Category: A postcard from…

A postcard from… Cairngorm Reindeer hill trip, Scotland (April 2017)

Images taken at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre hill trip. April 2017. This was one of the visits I’d most been looking forward to on our recent trip to Scotland, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. The Cairngorm reindeer herd is Britain’s only free-ranging herd and was introduced to the Cairngorms from Sweden in 1952, the sub-arctic qualities […]

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A postcard from… Blair Castle and Gardens, Blair Atholl, Scotland (April 2017)

Images taken at Blair Castle. April 2017. We recently visited Blair Castle and Gardens, on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland. Arriving to the sound of bagpipes, we knew this was a day out which would give us an insight into the history of the Scottish highlands. Stretching from the medieval period, […]

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A postcard from… Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Carrbridge, Scotland (April 2017)

Images taken at Landmark Forest Adventure Park. April 2017. During our recent trip to Scotland we spent a day at Landmark Forest Adventure Park, in the village of Carrbridge within the Cairngorms National Park. The adventure park has a really good mix of attractions for families with children of all ages, from the Ant City […]

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A postcard from… Exbury Gardens, Hampshire (April 2017)

Images taken at Exbury Gardens, Hampshire. April 2017. Oh Exbury Gardens, how we have missed you over the winter! As one of our absolute favourite places to visit, we just had to return to Exbury Gardens for the start of the new season and to see all the beautiful springtime colour popping up everywhere. It […]

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A postcard from… Blackgang Chine, Isle of Wight (March 2017)

Underwater Kingdom at Blackgang Chine Underwater Kingdom is the latest addition to Blackgang Chine‘s many lands of imagination. The whole area has been transformed into an underwater themed adventure. Entering through a dark cavernous tunnel, you step out into a vibrant coral reef where you are greeted by Giuseppe the crab, asking you to look […]

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A postcard from… Marwell Zoo, Hampshire (March 2017)

Images taken at Marwell Zoo, Hampshire. March 2017. It had been a while since our last visit to Marwell Zoo and considering it’s right on our doorstep we thought a day out there was well overdue! Not too much has changed since our last visit, but it was nice to finally see the not-so-small-anymore leopard […]

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A postcard from… Mottisfont, Hampshire (February 2017)

Images taken at Mottisfont, Hampshire. February 2017. Mottisfont is a local National Trust property and one of Hampshire’s Top Attractions. It had been a couple of years since our last visit, so it was good to return and see the changes, including the new visitor entrance complete with lit wood burner, which adds a really […]

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A postcard from… Staunton Country Park, Hampshire (February 2017)

Images taken at Staunton Country Park, Hampshire. February 2017. We enjoyed a lovely day out at Staunton Country Park, one of Hampshire’s Top Attractions. This isn’t too far from home, but somewhere we’d never visited before. After the recent unsettled weather, it really felt like spring was beginning; the sun was shining, daffodils were in […]

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A postcard from… Ashford Hangers, Hampshire (February 2017)

Images taken at Ashford Hangers National Nature Reserve, Hampshire. February 2017. Last week we explored another local place we’d never visited before – Ashford Hangers, a picturesque area of hills and woodland in Hampshire. The nature reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and also lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It […]

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A postcard from… Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Hampshire (February 2017)

Images taken at Queen Elizabeth Country Park and Butser Hill. February 2017. There are still many local places we haven’t explored yet and, until last weekend, one of these was Queen Elizabeth Country Park, near Petersfield. We road tested the kids’ new walking boots and headed to the very top of Butser Hill, looking down […]

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