20Aug/12

Eureka! Halifax, West Yorkshire

In July 2012, I took the children to visit Eureka! The National Children’s Museum in Halifax.  We visited earlier in the year for Meg’s birthday but I didn’t get around to blogging about it then.

Aimed at children under 11, it’s a fantastic ‘hands on’ museum where children are encouraged to learn through play.  There are six different galleries with various interactive exhibits in each gallery.

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19Aug/12

Hitchin Lavender, Hertfordshire

I adore lavender. It smells great and its one of the only plants that I can successfully grow, so I was really looking forward to our day out at Hitchin Lavender.
 
What a fantastic experience it was! Lavender stretching out ahead of us as far as the eye could see and a gorgeous fragrance filling the air. It was really child friendly too and my kids loved pottering through the wide rows of lavender, sniffing the flowers and spotting the many bees and butterflies that are attracted by the flowers.

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18Aug/12

Beverley Town Trail, East Yorkshire

The arts trail in Beverley, East Yorkshire is based on the theme of the ancient trade guilds which existed in the town. 
 
It starts at the Tourist Information Centre on Toll Gavel (where you can get a free map) and takes in the main town centre areas as well as lesser-travelled streets, and goes all the way through the old industrial areas to the beck, and back again. The route is split in to four parts, so it’s easy to do it in bits. It takes a couple of hours to do the whole lot.

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15Aug/12

Honeysuckle Farm, Hornsea, East Yorkshire

Honeysuckle Farm is our very favourite farm to visit. It’s not too big, quite close to where we live, and not too expensive.

It has lots of sheep, goats, guinea pigs, and chickens. There are also horses, ferrets, and pigs. A lot of the animals are in the central barn, which is great if it rains because you can still see enough animals.  Continue reading