

The last time I saw jousting at Blenheim Palace was when I was pregnant with N and had gone for a day out.  Back then, it was glorious weather, and this year although it was dry, it was a little chilly once you were sat down. I’ve got annual membership as it’s only around 30 minutes drive for us, but the playground is great if we’re in the area just to drop in Even though the main part didn’t open until… Continue Reading “Jousting at Blenheim Palace”

Blenheim Palace visit

Since the snow left a week or so into April, we’ve been having generally warm and sunny weather.  A few April showers but that’s to be expected.  But it does meant that we’ve been able to get out and about at weekends even if it is only on the farm or going out for some shopping and a wander round town. Saturdays are usually a bit manic at the moment as mornings are all about getting household necessities done (note… Continue Reading “Blenheim Palace visit”

Blenheim Palace visit

Trying to make the most of the good (ahem, cough) weather (mmm, think the forecast was a bit optimistic!), I’d decided we’d make a trip out to Blenheim Palace.  I’d won a family ticket and therefore annual pass upgrade from our local paper so wanted to get that all set up as well.  As needless to say, the OH was working, we invited Grandma to come along as well. Of course I wanted to make things hard by not wanting… Continue Reading “Blenheim Palace visit”