Day three of our Lake District holiday and we ventured a bit further afield – to South Lakes Safari Zoo, which is around a 1hr 30 minute drive from our Penrith base. We had heard that it was excellent value and great for children, so we thought we’d give it a whirl.
Day two of our Lake District adventure and the morning saw us take advantage of the resort’s very nice swimming pool.
Day one of our Lake District adventure saw us drive south for an hour to Bowness-on-Windermere and our children experience something I think was a first for them – go on a proper boat. Continue reading
Recently, my three younger children went to Normanby Hall in North Lincolnshire with their grandparents. I armed them with a camera and told them to tell me all about it when they got home.
This is the result, as told by my seven-year old. Continue reading
Longleat is an estate in Wiltshire comprising an animal adventure park, a safari drive, and a stately home and gardens. It is huge. We spent several hours here and didn’t get to see everything. Continue reading
Twycross Zoo is twice the size of London Zoo but with less animals. It makes for a very pleasant day out, rain or shine, of which we had both on the day of our visit.
Conkers is an outdoor and indoor adventure centre near Ashby-de-la-Zouch in the midlands. If you have mini fans of bush-craft and outdoor adventure, then this is a great family day out. Continue reading
This week, we visited Wetwang Scarecrow Festival. We’ve been a few times before but this year, the twins could join in a bit more, and they loved it.
Wetwang is a village not too far from York in Yorkshire, and it’s very pretty. Yes, it has a silly name and appears regularly on those ‘Top silly place names’ lists and such, but it hasn’t suffered. Continue reading
This is one of those days out which needs to be filed under “the stuff we do for our kids”. For many, this day out would be painful, and no fun at all. For others, this day out is heaven. It is a testament to the event that, one week on, my ten-year old is still talking about it. Continue reading