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Do you believe in fairies? | Fairy Hunting at Weston Park

Do you believe in fairies?  We most certainly do and when we were asked to go fairy hunting at Weston Park this Summer we were very excited to see what was in store for us… Weston Park itself is set amongst historical ‘Capability’ Brown parkland and it is the area of Temple Wood that is …

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10 Things to do in Nottinghamshire with Kids

Nottinghamshire is a great county to visit for family friendly days out. It borders Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire making it accessible for many people. Although we live in Lincolnshire we often find ourselves in Nottinghamshire. There is plenty to do in the area and with a lot of great places to stay it’s …

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Attingham Park at Halloween | National Trust Days Out

During our week in Newtown in Wales we decided to drive an hour to visit Attingham Park National Trust as it came highly recommended by other parents. Having checked on the website and realising that there was a Spooky Trail on, I packed the bag of fancy dress I had added to the car at the …

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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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Stay at St Briavels Haunted Castle Gloucestershire

Yes you really can take the kids to stay in a haunted castle. There is a Haunted Castle at St Briavels Gloucestershire and what’s more it won’t cost you a fortune. St Briavels Castle near Lydney in Gloucestershire is bona fide 12th Century castle featured in many ‘most haunted’ tv programmes.  Owned by English Heritage and …

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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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