Pretend play comes to life at KidZania, London

As a child, the idea of a space where I could role play my grown up aspirations was something I longed for and got a taste for when we took a trip to the Eureka discovery centre in Halifax. For those who haven’t been, at Eureka there are lots of pretend play opportunities including to…

Space Rocks! at Indigo at the O2, London

This weekend was our first ever visit to London’s O2 arena where we were excited to attend the European Space Agency’s ‘Space Rocks’ event. The first of its kind, the event aimed to celebrate space exploration through the medium of music and culture. The event took place over three ‘sessions’ throughout the day. As we…

Easter Weekend 2018: National Emergency Services Museum, Sheffield

A soggy Saturday over Easter became an opportunity to visit the *mostly* indoor National Emergency Services Museum. The museum is in a massive Victorian firehouse and once you have paid for your ticket you have free entry for a whole year! I don’t like trying to find places to park in Sheffield but there is…

14 Day Trips from Derbyshire

This summer will mark five years since we moved to Derbyshire from East Yorkshire. I was really fond of coming here as a child for caravan holidays at the Lime Tree caravan park near Buxton, mostly as my parents would take my sister and I to some fantastic theme parks, but also because the caravan park…

Flight Academy at Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Park

Not long before the Easter holidays are upon us and if you’re looking for fun, educational activities to do then I have a great suggestion.   This time last year, my son’s topic at school was ‘Transportation’. I like to try to find outings we can do that compliment what he’s learning in school, so when I…

Brickish Weekend at the National Space Centre, Leicester

It’s been a bit of a tough week for us. We were snowed in for the most part, so cooped up in the house by ourselves. What a relief it was to finally get the car off the drive-way.    We had been planning to attend Brickish Weekend, an annual Lego festival at the National Space Centre, for…

Legoland, Windsor on the cheap

People who know me will know how much I love couponing and finding ways of saving money. Unsurprisingly, I absolutely love finding ways to have breaks/days out at a fraction of the price. My excuse is that it allows us to spend more on the bigger holidays abroad! When we decided we were going to visit…

Muddy, squelchy fun at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

Our plan to swim our way through half-term was scuppered by Noah’s accident on Pancake day; he managed to burn his finger to blistering point on a frying pan. I am now scrambling to find alternative, cheap activities for us to do (that wont get his bandage wet). Today, we visited a local National Trust property, Hardwick Hall.   When we arrived, Noah exclaimed that he “loved mud”…