Exploring Stonehenge

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Stonehenge up close

This summer we visited Stonehenge. As a family we all take an interest in history, especially cultural history, so when we knew that we would be in the area it became a must see for us all. I have been once before, but Jacob and our boys hadn’t. It seemed a great opportunity to consider the complex past of the … Read More

An Adventure With Treasure Trails

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Treasure Trails UK

“It’s like a mini adventure” my eight year chirruped excitedly. Last weekend saw us heading out into one of our local towns and following our first Treasure Trail, which we were kindly gifted by the company to try out. This themed, self-guided trail booklet turned our daily exercise into a great experience, combining detective skills, team work, and a few … Read More

My Travel Plans for 2021

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London Eye

It became apparent shortly after their arrival this year that our shiny new passports would not be needed. 2020 was the year that our bucket list was going to take us on our first foreign family holiday, giving the boys a taste of life abroad, a new language to learn and their first trip on an aeroplane. Unsurprisingly, that did … Read More

The Ultimate Packing Checklist For Your Next Family Road Trip

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Road trip

This year has not been the year for multiple holidays, and as we face lockdown the second it feels as though those much needed breaks are even more elusive. When things are relaxed again though, and especially around the festive season, it might be time to pack a bag or two and go on a road trip instead. According to … Read More

Name a baby lemur at Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom!

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Baby Lemur

A  zoo in Shropshire is asking the nation for help in naming a baby lemur.  The competition is part of the activities the zoo has organised to celebrate the 6th World Lemur Festival running this month. Partner and Head Hoo Keeper Will Dorrell said “We’ve launched a competition to find a name for our baby lemur who is now out … Read More

Weekending in Lyme Regis

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Lyme Regis

Last year in late October, at the end of what had been a pretty wet and windy half term week, we set off for a mini break to Lyme Regis. 2020 has not been the year that any of us expected it to be, but mini breaks are (local rules permitting) still possible, so I wanted to share our highlights … Read More

Lockdown with the National Marine Aquarium

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Octopus - National Marine Aquarium

Positioned next to Sutton Harbour in Plymouth, the National Marine Aquarium is a fascinating place to visit. It is not only the largest aquarium in the UK, but it is run by the Ocean Conservation Trust with money going towards their Ocean Conservation initiatives. There are over 4000 creatures large and small housed at the aquarium, which takes you on … Read More

Big Little Tent Festival

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The Big Little Tent Festival

Are you missing the festival scene this year? Then this is is the event for you! Created by The Caravan and Motorhome Club, the Big Little Tent Festival is set to inspire families to get camping on Wednesday 15th April 2020. Whether camping outdoors in your garden or creating a living room den, there are plenty of ways to join … Read More

Navigating To Your Next Adventure

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Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show NEC Birmingham

You might recall that I recently shared this post about seeking inspiration for adventure at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show. After a thrilling and exhausting day I’m delighted to bring you our review and top tips! Set across five halls at the NEC in Birmingham, the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show (organised by the Caravan and Motorhome Club) is … Read More

All Ready For Take Off?

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Out of an aeroplane window

We have spoken so many times about our dreams of taking our boys abroad, and this year it is finally happening. We are so excited but also a little nervous about our first experience of taking the boys away on an aeroplane. Previous holidays have involved a boot full of suitcases, crates of food, bags of books and boxes of … Read More