Animal Adventures - Half Term Fun at Chessington World of Adentures*

So it is half term and Darcy uttered those two words that all us parents hate "I'm bored" Unaware to her I have already planned to take her to Chessington World Of Adventures for their Animal Adventures week.

This year there is How to be a Zookeeper LIVE! — an interactive show where you can learn what it takes to become a Zoo Keeper and meet some of their amazing animals along the way!

Although a lot of the rides are not open, it is the perfect opportunity for younger thrill seekers to explore the resort. It is less busy so much easier to get around and the queues are much shorter. We did not have to queue any longer than 20 minutes and even better the tickets are only £15.

We got to pack in quite a lot during the day, including visiting the Sea life Centre, Zoo and Farm.  Darcy especially loved the Penguin Bay, and now wants one for Christmas....

There is actually a lot to do, so do not be put off by the lack of rides. Chessington also offers a Rainy Day Guarantee , when you book tickets on line for a specific visit date in the season, if it rains for one hour or more, they will guarantee you a free like for like return visit later in the year.

2019 is going to be a big year for Chessington with the launch of Room on the Broom - A Magical Adventure opening on 10th March. It’s another tie in with Julia Donaldson after their successful project on The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure in 2017.

As well as the new Room on the Broom – A Magical Journey attraction, there will be two Room on the Broom themed hotel rooms in the Chessington Safari Hotel. We are super excited to come back and lose ourselves in the magic!

Animal Adventures is running until the 24th February, so there is still plenty of time to plan a trip down to Chessington World of Adventures 

Are you planning a trip to Chessington World of Adventures soon? 

I am a Chessington Blogger Ambassador, I was given a Chessington Annual Pass to do this review with my family and I was not paid to do this post. If anyone would like to confirm any details in the post, please email press.office@chessington.co.uk

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

So one of my favourite people in the world Marla, brought me tickets for Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter for my birthday/ Christmas present. She knows me so well. As I am north of London and we chose to drive. It was fairly easy to get to and has plenty of free parking.

I cannot begin to say how much I enjoyed this tour, I had high expectations as I've wanted to visit the Harry Potter Studios for some time and I have to say they were exceeded. We visited on the last day of Hogwarts in the snow, all the sets were decorated for Christmas plus it was snowing.

Touring around the studio makes you realise how much effort the people have put in to make the magical world come true, It's just truly mesmerizing.The staffs were excellent and very knowledgeable, you can tell that they really enjoy working there!

I found it easy to walk around as a person with mobility issues. The only place I struggled was in the cobbled street where the shops are, it is very bumpy however manageable.

The sets, costumes,props, Hogwarts train were better than anything you can ever imagine, areas can get a little crowded but it’s expected. 

Of course I couldn't come to The Making Harry Potter and not try the Butterbeer. It was a little bit too sweet for my liking but refreshing, It's non alcoholic so children can have it too. My friends had the Butterbeer ice cream and both agreed that it was lush.

The Forbidden Forest is fantastic and The Hogwarts Castle at the end is simply breathtaking. The souvenir shop is a bit on the pricey side but that is to be expected!  

Harry Potter fan or not, I highly recommend you visit and lose yourself to the magic of Harry Potter.