Out and About May Round Up

May has really flown past, it is hard to believe it is June already and the start of Summer. Hopefully this means good weather and the chance to get outdoors more. While the weather in May has been mixed it didn’t stop everyone having interesting adventures. I have really enjoyed reading what everyone has been up to in May.

Adventures with animals

Samantha at North East Family Fun took a trip to Amsterdam with DFDS Seaways and paid a visit to Amsterdam zoo. It looks like a lovely zoo with a great selection of animals, some of them were real characters. The trip aboard DFDS Seaways looks really well organised and would make a lovely weekend trip.

Giraffes at Amsterdam zoo

Image Credit: North East Family Fun

 Cheryl at Madhouse Family Reviews took the family to Chessington World of Adventures. They had a great day out, going on different rides and getting to see all the different animals. Do watch out for jets of water near the rides or you may end up getting soaked.

Tiger at Chessington

Image Credit: Mad House Family Reviews

 Eileen from ET Speaks from Home visited the National Forest Adventure Farm. They have just opened the JCB Big Dig Zone which looks great fun. There is a climbing wall and plenty of diggers to play on as well. When you get bored with that the farm has plenty of animals to visit as well.

Image Credit: ET Speaks From Home

Image Credit: ET Speaks From Home

Eileen also found time to visit Peppa Pig World, staying at Jurys Inn overnight. The hotel certainly had everything you need for an overnight stay and Peppa Pig World looks great fun. There are plenty of rides and activities to keep you busy all day.

Peppa Pig World

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Places to explore

Zoe from Splodz Blogz visited Bristol and explored the Clifton Suspension Bridge, a marvel of engineering built by Brunel. The views from the bridge are spectacular. As well as crossing the bridge Zoe also explored the paths around it, going on quite an adventure.

Image Credit: Splodz Blogz

Image Credit: Splodz Blogz

Goriami from Dancing In My Wellies spent a lovely day beach combing for shells and bits of rope. After that it was time to explore Hurst Castle. It looks like a fascinating place to visit with lovely views of the Solent.

Image Credit: Dancing In My Wellies

Image Credit: Dancing In My Wellies

I took a trip to Seaton Delaval Hall, which is being restored by the National Trust. It is really interesting to see the restoration work progressing in the hall and the gardens are lovely. There are some interesting sheep in the garden as well which were a big attraction for the younger visitors.

Seaton delaval hallEveryone is familiar with Julia Donaldson and her books are favourites with young children. The forestry commission run different trails in their forests featuring different characters from the books. The gruffalo trailwas popular with many families last year and currently the superworm trails are in the forestry commission forests. Kids in Tow went to visit the Room On The Broom trail at Angler’s Country Park, Wakefield. They had a lovely day discovering characters from the book, including a dragon and the witch.

Image Credit: Kids In Tow

Image Credit: Kids In Tow



Memories of the war

May also marked the 70th anniversary of VE day and when we were out for a day  we came across some soldiers at Blyth beach. Some of them were dressed as they would have been during the second world war and it was really interesting to see them.

Soldiers at Blyth beachCheryl at Madhouse Family Reviews also came across reminders of the war when she visited Dunkirk to find the little ships had made a return visit. It was the 65th anniversary of Operation Dynamo where the Allied soldiers were evacuated from Dunkirk beach by a flotilla of little ships.

Image Credit: Madhouse Family Reviews

Out and About Linky

The out and about linky is a linky for places of interest you have visited, restaurants you have eaten out at, days out with the kids or holidays. Anywhere that gets you out and about. It is co-hosted with Chez Maximka and stays open until the end of the month. If you have been anywhere recently why not link up? We love to find out about your adventures.

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    • June 2, 2015 / 9:18 am

      I must admit it does look fun. A bit far from me but we are near to Diggerland which is well worth a visit

  1. June 2, 2015 / 1:24 pm

    Some great adventures in the post this time around, thanks for the round up. I particularly love the photo of the giraffe drinking from North East Family Fun 🙂
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  2. June 3, 2015 / 10:24 am

    So many wonderful locations and places to visit, what an amazing experience. Great round-up, Alison!
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  3. June 4, 2015 / 7:01 pm

    Reading the info about Seaton Delaval Hall makes me think it’s a must visit for us now. Thanks for sharing.

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