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Warwick Castle Tour 2022

I took a day trip to Warwick Castle – probably the best British castle for families and other tourists. There are more than 2000 castles in the country, but Warwick Castle is almost certainly the most fun, especially for children. This time around we visited in Winter, which has a slightly different vibe and activities compared to summertime. Of course,…

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Butlin’s Skegness Full Resort Tour

This is part 1 of my Butlin’s Skegness Experience. I’m too poor to take the kids on foreign holidays. So, instead, we decided to vacation in England. Our nearest holiday resort is Butlin’s in Skegness so we booked five days in some of their cheapest accommodation – Silver rather than Gold – and set off on a seaside adventure.

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Is Butlin’s Accessible? Vegan friendly? Halal?

This is part 2 of my Butlin’s Skegness Experience. We’re at Butlin’s holiday resort in Skegness (North East England). In this episode we’re talking about Accessibility for disabled visitors, whether Butlin’s is good for vegetarians and vegans, and what are the Halal options? I also explain the different dining options – self-catering, Food Court, Premium Dining and the Dinearound plans.

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Butlin’s, Fantasy Island and Skegness Beaches

This is part 3 of my Butlin’s Skegness Experience. Skegness has many amazing beaches and the one next to Butlin’s is really nice. Ingoldmells beach is also beautiful and you can walk there in about 20 minutes. If you like thrill rides, rollercoasters, arcades and shopping then take a stroll to Fantasy Island, which is less than 25 minutes walk…

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Things To Do At Butlin’s Skegness

This is part 4 of my Butlin’s Skegness Experience. Butlin’s has so many activities for kids that you’re spoiled for choice. In this video, we show you just some of what you can see and do, including Splash Waterworld, Gandeys Circus, Traditional Fairground, Aerial Adventure, Freefall, Football Academy, Snooker, Pool, Tennis, Cycle Hire, Amusement Arcades, Hair Braiding, Face Painting, photo…

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Birmingham Summer Funfair

During the summer holidays, British kids are home from school for 6 weeks or more! The challenge all parents have is keeping them entertained. Luckily, many different funfair operators set up around Birmingham during July and August. We went to the Robert Wilkinson Family Funfair at Pype Hayes Park instead of Digbeth Funfair as it was supposed to be a…

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Edinburgh 2011

In April 2011, while working as a consultant in the science education field, I was asked to visit the Edinburgh Science Festival on behalf of a Middle Eastern client who wanted to bring something similar – but much grander – to the GCC region. I’d only visited the city once before, as a teenager, and welcomed the opportunity to re-visit…

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