Category Archives: Family Days Out

Places to visit & things to do with the family. But not precluding those who want to go alone!

The battle weary charm of Charmouth

I always battle with myself when choosing my favourite Jurassic coast beach, after all there are not only several to choose from but each has its own distinct attractive qualities and irresistible appeal; however whenever I visit Charmouth I say the … Continue reading

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Get away from it all on Brownsea Island

When I wrote about the boat trip to Brownsea Island, (the post can be seen here: http://tinyurl.com/lu3tqs3 ) I refrained from taking you on a guided tour around the island itself, because I didn’t want to spoil it for you. But with the … Continue reading

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Lyme Regis; weddings in wellies & artists in the Baptist Church

Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis, so good I’ve named it twice and if you haven’t been recently, then don’t wait for a reason, just get in the car, bus or train (walk or bike for that matter) and go. I went … Continue reading

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Do the Geocache Walk; the cache & other treasures await.

Geocaching, “the free outdoor ‘real world’ treasure hunt” and once the domain of the privileged few who were experienced in the use of GPS systems (from their backpacking or boating expeditions), but since the rapid evolution of technology, is now enjoyed by people in their hundreds – … Continue reading

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The Ancient Whisperings of Dorset’s Lewesdon Hill. Shhh….it’s a secret.

The ancients were a wily lot who knew a thing or two about the safest place to inhabit although I cannot help but think they were also better equipped to deal with the high winds that seem to be a permanent feature … Continue reading

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I am sure Leornardo da Vinci would have happily patronised the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

Leornardo da Vinci said “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return” and I am pretty sure he would … Continue reading

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Cycle Trail Challenge……proves more than a little challenging

The sun looked like the Earth’s prized Christmas tree bauble taking pride of place in its solitary but very pronounced position hanging half way up in the early morning sky; a sun that colour (burnished copper gold) and that bright just had to mean … Continue reading

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The Great Dorset Chilli Festival,

It’s always a risk taking your children to an event that is predominantly food related, especially if it is a food type they are unlikely to try either on the day or in the future, but with a positive tweet … Continue reading

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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens had their usual Easter fun, but there is nothing ‘usual’ about the gardens.

When I first visited Abbotsbury Tropical Gardens, I felt like I was walking onto a film set, with a plantation house, unusual birds and exotic flora that you might expect to see in the tropics. The huge lush green fronds that hung loosely from the palm trees … Continue reading

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Salisbury Cathedral is testament to a level of dedication that nowadays is hard to find.

When a trip to Salisbury Cathedral was planned, I hoped and imagined it would be quite interesting, however what I experienced went way beyond interest, I was catapulted into a world where the grandeur and magnificence of a place was … Continue reading

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