Yorkshire’s Jurrassic World

To escape the rain on a miserable summer’s day in the historic city of York, we visited Yorkshire’s Jurrassic World exhibition. A rainy day… The Yorkshire  museum was warm and welcoming, just what we needed after getting caught in a downpour. Surrounding the building is the beautiful York castle Gardens. These are best enjoyed on…

Palo Verde National Park, Costa Rica

One of the quieter, underrated Costa Rica excursions from TUI, spot wildlife and learn about cultural heritage in Palo Verde. I was surprised that there were only four people taking this trip including ourselves. At our TUI welcome talk most visitors expressed an interest in seeing wildlife as a priority. Palo Verde National Park had…

Cirque Du Soleil: Toruk

After a four year run, Cirque Du Soleil’s Toruk will be retired. I am so grateful we had the opportunity to see this masterpiece. We’re no longer on Earth Inspired by James Cameron’s 2009 movie Avatar, Toruk transports its guests to the faraway forest land of Pandora. Where tribes of blue beings fight for nature…

Grizedale Sculpture Forest

The UK’s First Forest for Sculpture, in the Lake District. Fresh from watching survival expert Bear Grylls, Noah was ready for his own adventure at the Grizedale Sculpture Forest. In the same vein as Sherwood Forest we visited last year, the Grizedale Sculpture Forest is owned by the Forestry Commission. It features plenty of activities…

World Museum, Liverpool

A 5 minute stroll from Liverpool Lime Street Station, World Museum is a hands-on, child friendly attraction, perfect for those reliant on public transport. All-weather fun Getting out and about this winter has been hard. I wish I was one of those people who can just wrap up and brave the elements anyway but I…

Sleepover at the National Space Centre

Spending the night in a museum is the stuff of childhood dreams, so I was thrilled to find that space-mad Noah was old enough to take part in a sleepover at the National Space Centre. Pricing and Booking We visit the National Space Centre several times a year as it’s our favourite day out. Tickets…

Hull Science Festival

Hull Science Festival Last weekend, my science-mad son, Noah, and I visited Hull Science Festival at the University of Hull. Following on from the success of the British Science Festival, held during the week, Hull Science Festival aimed to get youngsters involved in learning about how and why things work. When we found out about…

Photo Souvenirs from Family Travel Snaps

Disclaimer: this is a paid collaboration. All opinions and the ideas are my own! 🙂  While I am a minimalist traveler, my son is a curator of toys and novelty items that leave the suitcase bulging. I love the idea of going away with a compact waterproof camera, returning only with the photos I capture….

First child-free break at Forest Holidays

In this post, I review Forest Holidays Sherwood Forest and discuss my feelings about going away for the first time without Noah.  Life is changing a little in our household. After five years entirely single, I’ve finally met someone who enriches our lives, who is supportive and loving. His name is Dom and we have…