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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Just off the motorway: family-friendly places to stop

Just off the motorway: family-friendly places to …

Just off the motorway: the best family-friendly places to stop When you’re munching on dodgy fast food with lots of other glum parents at a motorway service station, do you ever wish you’d done a…

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A visit to the Minack Theatre and Porthcurno Beach

A visit to the Minack Theatre and …

The Minack Theatre 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 countless times so…

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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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A family visit to the Henry Moore Studios and Gardens in Hertfordshire

A family visit to the Henry Moore …

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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Walks in Herts with kids: Heartwood Forest

Walks in Herts with kids: Heartwood Forest

It’s rather telling of the times we’re living in that woodland “den building” has become an advertised activity. But if that’s what has to be done to get kids playing outdoors, then so be it.…

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Where to see bluebells in Hertfordshire

Where to see bluebells in Hertfordshire

With each year that passes, I find there are certain events in the British calendar which are starting to grow a bit stale. The culmination of the Premier League Football season for example, the build…

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Walks in Herts with kids: Watton at Stone circular walk

Walks in Herts with kids: Watton at …

As a number of Hertfordshire friends have asked me to recommend a buggy-friendly walk, I thought I’d write up this circular amble along the country lanes and tracks of Watton at Stone, near Hertford. The…

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Visiting Bodiam Castle with kids

Visiting Bodiam Castle with kids

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

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Walks in Herts with kids: Mardley Heath

Walks in Herts with kids: Mardley Heath

When you’re taking children out for a walk it sometimes helps to have a destination or focal point to aim for to encourage them away from their Lego, iPad or whatever other housebound activity they’re…

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