Days out & holidays

Hare Hill National trust

By on June 8, 2017
hare hill

Hare Hill is a small National Trust site but don’t let its size put you off visiting. It is a small woodland and beautiful walled garden in Cheshire. Dotted around the woodland are 13 wood carved hares that your children will love to find. My eldest loves them all. The gardens are well maintained and […]

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Brockhole, The Lake District

By on March 8, 2017
Brockhole

Brockhole is another family friendly destination in The Lake District that we love to visit. We visited last October whilst we were on a Windemere lake cruise. After spending the morning in Wray castle, Brockhole was supposed to be a great place to let F run off some energy. Unfortunately, the weather was not on […]

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Tittesworth water

By on January 23, 2017
tittesworth water

We all know the phrase “There’s no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” Well with this in mind on Saturday (a dry but cold day), I decided we needed to get out of the house for a few hours. We wrapped up warm and headed off to Tittesworth water, near Leek (more information can be found […]

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Tarn Hows, The lake district

By on January 16, 2017

We first discovered Tarn Hows before we had children. We parked near Coniston and walked up to Tarn Hows, followed the circular walk around it and then walked back down. It stuck in my mind as somewhere to visit once our first daughter came along and we found ourselves back in The Lakes with a 6 […]

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Grizedale forest 

By on December 5, 2016

We are all be/are ill recently so we haven’t been out and about much as I’d like. So today I am sharing with you somewhere we visited in October (when we enjoyed a week in the lakes) and if we lived nearer we would definitely visit in the run up to Christmas. Grizedale forest is […]

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Coombes valley, Leek

By on November 9, 2016

A few weeks back we took a trip to Coombes valley, a RSPB reserve in Staffordshire. It’s somewhere we’ve been meaning to visit for a long time. So long that I can no longer remember how I heard about it. The main reason we visited was for the play trail which I thought my edlest […]

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