Wray castle, child friendly National Trust

Wray castle is a National Trust property located next to lake Windermere. This is not your typical national trust property though. It is a mock gothic castle, full of fun…

Trentham gardens

On Saturday we visited Trentham gardens, Stoke On Trent. It’s somewhere I’ve seen on other blogs and wanted to visit for some time. They have a winter sale on currently…

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…

Tarn Hows, The lake district

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…

Lightwaves 2016, Salford quays

Yesterday we took a trip to Salford quays to see Lightwaves 2016. This is a light installation which includes some of Blackpool illuminations (a very small selection). This Heartbeat installation…

Grizedale forest 

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…

A week in the lake district

We have been visiting the lake district in October, most years, for a good few years now. Before we had Children we would stay in bed and breakfasts in Ambleside…

Our afternoon at forest school

I don’t know where I first heard about forest schools but I’ve wanted to take my eldest along to one ever since. Unfortunately, our nearest one  has their preschool session…

Coombes valley, Leek

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…

#littleloves the holiday edition

I’ve missed a couple of weeks due to our first holiday as a family of four. We are very lucky that my in laws have a beautiful caravan in Anglesey.…