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…

My favourite destination… California, USA

My love affair with Los Angeles started almost a decade ago when I first set foot on the dusty palm tree lined sidewalks. I was in town for an epic family gathering with my relatives of Armenian decent to celebrate my cousin’s wedding. Then, a film and media student, the lure of Hollywood studios and…

Ruins of Tintagel Castle, Cornwall

Picturesque panoramas of the Celtic sea make the climb to the English Heritage’s Tintagel Castle totally worth the effort. On our recent holiday, Noah and I were astounded by the beauty of Tintagel bay, located on the North coast of Cornwall. Tintagel has strong connections with folklore, with the area being featured in literary works…

Spotting wildlife at the Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre

It was hump day on our Cornwall family holiday. We were all tired, including a grumpy Noah, the weather was drizzly and miserable. So far, we’d enjoyed very full and active days exploring the likes of the Eden Project and Bodmin Jail. We decided it was time for a more chilled out venture close to…

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…

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…