How We Spent The Summer Holidays

AD | Includes gifted experiences Even though Erin started nursery just a few days after she turned 2, she attended all year round for a while. It was only because we had to change which nursery she went to that it turned into just term time attendance. So, this summer was our first real summer holidays and I honestly didn’t really know what to expect. I had a bit of money saved up before the summer holidays started and I carefully budgeted for certain days out. We had some plans in place and I wanted to make sure we could

Trying The New Menu At Turtle Bay

AD | Gifted Last week John was off work and I was determined to make the most of it by planning some great family days out and meals that we wouldn’t go for otherwise. Somewhere that John always enjoys, and is one of his favourites, is Turtle Bay. We had a day planned in Norwich so it seemed like the perfect time to book a table. We had a table booked for 4pm but the heat on that particular day was getting to us so we arrived about half an hour early, hopeful that it would be okay. Luckily, the

Family Fun At Bowling House, Norwich

AD | Gifted Something you may not know about me is that before I had Erin I was the manager of a leisure facility that included a bowling alley. However, since leaving I have only been bowling once that was a couple of years ago. Erin was only about 1 at the time so she didn’t really get to join in but we decided that it was time to take her for a real game of her own. For this, we chose to go to Bowling House in Norwich. As a non-driving family we always make sure that we choose

Summer At Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

AD | Gifted tickets Somewhere I have always heard such great things about for a day out in Norfolk is Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure. We first visited with Erin during February half term earlier this year but we had to cut our trip short as my friend’s son wasn’t very well. Erin has been asking to go back ever since but as a non-driving family it’s pretty hard to get to. This year, Roarr! have done something really fantastic and put on a free bus, the DinoBus, from Norwich during the summer holidays. For us as a family, this was a pretty

A Family Day At Holt Country Park

Living in Norfolk we are really spoiled with a huge list of places that we could visit for a day out. However, as we don’t drive a lot of the places are extremely hard for us to get to. Luckily, we go for days out with my sister and her fiance around once a month so we always tend to pick somewhere that we couldn’t get to otherwise. This time our visit was to Holt Country Park, which is about a 30 minute drive away from where we live. At the entrance to Holt Country Park there is plenty of

Dining At Haven Seashore

Whenever we go on holiday we always like to try to eat at the options on site, or at least at some of them. These are the options available at Haven Seashore: Coast House Restaurant The Coast House restaurant is where I was looking forward to eating at the most. The Coast House is new for 2019 and it can be found right next to the Shore Water Park. When we checked in for our holiday we were told that it is table service and you need to book in advance. You can either phone, book on the app or

A Visit To Sea Life Great Yarmouth

AD | Gifted tickets During our recent holiday to Haven Seashore we made sure we got out of the park for a day and headed into Great Yarmouth. After a really fun morning at the beach and then having chips for lunch we headed to Sea Life Great Yarmouth for the afternoon. Sea Life Great Yarmouth can be found on the sea front and right by Wellington Pier. We got the bus from Haven and there was a stop right outside so that’s really handy if you don’t want to walk the whole way (which is quite far). When we arrived at

Free Things To Do With Children At Haven Seashore

Where ever we go on holiday I like to make sure we do a range of activities with Erin. We also like to save money where we can to keep costs down. Visiting a holiday park like Haven means that there is already quite a lot included in the price of your stay and it would be silly not to make the most of them. We did quite a lot during our stay at Haven Seashore recently so I wanted to write a bit about the things we did that were completely free. Swimming pool One of the things we