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Days Out | Sundown Adventureland

Image of a young girl riding on a flying pig ride at Sundown Adventureland. The girl is smiling and looks very happy. To the left of the image is a title that reads 'Days Out, Sundown Adventureland, Rampton, DN22 0HX,'

Sundown Adventureland is a theme park specifically aimed at children under 10 years of age. We visit Sundown often as we're annual pass holders. It's close to where Dan's family live, making it a perfect day out for us all. Sundown is a bit of a local treasure as it's been around for many years, my grandparents can remember visiting it when it was Pets Corner and though it's changed dramatically over the years it's still owned by the same family. 

Accommodation | Bede Serviced Apartments

An image of a made bed with white linen and burgundy accessories. Alongside the image is a title that reads 'Travel, Bede Serviced Apartments, Coventry, CV6 3BU,

We stayed at Bede Serviced apartments for 3 nights in order to attend the Allergy and Freefrom Show at the NEC Birmingham and the German Christmas Market in the city centre. The apartments are around 20 minutes from the NEC and 40 minutes from the City Centre.

Days Out | Peppa Pig World

Image of two excited little girls dressed in witches outfits stood in front of a Peppa Pig Mascot. To the left is a title that reads 'Days out, Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park, Romsey, SO51 6AL'

I recently gave Paulton's Park a glowing review as it's a great family theme park but as the Peppa Pig World is such a significant part of the park and likely to be one of the main reasons for people to visit I thought it deserved a stand alone review.  As I mentioned in my Paulton's Park review, Peppa Pig World is a hefty four hour drive away for us, factor in the copious amount of toilet trips that a four year old needs and you're looking at a full days travelling- so was it worth it?

Accommodation | Room and Roof Southampton

Image of a living room area featuring a brown leather sofa, a concrete effect coffee table, a grey concrete side table and a grey concrete effect television table upon which stands a black flat screen television. There are decorative faux plants and a teal and grey asymmetric patterned  rug. To the left is a title that reads 'Travel, Room and roof apartments southampton SO16 3NF,'

We recently visited Paulton's Park to explore Peppa Pig World. Due to how far away the park is from where we live we decided to make the most of the journey and enjoy a full week away. We prefer to stay in apartments rather than hotels as having Coeliac disease can make it hard to eat out so having private catering facilities makes things easier and often cheaper. We choose Room and Roof Apartments for our stay. We stayed Monday to Friday in a one bedroom apartment. 

Days Out | Paulton's Park

Image of a young girl riding on a vintage Victorian carousel. She is sat on top of a carousel horse, holding on with one hand and screaming with excitement. To the left of the girl is a title that read 'Days out, Paulton's Park, Romsey, S051 6AL,'

We live a four hour drive away from Paulton's Park, factor in travelling with a four year old and with toilet breaks, snack stops and leg stretches you're looking at a full day travelling. I needed this theme park to be exceptional, it had to be a roaring success or the stress of the journey wouldn't have been worth it. Thankfully Paulton's Park really pulled it out the bag. We had an absolutely amazing time at this all ages, family friendly theme park.

Accommodation | Nox Kensington

Image of the bedroom at Nox Kensington. The bed has white bed linen and gold satin accessories. To the left of the image is a title that reads 'Travel Nox Apartments, Kensington, London W14 8BN

I am a big fan of a city break and I love to visit London. We live around 2 hours away via train and are fortunate to have a direct train route depart from the neighbouring town. Being from 'up North' means London accommodation prices always come as a shock. We look for something affordable, comfortable, clean and practical. We're not bothered by luxury when it comes to a city break as we spend most of the time out of the hotel exploring the local sights and as we travel by train we don't need to consider our parking options. I'd never heard of NOX hotels before but there are quite a few branches in the London area. We were travelling with Iris this time and had planned to spend the majority of our time around the museums so we chose to stay at the NOX Kensington branch. 

Accommodation | Skippers Rest Apartment, Scarborough

Image of the industrial style interior of Skippers Rest holiday rental accommodation in Scarborough. The image shows the living are with grey gloss fitted kitchen and black velvet sofa bed with bright coloured cushions. The right of the image is a title that reads 'Travel, Skippers Rest, North Marine Road, Scarborough YO11 7HZ,'

Skipper's Rest is a one bedroom apartment in the North Bay area of Scarborough. It's located close to Peasholm Park and The Open Air Theatre. It's set one street back from the seafront and has access to the beach via the main road with pavement or via coastal cliff path. The cliff path has beautiful views and is easy on the way down but a bit tough on the legs on the way back up!

Accommodation | Tythe Lodge, Lincolnshire

Title image for blog post with text that reads 'travel and days out Tythe Lodge Lincolnshire NG34 9PT alongside an image of the inside of the lodge featuring a blue kitchen, a wooden dining table that seats six and a view into the double bedroom with en suite shower room.

Tythe Lodge is a wooden holiday lodge situated in the tiny hamlet of Howell. It's situated in the grounds of the owner's home. The owner's are on hand to help in emergencies (like when you forget ketchup for nuggets on the first day!) but the location of the property in relation to the owner's home  makes it feel exclusive and private. A lot of love and thought has gone into this holiday accommodation and it really shows.

Travel | Tattershall Lakes

Image title reads 'Travel, Tattershall Lakes, Sleaford Road, Lincoln, LN4 4LR image to the right of the title shows the Aqua Park Inflatable Assault Course that is available to do at Tattershall Lakes. The image shows people wearing wet suits and life jackets climbing on the inflatable. Image also shows members of staff ensuring Covid 19 restrictions are being adhered to.

Tattershall Lakes is a holiday park situated in the Lincolnshire countryside. The site is quite large and the accommodation is nestled within woodland or dotted around lakes. There are various types of accommodation on offer at Tattershall Lakes, from standard static caravans to luxury woodland lodges.  There are many ways to book a break at Tattershall Lakes, Hoseasons and Away Resorts being the lead booking sites but there are many private owners on the site so you can find some great deals by shopping around, I've even managed to find some on Booking.comWe stayed in an 8 berth caravan with hot tub that we managed to get as a last minute deal from a Facebook selling site.

Travel | 72 Hours in Amsterdam (Child Free!)

Image title reads 'travel 72 child free hours in amsterdam' the image to the right shows a view of an Amsterdam canal taken from a bridge featuring a bicycle and flowers

We visited Amsterdam for a very specific reason and that was to see Ed Sheeran. We'd tried for hours to get tickets to any UK venue but it just wasn't happening so when we found tickets for Amsterdam that were cheaper and readily available we dived right in and decided to make a weekend of it. We flew from our local airport that is just 20 minutes away and we stayed at NH Museum Quarter. The hotel was in the perfect location, just a five minute walk from the beautiful Museum quarter and we were lucky enough to have a room with a canal view. The rooms were light and spacious and thankfully offered guest controlled air conditioning as we stayed during the summer heatwave.

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