Postcards

Peppa Pig royal tunnel
Our Day at Paultons Park

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…

Kids' City entrance at the Thinktank
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…

Inside of the National Space Centre
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…

Castle Street road sign with castle in background
Warwick Castle

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….

Abbey Pumping Station entrance
Abbey Pumping Station

Nestled next to the National Space Centre, the Abbey Pumping Station in Leicester is a delightful attraction for all the family. Originally opened in 1891, it is now Leicester’s Museum…

Tulips and hyacinths in a park
Royal Leamington Spa

My birth town of Leamington (as it is known locally) has a very interesting history. Originally recorded as Lamintone, and later called Leamington Priors (after the River Leam and Kenilworth…

The entrance to Redwings Horse and Donkey sanctuary in Oxhill
Redwings – Oxhill

Nestled in the Warwickshire countryside is this friendly horse, pony and donkey sanctuary. A haven for nearly 90 of these wonderful equines, it makes for a special family trip out….

Swans and ducks at Ryton Pools, Warwickshire
Ryton Pools Country Park

We are so lucky in Warwickshire to have an abundance of parks and open spaces around us to explore. One of our favourite spots is Ryton Pools Country Park. Located…

Mary Arden's farm, Wilmcote, near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Mary Arden’s Farm

Spring time is the perfect time for a trip to the farm, and our top choice in the Midlands is Mary Arden’s Farm*. Located in Wilmcote and the former home…

Lake at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire
Clumber Park

Once part of the legendary Sherwood Forest, and now owned by the National Trust, Clumber Park makes a beautiful setting for a wonderful family day out. It has a long…