Unleashing Your Fun Factor at Adventure Sports in Warwick

JoDays Out, Lifestyle

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

Your Summer Adventures Start Here

JoDays Out, Family Life, In Focus, Travel

Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show image 4

The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show returns to Birmingham’s NEC from the 18 – 23 February 2020. Set across five halls of the NEC; the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show offers the UK’s largest display of leisure vehicles, static holiday homes, lodges, tents and so much more, giving holidaymakers and adventurers all the inspiration and gear they need for their … Read More

All Go At Jump In

JoDays Out, Family Life, In Focus, Lifestyle, Parenting

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

Travelling On A Budget With Family

JoFamily Life, Travel

I love travelling. I have a real sense of wanderlust and an almost constant itch in my feet to get going on our next adventure. I don’t travel very much though, or certainly haven’t since I’ve had children. Yes, packing up suitcases for the entire family is not something that fills me with any particular amount of joy, but mostly … Read More

A Scottish Holiday

JoTravel

View across Loch Eck

This year for the first time we took our boys on a two-week break. We were craving a decent amount of time to fully get off the hamster wheel and go on adventures. We considered several options for location, but decided to stay in the UK to test the waters of a longer holiday without throwing busy airports and flights … Read More

Our Day at Paultons Park

JoDays Out

Peppa Pig royal tunnel

At the edge of the New Forest a little sprinkle of magic meets the whir of rollercoasters as a former country park has evolved into a venue for serious childhood fun. I’m talking of course about Paultons Park. Paultons Park is perhaps best known as the home of Peppa Pig World. Peppa largely passed by Chief, but when Munch was … Read More

Our Day At Eden Project

JoDays Out

View across to the Biomes

The Eden Project in Cornwall. It had been on our list of things to do for years and a couple of times we had nearly been but never actually made it. So when we went on holiday to Cornwall we made the trip. The boys were excited, we were excited, but what did we really think when we came away … Read More

Thinktank

JoAdventures, Days Out

Kids' City entrance at the Thinktank

Days out can be so much fun. Feeding the soul with quality family time and the brain with information has to be one of our favourite things to do on a free weekend or relaxed school holiday. One of our all time favourite places to go for this perfect balance is Birmingham’s science museum, the Thinktank. We have been to … Read More

National Space Centre

JoDays Out

Inside of the National Space Centre

Boasting the largest planetarium in the UK, an impressive 42m Rocket Tower and interactive displays throughout, the National Space Centre in Leicester is a perfect day out for all the family. I love space. I have long been fascinated by what lies beyond the Earth’s atmosphere and how understanding more about our solar system can help us to better appreciate … Read More

Warwick Castle

JoDays Out

Castle Street road sign with castle in background

I love living in the Midlands. What it lacks in a sea view or mountain range it makes up for with easy access to a vast number of places around the country. Even on my tired days I don’t have to travel far to find a great family day out. A must see for anyone visiting the area is Warwick Castle. Despite growing up … Read More