American Speedfest At Brands Hatch 2019.

At the beginning of June we went to American Speedfest at Brands Hatch just as we have done for the last few years. It’s become something of an annual event for us so as long as we all still enjoy it I would imagine we will still go. We went with all the grandparents this time and my sister and her family. So it was a whole family event.

If  you are at all interested in last years event you can read it in American Speedfest At Brands Hatch 2018.

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Audley End Miniature Railway Pirate And Mermaid Event.

A few months ago we visited Audley End Miniature Railway this is the third time we have been. We thought about going again in the summer for the summer festival which we did last time but I had a quick look at half term and they were doing a Pirate and Mermaid event. If you would like to read about the summer festival you can read it in A Day At Audley End Railway.

As this was a different event we thought we would go and see how it differed.

We have noticed in the past that lots of children go dressed in fancy dress when they visit and it really creates a lovely atmosphere. So this time I couldn’t resist but got them both costumes to wear, I thought they would look quite cute in their his and hers pirate costumes, and to be fair they did. We did take spare clothes with us incase it got sticky hot, as the costume material isn’t the most comfortable when its hot.

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A Day At Watermouth Family Theme Park and Castle

Our final day of our Devon holiday Chris had looked into going to a theme park. This was the one he chose, something about it drew him in. You can read more about the whole holiday here in Woolacombe Bay Devon, Mini Break. to see what else we got up too.

We had picked up  a leaflet for it while in the caravan park and it got my attention.

Its described online on their site as;

‘In this stunning location overlooking the picturesque Watermouth Cove, Watermouth Family Theme Park and Castle offers a unique and magical experience with entertainment for all ages.’  –

There was a similar description in their leaflet too, something about the word ‘unique’ intrigued me. We’ve done a few family theme parks so we have a general idea what to expect, so What was making it unique?

Watermouth Castle is located just outside Ilfracombe and was 20 minutes from Woolacombe Bay itself. It opened at 10.30 am and we aimed to get there right on time. Which we did and we still had a short queue to get through the door.

Watermouth Castle

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Woolacombe Bay Devon, Mini Break.

A little while ago we took our last family holiday as a family of four. Trying to find where to go proved a challenge to start with but we stumbled across the idea of North Devon. Having been somewhere I used to go as a child and not been back there for a number of years. After a few positive recommendations we selected to stay with Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks.

Woolacombe Bay has a selection of 4 sites to choose from all within walking distance from each other. All with slightly different facilities on offer, we narrowed it down to the Twitchen House location purely because it offered us the best caravan location for what we wanted.

Twitchen House

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Nene Valley Railway

Last weekend we had a family wedding to attend in Peterborough, which is a good few hours away from where we live. Being a wedding we had plenty of notice to look for something to do the day after the wedding as we had planned to stay overnight and save the journey home in the evening.

We decided we didn’t want anything that was going to take up the whole day, we planned on travelling back by early Sunday afternoon. That meant we could still give the children dinner at home and do our normal bedtime routine. While doing the research on what to do near to where we stayed we came across Nene Valley Railway.

Nene Valley Railway is a 15 mile round trip on either a steam or heritage diesel train. The train journey takes you through Nene Valley countryside and 5 stations (including the one you start at). Throughout the year they do a variety of events as well if you wanted to get involved in one of their events.

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American Speedfest At Brands Hatch 2018.

Last year something caught my eye on a Facebook post,  I was intrigued and did a bit of research and we ended up going for the first time last year. We had such a great time that as soon as we were home we marked it on our calendar for this year.

The American Speedfest event at Brands Hatch is an American themed vehicle extravaganza, showcasing a whole selection of vehicles from vintage classics, to vehicles from film and tv. Not forgetting the highlight of the NASCAR Wheelan series races as well as live demonstrations from American muscle cars past and present. There’s live music, entertainment and food all helping to create a wonderful experience.

The event runs over both Saturday and Sunday in June, you can buy single ticket for either day or tickets for the whole weekend. They do have an area outside where spectators are able to camp for the whole weekend. If that’s your thing, I can imagine the atmosphere would be amazing.

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Centre Parcs Sherwood Activites Reviewed

The last time we stayed at Centre Parcs Elveden I wrote a seperate post about the activities that we tried. I liked the idea of this as it allows for more detail, especially if there is an activity that you may not have tried before. If you would like to read that one you can find it here in Centre Parcs Elveden Reviewed.

Also if you want to read about our whole trip to Sherwood Forest then take a look in An Outlaws Escape – Centre Parcs Sherwood Forest

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