• 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My Sunday Photo 3rd December 2017

    My Sunday Photo 3rd December 2017

    I’m hoping that despite the onset of winter, I’m still going to discover some vestiges of autumn when I set out for a walk through the woods in our village today. These were the colours…

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    Autumn walks in Hertfordshire

    Autumn walks in Hertfordshire

    Autumn walks in Hertfordshire Although it’s turned a bit chilly, as the last few weeks have been mostly filled with glorious sunshine we’ve been making the most of it by exploring some of the fantastic…

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    Cheap days out near Hertford with young children

    Cheap days out near Hertford with young …

    Looking for cheap days out near Hertford? Being the mother of a child in his first year of school, I woke up on the first day of the Easter holidays earlier this year and realised we…

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