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Pirates at the National Forest Adventure Farm

The National Forest Adventure Farm lies just outside Burton on Trent and is easily accessible from where we live in the West Midlands. This time last year, we were invited to visit to review their Dinosaur themed events and this week, we were asked to return to see what had changed and experience their new …

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Family Friendly Goodwood Festival of Speed

Is Goodwood Festival of Speed Family Friendly? The Festival of Speed event takes place each year at Goodwood and celebrates machines from the ground breaking, classic, quirky, dangerous, noisy and fast. It sounded like the perfect place to take three generations of my male biased family so off I went, armed with ear defenders for …

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Go Ape Tree Top – Junior Course Reviewed

When Go Ape appeared in the UK around 16 years ago, as a young (ish!), free adventurous couple we wasted no time at all in getting stuck in.  Climbing, balancing and zip-lining through the trees was right up our street!  But what does such an adventurous activity hold for young children and above all, is …

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The Shrewsbury Flower Show

The Shrewsbury Flower Show is a very well known annual event in Shropshire and yet, an event that having lived in Shropshire for 30 years, I have never attended.  At the recent Shrewsbury Food Festival, I started chatting to a gentleman on the Shrewsbury Flower Show stand (attracted by their rather lovely promotional tote bags!) and …

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The Shropshire Kids’ Festival

This year marked the inaugural year of the Shropshire Kids’ Festival. As regular visitors to the annual Shrewsbury Food Festival (review to follow!) we were really keen to find out what the same organisers had planned for this child focused event. The event is based in the Quarry Park in Shrewsbury and for those who …

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Large Family Gathering at Alton Towers Resort

We recently returned from our second family trip to the Alton Towers Resort. On this trip, we used the resort as a mid-point for a family gathering, with people travelling from the North East and the South; worked well at around 3 hours journey time each. There were 13 of us in total, including 7 kids ranging …

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WWT Slimbridge – Slimbridge Wetland Centre

On Good Friday we drove 3 hours down the M6/M5 from the Wirral to meet the lovely Karen (Stopping at Two) and her family at WWT Slimbridge. They live within twenty minutes of the place so are members and Slimbridge kindly gave us free entry in exchange for this review. WWT Slimbridge is just outside …

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Visiting Birmingham’s New Library with Kids

As we were in Birmingham for ‘The Snowman’ at The Rep we decided to pay a visit to one of our favourite family places, Birmingham’s new Library. For those of you who haven’t visited, the Library has been met with mixed reviews due to its contemporary exterior, however, if you have children, especially if it …

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Family Visit to Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stratford-Upon-Avon

This is a guest post by Pauline and her family who visited Stratford Upon Avon last weekend with her family. This weekend we decided to take the family (Freddie 7 and Daisy 2) to Stratford Upon Avon the birthplace of the great William Shakespeare. Freddie is learning about great authors in year 2 and about …

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