• 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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    Things to do in Copenhagen with kids

    Things to do in Copenhagen with kids

    Why we loved Copenhagen with kids City breaks and kids don’t always mix: lots of walking, busy streets, confusing transport, too much culture and not enough play time. Not so in Denmark’s capital. Copenhagen 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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    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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    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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    Our guided tour of Mount Etna: visiting an active volcano

    Our guided tour of Mount Etna: visiting …

      Have you ever considered taking a guided tour of Mount Etna? 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…

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    Frascati: the perfect summer base for Rome

    Frascati: the perfect summer base for Rome

    Rome is hot in the summer and I didn’t think I’d ever willingly choose to pay it a visit at the end of July. However, flight prices to our chosen summer holiday destination of Le…

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    Tips on taking a road trip with kids

    Tips on taking a road trip with …

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

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    Free things to do in Hertfordshire

    Free things to do in Hertfordshire

    Free things to do in Hertfordshire Like most parents, I’m always keen to avoid spending a fortune over the summer months on days out in Hertfordshire with my children. So I’ve compiled a list of…

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    Review: Duxford Imperial War Museum

    Review: Duxford Imperial War Museum

    Rather predictably, my five year old son is coming home from school with an ever increasing interest in guns, bombs and tanks. So I decided to channel this enthusiasm with a trip to Duxford Imperial…

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