Category Archives: County Londonderry

A Week at Benone Tourist Complex

benone-signs-to-beach

I cannot believe the schools are back, and summer is all but over. What I can tell you is that is the first time in a long time, that I feel like I had a summer. I didn’t move house, I didn’t renovate a house, and I mostly just went out and had fun! All thanks to my new tent, which became my second home. The last week of the school holidays I took it to Benone Tourist Complex. It’s not an area I know well, but I was keen to explore.

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Stendhal Review 2016: Festival of Art

Stendhal Cover

Stendhal you beauty, you did not let me down! I have been looking forward to researching this Stendhal review blog post all summer! It was only last year I discovered that Northern Ireland even had family friendly festivals, so when the team at Stendhal invited me along to their family camping weekend experience, I knew I had to go.

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Stendhal Festival of Art 2016

Stendhal Festivaal

I am super excited to be sharing with you, our family plans to visit Stendhal Festival this August. My boys are at an age where they seem quite keen on letting me know their opinions and desires, and going camping is very firmly on the list. I am at an age where being entertained, and kicking back with a glass of wine, are very firmly on my list. Mr C, well… he is at an age where he probably wants to try to re-live his youth a little bit. So when Stendhal asked if we wanted to come and experience The Best Small Festival in Ireland, we didn’t take long to reach a conclusion!

Stendhal – Here we come!

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Downhill Demesne Kite Festival

Kite Festival at Mussenden

Earlier this year we bought a kite, which the kids loved, so we decided that going to the Downhill Demesne Kite Festival was a must! Typically, it was forecasting rain, but we were not to be deterred. The welly boots and picnic were loaded into the car and off we went!

The kites were visible for miles around! So although we didn’t know exactly where we were going, there was little chance of getting lost!

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Damhead Railway Coleraine

Damhead railway Coleraine

 

During our stay on the North Coast in April, we saw an advertisement for Damhead Railway. This attraction is only open on certain days throughout the year, and having never been before I thought my two boys would enjoy it.

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