Events in Birmingham

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Events in Birmingham - blue sky over Millennium Point

This year’s summer holiday may feel slightly shorter than others, but wow am I noticing that I’m having to up my parenting game to keep the boys occupied! I have been searching high and low for slightly more unusual activities that might keep us all going this year which has included throwing the net a little further and searching for … Read More

Our Day Out At the Snowdome in Tamworth

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Ice rink and snow park at the Snowdome

Last weekend we kicked off our Easter holiday in style with a visit to the Snowdome in Tamworth. We’ve been to their Winter Wonderland before, but haven’t visited in the slightly warmer parts of the year. For full disclosure, we had been invited back, but this review is as always based on our honest opinion. Planning the school holidays Starting … Read More

A Day Out In Stratford-upon-Avon

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Stratford upon Avon, view of The Other Place theatre

After what feels like a long 2 years, spontaneous day trips are happily back on the agenda this summer. As I’ve written previously, the Midlands provides plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in culture and history, and where better to start than Stratford-upon-Avon. Stratford, as it is known locally but not to be confused with the London version, is a … Read More

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

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

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

Unleashing Your Fun Factor at Adventure Sports in Warwick

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Quad biking at Adventure Sports Warwick

Before the boys came along Jacob and I made time for fun. Always. We’d live by the old “work hard play hard” phrase. Jacob found his adrenaline fixes in parascending and high-speed rollercoasters, whilst I was more likely to be found galloping along the beaches of Turkey on holiday or abseiling down cliffs. Becoming parents curbed us somewhat. I’m not … Read More

All Go At Jump In

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Jump In birthday party

There’s a lot of sense to the Winnie the Pooh character Tigger. Bouncing is fun. Jumping is fun. There’s something simultaneously relaxing and exhilarating about it. Finding a new and entertaining activity for your children to do can be tough. Looking for something that accommodates a range of ages is even harder, especially if you’re seeking an all-weather, all season … Read More

Dinnertime at The King’s Head

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Tucked onto the edge of Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, we were invited along for dinner recently at The King’s Head and happily accepted. A cosy local pub with a warm welcome and some rustic charm waiting for everyone, The King’s Head is part of the Vintage Inn group. On arrival we were shown to a table tucked into the end of a … Read More