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…

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, 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…

Road trip from LA to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon

So, I never imagined that my first time in Las Vegas would be with a toddler, but there we were, looking out onto the glistening neon lights of sin city.   As part of a two week visit to America, my parents and I, and Noah of course, road-tripped from Hollywood, California to Las Vegas so…