Milestones Museum Hampshire

Milestones Museum Hampshire

Housed in a former aircraft hanger, incongruously located next to a bowling alley and cinema complex in Basingstoke’s leisure park is one of my family’s favourite rainy day haunts: Milestones Museum of Living History. Here, toddlers can dash across a cobbled…

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Slow travel on the Basingstoke Canal

Slow travel on the Basingstoke Canal

Being stuck in a confined space with your family, in a waterway named after the town of Basingstoke, with a mediocre weather forecast isn’t everyone’s idea of a good day out. Nevertheless, my extended family agreed to my…

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Mt Etna: visiting an active volcano

Mt Etna: visiting an active volcano

Volcanoes have all the elements you need to engage children’s imagination: smoke, fire and huge scale destruction. As geography lessons go, volcanoes take some beating. With this in mind, I knew we would have to explore Mt Etna when I was…

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Tips on road trips with kids

Tips on road trips with kids

In April we took our children on their first road trip, around the fantastic island of Sicily. Our boys are aged five and three so we ensured their first experience of being on the road…

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