Rediscovering the Natural History Museum with Children

.REDISCOVERING THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM WITH KIDS I hate dragging my heels round museums. Staring vacantly at inanimate artifacts, reading huge blocks of text, returning home with blisters from being on my feet all day. So, it’s no wonder, every time I’ve visited the Natural History Museum in London, I’ve never felt excited about it….

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…

National Emergency Services Museum

A soggy Saturday over Easter became an opportunity to visit the *mostly* indoor National Emergency Services Museum. Where? The museum is in a massive Victorian firehouse in Sheffield. 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…

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

. FLIGHT ACADEMY 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 researched places we could visit I was really excited to find that the Manchester Runway Visitor Park would be holding a…

Brickish Weekend at the National Space Centre

Brickish Weekend at the National Space Centre, Leicester We had been planning to attend Brickish Weekend, an annual Lego festival at the National Space Centre, for a while. Last year, we accidentally stumbled upon the event on one of our visits and it was lots of fun, we just knew we would need to return. We used our…

Legoland Windsor on a Budget

LEGOLAND WINDSOR ON A BUDGET 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! Here’s our guide…

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”…

Our Tim Peake Adventure…

Earlier this week we announced that we will be attending the ‘Space Rocks‘ event at The Indigo at the O2, London. Noah has had a longtime fascination with everything ‘out of this world’ but did you know that his love of space once inspired a very spontaneous, unexpected adventure to see his hero, astronaut Tim Peake? One evening,…