After more than a decade living in Glasgow, Pollok Country Park to me is still a gem in the city. Before I had children, I had my allotment there, went running in the large expanse of this urban park with a real country feel to it, or visited the Burrell collection, one of the finest museums of Scotland and possibly the UK. Now, with children, the park still has a magic spell, and never more so than in winter. Continue reading
Regularly, the nurture in nature outdoor playgroup takes us a bit further afield, to Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve. The train station is right next to it and Cubling just loves going on the train, so we usually travel by train, in spite of the change of stations which with two kids and all the outdoor gear to be carried by just one mummy can be a bit difficult. One criticism of train travel in Glasgow I would have is that the local stations are not very accessible – so travelling with a heavy pram is almost always out. And when you sling it and spend a full day outdoors with lots of gear and provisions for the day, it is exhausting. Continue reading
I have rediscovered Porthkerry Country Park, and it’s far better than any of my memories. I remember school trips there, I remember sunny days there with friends and family. And now, as a parent I realise why it’s such a fantastic place. Continue reading
This post is part of our FREE Family Days out in Yorkshire series
If you love trains, then you’re going to love the National Railway Museum in York, North Yorkshire. It is the largest railway museum in the world, and packed to the rafters with trains, model trains, railway memorabilia, and exhibitions about railway history.
The Amelia Trust Farm is a small charity which employs 12 members of staff. For a charity employing so few, it does achieve so much, and is reliant on volunteers. The Trust does not receive core funding and the benefits of donations are clear. the charity supports the vulnerable and disadvantaged, and nothing rings more true than the statement “Growing up is different for everyone”. Continue reading
Starting from the Tourist Information Centre in the City Hall in Queen Victoria Square (where you collect your much needed free map), the trail takes you through the heart of Hull’s old town, via the marina and pier, and back up through the famous Whitefriargate. Continue reading