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,…

Explorer Night Run trail at Lyme Park, Cheshire

The day had arrived that I had been dreading from the moment I signed us up to the National Trust’s Night Run at Lyme Park, Cheshire. As someone who detests the cold, who has a natural aversion to outdoor pursuits, I knew that running around in the dark on a winter’s night was probably not…

Noah’s first hostel experience at the YHA Eden Project 

Before becoming a mum, I was no stranger to hostel life. I found hostels to be an affordable and mostly comfortable way of staying in London, bunking after evenings out and for a couple of weeks when I did some work experience. I also had dreams of backpacking around the world. As a mum, it…

Satisfy curious minds at the Thinktank museum, Birmingham

Noah is ferociously curious about how things work. I get absolutely stumped by some of the questions he asks me: Why are tyres black? How does gravity work? Why are a plane’s propellers at the front and not at the back? (thank goodness for Google, right?) When I heard there was a children’s science museum in…

Haworth and the Santa Special

Last weekend, we rode the Santa Special through Bronte country. Just picture the scene: Snow settles on the hills of the Yorkshire Pennines. Our loco steams through picture-perfect villages. Children prop themselves up in anticipation. Santa makes his way down the train… And my son…   …could give Ebeneezer Scrooge a run for his money….

Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps

I know I know, it is too early to be talking about Christmas, but I thought it may be worth mentioning a children’s show that is currently touring UK theatres: Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps. This show left Noah roaring with deep belly laughs and yes, it is about exactly what you’re thinking: Santa’s struggle with…

Action and Adventure at Warwick Castle

I’m not usually one for historic visits but on a cloudy day in July I took Noah down to Warwick Castle to indulge him in his sword wielding fantasies. To my surprise, I really enjoyed the trip. Warwick has mastered making history both appealing and fun to those of all ages. We found Warwick easy to…