Review: West Midland Safari Park Ice Age Exhibit

West Midland Safari Park is one of our favourite family days out. It’s only a 90-120 minute drive from our home in Cardiff, and it’s an absolutely brilliant day out! The park opens at 10am, so we like to arrive a good twenty minutes beforehand so that we can be as close to the front of the queue as possible! Once you’ve bought your tickets and animal you can drive into the drive-through safari area. First up you’ll find deer, and wild dogs, followed by Rhino’s, lions, tigers, zebras, elephant and my favourite, giraffes! I love feeding the giraffes! They’re… [Read More]

West Midland Safari Park: Santa Safari Review. Video Special!

Scroll down for video Yesterday we visited West Midland Safari Park so that we could experience their Santa Safari. Santa Safari is a magical, festive day out for the whole family. As well as the four mile self-drive safari, children will have the opportunity to visit Santa, as well as Mrs Claus’s Kitchen, and even make Christmas themed crafts. Driving up to the entrance was a lot of fun in itself. Our five year old twins spotted Santa from quite far back and started to get very excited! All the way up the drive to the entrance were snow-covered Christmas… [Read More]

A day out at Heath Park Miniature Railway

I’m always amazed by how many attractions are local to us here in Cardiff. We’ve got parks, farms, castles, museums, splash parks and so many other wonderful places to visit all on our doorstop. Another such place is the Heath Park Miniature Railway & Tramways. Run by volunteers the miniature railway is open to the public just a handful of times during the year. You’ll need to check the website to find out which days they’re open. With a selection of train rides to choose from such as diesel, steam and electric, Heath Park Miniature Railway is a great afternoon… [Read More]

A day out at Walnut Tree Farm Park

Located in St Brides, Newport, Walnut Tree Farm markets itself very well. The website is professional and shows off the best of what’s to offer.  Sadly on a recent visit, I was left feeling somewhat underwhelmed. That’s not to say that this isn’t a good farm, as I do think I’d return again, I just think there are some areas for improvement. I also feel as though I had my expectations set too high for Walnut Tree Farm Park. Mainly after looking at the website, so perhaps it’s my fault I was a bit underwhelmed. Open Monday to Sunday, 10am-5pm, Walnut Tree Farm has… [Read More]

A morning at Roath Park Lake

Living in Cardiff is pretty cool. There are lots of interesting, magical and amazing places to visit and explore. One of those places is Roath Park. It’s a massive Victorian park with lake, botanic garden, adventure playground, cafe and sports facility. During half term earlier this month, I decided to take our girls there for the morning. They were due to visit Roath Park the following week with their nursery, but had been so excited in the run up to the trip, that I thought I’d take them too! Their school trip focused on the conservatory, which is home to… [Read More]

A morning of fun at Rhondda Heritage Park

The Rhondda Heritage Park in Trehafod, Pontypridd is one of the many cultural attractions you can find in South Wales. I remember many a school trip there when I was younger. It certainly makes for a fun and interesting day out for people of all ages.  You can go on a guided tour, explore the museum, enjoy a cuppa in the cafe or let the children loose in the Energy Zone Play Area. There’s also an art gallery. During the Easter holidays I took our twins to the Heritage Park for a morning of fun! It was my first return… [Read More]

West Midland Safari Park – The Best Day Out Ever!

West Midland Safari Park is a place that I’ve longed to visit for a good number of years. It’s home to some of the worlds most beautiful and critically endangered exotic animals. The 6km route through the 45-hectare safari will provide you with the opportunity to experience the 600 or so animals living there at close quarters, close enough in fact to feed many of them if you purchase the specially formulated animal feed.  We set off from our home in Cardiff around 7.45am. The park opens at 10 so we aimed to be there for that time. We arrived… [Read More]

A day out at Barry Island

Last week I drove down to Barry Island from my home in Cardiff. I’ve been trying to take our three year old twin girls to new places this summer holiday and although Barry Island isn’t a new place for me, it was for them. I have fond memories of visiting Barry Island when I was a child. The pleasure park was always something my sister and I looked forward to, with the log flume in particular being one of our favourite rides. Sadly the log flume was demolished in April of this year as the structure was beyond repair, but… [Read More]

Our trip to the farm

Last year I took R and M on regular trips to the farm. They love the freedom they have to run around the fields independently, feed the animals and play in the park. I took the girls on their trip to the farm of 2015 a few weeks ago. The farm I go to is Cefn Mably Farm Park. Entry was £12.50 for me and the girls. This included one bag of animal feed too. One of my favourite parts of going to the farm is the area in which you can hold and stroke the animals. I asked R… [Read More]

A trip to the farm

We recently went on a spontaneous trip to the farm and I thought I would share our experience with you! Unfortunately, Twin Daddy was working so he couldn’t come with us, but he will definitely be coming next time! It was a lovely, sunny day and although it wasn’t hot it wasn’t cold either!  Whilst the girls were having their afternoon nap, I hurriedly put together a bag of nappies, wipes, snacks and drinks before quickly searching online for the postcode of the farm so that I could enter it into the sat nav on my phone! When the girls woke up I asked them if they wanted to… [Read More]