Day Trips

A Wild Adventure at Chester Zoo

It feels strange to be writing about our adventures at Chester Zoo now, considering that we’re well over half way through September already.  After all, it was back at the start of August that we visited for the day.  I almost decided not to bother and then several things made me change my mind:  we had such…

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When Ella’s Dream Came True: Meeting Jacqueline Wilson at The Foundling Museum

I’ve been blogging for about 18 months now and, whilst I’ve not earned a single penny for my work (yet), I have been able to create some fun experiences for my girls to take part in.  They may not pay the bills but they are teaching my daughters many valuable lessons: to say “yes” to having adventures; to grab opportunities with both hands; to…

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Confetti Fields

For one week a year in July, the Real Flower Petal Confetti Company throws open it’s gates to the public before the harvest begins.  Golden wheat fields on one side; acres of colourful flowers on the other; an outdoor café with straw bales for tables; pretty bunting lazily twisting in the breeze… and I had no idea…

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A Day Trip to Dovedale

A few Sundays ago the weather forecast was warm and sunny, and, knowing how rare that can be in the British ‘summer’, we decided to make the most of our brand new National Trust family passes and explore somewhere new. We’re lucky enough to have quite a few National Trust properties within an hour or so from…

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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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