Hever Castle has for quite some time been on my wish list of places I’d like us to visit. Last week it finally came true, and it turned out to be a truly magical experience! I’m sure the castle and gardens are amazing at any time of the year, but now during the Christmas period … More Days Out In The South East: Christmas Time At Hever Castle!
Sheffield Park and Garden is a large landscape garden in Sussex, owned by the National Trust. There’s also a Sheffield Park House, situated at the edge of the property, but that’s still privetely owned and not open to the public. The park is a wonderful experience at all times of the year, with winding paths … More Autumn Colours at Sheffield Park & Garden
Pevensey is a village in East Sussex, near the coast, just a few miles north-east of Eastbourne. It’s main claim to fame in English history, is that it was the site for William the Conqueror’s landing in 1066. But Pevensey Castle’s history reaches much further back, to Roman times, and it was in military use … More Days Out In The South East: Pevensey Castle
Yesterday we visited Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury. We’ve been there a few times before (you can read about one of our previous visits HERE), and as usual we really enjoyed making our way around the park and stopping to look at some of the animals – as well as some plants – along … More A Visit To Howletts Animal Park & A Simple Follow-Up Activity
Earlier this year, on a sunny summer’s day, we visited the medieval ruins of Bayham Old Abbey, which sit on the Kent/Sussex border, in a very rural spot not too far from Lamberhurst. The abbey was founded there as part of a monastery, in the early 13th Century, and was built using local sandstone. Although … More Days Out In The South East: Bayham Old Abbey
Last weekend, we went out exploring around the Scotney Castle estate. We did a similar walk around the grounds of this beautiful National Trust property in January (click here to read more about that visit), and it was lovely to now come back and see it in a different seasonal shroud, just at the transition … More An Early Autumn Walk On The Scotney Castle Estate
As you might have gathered, I often get inspired by ideas (and people) that I come across online. One place which is great for finding some summer activity inspiration right now is the instagram hashtag #julyideasandinspo which has been created and cared for by the lovely Gina of @andbreathe_challenges. It’s all about child friendly summer … More 10 Sensory Rich, Frugal Fun Activities for Sunny Summer Days!
Last week we visited a place called Wildwood for the first time! It’s a really nice wildlife park, run by the Wildwood Trust charity, which mainly focuses on British wildlife past and present. We saw deer, bears, wolves, snakes, owls and other birds, spiders, rodents, bison, an otter, badger, fox, beaver, elk and many other … More Days Out in the South East: Wildwood Trust Animal Park
Last night, we went for a late evening walk down by Rye Harbour, and got a great view of the partial lunar eclipse of the ‘Buck Moon’, as the full moon of July is sometimes called. The moon was huge and had a redish hue (unfortunately not really visible in the photos I snapped with … More Experiencing a Lunar Eclipse, on the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Lift-Off
Last week we visited Walmer castle and gardens, and it was a lovely afternoon out, made even better by the gloriously sunny weather. This was out first visit there, and I’m actually surprised I haven’t heard more about Walmer castle before, considering what an interesting as well as beautiful place this is to visit! A … More Days Out in the South East: Walmer Castle & Gardens