10 Things to do in Northumberland with Kids
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10 Things to do in Northumberland with Kids

Northumberland is the perfect family destination for a UK holiday; it really does have it all. So we’ve put together 10 Things to do in Northumberland with Kids We have stayed in various locations on numerous occasions and thought we’d visited just about every site and attraction.  So, when Crabtree and …

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Review | England’s Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle 2018
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Review | England’s Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle 2018

We were delighted to be invited back to England’s Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle near Hastings for the 26th annual event. Having been the year previous we looked forward to it all year and this year was just as fabulous as the last. This particular family festival has now become …

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Lyme Park at Christmas

We spent a day at Lyme Park in Cheshire (the setting for Colin Firth’s Pride & Prejudice) at Christmas so read on to find out what Lyme Park at Christmas is like. I had a quick look at the National Trust website before we set off to see what Christmas things they had …

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Electric Fields Festival Family Review 2018
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Electric Fields Festival Family Review 2018

We’ve just returned from a fun weekend in Scotland at Electric Fields Festival. Set in the grounds of Drumlandrig Castle, just one hour from the border.  We took our little ones; almost 3 and 9 months, read on to see what we thought.  Camping at Electric Fields Festival We arrived on …

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Shakespeare's Birthplace, Shakespeare's New Place and Anne Hathaway's Cottage with Kids | Visit Heritage
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Heritage Open Days 2018 with Kids

Every September some 40,000 volunteers across England organise 5,000 events to celebrate fantastic history and culture. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore. So where can you find the Heritage Open Days 2018? There is a really …

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park and Polar Bears!

Fancy seeing a polar bear in Yorkshire? I’ve lived here almost half my life and only just realised that in recent years they are here, in Yorkshire Wildlife Park.  I was pretty excited by this information so thought I’d best take my 2 year old daughter for a trip out. …

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The Great British Food Festival
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The Great British Food Festival

The Great British Food Festival is an annual event across several locations in the UK running from May to September.  The ‘perfect recipe for a fun, foodie, family day out’, the festival take place at some of the UK’s most beautiful stately homes.  We are lucky enough to have Weston …

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Turtle and Shark Feeding Experience at Sea Life Blackpool
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Turtle and Shark Feeding Experience at Sea Life Blackpool

During our trip to Blackpool over the Summer Holidays staying at Ribby Hall we were invited by Sea Life Blackpool to come along and feed the sharks. I’ve been to Sea Life in Blackpool before, often on a busy rainy day and have not had much chance in the past …

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Shakespeare's Birthplace, Shakespeare's New Place and Anne Hathaway's Cottage with Kids | Visit Heritage
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Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Shakespeare’s New Place and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage with Kids | Visit Heritage

A visit to Stratford upon Avon with the kids is not the standard suggestion for a day out with the kids in the Summer Holidays I grant you but my recent trip to Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Shakespeare’s New Place and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage with kids was genuinely a real success and I’ll …

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Family Day at the Races | Taking the kids to the Races?
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Family Day at the Races | Taking the kids to the Races?

Taking the kids to the Races might not be the first idea that pops into your mind when finding things to keep them entertained in the school holidays, but when we visited Ripon Races for one of their family fun days we really did have a brilliant day out! It …

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Mid Week break at Ribby Hall Village
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Mid Week Break at Ribby Hall Village

Over the Summer Holidays we had a mid week break at Ribby Hall Village near Blackpool. So what did we think?  We had visited Ribby Hall in 2014 when the children were 4 and 3 and were keen to find out what had changed and what had improved. NB: We …

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Oddbods Day out in Bournemouth with National Express
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Oddbods Day out in Bournemouth with National Express

Mini Travellers were invited to Bournemouth to meet international children’s TV stars, the Oddbods, and check-out National Express’ new VUER app. This clever new app means passengers can watch hours of movies and television onboard on their own device, including over 200 minutes of Oddbods footage for the younger passengers. …

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Things to do in Berwick upon Tweed with Kids
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Things to do in Berwick upon Tweed with Kids

My folks moved to Berwick-Upon-Tweed 12 years ago and since then we’ve spent lots of time exploring the northernmost town in England. It has the perfect mix of seaside charm, natural beauty and interesting places to visit. From spotting dolphins at Spittal Beach to quirky museums – we’re still finding …

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Coral Island Blackpool
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Coral Island Blackpool

So you can take the kids on numerous day trips, family holidays and exciting activities but I find that nothing gets them quite as excited as flashing lights and 2p slot machines. It’s the way their faces light up at the possibility of the win and the giddiness that sets …

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North Yorkshire’s Best-Kept Secrets with Sykes Holiday Cottages
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North Yorkshire’s Best-Kept Secrets with Sykes Holiday Cottages

This Summer me and the girls spent some time in North Yorkshire with Sykes Holiday Cottages. Sykes Holiday Cottages challenged us to find some of North Yorkshire’s best kept secrets and to try out some of the counties lesser known activities whilst staying in the area. NB: We were guests …

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Luxury Woodland Lodge at Darwin Forest
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Luxury Woodland Lodge at Darwin Forest

With celebrating our ten year wedding anniversary this year, we knew that we needed to mark the occasion differently from what we do every year – which isn’t a lot! A decade together seemed the perfect excuse to steal ourselves away for a few days and really be able to …

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CBBC Summer Social Liverpool 2018

In the beautiful grounds of Croxteth Hall, Liverpool the sun was shining for a crazy weekend at the CBBC Summer Social. At around £30 a head this certainly wasn’t a cheap day out but was definitely a chance to dance, sing and meet some of the stars of the show. …

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10 Things to do in Snowdonia with Kids
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10 Things to do in Snowdonia with Kids

Snowdonia isn’t very far from us at all and when we don’t know what we are going to do for the weekend or week at a time, we often pop down there, so we decided to put together a list of Things to do in Snowdonia with Kids. This list …

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Northumberland Camping and Caravanning Club Sites Review
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Northumberland Camping and Caravanning Club Site Review

We’ve just spent the most glorious week camping at Northumberland Camping and Caravanning Club Sites in our motorhome on the stunning Northumberland coast. We used to spend a week up in Northumberland every September before the kids started school, and our last visit was just after our youngest was born 8 …

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Family Holiday in Southport
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Family Holiday in Southport

We are big fans of an English seaside resort, so were delighted to be invited to have a family holiday in Southport during the summer holidays, sampling some of the town’s numerous attractions. NB: Jane and her family were hosted on their family holiday in Southport and invited to participate …

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Is Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Child Friendly?
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Is Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Child Friendly?

My last visit to Hampton Court Palace Flower Show was ten years ago, in life-before-parenthood, so there was no need to wonder whether Hampton Court Palace Flower Show was child friendly. That year my mother-in-law and I took a boat along the Thames to the show. We enjoyed a civilised …

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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 …

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Unusual Sleepovers in London | Golden Hinde Night Voyage
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Unusual Sleepovers in London | Golden Hinde Night Voyage

Whilst most of England were watching their teams’ final World Cup match, my daughters (aged 8 & 6) and I caught the train to Southwark, where they excitedly jumped aboard the Golden Hinde for an unusual sleepover in London… it was set in 1577. As per instructions we arrived at …

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Review | The Tiger Who came to Tea | Live on Stage
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Review | The Tiger Who came to Tea | Live on Stage

On a scorching hot Sunday my three daughters (aged 8,6 and 2) and I headed to Piccadilly Theatre to see The Tiger Who Came to Tea, which is celebrating its 10th year live on stage. This much-loved classic children’s book, now 50 years old, takes you back to childhoods of …

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