Half term adventures – Twycross Zoo

During last week’s half term, my mum and I decided to take all the kids to the zoo for the day. Twycross Zoo is about half an hour drive from us and we haven’t been for a few years, so I was really looking forward to it. When we first arrived we decided to sit in the relatively new Himalaya area and have a quick drink before we went in to explore. The Himalaya area is lovely and modern and I was looking forward to returning for lunch. Once we’d paid our entrance fee (around £45 for the five of…

Alton Towers Santa Visit

We had a great day at Alton Towers today. We’d heard great things about the Santa Sleepover and when we called to enquire, we discovered that you can also just visit for the day. As we only live an hour away it was a much better option for us. We arrived at 10am. We parked in the disabled parking area (it’s allowed) and headed to the park. Only CBeebies land and Mutiny Bay are open on these special winter days, but that suited us just fine. We headed straight to CBeebies land, where we tried most of the rides. It…