Highclere Castle Review

Back in February I booked tickets to go and visit the home of Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle. It’s only open for two months of the year and as a lover of both Downton Abbey and historic buildings it was somewhere I really wanted to visit. So I bought our tickets – £12.50 for adults and children under 4 are free – and forgot about it until the day came round…

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The Vyne – National Trust, Hampshire Review

We are really enjoying exploring all of the National Trust places in our part of the country and the latest one we visited was The Vyne near Basingstoke, Hampshire. Considering the amount of time I have spent in and around Basingstoke I had never even heard of The Vyne before visiting. The Vyne isn’t that big compared to other National Trust sites but it is the perfect size to tire…

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A Very Special Blogger Picnic

Last Thursday I was invited to something lovely. A picnic with a bunch of bloggers that I had got to know over the last couple of years. Unlike other blog ‘events’ it wasn’t to promote a brand or any kind of PR exercise, this was just bloggers wanting to meet up and spend time together and introduce all the children and although the weather wasn’t the best we really had…

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Cliveden – National Trust, Berkshire Review

We made use of our new National Trust membership to visit Cliveden. It’s a National Trust property that I’d heard lots about but never had a chance to visit. It was about 45 minutes from us with plenty of parking and a lovely feel from the moment you got out of your car. Unlike a lot of National Trust properties, Cliveden House isn’t open to the public and is now…

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Living Rainforest Review – Newbury, Berkshire

We love finding new places to visit and when Amy suggested an afternoon at The Living Rainforest near Newbury it looked like just the sort of place the children would enjoy. Driving there was really nice too although I did wonder if the sat nav knew where it was going – The Living Rainforest is literally in the middle of nowhere! What is the Living Rainforest? The Living Rainforest has…

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Tyntesfield – National Trust, Somerset Review

We were looking for somewhere to visit for the day around the Bristol/Bath area and ended up going to Tyntesfield, a National Trust property and our first National trust experience. I’d never heard of it but it was in the right area and came with a glowing recommendation so off we went! We fell in love with Tyntesfield immediately with the converted farm buildings turned into toilets, shops and the…

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Battersea Park Review

As a child I spent a lot of time with my parents in parks as we didn’t have much money to spend on days out. One park we went to often and that I have really fond memories of is Battersea Park and it was great to take the children there last weekend and visit for the first time since my own childhood. Although Battersea Park has multiple car parks,…

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