Category Archives: Days Out

10Apr/15

Skidby Mill, Skidby, East Yorkshire

This is a day out I’ve wanted to review for a while now, but the mill has been undergoing a programme of refurbishment which meant I didn’t know when it had re-opened, and I was also waiting for some nice weather – and didn’t it come this week? It’s been glorious up here in East Yorkshire. I hope it’s been nice where you are.  Continue reading

05Mar/15
Sir Ranulph Fiennes Everest 2008

A grand day out: Meeting Sir Ranulph Fiennes

This week we were invited to go and chat to Sir Ranulph Fiennes, so of course, we jumped at the chance.

We met with Sir Ranulph ahead of an event organised by Marie Curie so we could talk to him about his latest project – the Marathon Des Sables – to raise money for the charity, which exists to provide end-of-life care to people suffering from terminal illness. Continue reading

20Feb/15

#StayPlayExplore and have Family Fun with Go Leicestershire

This weekend we went to try out one of the #StayPlayExplore packages offered by Go Leicestershire.

#StayPlayExploreGo Leicestershire want to share the delights of Leicester and Leicestershire with you, and are offering fantastic value short breaks so you can sample what the region has to offer you and your family. Being near enough in the dead centre of the UK, Leicestershire is accessible from so many places, and has great motorway and airport links. Continue reading

12Feb/15
kids days out half term

February Half-term family and kids days out ideas

kids days out half term

It’s almost half-term here in the UK, and while the weather is still pretty wintry, there are lots of places you can explore with your family.

Indoor attractions are always busy at this time of year. One we can recommend is a visit to the National Railway Museum in York. It is free entry, and they are running a Paddington Bear themed exhibition again. We went in 2012 and it was ace. Please read our review, and check out the NRM website for more info. Continue reading