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. We had our table booked

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 only 40 minutes away from

Exploring More Of Our Local Area In 2019

Growing up we didn’t go on loads of days out and there wasn’t any short breaks away to nearby cities. As soon as I was able to, I wanted to go anywhere else I could to see what other places were like. Now, I am lucky to live in a place as beautiful as Norfolk but after living here for 6 years I haven’t even begun to know what wonderful places there are close by. I know that this is largely due to not being able to drive as a lot of places just aren’t accessible by public transport. This

Center Parcs Activities: Subtropical Swimming Paradise

Swimming is one of the only free activities to do at Center Parcs and if you’re looking for a holiday on a budget, this is something you really need to make the most of! The Subtropical Swimming Paradise can be found in the Sports Plaza which is right in the middle of Center Parcs Elveden Forest. This was only a 15 minute walk from our lodge and I think roughly a 30 minute walk from the lodges which were further away. Still, this isn’t a long walk and it can be made a lot easier and quicker if you have hired

Restaurants At Center Parcs Elveden Forest

October saw us go on our first ever real family holiday and we chose Center Parcs, Elveden Forest for that! We booked for a Monday to Friday break and we couldn’t wait. As we had booked quite a few months in advance I had loads of time to look over the activity options and also to decide where we would eat on each day. Center Parcs has quite a few different restaurants to choose from and we were lucky enough to have a fair few meals out during our holiday. While we have reviewed each restaurant in detail, here is

Center Parcs: New Woodland Lodge Review

Our party consisted of 4 adults and 1 toddler so we booked a 2 bedroom New Woodland Lodge. We didn’t pay for early access as that was another £35 and we were trying to do our holiday as cheaply as possible. This meant we were able to get in from 3pm, which was actually a nice time for us. All of us were really pleasantly surprised when we entered the lodge. The living and dining areas are open plan and bigger than what I was expecting. This lodge had a dining table that seated 4, a large corner sofa with

Center Parcs Restaurants: Pancake House

During our first trip to America back in 2013 for our wedding both John and I fell in love with the pancakes. There’s nothing better than a real American pancake and a trip to either IHOP or Denny’s. Sometimes I think I would pay to go back just for some strawberry and banana pancakes. Anyway, as soon as I saw that there was a Pancake House at Centre Parcs, I knew I had to eat there. The menu looked amazing and there was so much choice. I found myself drooling over it numerous times before our holiday. Originally, we had

Center Parcs Restaurants: Bella Italia

Planning where we were going to eat during our Center Parcs holiday was really easy because there is a lot of choice for restaurants. Somewhere all of us was looking forward to was Bella Italia as it’s well-known and somewhere we had all been before. We had booked our meal online before we arrived and paid the £5 deposit per person, which we knew would come off our final bill. Me and my sister had a spa session booked which was supposed to finish at 6pm so we booked our table for 6:30. As it turned out, we went to