Ah February, you may have been a cold month, but you also brought the sunshine back into our lives. After moving back to the UK in July, we’re all very much still getting used to the grey skies and the cold. But this last half of the month has been glorious, with just a few rainy days thrown in for good measure. Why not grab a cuppa and take a look at My Family Adventures this month.
We kicked the month off with a trip to the pretty Walmer Castle & Gardens. We have an English Heritage membership so when we’re at a loose end at the weekend we often head to a castle we haven’t explored before. The little dude loved the interactive tour, filling us in on facts about the castle and its famous prior residents. After we’d explored the castle, we headed out to the gardens to explore.
Half term week was a fun packed week. We kicked it off with a visit to Port Lympne Wildlife Reserve, one of the little dude’s favourite places. Not because of the animals, but because he’s obsessed with their dinosaur forest. It was an absolutely freezing cold day, which you can tell by just looking at his face in the photos, but the sun was out and we had a wonderful time.
Half term also saw us visit the school of witchcraft and wizardry in Rye. One of my favourite towns on the East Sussex coast. It was like a theatre show with an escape room thrown in for good measure. Something really different to do that’s for sure. The moody teen tried out an escape room during half term too, which she loved. And the little dude and I went to a dinosaur workshop at a bear building factory, which he loved.
Just before we headed back to school last Monday we visited Dungeness, the UK’s only desert, for a wander. It’s an area of shingle that sticks out into the English channel by about 3 miles. Not sure what makes it a desert, but it certainly is a wild, eerie place, even if it does come complete with a wonky lighthouse and is the last stop on the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch railway. We had great fun running around on the beach, collecting shells and warming up in the cafe after our stroll.
Unfortunately, that was the end of my family adventures this month. The little dude caught scarlet fever last week. And if that wasn’t bad enough, we’ve all been suffering from a sickness bug over the weekend. So no exploring for us. Here’s hoping the sun keeps on shining in March and we banish those winter illnesses until next year.