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Ripley’s Believe It Or Not – London for teens

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not – London for teens

Travelling with teens can be a little tricky.  You can scour the blogs and online guides for things to do with kids and they might not be what a teen might be interested in.  Either too childish or not pitched at the right level.  Ours love history and learning but also appreciate a bit of fun thrown in. While we were staying in London we decided that Ripley’s Believe It Or Not fitted the bill nicely for a fun day out…

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Christmas at Harry Potter studios – what was it like?

Christmas at Harry Potter studios – what was it like?

We were extremely lucky to experience Christmas at Harry Potter Studios a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.  I’ve updated this post with current prices in 2016. Alex was struggling to figure out what she wanted to do as a birthday treat this year.  We tend to do a family day out on the kids birthdays, but there was nothing that took her fancy.  James suggested the Harry Potter Studio Tour to her and she jumped for joy at…

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Christmas in London

Christmas in London

One of the things that James and I had mentioned recently was that we would really like to see London at Christmas time.  London is one of our favourite places to be and we’d never seen the Christmas lights there or experienced the excitement. Money issues and the fact that we want to be saving for round two of travelling meant that we really didn’t think we’d manage it this year.  But when I was thinking about what I was…

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All for the greater good (greater good)

All for the greater good (greater good)

Our last stop in our tour of England was halfway between Cornwall and home and also happened to be quite close to the city of Wells and Glastonbury. We all loved Glastonbury when we visited some friends there last year, it’s a quirky little town full of hippy shops, crystals and characters.  As we were stopping so close by, we figured we’d have another visit.  We wanted to climb the Tor, so parked at the Somerset Rural life museum (a…

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Reaching Land’s End

Reaching Land’s End

There were lots of things that I really wanted to do while we were in Cornwall, but with our funds running low we again had to decide what we should do now and what we should save for another trip.  Going to Land’s End feels like one of the things you *should* do when you’re getting as close to the end of England as we were.  I was the only one who had ever been, way back in 1989, and…

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