I am very late with this post, but really wanted to share!
We don’t get treated very often with the nice weather here, in England. Therefore, 19th of July, when the weather temperatures jumped up all of a sudden, Edward took a day off work and we decided to visit Barmouth sandy beaches in Wales!
Barmouth is 2.5 hours drive from our home, I’ve heard it is beautiful, but we haven’t been there before.
Due to Luka going to her school trip to Alton Towers resort that day, it was only four of us going – Edward, Harry, Daniella and I.
Driving to Barmouth was pretty impressive itself! Wales is beyond beautiful! The greenness, hills, sheep, farm houses – it was rather great!
Even though Harry got a little bit annoyed towards the end of our journey, but it was so worth a wait. The town of Barmouth is cozy, full of restaurants, quirky shops. Plenty attractions for children and most importantly, has its extraordinary seaside! We were finally there!
We spent nearly the entire day on the beach. Children enjoyed the sand and the water, which was actually so clear (but pretty cold). I was trying to get some tan on my fair colour skin while Edward was trying not to get tanned ha ha. 🙂 We had fish & Chips for lunch – was GOOD! Continue reading Hot Day @ Barmouth Wales→
Last weekend we had Edward’s parents visiting for Harry’s first birthday. They travelled by train from London on Saturday and stayed over in our house for a night. Kids were over the moon to have grandparents around and not to forget- they brought a huge and tasty personalised birthday cake for Harry!
On Sunday morning, while Edward and I were making breakfast for everyone, we were shocked as through the kitchen window we saw Edward’s brother Jim approaching! We didn’t have a clue he was coming and it was not even 9 am! Jim arrived here by car, leaving London at 5am! What a lovely surprise! 🙂
The weather on Sunday was beautiful, therefore we had decided to visit Trentham Monkey Forest.
The price to enter Trentham Monkey Forest is £8 for adults and £6 for children (3-14 years old). The place is lovely – cafe, playgrounds, picnic area, walking paths. If the weather is nice, could easily spend the whole day there with children!
We didn’t know what to expect at the beginning, we thought we will have to look for monkeys hiding from us, so when we saw the very first monkey sleeping high up in the tree, we started taking pictures immediately! But only few meters away, there were so many of them! They can walk free wherever they want, and they are not scared of people at all. Monkeys eat, play, fight with each other. It was amazing to watch!
Them ones with little babies I loved the most! How adorable is that! It is obvious, they care for their children so much! Monkeys are really great mothers, they really are!
Check out our video- vlogging by Luka this time – and see it yourself! Next time if you are unsure where to go, jut go Trentham Monkey Forest, it was 100% worth a visit! Trentham Monkey Forest website is HERE.
Let me know what you think in the comments below. x
Following My Birthday post, I am now sharing our lovely experience – weekend (Friday to Monday) break to Devon Cliffs Caravan Holiday Park (Haven Holiday), which was gifted to me by my wonderful (sometimes) cousin. 🙂 He with the family has also joined us for a trip.
Driving to Devon took us approximately 4 hours. It actually doesn’t feel as long, as it sounds. Daniella slept in the car for about an hour and Harry had a very short 20 minutes nap. Despite Harry (11 months old) was mostly awake throughout the journey, he was totally brilliant. Our baby was looking around, playing with his toys, having a laugh with his sister – he was such a good boy!
I actually start to really enjoy our long family journeys/ road trips. It is a perfect time to spend some quality time with each other- to talk, to sing, to play games. Yes, we sing and play games while we are all in the car for several hours. It’s really fun and time flies by! While on the way to Devon Cliffs Caravan Holiday Park, we played words guessing game (Hangman) and we actually had so much laugh. Then we were all getting crazy once Justin Timberlake’s song – Can’t Stop the Feeling started playing on the radio (that song really makes me dance!). Music was as loud as it possibly could be in the car and we were all dancing, jumping, screaming in the car trying to be cooler than each other! Edward was driving, but even he was trying to show off his dance moves ha ha.
Once we entered Devon Cliffs Caravan Holiday Park at around 6pm on Friday, we were quite amused – it looked like a proper holiday resort! I’ve never been to a caravan holiday in England before, it was totally different from what I’ve imagined. We all got even more excited and after collecting the keys were off to find our caravan, where we were going to stay together with my cousin’s family.
I was so pleasantly surprised again! Our caravan had a sea view and was really modern and cosy! There was a kitchen together with a living room, 3 bedrooms- 2 twins and 1 double, a toilet and a shower. It was really spacious enough for our 2 families. We unpacked our stuff and went for a little walk to look around. And it was great!
That evening we made BBQ dinner next to our caravan, loads of snacks and some drinks. We enjoyed every minute of it.
Day after, in the morning, we went to resort’s indoor swimming pools – kids were over the moon. In the afternoon, we had decided to visit Kingswear, which was approximately 1 hour drive away from Devon Cliffs Caravan Holiday Park and then the plan was to take a ferry to Dartmouth – my cousin has promised, that the town is really pretty. Pretty was not the right word to describe it, to be honest. It was beyond amazing! Kingswear and Dartmouth are perhaps the most beautiful places I have ever been to in England! The town, the views, the sea – it really takes your breath away. I was probably walking with my mouth widely open with the amazement it’s just indescribable. Incredibly beautiful place. I fell in love. 🙂 Continue reading Weekend @ Devon Cliffs Caravan Holiday Park | Haven Holiday→
If you are looking for ideas to have an amazing time with you kids, to get them exhausted and to make that day special for them, this is the place to go! We spent our Sunday at Splash Landings Waterpark Alton Towers and I can confidently say, it was one of the most successful weekends ever! I am sure, my kids would agree 100%!
Splash Landings Waterpark caught our attention a while ago. We even tried to book couple of times, but they only had tickets available few weeks in advance – we normally don’t plan that long ahead!. 🙂 On Saturday, however, Edward just randomly checked Alton Towers Waterpark website for availability and to our surprise they had tickets available for Sunday! We had to grab this opportunity! Booked it that very same minute! 🙂
So on Sunday morning, one hour late than originally planned, we finally got on the move to Splash Landings Waterpark in Alton. It was a very cold day, I was praying for the water and room temperature to be warm enough for me to enjoy! Children and Edward could probably swim in the minus temperatures, but not me! I need it to be nice and warm, almost like a bath tub, only then I will enjoy. Most of the UK swimming places are simply too cold for me… 🙁 Continue reading Sunday at Splash Landings Waterpark Alton Towers→
Finally we got to properly get out of the house! We love sightseeing, whatever the weather, but for one reason or another, we haven’t been out properly for a while now. Up until yesterday!
On Friday Edward’s brother, uncle Jim, came over to visit for the weekend, so we couldn’t find a better excuse to do some exploring! We have decided to go to Buxton. Edward and I been there before with my cousin, so we knew it would not disappoint us for sure!
The weather on Saturday was cold but sunny, so not to complain about. We wrapped up nicely in our warmest clothes and were soon on the way towards Buxton!
Buxton spa town is only about 40 minutes drive away from where we live (I know, we are so lucky!!!). However, we didn’t go to explore the town. We went for their beautiful countryside. The exact place is called Goyt Valley. My cousin and his family joined us too. They actually showed us the place. It was nice to have some guidance.
While driving there, we were already wowed by amazing views. The tiny little roads, hilly, beautiful sites, lakes, woods, it was really exceptional! Even if you don’t live very close and have to travel there for the few hours, it is still really worth a visit! The beauty of nature is breathtaking! We were struggling to keep our mouths shut. 🙂 Continue reading Family Saturday at the Beautiful (Goyt Valley) Buxton→