Category: For kids & families

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 …

Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park in Dorset: A review

Recently I was asked to review a holiday cottage in the New Forest, which happened to be near the border of Dorset. When looking into things to do in the local area, I remembered that I followed Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park on Twitter and sent them a message. They kindly …