A few hours in Weston-super-Mare

For Mother’s Day on Sunday we went on a short family trip to Weston-super-Mare. Weston is the closest beach to our home in Gloucestershire, around a one hour drive.

Weston-super-Mud!

As a child we used to always call it Weston-super-Mud!  It’s not the prettiest of beaches and the tide always seems to be out for miles resulting in sludgy sand and the water colour when it is in is very murky brown – hence jokingly calling it mud!

If you love the typical British tourist beach, however, then Weston beach has everything you need.  We spent just a few short hours there on Sunday and managed to squeeze in a few standard touristy things even though we were freezing. Continue reading “A few hours in Weston-super-Mare”

What is the Coopers Hill Cheese Rolling in Gloucestershire?

Whilst Cheltenham in Gloucestershire is famous for its horse racing festivals, there’s another traditional festival which is a little more quirky and unusual.  It’s held annually on the May Spring Bank Holiday at Coopers Hill, just on the edge of Gloucester by Birdlip and Brockworth,  and is known as Coopers Hill Cheese Rolling.  I couldn’t not share this event with you on my travel blog as I can see it happening from my garden.  We live right next to this event and it’s crazy!  Continue reading “What is the Coopers Hill Cheese Rolling in Gloucestershire?”

8 free days out with kids in Gloucestershire

Whilst we love exploring places far and wide, we also love exploring our home county of Gloucestershire for family days out.  Whilst days out to attractions with kids can get quite costly with ticket prices, parking charges, meals and fuel costs, it can be much cheaper and even free to take the kids for local free family days out.  We are very lucky to have a few great places nearby to visit if we don’t fancy spending a lot of money or even any at all.  If you are ever in my neck of the woods in south west England then here are a few of the best places you can visit with kids without spending a penny. Continue reading “8 free days out with kids in Gloucestershire”