Category Archives: Days Out

30Aug/16
Camel Creek Adventure Park Cornwall

Camel Creek Adventure Park, Wadebridge, Cornwall

With new attractions and improved all-weather facilities, Camel Creek Adventure Park is billed as one of Cornwall’s leading family days out. It’s a smaller theme park suitable, I think, for under 12s. While it’s not on the scale of parks such as Alton Towers, or Drayton Manor, there’s lots to do. We were there for a full six hours, and there was plenty to keep my children entertained.

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23Aug/16
Bolsover Castle Derbyshire

Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire

Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire is about halfway between our home in Yorkshire, and our Easter destinations of Cadbury World and Drayton Manor, and so made a handy stop off point on our journey. It certainly was much prettier than the service station on the nearby M1, and had a lot more room to run around.

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11Aug/16
YHA Grinton Lodge Yorkshire

YHA Grinton Lodge, Richmond, North Yorkshire

As a family of six, we can rarely find a hotel to suit our needs. We end up getting two standard rooms and have to sleep one adult and two children per room. Either that or upgrade to a very expensive suite.

Whenever we go away as a family, we tend to get a self-catering cottage, or we camp. But as much as we love camping, I don’t (and won’t) do it all year round. At Easter, the choice was between two rooms in a Travelodge on the side of the A1 in North Yorkshire, or to try a Youth Hostel from YHA. We decided it was time to give a youth hostel a go, and we are so glad that we did!

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28May/16
Kids Days Out Reviews Linky

Didn’t we have a lovely time? May 2016

I know, right? It’s almost the end of the month and I still haven’t gotten around to this month’s linky, but fear not – here it is – THE linky for family days out in the UK. Where have you been in May?

With both schools being super busy this month, we haven’t had chance to get too far – but we have squeezed in a trip to The Deep. You can read about our trip with Charlie the school bear at The Deep, Hull

We are very much looking forward to this half-term when we will be venturing a little to the north and exploring a couple of places in North Yorkshire.

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