Category: TRAVEL

Dreaming of sunshine

Dreaming of sunshine

I can’t lie, after all the snow and rain over the last few weeks I have found myself dreaming of sunshine and sandy shores. A combination of the wintry weather and Florence’s current bought of chicken pox has got me suffering from some serious cabin […]

10 Tips for surviving a long car journey with a baby

10 Tips for surviving a long car journey with a baby

I’ve been meaning to write this post for absolutely ages – ever since we headed to Cornwall from Kent back in November. Holidaying with a baby for the first time can be quite a daunting occasion and even more stressful if there’s a lot of […]

A day out at Healey’s Cyder Farm

A day out at Healey’s Cyder Farm

If you hadn’t seen already, we spent last week on holiday in Cornwall. We had a wonderful week exploring and on Wednesday we headed to Healey’s Cyder Farm, which was about a 15 minute drive from our cottage near Perranporth. The farm had come recommended by the lovely Cornish Mum whose blog I spent hours on in the lead up to our holiday.

As we were holidaying out of season, many attractions and places were closed but Healey’s Cyder Farm is open practically all year around, plus it is dog friendly which meant all of us could spend the day there without having to leave someone home to watch the pooches.

Upon arrival, we were greeted by a very smiley lady who welcomed us to the farm and showed us where to go. She explained that the only area we wouldn’t be able to take the dogs was the jam kitchen, but that they were welcome everywhere else. Initially we decided not to take them up on the offer of a tour, but to explore the farm at our own pace. We were directed to the farm entrance where there was ample seating on offer – thank goodness as Florence was desperate for a bottle.

Once Florence had finished her milk, we headed inside the Farm shop which is situated almost immediately at the entrance of the farm. The shop is lined with bottles and bottles of different types of ciders and spirits brewed right there on site and made from the apples grown in their very own orchards as well as jars upon jars of preserves and jams. After a quick look around and having eyed up a few things we knew we might like to purchase on our way out, we decided to take a wander around the farm.

There is a small animal section at Healey’s Cyder Farm where we found Herbert the Pygmy Goat, a pair of rare breed black pigs and their piglets, daisy the Donkey and one of the two shire horses residing there. IMG_5113

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While it is small and we completed the farm animal section in about 10 minutes, It’s a lovely little addition which makes it lovely and family friendly. Florence, as she was a Godstone Farm a few weeks ago, was transfixed by the Donkey!IMG_5124
There are also peacocks roaming freely round the grounds.IMG_5114

After sticking our heads in the doors of the other areas of the farm, we decided to book a guided tour so that we could get the full experience. We opted for the Classic Tour which was £8 per person. Our tour guide was very freidnly and incredibly knowledgeable about the full workings of the farm. She showed us and talked us through the process of mass cider production as well as teaching us all about the origins of cider and the history of the farm as we walked through the Museum. We then headed back to the shop to take part in a sampling session where we got to try a selection of the produce made at Healey’s. Sean enjoyed this part the most I think!

We stocked up on a variety of ciders, wines & preserves before leaving.

I would thoroughly recommend a visit to Healey’s Cyder Farm if you’re visiting the area, it’s a lovely little day out for the entire family.

Check out what else we got up to on our Cornwall Holiday here. 

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Fun and Fireworks at Godstone Farm

Fun and Fireworks at Godstone Farm

We had such a lovely weekend as a family this week. It’s the first weekend we’ve spent all together for months and we soo needed it. After a quiet & chilled out day on Saturday we headed to Godstone Farm with some friends for a […]

Northampton Balloon Festival: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Northampton Balloon Festival: A Trip Down Memory Lane

This weekend Florence & I headed up to Northampton with my Mum & sister for a trip down memory lane. My Nan – Nanny Ann as I called her – lived in Northampton for as long as I knew her and I have so many […]

Watch the sun go down in Ibiza

Watch the sun go down in Ibiza

So summer holiday season is certainly upon us and with more & more people choosing to  book their vacations at the last minute this year I thought I would point you in the direction of some of the beautiful Ibizan Sunset spots you just can’t afford to miss!

Sky Park Secure have created this handy map of the Island’s best sunset spots to help you make the most of the summer evenings.

So weather you are partying the night away, sipping cocktails by the sea or taking a wander along the beach you’ll be sure to find the perfect place to watch the sun go down.

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Our day out at the Volks Weald Festival & Penshurst Place

Our day out at the Volks Weald Festival & Penshurst Place

We had the loveliest family day out yesterday at the Volks Weald festival and getting lost in the Maize maze at the hosting venue, Penshurst Place. I had never been to a car show before, nor to Penshurst Place so it was all a bit new […]

Our 2017 UK Tourist Bucket List

Our 2017 UK Tourist Bucket List

After last years holiday with my Mum & Sister, we had every intention of booking up to go on holiday to Corfu as a couple this year… and then along came bump and with the main tourist season for the island only starting in May […]