Dover

It was a lovely day today so we decided to go down to Dover and look at the boats entering and leaving the docks and then explore around the White Cliffs.

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A P&O ferry coming into port to drop off passengers coming from France

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You’ve got to have a selfie with the kids. A single day without one is just wrong! I love these two so much!

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I used the Pano settings on my iPhone, and aside from their legs being cut off it’s a nice photo of them

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Yeah there is more than just one selfie with the kids.

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Told you! It just has to be done!

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We got to the lighthouse, but didn’t realise you had to pay to get in? Atrocious! Oh well they were nice and let the kids play with a kite, which I thought was cool. I’ve not flown one since I was a kid.

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We all had a go with the kite, and really enjoyed it. I might just have to buy one at some point.

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Over all it was a good day, although the wind was quite chilly on the coast that day.

Just a small video of how high up the cliffs really are.

Bedgebury Pinetum

I took the kids, niece and my sister to Bedgebury Pinetum yesterday for the day out. The kids had so much fun playing in many of the purpose-built play areas. Some of which are brand new for this year. At least I think so, as I didn’t see them there last year when I went with the kids!

If you or your kids like going to forested areas for walks, trails, playing or what have you then I would definitely recommend Bedgebury Pinetum, however you should be aware of the parking charges. It’s not too expensive, and it’s well worth it.

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Sadly the Gruffalo trail has gone, but has now instead been replaced with the “superworm” trail. I’m not too sure about that one, however the Gruffalo still remains!

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Getting this photo was interesting. Ryan was already around 25ft off of the ground. I made the climb up even higher, just to get it! Scary!

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As always my son is quite accident prone when going to places like this. Within 5 minutes of getting to the park he manages to hurt himself while climbing about on a rock and ends up giving himself the middle graze and bruise.

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The Park closed at 7pm and this was taken at 6.43pm. We still had a 25 mins walk ahead of us, but I pressed on ahead, and I made it back to the car and paid for parking just before closing time! Quite lucky if you ask me!

Do you know of any other similar type places that are in the Kent / Sussex area that I might like? If you know of somewhere or have been there then drop a line below and tell me about it. It would be great to have several places to go during the summer with the kids.

Home

Home-Movie

I took my two, my niece and sister to watch Home at the Odeon Cinema in Chatham this afternoon. It’s a pretty good film, and much better than I expected it to be. The kids seemed to enjoy themselves too, which is always good when spending money on them. If you have kids I would recommend taking them to see it before it leaves the cinema.

The plot as quoted from imdb.

When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word HOME.

Have you seen it yet? What did you think of it? Did your children like it?

At the woods

Today has been lovely and warm, so I thought it was a good idea to get the kids out and about down Cromer Woods and a little walk around Cromer Quarry in Sittingbourne, which is one of my favourite local places to walk. I took some photos while we were out and have decided to share them.

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With any luck we will have another warm spell coming very soon, which will provide another chance to get the kids out and about again, as they loved being out today.