Sleepover at the National Space Centre

Spending the night in a museum is the stuff of childhood dreams, so I was thrilled to find that space-mad Noah was old enough to take part in a sleepover at the National Space Centre. Pricing and Booking We visit the National Space Centre several times a year as it’s our favourite day out. Tickets…

Hull Science Festival

Hull Science Festival Last weekend, my science-mad son, Noah, and I visited Hull Science Festival at the University of Hull. Following on from the success of the British Science Festival, held during the week, Hull Science Festival aimed to get youngsters involved in learning about how and why things work. When we found out about…

Photo Souvenirs from Family Travel Snaps

Disclaimer: this is a paid collaboration. All opinions and the ideas are my own! 🙂  While I am a minimalist traveler, my son is a curator of toys and novelty items that leave the suitcase bulging. I love the idea of going away with a compact waterproof camera, returning only with the photos I capture….

First child-free break at Forest Holidays

In this post, I review Forest Holidays Sherwood Forest and discuss my feelings about going away for the first time without Noah.  Life is changing a little in our household. After five years entirely single, I’ve finally met someone who enriches our lives, who is supportive and loving. His name is Dom and we have…

Single Parent Travel Roundup: Autumn Edition

Welcome to our first ever roundup of Single Parent Travel blog posts! Autumn Edition! SUMMER This Summer has breezed by for us. The six weeks holidays didn’t seem to last half as long as I expected but, like every holiday, I’d neglected how expensive it gets, so this was a bit of a challenge for…

Freedom Festival: 10 Family-Friendly Reasons to Visit

This weekend, we had a day free to explore Hull’s Freedom Festival. We crammed as much as we could into one day, although we recommend if you decide to visit to stay a few days so you can enjoy everything the festival has to offer. Hull is one of the most affordable cities and there…

10 Tips to Enjoy a Music Festival with a Child

Have you ever wondered if you could enjoy an event like Leeds Festival with a child? I’ve always thought about the possibility of taking Noah (aged 6) to a major music festival so when the opportunity came to attend for a day we decided to go for it. Leeds would not have been my first…

What is there to do in Hull for kids?

With a week to go, Hull’s flagship festival of culture and the arts is almost here! Freedom Festival attracts visitors to the UK’s city of culture from far and wide, of all different ages. If you’re bringing the family from out of town, you may be wondering if there is anything else in Hull for…

Tree Top Junior & Nets Kingdom by Go Ape

A part of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, Sherwood Pines is a country park that offers an exhaustive collection of activities to suit all budgets and ages. From bike rental/trails, segway rides, a cafe, to secret playgrounds and bush-craft experiences, there’s more than enough to keep the whole family occupied. One of its biggest draws is its Go…

Bouncing Back from a Setback

BOUNCING BACK FROM A SETBACK The past weekend I’ve been married to my phone, incessantly checking my emails at every spare moment. Why? I was waiting for news that would change my life.  I HAD MY HOPES UP Last week, I interviewed for a job that meant, if I were successful, relocation back to my…