Out and about in Kent; a visit to the Hop Shop at Castle Farm

We first visited the Hop Shop at Castle Farm in July when its fields were awash with purple bloom and the scent of lavender laced the air. It was a little part of Kent I had wanted to visit for some time as I had visions of my daughter and I skipping through a violet haze…

Visit to Port Lympne (I still don’t know how to pronounce it…)

Every Bank Holiday I like to ask myself: "where are all the people likely to be?". And then promptly go there, it would seem. So, as I never learn, I decided to take the child and head for a popular family destination in Kent for an Enjoyable Day Out (you know the drill: "you will enjoy yourself, fruit…

Single parent review of a trip to Center Parcs

My 10 year old daughter and I have just returned from our first trip to Center Parcs. We chose Elveden as it's only a couple of hours away in the car. Choosing to go in February half-term was a bit of a gamble weather-wise but we could not have been luckier: it was mild, it…