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…

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”…