Brooklands Museum, Surrey

My four year old is crazy about transport- anything with wheels- and especially emergency vehicles, so imagine the excitement this morning when we rocked up to the annual Emergency Services Day at Brooklands Museum…off-the-scale! Brooklands Museum (next door to Mercedes World) in Weybridge is a treat for transport enthusiasts at the best of times as…

Adventure Wonderland, Bournemouth

We visited Adventure Wonderland in February half-term as we were staying in Poole and it had been recommended to us. As it was out of season, some of the rides were closed but the kids enjoyed the classics- teacups, helter skelter and ride-on go-karts. The best thing about this place is the huge, Aztec-themed indoor…

Monkey World, Wareham, Dorset

We’ve been to Monkey World a few times now. It’s a wonderful place, doing great work, full of heartwarming stories. It’s not a commercial zoo experience- it’s a small place, a rescue centre that has provided a sanctuary for lots of mistreated apes. Think quality over quantity. Families spend time standing and watching/admiring the monkeys…

How to visit Stonehenge for free!

As English Heritage members, we have been to Stonehenge a few times. To be honest, it’s one of the best EH attractions so you feel compelled to to make the most of your membership! Stonehenge is one of those must-see places-at least once. The cost can add up at £21.10/£12.70 for on-the-day tickets (adult/child price,…

Our stay in…Salisbury (+Swanage and Stonehenge)

We’ve been very lucky with our AirBnB bookings so far. We always seem to stay in places that we’d like to live in. Nothing flash, nothing too fancy, just a decent home in a nice area. This time we booked a family home in Salisbury. My first time to the historic city, it’s got something…

Slime Workshop at Slime Planet (London SW9)

…the best slime workshop ever! I love your slime workshop and I want to go there again Arabella, age 6 My daughter, like most other kids, is obsessed with slime! She plays with it, tries to make it, obsessively watches YouTube videos about it … so imagine my delight when I saw an ad on…

On camping and caravanning⛺️

I love camping. No,wait…I love the idea of camping. I have a wonderful romanticised notion of camping: of warm summer evenings, campfires, waking up with the dawn chorus and being one with nature. My actual experience of camping is something quite different. On the hit- or-miss scale of under-canvas experiences, mine are firmly in the…

Egg-citing Easter Plans in London

As the end of the first week of the Easter holiday approaches, I’m already thinking about all the fabulous things there are to do to keep my little Londoners occupied in week two. We have spent the first week of the Easter break in Devon and Cornwall which has been a treat! Blog to follow…

Making the most of our non-toy Christmas Presents!

As much as I love Christmas, the thought of filling our home with unnecessary plastic toys fills me with horror! The lead up to the festive period is fraught with frantic research as I ponder, peruse and plan to make sure my kids have a selection of wonderful and exciting pressies to dive into on…

Fall In Love With Autumn. What We’re Doing in October.

September has been a busy month for us with special birthdays and lots going on so I am very happily looking forward to the change of pace that October will bring. I am loving the crisp mornings and cosy evenings; we are all fans of the season in our family and make sure we get…

Dinosaur Hunters…in London

It seems that all little kids dabble in dinosaur-obsession at one point or another…I think it has a lot to do with George Pig! My now 4-year-old son is currently fascinated with the things so we are often reading about them, colouring them in, dressing up and doing our best impression of a T.Rex. We’ve…

History Hunters: Discovering Charles Darwin at Down House

I was a bit worried about this one for little kids, as I thought it might be a bit boring, but we were passing it on our way home from a weekend on the Kent coast so decided to pop in…and were very glad we did! Okay, so the theory of evolution and origin of…

History Hunters: Battle Abbey, Sussex

Ooh, we love an educational day trip, well, I do and the kids enjoy the ‘edutainment’, the activities, running around, picnics and play. Recently, we spent a sunny afternoon at Battle Abbey in Battle, Sussex.  We explored the ruins of William the Conqueror’s abbey, bringing history to life with stories of the 1066 Battle of…

Londoners In London: How To See The Sights On A Budget

It’s almost the end of the summer holidays. I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling exhausted- physically, emotionally, financially- and in need of a little break. We have had a lovely summer, full of fun and adventures but I dread to think how much it has cost- holidays, weekend breaks, activities, holiday camps, food- blimey,…

Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Kent

We had a lovely day at Hever Castle and Gardens today. Less than an hour away from home on the London/Kent border, Hever Castle is the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. I wrote about Hever in a previous blog as it’s one of our top picks for kids, read it here.  Things to do at…

Kid-Friendly Days Out… Denham Country Park

You may have noticed, I’m rather fond of a country park.  There’s nothing better than fields and fresh air to keep my little two happy. Like a pair of puppies, they need feeding and walking twice a day – it gets them out of the house, away from the telly and stops them fighting for…

National Trust Day Out With Kids in Kent

It’s Bank Holiday Monday and, after a mini lie-in and a cooked breakfast, we hopped in the car and headed for the countryside. Less than an hour drive, and only a hop, skip and a jump from the London Borough of Bromley, and we were in Kent. Kent is awash with fabulous National Trust properties…

Winnie the Pooh @ Aldenham Country Park

Disney’s Christopher Robin has hit the big screen and, to get us in the mood, we spent some time at 100 Aker Wood today! This is our second visit to Aldenham Country Park this summer – read the first blog here– there is a lot to do so this time we focused on the farm and 100…

Day Trips for Little Londoners: Aldenham Country Park, Hertfordshire

It’s the summer holiday so we have been out and about each day exploring new corners of London and the South East and rediscovering old favourites. As a driver, a day trip for us typically includes a fully charged satnav, a car journey and a picnic, swimwear, change of clothes and pyjamas in the boot….