Any parents local to St Albans are bound to know Willows Activity Farm simply because it has such a great reputation as a perfect day out for children. But the farm’s position just off junction 22 of the M25 means it’s ideally located for families from outside the area too. Continue reading
Seven Stories is what happens when a group of people passionate about children’s literature find a disused seven storey warehouse in Newcastle’s cultural regeneration area. Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books is homage to children’s literature with a mix of ever-changing galleries, exhibitions, and special events. Continue reading
The Camping and Caravanning Club asked us to try out one of their club sites. The club, with over 250,000 households as members, own over 100 camp sites in the UK, and certify over 1,600 more. They have recently invested almost £5m in their own sites in the past year, with another £4m of investments to come. Continue reading
You’ve read all about our separate day trips in the Lake District but now I want to tell you a bit more about our actual holiday. Continue reading
The last day of our Lake District holiday was a bit fraught as I’d mistakenly thought that check-out time was 11am when it was in fact 10am. Oops. While the girls were off out of the way swimming with Dad, I was frantically packing us all back into our car, and preparing a picnic for our stopover point of White Scar Caves, which is near Ingleton and on our way back to our Yorkshire home. Continue reading
Day five of our Lake District adventure and we decided to go and hunt for Superworm and the Gruffalo at Whinlatter Forest. Less than an hour’s drive from Penrith, Whinlatter Forest is a haven of walking, cycling, and wildlife-spotting fun.
Day four of our Lake District adventure and we set off for Dockray to do another first – see an actual real-life waterfall. As we live in a watery but very flat area of the UK, a decent waterfall is something which the children have never seen. We thought we should use the opportunity of being in the Lake District to visit one.
Day two of our Lake District adventure and the morning saw us take advantage of the resort’s very nice swimming pool.