Outdoor art: sculpture trails and sculpture parks

Outdoor art: sculpture trails and sculpture parks

I’ve put together this post about outdoor art as I’m a firm believer in accessible art for all. I’ve found outdoor sculptures are a particularly effective way to engage young children with art: kids can…

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Piazzas in Italy: a guide to the best Italian squares

Piazzas in Italy: a guide to the …

It’s very easy when you visit Italy to rush around and tick off as many sights as possible, after all it is a rather lovely country. However, a far better way to get to know…

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Beasts of London at the Museum of London: review

Beasts of London at the Museum of …

How do you retell the story of London? It’s such a big topic and it’s been retold countless times, but the Museum of London has managed to give us a fresh take on the subject…

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Cornwall outdoor theatre: the Minack Theatre

Cornwall outdoor theatre: the Minack Theatre

The Cornwall outdoor theatre, the Minack, and the nearby beach of Porthcurno are tucked away at the very edge of south west Cornwall, just four miles from Land’s End. I’d read about the Minack Theatre…

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Broxbourne Woods Sculpture Trail in Hertfordshire

Broxbourne Woods Sculpture Trail in Hertfordshire

If you’re looking for a fun walk for young children in Hertfordshire, the Broxbourne Woods Sculpture Trail near Hertford takes some beating. The walk is suitable for buggies and wheelchairs and is a fairly flat…

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Henry Moore Studios and Gardens in Hertfordshire: a review

Henry Moore Studios and Gardens in Hertfordshire: …

We recently spent a wonderful Sunday with our boys (aged seven and four) exploring the Henry Moore Studios and Gardens in Hertfordshire. I love visiting galleries and museums and I’m keen to teach my children about…

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Taking a family city break: why walled cities are the best!

Taking a family city break: why walled …

Taking a family city break can be tricky. There are car-filled streets to contend with and there’s generally a lot of walking involved which not all children find appealing. However, I discovered last year on…

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Bodiam Castle in East Sussex with kids

Bodiam Castle in East Sussex with kids

Of all the castles I’ve visited in the UK, I’d say Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, set amid the idyllic countryside, is one of the most evocative. Encircled by a wide moat, Bodiam Castle has…

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Visiting Stevenage Museum with kids

Visiting Stevenage Museum with kids

If you’re a fan of Brutalist architecture, it’s worth visiting Stevenage Museum for its location alone, set beneath the 1960s St Andrew and St George Church, which features an unusual concrete bell tower. Stevenage Museum is…

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Wimpole Estate: the best muddy day out ever

Wimpole Estate: the best muddy day out …

What makes a really good day out with small children? I discovered the answer on a breezy December day when I visited the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate, in Cambridgeshire. The stately pile part of the…

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