Monthly Archives: August 2015

23Aug/15
Seven Stories Review

Seven Stories, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland

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

22Aug/15
Dunstan Hill Campsite Northumberland

Dunstan Hill Campsite, Dunstan, Northumberland

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

18Aug/15
Getting our hard hats on at White Scar Cave

White Scar Caves, Ingleton, North Yorkshire

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

15Aug/15
Aira Force falls in The Lake District

Aira Force Falls, Ullswater, Cumbria

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.

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13Aug/15
Keswick Climbing Wall & Outdoor Activity Centre

Keswick Climbing Wall, Keswick, Cumbria

Day two of our Lake District adventure and the morning saw us take advantage of the resort’s very nice swimming pool.

After a refreshing swim and some quick lunch, we drove the twenty minutes to the popular town of Keswick, and paid a visit to Keswick Climbing Wall and Outdoor Activity CentreContinue reading