Rainy Day London Activities

It’s always hard to know what to do with the children when it’s raining and if you’ve planned a day in London it can often be tempting to cancel the day out. But, the weather needn’t put your plans on hold, there are plenty of indoor activities in the centre of London that you can do even if the sun isn’t shining. Rainy Day London Activities Kidzania Kidzania is a…

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A Family Trip to Hampton Court Palace

When I was compiling my Mother’s Day Gift Guide a few months ago, Buyagift sent me a Treat Her Smartbox. When looking through the available experiences I found a family ticket to Hampton Court Palace and, having never visited with the children, I thought it would make a fantastic day out. Hampton Court Palace is perhaps one of the most well known of the royal palaces as it’s doors have…

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A Family Day Out at the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

During the Easter holidays, we spent a week with friends at a lovely cottage near Stoke on Trent. We planned some big days out but on some days we just took a vote the evening before and made our way. With four young children eager to learn new things, we decided to visit Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre in Cheshire. It’s also known as the Jodrell Bank Observatory and is actually…

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Matilda the Musical at Cambridge Theatre and Marcus Wareing’s …

We always love a trip to the theatre and last weekend we were invited to lunch at Marcus Wareing’s Tredwells restaurant followed by Matilda the Musical on London’s West End. Tredwells have launched a new Matilda the Musical themed menu and, in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company are offering Matilda the Musical packages of a pre-theatre meal and theatre tickets which the children were so excited to experience. I…

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Crewe Heritage Centre Review

During our Easter holiday break in the Peak District, we were eager to explore a part of the country that we knew little about. We had planned a few days out in the area and one of our adventures took us to the Crewe Heritage Centre. Crewe Heritage Centre is a railway museum located right next to the West Coast Main Line junction to Chester. It is run entirely by volunteers and…

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Exploring Greenwich Attractions as a Family

Over the summer last year, we found ourselves in London and decided to explore somewhere that neither Dave or I could remember ever going to before aside from school visits so many years ago. It’s always nice to explore somewhere new as a family so we planned our day out in Greenwich. There are so many things to do in London – and Greenwich specifically – that we decided to…

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Brickosaurs at Marwell Zoo, Hampshire

Last week Little Man turned six and to celebrate his birthday Marwell Zoo, near Winchester in Hampshire, invited us to visit to experience the Brickosaurs tour – an interactive expedition that has been added to the zoo until September 2019. It took a specialist team 969 days and more than two million bricks of Lego to create the attractions so we couldn’t wait to see what it had in store.…

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