Last Saturday the children, myself and my parents went to Legoland Windsor for the opening of the New Lego Friends area …. Heartlake City. The children knew about this event about 6 weeks before we went and they were so excited they had been counting down the days. When we arrived we were given VIP passes which allowed us to go straight onto the rides without queuing, using the Q-Bot system which is absolutely fantastic. The children were given a goody bag each and a Legoland hat to wear, which was ideal because I had forgotten their hats and it turned out to be a really hot sunny day.
Yesterday we took the children to Santas Barn in Peterborough at the East of England Showground. The children were really excited about going and we were looking forward to seeing what was on offer, its the first year Santas Barn has been open and I only heard about it from someone through Facebook. We booked the day before and I had a chat with the man who runs in and it sounded like the perfect experience. Its run by parents so the main aim is for children to have fun with no queuing to see Santa. You book your time slot and arrive an hour earlier so the children can play and when your time comes round you head over to the winter wonderland walk and an elf takes you through to see Santa.
On Sunday we went to Legoland for the day, we went to see the hugely popular Pirates Landing to see the re-vamp of it to become the New Pirate Shores. The opening of the New Pirate Shores was not fully ready but we did get to enjoy the themed features on the Pirate Falls Treasure Quest log Flume which was amazing. We arrived at 8.30am in the morning and had the whole of Legoland to ourselves for an hour and a half before the public came in. We jumped on as many rides as we could and made the most of it whilst it was quiet. By 10am the park slowly began to fill up with adults and children all looking for a fun day out.
Hands up if your a chocoholic ……. oooh that will be me then!!! We recently got the chance to review Cadbury World in Bournville from Superbreak and I was so excited its somewhere I have always wanted to go but I was waiting until the children were old enough to really enjoy it.
Last weekend me and the children jumped in the car with my Mum and Dad and made our way to Birmingham. Like me my Mum is also mad about chocolate and its somewhere she has always wanted to visit too, so she was keen to join us. We arrived around lunch time and we were booked into the Cadbury tour at 3.10pm. The children were super excited and couldn’t wait to look around.
Last weekend my parents, the children and myself headed to Legoland Windsor for the grand opening of their Duplo Valley Splash and Play area. We have never been to Legoland before but it was on my list of places to go with the children this year. Both of my children are mad about Lego especially Little Bird, its all he plays with and talks about he is a true Lego Fan and I knew Legoland would be his dream place to visit.
Last Friday the Bird family jumped into the car and headed off in the search for snow. As the weather was sunny and bright outside there was only one place we were going to find it and that was in Milton Keynes, Snozone. Its somewhere we have always wanted to take the children to do some Tobogganing with the aim to encourage them to start skiing because we are keen to take them on a skiing holiday next year.
On Sunday the Bird Family went to Cambridge for a very special reason. We had been asked to go to Build-a-Bear to have some fun, meet some lovely people and best of all make bears!!! It was the 30th October 2011 so the staff were dressed in Halloween outfits, I had dressed my children up in their Halloween costumes too because I knew it was the theme for the day. From the moment we walked into the store until the moment we left, the staff were amazing to all of us, they really made our visit special.
Three weeks ago The Bird Family visited National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Hampshire. The National Motor Museum is one of South England’s top days out for families and is set in the heart of the New Forest National Park. It is guaranteed to be a great family day out with lots for everyone to enjoy including the Palace House, home of the Montagu family, Historic Beaulieu Abbey, James Bond Exhibition and The World of Top Gear.
Two weeks ago the Bird Family visited Paultons Park the new home for Peppa Pig World. We have really wanted to go since we found out it was opening in April this year. When we arrived it was overwhelming to see all children dressing in their Peppa Pig clothes ready to find Peppa and George. We headed straight over to the Peppa Pig area to see what was there. It was amazing, we were all blown away with how good this actually was. It was like we had jumped into the television set as we walking through their world. Needless to say the kids loved it.
This time last week the Bird family visited The Tank Museum in Bovington near Bournemouth. When we arrived in Bournemouth Daddy Bird was keen for us to visit the museum. The museum is based at Bovington Camp this was where my hubby was based when he was 16years old and he signed up to the army, so he was keen to go and have a look around and show the children where he worked. Its funny because I wonder what my children think when we show them places that we reminisce about. I always remember my parents taking me when I was little to the town where they met, and being unimpressed with them saying “This is where we went to school, or this is where we used to work or this is the bench where we used to eat fish and chips” I always remember it to be quite boring as a child. So I have to ask myself, why O why do I put my kids through exactly the same thing. I love showing them places where we have been and done different things. I now understand why my parents did it to me, I wish I appreciated it a bit more when I was younger. I just hope my children enjoy the information I share with them because I enjoy telling them about our past.