Things to do on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall

Things to do on the Lizard Peninsula …

Things to do on the Lizard Peninsula We split our 2018 family summer holiday between the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. With warm summer weather and incredible beaches, both destinations were…

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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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Reasons to visit the Isles of Scilly with kids

Reasons to visit the Isles of Scilly …

Tempted by the thought of empty beaches and a slower pace of life, this summer I dragged my extended family to one of Britain’s most remote but alluring destinations: the Isles of Scilly. We stayed…

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Longstone Lodge, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly

Longstone Lodge, St Mary’s, Isles of …

On our trip to the Isles of Scilly this summer, we called in for coffee at Longstone Lodge on the island of St Mary’s. Hidden away in the peaceful centre of the island, Longstone Lodge…

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Camping at Nettwood Farm in Somerset

Camping at Nettwood Farm in Somerset

A lot of my friends hate the idea of camping in the UK. The weather is unreliable, sleep can be patchy, discomfort can be considerable. Camping involves a lot of packing and unpacking and depending…

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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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Things to do in York with kids

Things to do in York with kids

Looking for things to do in York with kids? My family and I spent a few days in York last year. It rained, it was cold and one of my children suffered from a severe…

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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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Seeing the Christmas lights at Blenheim Palace

Seeing the Christmas lights at Blenheim Palace

What does Christmas mean to me? Well, I quite like the traditional stuff: turkey, presents and family (not necessarily in that order). I’ve discovered that I also like this new phenomenon of Christmas light displays.…

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