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Welcome to the home of all my video blogs. These have been filmed over the years on a variety of equipment. The newer vlogs are filmed on the Canon EOS 700D or my Yi 4k+ Action Camera. Don’t forget to follow my YouTube Channel for more video content.

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A look around Hotel Matamba at Phantasialand

Duration: 4:00

While I’m editing my Vlogs from Phantasialand, here’s a quick look around where we stayed – Hotel Matamba. It’s one of the on-site hotels, and you can also have a room with a ‘park view’ which we did. It’s a beautiful immersively themed hotel – I thoroughly recommend it. Read more about our stay here.

Video Blog #27 – Our Bathroom Renovation in 360°

Duration: 4:40

  Now for something very different – our Bathroom Renovation in 360°! Each day I filmed a short segment of the bathroom renovation with my Gear 360 camera, and chopped it together to show our complete renovation. The work was carried out by CPM Design and Construction – you can Like them on Facebook here – https://www.facebook.com/cpmdesign/ Don’t forget to Like and Subscribe, and let me know what you think about the 360 degree format in the comments below! Music […]

Video Blog #26 – A day out at Paultons Park including Peppa Pig World

Duration: 17:54

The cool kids at Paultons Park invited us down to explore the park for the first time EVER. We check out Peppa Pig World before looking at the rest of the family friendly rides across the park. It’s interesting to see how a park NOT owned by Merlin do things – and the result is surprising.. (or not – perhaps!) Don’t forget to Like, Subscribe and WHACK MY BELL! Follow me on – Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/kiphakes Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/kiphakes Facebook […]

Video Blog #25 – The Walking Dead : The Ride – VIP Launch Event – Pre-Show Video

Duration: 9:00

Here’s my vlog from the VIP Launch Event of The Walking Dead : The Ride. There is footage of the inside of the building, so if you want to avoid it, there is a few seconds pause before it kicks in with a time frame to move forward to. Enjoy, and don’t forget to Like and Subscribe! Follow me on – Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/kiphakes Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/kiphakes Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/kiphakesdotcom Filmed on – YI 4K Plus Sports Action Camera Ultra […]

Video Blog #24 – A chat with Rachel Riley at uSwitch

Duration: 17:54

Yesterday I met Rachel Riley at the uSwitch HQ to chat about her role as a uSwitch Switching Ambassador, as well as her work on Countdown, Strictly Come Dancing and more. I find out who inspires her, as well as how she found growing up in Southend. Thanks to uSwitch to setting it all up, and Rachel for being a perfect interviewee! You can win £290 worth of shopping vouchers right now with uSwitch – enter the competition here – […]

Video Blog #23 – The Wicker Man VIP Launch Vlog

Duration: 11:03

Last night me and Mrs H were on the guest list for the hottest ticket in town – The launch of the Wicker Man Ride at Alton Towers Resort! The mysterious Beornen entertained and amazed as we got to ride the brand new Wicker Man rollercoaster at night. Join me and Mrs H on our pilgrimage to the woods on the outskirts of the Alton Towers Resort! We meet a few celebs on the way. Follow me on – Instagram […]

Video Blog #22 – What’s in the Box?

Duration: 2:26

Today I got some post from those cool kids at Gillette UK. I take a quick peek inside to see what it is…

Video Blog #21 – Unboxing the Simba Hybrid Mattress

Duration: 2:12

The cool kids at Simba sent us a Simba Hybrid Mattress to review. Just minutes after it arrived last night, we filmed a little ‘unboxing’ video. If you want a Simba Hybrid Mattress, you can grab a £50 voucher from here. Check out my full review of the Simba Mattress right here .

Video Blog #20 – A Day Out at Chessington World of Adventures Resort – The Vampire – The Gruffalo

Duration: 12:17

During the October half term J and I took a trip to Chessington World of Adventures Resort to have a last visit of the season. It was during the Howloween event, however we went for RIDES! We take on all the rides J can do – including The Vampire, Scorpion Express, Tomb Blaster, The Gruffalo River Ride and more! Enjoy!

Video Blog #14 – Thorpe Park Vlog – A VIP Trip to Thorpe Park including The Swarm Coaster Climb

Duration: 14:40

As part of the Thorpe Park Resort ‘Island Ambassador 2017’ Scheme I was invited to the park to have a little taster of one of their VIP Packages. These include Ultimate Fastrack, a Meal in Fins and most excitingly – a Coaster Climb up The Swarm. The video shows our entire day, plus the climb up The Swarm. It’s worth noting that the Coaster Climb is a LOT longer in reality, you get a behind the scenes look at the […]

Video Blog #19 – Alton Towers Resort Scarefest 2017 Overview – Press Preview and a Scarefest Day

Duration: 15:44

Join me and Miss A on a trip to Alton Towers Resort for the 2017 Scarefest. As well as attending the press launch of SW8 Themed – The Welcoming : Be Chosen, we spend the following day on park trying out all the big rides, before tackling the Scarefest Mazes. Follow us around on Nemesis, Oblivion, Thirteen, The Smiler and loads more!

Video Blog #18 – The Welcoming – Be Chosen – EXCLUSIVE First Look POV in 4k – Alton Towers Scarefest

Duration: 9:11

At the launch event of Alton Towers Scarefest – I was one of the first (and only) people to film inside the brand new scare maze – The Welcoming – Be Chosen. It holds some clues and secrets to the 2018 ride at Alton Towers – SW8. Take a look and see if you can spot them! Also, in a very random twist of events we went through the maze with the lovely Jorgie Porter and Jazmine Franks of Hollyoaks […]

Video Blog #17 – Thorpe Park Fright Nights 2017 – Press Preview 2017

Duration: 10:36

I was invited to the Press Preview event for the Thorpe Park Fright Nights 2017. We explored all the mazes, The Walking Dead – Sanctum, The Big Top, The Walking Dead – Living Nightmare, Saw : Alive and Platform 15. As well as a few rides in the dark too! Follow me, Miss A, Dan and Abi on our Press Preview experience!

Video Blog #16 – Thorpe Park Fright Nights – Exclusive Walking Dead Maze Walkthroughs

Duration: 14:47

On the 25th September I was invited to a very special preview event for Fright Nights. I was given a very thorough Zombie makeover, a Zombie acting lesson and most importantly – permission to film in both of the new mazes. The Walking Dead – Sanctum and The Walking Dead – Living Nightmare are both AMC approved mazes. Rightly so, they are amazing. Please note these are FULL walkthroughs, so are spoiler ridden. Also the mazes, whilst under dress rehearsal […]

Video Blog #15 – The 3 in 3 Theme Park Challenge – Three Theme Parks in ONE Day!

Duration: 13:21

Last Saturday, I woke up and decided we needed a little adventure. I created the 3 in 3 Theme Park challenge. The aim – to visit three UK Theme Parks in one day, and have at LEAST three rides in each. No cheating with Fast Tracks, or special wristbands – just as your average Merlin Passholder. Is it possible? Do we do it? Watch and see! If you fancy doing the 3 in 3 Theme Park Challenge – film yourself […]

Video Blog #13 – Warwick Castle Vlog – A stay at Warwick Castle – Day 2

Duration: 6:27

We were invited to Warwick Castle to check out the castle, and their new live action show ‘War of the Roses’. This Vlog shows what we got up to on our second day at the castle. We explore the very top of Warwick Castle, and take a look inside. Stay tuned for part two!

Video Blog #12 – Warwick Castle Vlog – A stay at Warwick Castle – Day 1

Duration: 9:48

We were invited to Warwick Castle to check out the castle, and their new live action show ‘War of the Roses’. This Vlog shows what we got up to on our first day at the castle. Stay tuned for part two!

Video Blog #11 – A trip to Thorpe Park Resort – Depth Charge – Quantum – Timber Tug Boat

Duration: 11:59

So myself and G had a day to ourselves and decided to spend it at the Island Like no Other – Thorpe Park Resort! G isn’t a massive rollercoaster fan, so we did so many flat rides including – Depth Charge, Quantum, Zodiac, Storm in a Tea Cup, and the new for 2017 ‘Timber Tug Boat’. Check out our vlog with to see how the park is looking this season. I’ll be back in a few weeks to vlog our […]

Video Blog #10 – A trip to Alton Towers Resort – Day 2 – CBeebies Land / Rollercoaster Restaurant

Duration: 12:07

Day 2 of our stay at the Alton Towers Resort – it sees us having breakfast at the CBeebies Land Hotel. We then head off into CBeebies Land and try some of the rides, including Go Jetters Vroomsters, Postman Pat, and the Get Set Go Bugs. We take a look at the construction of SW8 before heading for dinner at the Rollercoaster Restaurant. After an amazing meal, we head back to the Splash Landings Hotel for some games and fun. […]

Video Blog #9 – A trip to Alton Towers Resort – Day 1 – CBeebies Land Hotel and Extraordinary Golf

Duration: 11:52

A day before the Alton Towers Resort CBeebies Land Hotel opened to the public, J, Miss A and Me were invited to stay. This video shows our voyage to Alton Towers, a spot of Extraordinary Golf, and finally a night in the Hotel – Part 2 will be up soon!

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