Pottery painting at Center Parcs

There are so many different activities to choose from on a Center Parcs holiday and each time we go, we try to do something different. On our last break at Center Parcs Elveden Forest we tried pottery painting with both adults and children.

Crazy Science At Center Parcs

Over the years we have been to Center Parcs a couple of times but Erin was always really too young for a lot of the activities. This year though during our visit in March she was 4 so able to do a lot more. While we were there my Mum booked Erin in for the Crazy Science session on the Thursday morning. The session lasts for 1 hour and you should be there 10 minutes before the start time. Crazy Science is in the activity den so it’s really easy to find. As we arrived

Cupcake Decorating At Center Parcs

On our most recent trip to Center Parcs Erin was finally old enough to be able to do some of the great activities that are on offer. Due to a broken elbow that had just had a cast off we wanted to book something but nothing too boisterous. Cupcake Decorating sounded great, especially as baking was something that Erin had been doing a lot with her Grandma. This activity cost around £12 and lasted for 45 minutes, aimed at children between 3 and 7. Our class only had 2 children participating and was run by

Visiting Centre Parcs in March

A couple of years ago I never thought I would be saying that Center Parcs is one of my favourite places to go on holiday. Honestly, it had never really appealed to me as I would have much preferred a city break. However, when we visited for the first time in 2017 I fell in love immediately and since then have now been back another few times. Our most recent visit was for a midweek break in March 2020. We had only ever been in October before this year so I wanted to write about

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.

How We Spent The Easter Holidays

I remember dreading February half term. I wasn’t prepared and I didn’t have anything planned and I was worried about how I would keep Erin entertained for a week. I wasn’t nearly as worried about the Easter holidays though as it was jam packed and we ended up doing loads. Here’s our we spent the Easter holidays: A quiet start Knowing that we had a lot of plans for most of the Easter holidays I tried to keep the beginning of the first week as quiet and chilled out as possible. Erin has her usual

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