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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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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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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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

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

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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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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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