4 Eclectic Essex Excursions

AD | Collaborative post With so much to do in England’s capital city, Essex might not cross your mind as an essential destination near London. But in fact, the southern county is filled with many fun, family-friendly activities, and is home to more must-see locations than you might think.  If you’re looking to plan the perfect getaway for next year, you might say the only way is Essex! Saffron Walden Turf Maze The rural village of Saffron Walden has plenty to offer, including preserved medieval architecture, a traditional market frequented by Jamie Oliver, and even

48 Hours In Cambridge

When Erin was maybe just over a year old we went on a last minute trip to Cambridge. We didn’t have the largest amount of time but we had a great visit and we’d said we would love to go back when Erin was a bit older. Now that Erin is nearly 4 we thought we would be in a better position to explore the city a bit more and to do more while we were there. This time, we managed to book our trip for John’s birthday so it was a great time to

Restaurant Review: Frankie and Benny’s Ipswich

AD | We received a voucher to discount our meal Last week on our trip to Ipswich we did a bit of exploring on the day that we arrived and decided that eating dinner near the hotel would be the easiest option for us. We stayed at the Novotel hotel which is situated across the road from a leisure complex called Cardinal Park where there was a Frankie and Benny’s restaurant. Erin usually eats quite early but we figured we could eat a bit later if the restaurant was only a few minutes walk away.

Buyagift Experience: 3 Course Meal At Prezzo Ipswich

AD | Gifted experience  Whenever we travel John and I always like to look for the best deal or a way to save money. Something we have found numerous times is that buying vouchers in advance for meals can work out much cheaper than paying on the day. Just last week we headed to Ipswich for a few days and we wanted to have at least 1 meal booked and paid for in advance. In the past we have had a really good experience with Buyagift vouchers and have been to places such as Planet

Buyagift Experience: Two Night Family Break at Novotel Ipswich

AD | Gifted Experience John and I love to get away and this year we are trying to explore more of our local area. Somewhere that is only roughly an hour away by train is Ipswich and neither of us had ever been there before. Buyagift got in touch a little while back and offered us some experiences to try. We decided to go for a 2 night family break at a Novotel hotel and luckily, there was one in Ipswich. To book a Buyagift experience with a Novotel hotel you need to email. The

Our Easter Break To Ipswich

AD | Contains gifted experiences and tickets Last week we took a trip to one of our neighbouring counties, Suffolk, for a 2 night stay in Ipswich. We have had a hard couple of months so all of us was looking forward to some quality time away together as a family to explore somewhere new and exciting! We live 10 minutes away from a train station so we can get to loads of great places with Greater Anglia. We were able to get to Ipswich in less than an hour and a half and it’s

A Greater Anglia Rail Adventure To Ely

AD | Press tickets  The first time I ever came to Norfolk I remember passing through somewhere with the most beautiful cathedral. That place was Ely in Cambridgeshire. I would pass Ely every single time I came to Norfolk and every time made me want to visit even more. It has been 7 years since I first visited Norfolk and even though I have lived here for nearly 6 years now I still haven’t made it to Ely. Greater Anglia recently got in touch to let us know that there are some great locations for

The Average Cost Of A Family Day Out

Just a couple of weeks ago we experienced our first real February half term. Of course, we have been through half terms before but Erin went to the holiday club at her previous nursery but we don’t have that option any more. This time it was just me and Erin from Monday to Saturday and I had to figure out how to fill our week. It’s very rare that we have much (or any) spare money unless I really plan out finances down to the last penny and months in advance. We didn’t actually do