Exploring Ascott House and Gardens

Exploring Ascott House and Gardens – AD gifted lunch

It’s always nice to discover a National Trust property that’s not too far from home, that we’ve not been to before.  We were invited to an outdoor performance of Gangsta Granny during the summer holidays, but the awful weather meant that the show was cancelled so last weekend was our first chance to spend the…Continue reading Exploring Ascott House and Gardens – AD gifted lunch

Shakespeare's Rose Theatre at Blenheim Palace

Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre at Blenheim Palace – AD Gifted tickets

During the summer holidays, we were invited along to a performance by Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre at Blenheim Palace.  There were four different plays on offer; Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, A Midsummer’s Night Dream and Richard III.  I love watching Shakespeare being performed and as much as I’d have liked to watch one of the more…Continue reading Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre at Blenheim Palace – AD Gifted tickets

Enjoying Calke Explore

Enjoying Calke Explore

Whenever we stay with my best friend up in Derbyshire we normally spend time at Calke Abbey.  Whether it’s to enjoy a woodland walk, visit the gardens or run through the garden tunnel.  It’s somewhere my son always enjoys as much as we do.  When we visited earlier in the week before school started back…Continue reading Enjoying Calke Explore

Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace

Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace – AD invited to review

Being based in North Oxfordshire it’s always nice when a big event is held fairly close to home.  We were invited along for the fourth year running to enjoy a day at Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace last weekend.  We’ve always been on the last day of the four-day event in previous years, but this…Continue reading Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace – AD invited to review

Top tips for things to do with kids in Southampton

Top tips for things to do with kids in Southampton – AD press trip

My nine-year-old son and I were invited down to Southampton recently to see what the city has to offer for families.  It’s somewhere I’d not actually visited before so I was eager to see how much we could cram in during our stay.  We had a really good time, and I thought I’d now share…Continue reading Top tips for things to do with kids in Southampton – AD press trip

Enjoying a day at Formula Student

Enjoying a day at Formula Student – AD gifted tickets

As you are all well aware I’m a bit of a motor racing fan and a visit to the British Grand Prix with my brother and nephew is an annual event.  I’ve taken my nine-year-old son to a few events at Silverstone over the years and we were all looking forward to enjoying a day…Continue reading Enjoying a day at Formula Student – AD gifted tickets