Day Trips

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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A Walk in the Bluebell Woods

The bank holiday weekend was a bit of a washout where we are.  Both Saturday and Sunday were mostly rainy with only the occasional glimpse of sunshine in between the torrential showers.  We managed to nip out to our local Waterstones (Ella’s favourite shop!) so she could buy a book with her pocket money, we watched DVDs and did some painting. …

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