Dear Mummy, Pop Pop Pets from Yulu Toys have exploded onto the the scene! They are new toy collectables which come in little slime-filled capsules. They combine three of my favourite things – slime, popping and collectable toys! They are … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, we’ve just got back from the most amazing break on the windy island of Fuerteventura. We stayed in Corralejo at the Hesperia Bristol Playa which was north of the island and only a ferry hop from Lanzarote. On … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, I’ve just had the best daddy daughter day! I’ve mentioned before that daddy is a big Star Wars fan so when Portsmouth Comic Con announced it was coming back for a second year he couldn’t wait to take … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, we’re busy planning our summer of fun and one of the festivals we loved last year was Nozstock festival which is set in the beautiful rolling hills of Bromyard, Herefordshire and is a real hidden gem. Check out … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, I had a blast over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend and even though I feasted on lovely chocolate eggs I also got the opportunity to burn them off running around on Easter eggs hunts. One of my favourite … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, I’m a massive fan of Schleich figurines and have loads of different animals that I play with. Schleich have been around since 1935 so clearly their hand-painted figures have stood the test of time! Schleich have now expanded … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, everyone loves Easter. It’s probably the best excuse of the year to gorge on chocolate. We love Easter not just for the chocolate but for the sentiment behind it so we’re happy to indulge in a treat to … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, we’re learning about where our food comes from at school. It’s fascinating finding out that it grows from the ground. So I was eager to grow my own in my new kitchen garden! I’m a big fan of … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, with Mother’s Day on the way I’m on the hunt for the perfect present for you. I know you love LUSH and we always visit our local store when in town to have a browse through the colourful … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, you attended a glittering naming ceremony for MSC Cruises’ new flagship MSC Bellissima recently and was lucky enough to be one of the specially invited guests from around the world. It’s not often you get a chance to … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, now’s the perfect time to get outdoors and go fly a kite! The March winds are blowing and we’ve just seen the tail end of Storm Freya in the UK. However it’s still blustery so we headed to … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, I’m just learning to tell the time at school and you and daddy have been helping me with working sheets and educational free printables, however on a recent trip to the London Toy Fair you stumbled across a … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, you and daddy have been a bit stressed recently, so when the opportunity came to let your hair down we jumped at the chance. We were recently invited to attend a Big Fish Little Fish event. I whisked … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, I’m always looking for ways to treat you and with Mother’s Day on the horizon I’ve been thinking about it a lot recently. With half term looming it was the right time for us to escape together out … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, roll-up roll-up! Come and see the greatest spectacle Basingstoke has ever seen… well at least in my head it was the greatest party I had ever seen. It was my 6th Birthday Party after all. My folks had … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, we love visiting the seaside and are lucky to live on the South Coast only an hour away from some of the best beaches in the UK. I like nothing better than spending a day out at the seaside, in the sunshine, in the rain – any weather really!
What makes a trip to the coast even better are the traditional piers, arcades and fairground attractions. Nothing is more British than enjoying fish and chips, with the wind battering your face and the seagulls trying to pitch them!
Last weekend we were invited to visit a new attraction called Kidz Island located on South Parade Pier in Southsea, Portsmouth. We went to see what their end-of-pier funfair and stalls were like.
If you are in Hampshire we’d totally recommend visiting Portsmouth and South Parade Pier it’s a great attraction for families. With nearby parking and in close proximity to Southsea Common, SeaLife Centre, the D-Day Museum and Gunwharf there is so much to see and do in the area to make a day trip out of it.
We spent the afternoon visiting after a morning visit to Gunwharf Shopping Outlet and it was just the respite I needed. I had fun running along the shingle beach, watching fishermen and their rods from the pier and hanging out at the penny slots in the arcades. Good ol’ traditional family fun!
Entrance to South Parade Pier is free and at Kidz Island you can enjoy unlimited rides for just £7.50 per person or £2 per ride. There are also stall games to play including “Hook a Duck” and a High Striker Game, both with a guaranteed prize every time. I picked up two soft toys, much to my mummy’s amusement.
My folks loved the onsite cafe serving hot beverages, the Slushie Hut and a whole stall devoted to sweet treats like candy floss, donuts and the most amazing looking waffle ice-creams.
Of course it wouldnt be a trip to the funfair without candy floss and it tasted really good – even if it did end up in my hair because it was so windy!
We also stopped for Sunday Lunch next door at the Gaiety Bar on Southsea Pier and listened to some live music while enjoying a lovely cooked roast! Great value for money as well and a perfect place to catch our breath from all the fun of the fair. Kids roast was £6 and adults was £12 and MASSIVE portions! My folks also enjoyed a pint!
Afterwards I had so much fun on the giant Helter Sketler, the Caterpillar Roller-Coaster and the Flying Airplanes and the unlimited ride tokens are great value for money! I could have spent all day there!
When was the last time you visited a pier funfair?
Love Bella x
Disclosure: We were invited down to Southsea Pier, all photos and opinions, sticky candy floss faces and wind swept hair are our own.