Day Trips

A day trip to Attingham Park

Sundays are pretty sacred in our house.  It’s the only day of the week where all of us are together and so we try to keep them for day trips and adventures and exploring new places.  Sometimes things get in the way of those adventures – lovely things like family or friends coming to visit, or a birthday party…

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A Day Trip to LEGOLAND Windsor

LEGOLAND Windsor was very much something we had planned to do during the summer holidays as a treat for the girls.  (Well, I say the girls.  It was most definitely a treat for the husband too who is the biggest kid I know and was desperate to see the Lego Star Wars stuff!).  His days off from work…

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Roald Dahl at Tatton Park (Part Two)

Back at the beginning of June (right at the end of the Whitsun half term) we headed up to Tatton Park to enjoy their special extended Roald Dahl event celebrating what would have been his 100th birthday this year.  We had a fantastic day exploring the impressive Mansion (where we found Matilda) and stunning Gardens (where we…

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Roald Dahl at Tatton Park (Part One)

A week ago we headed up to Tatton Park for the day to join in with their ‘100 years of Roald Dahl’ celebrations as something special to do at the end of half term. We’ve not been to Tatton Park before, though it’s somewhere I’ve been wanting to visit for a while – I love big…

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Shakespeare’s Stratford (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a blog about our day trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon.  You can find Part 1 here. Once our tummies were full of lunch and ice cream from The Food of Love café, we headed to the other side of the street to Shakespeare’s Birthplace.  There was a short queue to get in…

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Shakespeare’s Stratford (Part 1)

A year ago my wonderful best friend and her husband offered to drive all the way up to Staffordshire from Southampton to come and stay at our house overnight so my husband and I could go away for the weekend on our own to celebrate a year of marriage.  We jumped at the chance – we…

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