Pittville Park, Cheltenham: free things to do with kids in Gloucestershire

One of our favourite free things to do with kids in Cheltenham is a visit to Pittville Park.  It’s a place I went as a youngster and now I enjoy taking my own children too!  It’s only now as an adult that I realise quite how amazing this park is.  We live in Gloucester now and there’s nothing quite like it here.

Walking around Pittville Park with my children yesterday, I really noticed quite how beautiful it is.  I lived in the centre of Cheltenham town for just under 10 years from my late teens through to my mid-twenties and I definitely took the park for granted and never made the most of it. Continue reading “Pittville Park, Cheltenham: free things to do with kids in Gloucestershire”

Skenfrith Castle, National Trust

On Saturday it was Ben’s Dad’s 70th birthday.  We didn’t actually know it was his 70th, but we did know it was his birthday!  I did ask Ben how old his Dad was and he had no idea, so we had to ask.  For a treat, we picked up his Dad and wife and took them to explore 13th century Skenfrith Castle with us. Continue reading “Skenfrith Castle, National Trust”

Stonehenge: my review of this ancient wonder of the world

Today was our four year wedding anniversary and we wanted to mark the occasion by doing something special, but also affordable. We’re saving the last of our spending money this month for U.K. Vegan Campout, so we’re very aware that every penny we spend right now is less spending money on amazing vegan junk food in a couple of weeks!

With full tanks of fuel we just needed an idea of where to go and that wasn’t hard as I was keen to tick another item off my 2019 bucket list and visit Stonehenge!

In this blog post I will share my honest review of Stonehenge and lots of photos.  Continue reading “Stonehenge: my review of this ancient wonder of the world”

8 day Europe family road trip minimal packing list

Having recently travelled a 1700 mile road trip in Europe as a family of four with young kids, ages four and seven, I kept a notebook to document all elements of our trip.  I kept a packing list to make sure we didn’t forget anything, but also as I wanted to pack light for the road trip so making a travel packing list allowed me to see if I could reduce the number of items we were taking.

In this blog post I will share with you our 8 day Europe family road trip minimal packing list. Continue reading “8 day Europe family road trip minimal packing list”

8 day Europe road trip costs for family of four

In case you missed it, we recently went on an eight day family road trip in Europe with two kids in tow.  I meticulously kept records of every last penny we spent on the trip to see exactly how much it cost us in total.  In this blog post I will share with you a breakdown of how much our trip to Europe cost as a family of four.

I will also share some tips on how to save money when travelling on a budget in Europe later on in the blog post. Continue reading “8 day Europe road trip costs for family of four”

Reasons to visit Liverpool

According to a recent study, 40% of millennials choose their travel destinations based on how ‘Instagrammable’ they are.  It was ranked the most important factor when it comes to travel for those under 33 years of age.

With this in mind, Liverpool ONE has launched a #VIPliverpool campaign, that’s ‘Very Instagrammable Places’ in Liverpool.  They absolutely love the city and have provided information on the most Instagram-worthy places in the city.

In this blog post I am going to explore some of the best reasons to visit Liverpool and where you can find the most Instagram worthy photo locations. Continue reading “Reasons to visit Liverpool”

Save £25 on your first Airbnb accommodation booking

If you’re looking online for an Airbnb referral then you’re in the right place.  I have an Airbnb refer a friend link that can give you up to £34 off in total.

You can save £25 as an Airbnb first booking discount if you’re a new customer, plus an extra £9 can be saved if you book an Airbnb experience worth £36 or more.

Read on to discover how to get this great Airbnb deal and save money when you travel. Continue reading “Save £25 on your first Airbnb accommodation booking”

Bristol Balloon Fiesta: free things to do with kids

I was so looking forward to this event and being able to share numerous photos of colourful hot air balloons, but sadly this will not be the case in today’s blog post.  We attended the Bristol Balloon Fiesta yesterday for three hours in the afternoon and I will share my honest review of what we experienced in this blog post. Continue reading “Bristol Balloon Fiesta: free things to do with kids”

Painswick Rococo Garden review and photos: things to do with kids in Gloucestershire

Yesterday was my birthday and we decided to go to an attraction that is a ten minute drive from our home, yet Ben and I had never been there despite living in Gloucestershire almost our whole lives!

In this blog post I am going to share my review of Painswick Rococo Garden. If you’re looking for things to do in Gloucestershire with kids then read on!

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