Our (much cheaper) alternative to a portable DVD player….


Keeping children occupied on a long journey isn't an easy task because no matter how prepared I am for the general boredom, there's only so much I can do to keep the kids occupied before they get bored of me too. We considered buying a portable DVD player  because we do travel quite regularly but then we thought about the fact that we'd either have to buy a double screened one (more expense) or buy two separate DVD players to avoid the inevitable arguments over what they watch (even more expense) so ended up deciding against that idea. But then a couple of weeks ago, we called Sky up to … [Read more...]

Our favourite way to travel….

Miss Frugal got her wish and we went and had fish and chips,  ate ice cream and realxed at the seaside for the day.

There are so many reasons why our favourite way to get somewhere is to travel by train.  No one has to drive, it's more comfortable, you can move about when you want to, you can get a table and play games or relax listening to your music, you can get just about anywhere and finally, it's great value for money!  Oh and if someone needs a wee, they don't have to wait twenty miles for the next service station. So when thetrainline.com offered to pay for us to go on an adventure by train we said a big yes and started planning where we wanted to go.  The only problem was that we couldn't … [Read more...]

Review: Cayton Bay Holiday Park….

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A few weeks ago we were asked if we wanted to have a lovely weekend away with Park Resorts.  It sounded like a great idea to have a cheeky weekend away before the madness of the last few weeks of term hit us so we said yes, chose the lovely sounding Cayton Bay Holiday Resort in North Yorkshire and set off on our travels one rainy Friday at the start of July.  We're not usually bothered by the weather so the rain didn't really worry us - we just packed wellies and rain coats along with the scooters and the Summer Bag. Before I start, I don't have as many photos as I would usually have to … [Read more...]

Free Family and Friends Railcard….


It's that time of year again where you can get your hands on a free two months Family and Friends railcard just by filling in a quick form online. I do this most years and more often than not, at the end of the two months you get an email offering you a good saving if you decide to purchase a full year railcard. I've applied for mine already and have my fingers crossed it'll be here soon as we love travelling by train and this railcard makes it a really affordable option. Don't forget that you can also get lots of great offers for entry into some brilliant tourist attractions if you’re … [Read more...]