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Diggerland – A Four Year Old’s Heaven!

In preparation for my youngest boy turning four I made the ‘error’ of asking, a couple of months ago, whether he would like to visit Diggerland for his fourth birthday. The error being that I asked too far in advance, and I was badgered for two months with “are we …

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Beamish in the North East with Kids

During the summer holidays, my friend and I took our children (five between us, aged between six and 10), to Beamish open air museum. I last went to Beamish some 30 years ago on a school residential trip and remember loving it (although possibly more to do with the fact …

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NiddFest 2016 – A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

This is going to be a very difficult review to write , I will explain why later! However hold the thought, a picture paints a thousand words. Last weekend we visited Niddfest in Pateley Bridge. The festival hosts a number of literary events for both adults and children and is …

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Deer Shed 7 – A Festival For Families!

It’s the people that make Deer Shed Festival so great! The success of this festival is its ability to cater for everyone and seeing how much fun the babies, children and teens have side by side, instils the festivals aim….. Family friendly. From wash time for babies all sitting in little …

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North Star Club – A Woodland Escape

On Friday night just a week after we had got back from our trip to Florida we set off across the M62 for a weekend in a cabin in the woods. The two experiences couldn’t be more different, but that’s the beauty of travelling, you can experience the crazy busy …

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A Winter Break in Craster, Northumberland

  Samantha writes a brilliant blog called  North East Family Fun.  Samantha writes superb reviews of everywhere she stays.  If you would like to read more from Samantha (which I suggest you really do want to) click here. There are also lots of day trip reviews on her website which you will love. You …

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Making Movies at Deer Shed Festival 7

Building on the success of this year’s sell out festival the Deer Shed team have just announced their theme for 2016. So grab some popcorn and a comfy seat as we dim the lights and transport you to Deer Shed Festival 7 at the Movies! For a review of last …

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Geronimo Festival is Back for 2016 – Tatton Park and Harewood House

If you were reading this blog last year I’m sure you won’t have missed me posting about the Geronimo Festival.  It was one of the best things we did last year, and as you can see from this blog, we get out and about quite a lot. Quite simply, it …

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Fabulous Cottage Weekend in Whitby for 19

Last weekend we spent a really fun 48 hours in Whitby at a Cottage (Mansion) arranged for us by Sykes Cottages.  The house slept 18 (plus 1 in a provided travel cot) so was perfect for us and our best friends and the 11 kids we have between us!  We’d …

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Binchester Fort with Children

A trip to Binchester Fort with children isn’t going to last a long time, as there isn’t loads to keep them entertained but there is definitely more than you might think!  After our trip to Auckland Castle over August Bank Holiday we called in to the Fort on our way back …

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Auckland Castle with Children

Yesterday inspired by Sam’s recent post over at North East Family Fun, we went to Auckland Castle with our three little girls. We are staying up in the North East at my Mother in Law’s (on our weekend of adventures in our new Ford Smax), and as she lives about ten minutes …

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Weekend Adventure in the North East of England

As you might have realised, we are very rarely at home. As a family we love travelling but we obviously can’t be on a foreign jaunt every week, as much as I’d love to be. There is work to be done and school to be attended, however we do try …

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Putting Deer Shed Festival 6 to the test!

What is a Family Friendly Festival? ‘Deer Shed’ have the answer….. It’s when there is something for the whole family and everybody in the family is catered for and get to enjoy themselves in a safe FRIENDLY environment. It’s the attention to detail that Deer Shed do so well and …

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Preston Park, Stockton

Preston Park in Stockton offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into local history. With five exciting themed galleries, engaging costumed volunteers and a range of interactive displays, my SIL and her family really enjoyed their visit! There is a charming museum with a Victorian Street and shops. My nephews love the sweet …

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Alnwick Castle, Northumberland with Pre-School Children

This guest post has been submitted by Jo who writes a brilliant blog called Kiddie Holidays.  Jo has two little boys aged 4 and 2 and has some great adventures with them. If you aren’t already following Jo, do pop over and follow her on twitter @kiddieholidays or on facebook. …

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Cragside, Northumberland

By Emily Gettins Cragside has long been one of our family’s favourite days out. I have many happy memories of days there as a child and love seeing my children experiencing the same.    It is a National Trust property just outside Rothbury in Northumberland and the house was the …

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Life Science Centre, Newcastle

A review by our Emily Gettins. For another review of The Centre for Life click here. I took my three boys along to the Life Science Centre in Newcastle today. It’s a large science centre in the middle of Newcastle and is perfect for a grey day. It’s easy to …

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Children’s Drama Workshop at Middleton Lodge

Would your children like to make some new friends whilst having fun and learning more about drama and performance? Why not pop along to one of Emily Wilson’s drama workshops at Middleton Lodge and develop essential life skills through role play, improvisation and storytelling. The workshops are aimed at children from 7 to 13 …

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Deer Shed Festival 2015 – SOLD OUT!!!

UPDATE: The Deer Shed Festival in North Yorkshire has officially sold out to its 8,000 visitor capacity in 2015.  With almost 7 weeks until the Deer Shed Festival (which takes place in Baldersby Park 24th-26th July) a spokesperson for the festival jokingly suggested that there’s something uneasy about selling out with so much time …

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Mad Hatter Family Day; Nr Richmond

Middleton Lodge is a private Georgian country estate near Richmond, North Yorkshire. Renowned in the area as a beautiful wedding venue and boutique hotel, this very special venue is putting on two family events this year. The first of which is an Easter Family Fun Day, click here for more …

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Family Visit to Broom House, Durham

Another review by one of our regular contributors Emily who visited Broom House with her family. Our mission: Find a fun, inexpensive day out for a group including two hard-to-please dads, a heavily pregnant mum, a mum with a new baby and five kids aged from 3 to 13. Tough …

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The National Railway Museum, York

This review about The National Railway Museum in York is by Mammy Flynn who writes a blog called Fun with the Family which you can read by clicking here. If you like this review you can see more by Mammy Flynn by following her on facebook. Click here to be taken straight to …

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FREE: Superworm Trail in Hamsterley Forest

Following on from the success of the Stickman, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child trails, Spring saw the launch of  the Superworm Trail by the Forestry Commission.  You can take part in a self-led Superworm activity trails in forests across England until October 2015.  For more information click here. “Superworm is super-long. Superworm …

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Review: Springhill Farm Wigwams, Seahouses

 I always think it’s lovely to get away for a night or two over Christmas. Sometimes the mess, mountains of toys and fridge overflowing with leftovers can just all get too much. We are huge fans of staying in Wigwams and knew that a stay at Springhill Farm* Wigwams near …

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