Category: For kids & families

Things to do in Brighton with the kids

Looking for something different to do with the kids over the holidays? Why not treat them to a day out in Brighton? Although a great place to head for serious retail therapy, great food and a brilliant night out, the East Sussex seaside resort is also great for families and …

A preview of the Brookside Garden Centre Christmas Grotto

We have been going to the Christmas Grotto at Brookside Garden Centre¬†in East Peckham, Kent ever since 2014. At the time, my oldest was one year old, and my youngest wasn’t even born! So you could say it’s become something of a family tradition. This year we will be making …

A morning at Diggerland, Kent (during a heatwave)

Diggerland in Strood, Kent is a place we’ve been waiting to visit for a while. My son (a big fan of construction vehicles!) is quite short for his age and has taken forever to hit 90cm – the minimum height for going on any of the diggers. Finally he did, …

Howletts Wild Animal Park and the new Animals of the Ice Age exhibit

Howletts Wild Animal Park in Bekesbourne near Canterbury, Kent is one of two wild animal parks in the area run by the Aspinall Foundation, a conservation charity; the other being Port Lympne in Hythe. Both of the parks run breeding programmes for some extremely endangered species, with an aim to …