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Bath is a beautiful city in England and there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t enjoy a family visit here with children.  These things to do in Bath with kids will inspire you and your little ones to enjoy the very best of what this historic UK city has to offer. Bath had been on my list of UK cities to visit for many years, and I finally got to visit with my 5 year old daughter for a 2 day city break in the summer. We were on the look

If you want to make the most of a quick road trip, it’s a good idea to plan somewhere to visit on the way to your destination.  We decided to visit Brimham Rocks on our recent weekend trip to North Yorkshire, and felt that the best way to share our experience was in photos. The weather was on our side that day, but sadly the traffic was not.  As it was bank holiday weekend, there was heavy traffic around Leeds Festival, but we still managed to spend most of the

Weekends at home do not need to be dull, and you can always find an attraction or exhibit close to home that the whole family will enjoy.  We had heard a lot about the Dinosaurs of China exhibition running at Wollaton Hall in Nottingham and decided to venture to down to see what all the fuss was about. We all enjoy natural history exhibits, so it was nice that the Dinosaurs of China was so accessible and close to home.  Wollaton Hall is a fantastic building in it’s own right, with

Buckland Abbey is just a few minutes drive from the Moorland Garden Hotel and very close to Yelverton, so it’s a perfect family day out if you are visiting Devon.  As you may remember from our review of the hotel, we had to postpone our visit to Buckland Abbey due to the rain.  After spending a day relaxing at the hotel, we were certainly ready to get started again and were very much looking forward to seeing which moor otter we were going to meet and learn more about Buckland

I was really inspired by how much fun my daughter and I had on our road trip around the south of England this summer.  Travelling with kids can be a fantastic experience for the whole family, but how you approach it can make all the difference.  We very much enjoyed spotting otters in Devon, and this really helped us to explore and enjoy the area of Dartmoor.  Cornwall is another very beautiful part of the UK, and it’s somewhere I’m really keen to visit with all the family for a

Monkey Forest at Trentham Gardens is a very unique and special place.  We visited the Barbary Macaques as a family a few years ago, and I was very impressed with how we were just able to roam through the forest watching the monkeys going about their daily business. Our youngest daughter hasn’t been to Monkey Forest and I was keen to take her to experience it for herself.   I also thought it would be a lovely thing to do with her before the school holidays get under way.  She loves seeing

Tower Bridge is one of the most iconic sights on the River Thames with it’s imposing gothic towers and mighty suspension cables.  It’s a must see London attraction for anyone visiting the city and it certainly left a big impression on us during our visit.  It’s a stones throw from the Tower of London so we caught a glimpse of the bridge when we first arrived in Tower Hill.  I was really excited for our visit after seeing it from across the water.  My husband was feeling a little more nervous

Going to Buckingham Palace is probably on every travel itinerary for tourists who are visiting London, especially for the first time.  The Royal Mews is just next door but is probably a less visited attraction, which I think is a real shame.  During our family weekend at Hilton London Canary Wharf I really wanted to show the girls, aged 5 and 3 years old, where the Queen lived.  Buckingham Palace London is an incredibly British institution, and I wanted to introduce Indie and Brook to one of the most iconic

After arriving in London for the weekend, we headed straight towards the Tower of London on the underground.  It was a great place to start our weekend itinerary and it was actually a first for the whole family.  As we came out of Tower Hill Tube Station we were greeted with a view of the historic Royal building and it really made us feel excited about what was in store.  We arrived at lunch time, so we had to stop to feed the kids first.  There are plenty of restaurants near to

The Easter holidays always cause a bit of a dilemma in our household. Taking place half way between the festive fun of the Christmas break the long summer holidays, finding days out that the whole family can enjoy seems to get more difficult every year. Luckily, there are plenty of experiences in and around the capital that are sure to keep everyone happy and no one should be put off experiencing them in the light of recent events. Sample the Sweetness of an Easter Chocolate Workshop Nothing says Easter quite

As you might already know, we have been lucky enough to be selected as Warwick Castle Blogger Ambassadors.  We visited for the first time back in January, and had a great family day out.  We literally can’t wait to go back for the day or enjoy one of their short breaks later in the year. If you are planning on being a regular visitor to Warwick Castle I strongly recommend getting your hands on the Warwick Castle Annual Pass, it’s great value and provides you with endless fun days out throughout the

Many people enjoy driving, but no everyday journey can beat a special driving experience. The main problem that people have is that it is so expensive to buy these types of cars, and then it’s not even the car that costs money but also the up keep and insurance. You could at least take a look at someone like Money Expert who might be able to get you the cheapest insurance possible, but it would still be incredibly expensive. That’s why these types of special driving experiences are a thing

Everybody we spoke to about Warwick Castle raved about what a great day out it was, so when we visited Royal Leamington Spa for the weekend, we knew we had to go.  We took the girls to Cardiff Castle last year and we were really impressed with how much they enjoyed it.  You might not think that a castle is the ideal place to take a 2 and a 4 year old for a day out, but they absolutely loved it.  What really sold me on the idea of wanting to visit more

On our way back from Bluestone National Park Resort, we decided to make a stop off in the city of Cardiff.  I was really excited about visiting Cardiff after having read so much about it online.  We found a NCP carpark on Greyfriars Road, that seemed pretty central according to the maps.  We unloaded the kids, and thought we would be spending the first hour trying to find somewhere to eat.  Fortunately, there was a family friendly pub right next door to the car park, so we could get everyone

Kew Gardens is a beautiful open space in Richmond Upon Thames, South West London.  A while a go, the girls and I were invited to visit Kew Gardens for the day by The Original Muck Boot Company.  I was really excited to take the girls to Kew Gardens to explore, as it was a place that none of us had visited. Kew Gardens attracts all kinds of visitors as it’s a beautiful place, full of iconic buildings and rare and significant plants.  It also attracts lots of families who enjoy open

We made the final stop of our winter family road trip at one of our very favourite family days out in the UK.  Drayton Manor Park Christmas event opened on 19th November and is welcoming guests all the way through to 31st December.  We visited Drayton Manor’s Magical Christmas last year, and it’s very much becoming apart of our favourite family Christmas traditions. When the girls found out we were stopping at Drayton Manor Park Christmas so soon after the Fireworks Spectacular they got so very excited.  They love the festive feel of

Drayton Manor Park will end its action packed 66th season with two weeks of spectacularly spooky half-term fun for the whole family this October.  As you already know, we are huge fans of the park and we are lucky enough to be brand ambassadors so you can count on us making an appearance over the holiday. From 15th to 30th October, Drayton Manor Park will be transformed into a spine-tingling mecca of Halloween fun as part of its special ‘more Treat than Trick’ event. Europe’s only Thomas Land™ will morph into the

Do you know when a day out is just so good, you firstly struggle to pick your favourite moment and secondly, you are still talking about it a week later.  That’s exactly what happened to us when we visited West Midlands Safari Park for the day.  It’s been somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for a while, so when they got in touch with us on Twitter, I was absolutely delighted and accepted the invitation immediately.  

I hope your child is settling back into their school routine well.  Or if they have just started, like mine, that everything is going smoothly.  With the summer now a long and distant memory, and homework starting to make an appearance on the kitchen table, perhaps it’s time to plan a family treat for you all? Drayton Manor Park think so, and they have a fantastic After School offer running throughout the Staffordshire school term time.  If you are looking for an evening away from it all and something that

Airbourne is more than just an airshow, it’s a four day free child friendly festival that everyone in the family can enjoy.  The event takes place between the 11th and 14th August and is perfect for keeping kids entertained during the school holidays.  Airbourne is held along the Eastbourne sea front, providing a great viewing platform for the show stopping flying formations across the 2 mile long display zone. It’s become an incredibly popular event with thousands attending every summer.  Many people have this in their calendar every year, and literally wouldn’t miss

Last year Daddy and I took the kids to the local seaside for a day trip.  The weather wasn’t particularly great but we were determined to spend the day playing in the sand.  The rain had slightly different ideas, and did put a slight dampener on things.  Our youngest daughter wasn’t on her feet yet, so she was on lock down under the rain cover in her buggy.  Princess was drowned in her Thomas Land poncho but at least she was able to enjoy the sand a little bit more

When we took our holiday in Pembrokeshire, one thing I really wanted to do was visit Folly Farm Park.  While we were staying at Bluestone National Park Resort, we were lucky enough to be able to spend lots of time with our friends,  Kaz and Pickle from Ickle Pickles Life and Travels.  They have become great friends of ours over the course of our blogging journey and it was lovely to be able to catch up with them during our holiday. As a surprise, Kaz very kindly arranged for us all to have

Drayton Manor Park is our favourite local family days out by far. There is no doubt in my mind that it is the best family theme park in the UK but I’m sure you’d like to know why wouldn’t you?  Read on and we will tell all about this popular visitor’s attraction in the Midlands. If I get talking to someone who is looking for a family day out, I am the first to recommend Drayton Manor Park and Thomas Land above all the places we have visited over the years.

Geronimo Festival first made an appearance on the scene in 2015.  As I follow a lot of other bloggers, I saw lots of people sharing their fun experiences of going to the festival and it left me feeling a little bit jealous.  Geronimo Festival looked exactly like the sort of experience I would like to share with my family.  Well, I’m delighted to announce that we have been chosen to be Geronimo Festival Ambassadors for 2016 and that we are going to be enjoying the Geronimo Festival experience for ourselves.  We

Highfields Park in Nottingham is one of our very favourite places to go, and my daughter and I visited after going to the theatre on Sunday to see The Elves And The Shoemaker at Lakeside Arts.  Princess had the scooter and I had the camera and we enjoyed getting some fresh air together.  It was so nice to get out and about after being stuck indoors with tonsillitis the week before.

Eureka! Children’s Museum has been on our days out bucket list for quite some time. I was first introduced to Eureka! about a year ago when I was lucky enough to be able to offer Zena’s Suitcase readers the chance to win a family pass.  At the time I wasn’t able to visit myself with Little Pudding being just a baby, but fortunately we were lucky enough to receive another invite.

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