Holland Park, Kensington & Chelsea

A day in the park is always a good idea!! 

Are you searching for the best park to go to in London? Have you been to Holland Park? It is in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea and it is such a lovely park!

I think the main reason why we enjoyed it so much was because the spring sun was out in full force, it actually felt like a hot summers day as we ventured around the park, kids playing in the adventure park, all of us admiring the extremely huge fishes swimming in the pond in the Kyoto garden and climbing rocks as we walked through the large forest looking pathways.

It really was the perfect chance to relax and have a catch up with my friend whilst our children felt free to let loose and have lots of fun exploring the park with their little energetic selves!

This summer I plan to explore all of the different parks that are in London, because as much as I love our days out at places like Kidzania or The London Sea Life Aquarium I also love to have play dates and picnics at a park with friends and so far Holland Park is high up on my list!

Do you have a favourite park that you take your children to? What is your favourite play date to take your children out on?

I’d love to hear from you so please leave a comment below and share your experiences with me!

Thanks for reading,

Layonie Jae x


Holiday Inn Hotel, Milton Keynes 

Our weekend away!

Last weekend I surprised my kids with a weekend away at The Holiday Inn hotel in Milton Keynes!

The reason why I chose the Holiday Inn hotel was because of their pool and I chose Milton Keynes because it was an easy location for me to travel to from London and to have my mum travel down from Manchester to meet us there!
I have always passed through Milton Keynes on the train when travelling to and from Manchester to London and so I decided that I would actually visit the area and I am so glad that I did!

This is a snippet from my Snapchat: layoniejae 

​In the mornings we enjoyed fresh fruit, a full English breakfast and mini cakes, coffee and fresh juice at the buffet and then we would go down to the pool and spend all day swimming and splashing around relaxing and having fun and in the evenings we would head over to the shopping centre to have dinner!

It was so lovely to just unwind and forget about the hustle and bustle of everyday life and stresses that come with working, juggling childcare and running a home whilst trying to pursue personal goals and projects too, it was a mini get away and it felt great!! I deffo recommend a weekend away at a hotel with a pool if it isn’t something that you would normally do yourself! The kids totally enjoyed it and didn’t want to come back home!!

The intu shopping centre there is so family friendly with sandpits and children’s activities displayed through out the centre for children (and adults of all ages) to take part in, it had a nice welcoming atmosphere and is definitely a town that I will visit again plus it was only 5 minutes away from The Holiday Inn hotel too which was a bonus!


We paid £169.20 for 2 nights (2 adults, 2 children) kids go free!

And it was well worth the price!

Do you enjoy a weekend away at a hotel? What is your best hotel to stay at?

I’d love to hear from you so please leave a comment below and share your experiences with me!

Thanks for reading,

Layonie Jae x