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When we were recently on holiday, we were very excited to be invited to PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park Salou for the day. PortAventura was only a 20-minute walk from the hotel we were staying at. The resort is pretty massive featuring six of their own hotels plus two theme parks and the water park. After getting our bags checked over by security we had the obituary photo taken in front of the water fountain (along with everyone else haha) and headed off to the main entrance to the water park. Inside the main entrance, there is a shop which sells pretty much everything. In the event, you forget anything I’m sure you would be able to find it here – swimwear, sunglasses, suncreams, waterproof camera/phone cases, clothes, souvenirs… The first thing we did was queue up to rent a locker for the day. The queue was pretty big and I advise you do…

We have recently arrived home from a lovely family holiday in sunny Salou, Spain. We stayed in the Dorada Palace hotel in Salou and I thought I would do a blog post on my thoughts on the hotel. I haven’t been asked to write this review and we paid for the holiday ourselves but I always like to read other people opinions on places before we book anywhere and I find it helpful. We booked for a weeks stay the first week of August so the summer holidays were in the full swing with England, Ireland, and Scotland all on their school summer holidays. We booked a one bedroom apartment. For us having the extra space is important. Being a family of 4 with a big age gap between Lauren and Caiden we wanted to book something with a bit more space and the separate bedroom and living area. We…

I was recently invited by Princess Cruises for a special day onboard their beautiful Royal Princess. It was just ahead of her fifth birthday. Her godmother is Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge and almost 5 years to the date I stepped on her in Southampton Docks The Royal Princess christened her. It was a gorgeous sunny day the day I was due to spend the day with fellow bloggers on board and as I drove into the port, seeing the ship for the first time was actually breathtaking. She is beautiful. Royal Princess Piazza (Atrium): When we boarded the ship we arrived at the ships main atrium and was stunning. With her sweeping staircases and floating lights that looked like floating butterflies, I was excited to explore the rest of the Royal Princess. Accommodation: The Royal Princess has 1780 cabins in total and can accommodate up to 3560…

It’s felt like we’ve had such a long winter and I’m sure it’s not just me dreaming of family holidays, looking online and wanting some warmth on my face? I need some sun and I need some time out with the family to enjoy time together without the rat race of the day to day life. It feels like a lifetime ago since we went to Disneyland Paris last year, and although it was a lovely little few days away it was in February and in the minus figures weather wise. For our next holiday I definitely want some sun! I have been finding myself browsing the internet during the evenings looking at holiday companies, seeing what they have on offer and looking at where we might like to go. I think this year we won’t go too far, just a week perhaps somewhere within a few hours flight time.…

My Top Tips for Visiting Disneyland Paris in the Winter Months. It might be freezing cold but it won’t stop you from having a wonderful time. We went to Disneyland Paris in February last year and although the weather was cold we had a fantastic time and we didn’t let it spoil our time there. On the lead up to us going I was reading on some forums that fountains had frozen over, drinking water fountains had frozen pipes and all sorts. It was kind of handy to be honest because we have never been on a ‘cold’ holiday before so it enabled me to be prepared for our trip. I made sure I packed things that would help us on our trip and I thought they would be handy to share my tips and tricks with you if you have a trip planned for the colder months. Layers…

On Wednesday 4th October I was very excited to have been invited to #BlogCampOnBoard hosted by Tots 100, and MSC Cruises, on board the MSC Preziosa cruise liner. I had never been to a blogging conference before let alone on a cruise ship, hence my excitement. The MSC Preziosa was going to be docked in Southampton for the day so this gave us the chance to explore the ship as day guests as well as attend various blogging sessions if we wanted to. When I arrived at Southampton docks it wasn’t hard to spot where I needed to be. The Preziosa was absolutely beautiful and that was from afar. I couldn’t believe the size of her (not surprising seeing as she has 18 decks, 14 of which are for guests). The sun was already shining and it got me excited to get on board and explore what she had to offer.…

We visited Kidzania London last weekend for a Birthday treat for C. He was 5 on the Wednesday and seeing as it was his first week at school we decided to make it a nice weekend. Kidzania London is situated in Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd Bush. We’ve never been but I have heard lots about it. Kidaznia is basically an indoor city, just for kids. They have the opportunity to experience various different jobs and careers to earn money, have the chance to spend their earnings on fun activities or to open a bank account to save their cash. Kidzania is pretty easy to find. Westfield is a huge shopping centre and Kidznia is situated on the first floor by Marks & Spencers. When you arrive there is a desk opposite where you hand in your confirmation. I also assume you can buy tickets there as well, as long as…

If you’re planning a holiday to Florida and are looking for family accommodation then I can thoroughly recommend the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa, as a perfect place to stay on your holiday. By doing some research we come across these perfect apartments within a hotel environment. Having only been built in 2006 and had some refurbished work carried out in 2017, there are 495 apartments spaced out over 5 buildings, which consist of either private one, two, three or four bedrooms, sleeping from 1-10 people. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, a jacuzzi bath in the master bedroom, flat screen TV’s in the living area and all bedrooms, a living room with a sofa bed if extra sleeping space is needed, a washer and dryer and also high-speed internet. They have absolutely everything you might need for your Orlando stay. I don’t know about you but when…

We are so lucky only living 30 minutes drive away from the UK’s number one family theme park. Paultons Park family theme park is situated near Romsey in Hampshire. With 0ver 70 attractions it is also the home of the Worlds only Peppa Pig World. Paultons Park is opened from February through to the middle of November. Paultons Park then operates their Christmas themed event from the middle of November until the end of December. All of their opening times can be found on their website. On arrival, you will notice there is plenty of parking and after a short walk, you will come to the main entrance where you will find toilets, the tickets booths and the turnstiles to enter Paultons. Once you’re through the turnstiles you will be in the main entrance to the park. On the right is their main restaurant ‘The Wild Forest’ and to your right…

So we decided to have a look online to see if they had any tickets for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party before we leave and the only dates they did have were for the next night, the 18th so we went ahead and booked :-D. The party started when the park closed at 7pm and finished at midnight. We arrived at the park for around 6.30pm I think to collect our tickets from the desk. The chap that issued them told us a little about the party seeing as we had never been before – he said there were two parades, one at 8.30pm and one at 10.30pm. He advised we missed the 8.30 performance and make use of the low crowds to queue for rides and that by 10.30 the parade crowd is a lot quieter due to the people with younger kids having left. He also said…