Day Trips (UK)

Adventures at Croome

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade” ~ Charles Dickens Last week we had a completely unexpected day of sunshine and warmth after what has felt like weeks of snow, rain, wind and…

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Adventures at Avebury

Early one Sunday morning back at the start of November, we bundled into the car and headed down to Marlborough.  The purpose of the trip was to collect some of my Dad’s belongings from my Stepmum, who, after two and a half years of living alone in a town she only has bad memories of, is making…

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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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