Snapshot Round-up: Half-term fun

photoroundupThere’s always such enthusiasm in the BritMums community when half-term arrives. It provides the perfect opportunity to get out, blow away the cobwebs and have some good old fashioned fun! 

It was quite a task choosing photographs for the Snapshot round-up this month, so many of you really made the most of your break! It’s brilliant to see so many heading outdoors even when it was chilly. 

The Pigeon Pair and Me spent a day at Leeds Castle in Kent which is described as ‘The Loveliest Castle in the World’. The kids were entertained by a knight-themed play area, as well as a fairytale trail and dragon hunt, a maze and a grotto. 

Pigeon Pair and Me

Chelsea Mamma and her family who ventured to the Jurrasic Coast in Dorset. The scenery in-between Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door looks breathtaking and the natural arch is seriously impressive. No wonder it’s one of their favoured walks. 

Chelsea Mamma

While Over 40 and Mum to One searched for knights and princesses at the National Trust’s Waddesdon Manor. Who needs a sword when you have a stick and a great pose! 

Over 40 and mum to one

3 Children and It were at a picturesque resort in the Alps skiing. This snow angel photograph demonstrating that teenagers do enjoy embracing their childhood once in a while! 

3 children and it

A Bavarian Sojourn was also skiiing in a stunning location. Andermatt in Switzerland resembles a postcard with its alpine buildings, picturesque streets and magnificent peaks.  

A bavarian Sojourn

Meanwhile back in the UK The Princess and the Pickle went on the hunt for fairies at Furzey Gardens. Nestled in the trees and bushes they spotted tiny fairy doors, each with a sprinkling of fairy dust! 

the princess and the pickle

Family Fever headed to the beautiful yet relatively empty Saunton Sands where the children got to run around to their hearts content and explore rock pools. 

family fever

Life According to Mrs Shilts took a coastal break in Llanelli, Wales. Again another fabulous beach almost deserted at this time of year. Perfect for stone hunting and using pieces of wood as pencils to write in the sand.

Life according to Mrs Shilts

Heybridge Basin in Essex was the destination of choice for My Monkeys Don’t Sit Still. What a glorious location and on such a wonderfully sunny day too. 

My Monkeys dont sit still

Poppy doesn’t start school until September so it was business as usual for the Doves. Not that we didn’t make the most of our spare time! This photograph was taken at National Trust owned Hatchlands Park in Surrey which luckily for us has just opened all year round.


That’s it for this time, the theme next month is Spring. If you’d like to get in touch, you can contact Charly via Twitter, Instagram or PODcast

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About Charly Dove

Charly Dove is a digital specialist, multi-award nominated blogger and photographer with 20 years experience in the marketing industry. She blogs at parent & lifestyle blog PODcast ( and adventure & family travel blog POD Travels ( Charly lives in Surrey with her husband and daughter.


  1. 06 March 2015 / 22:11

    Thank you for featuring my photograph. Looks like everyone had really lovely half terms outdoors.

  2. 08 March 2015 / 08:54

    What a lovely selection of photo’s. Thank you so much for featuring one of ours.