6 Fun Things to Do In Stratford-Upon-Avon

6 Fun Things to Do In Stratford-Upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon is a medieval market town, that is home to William Shakespeare's childhood home and his grave. Those 2 things alone make it a pretty awesome place, however there is also a lot more to it to make it even more awesome! Here are some of the places we think are worth spending a bit [...]

Is Dovedale Worth Visiting?

Is Dovedale Worth Visiting?

Dovedale is a jaw-dropping gorgeous village in the Peak District. It is a very scenic drive down, with all the beautiful green hills, and there is a bonus of passing through the village of Ilam - so pretty and quaint! Beautiful Green Hills at the start of Dovedale What Can You Do There? There are [...]

10 Fun Things To Take To The Beach

10 Fun Things To Take To The Beach

Beach days can be great....but let's be honest, any days with kids can be tough, no matter where you are.  However,  we have to make it the best we can - it's all about making memories right!? Here are a few ideas on how to make a Beach Day, with kids, as fun as possible for [...]

National Trust’s Hare Hill

National Trust’s Hare Hill

We have been members of the National Trust for a few years now, and we really enjoy going around visiting and exploring the different properties. You may have seen some of our posts on other National Trust places - Biddulph Grange Gardens, Kedlestone Hall, Chirk Castle, Charlcote Park and Shugborough Hall. Recently (before lockdown!) we [...]

Exploring Greenway Bank Country Park

Exploring Greenway Bank Country Park

Since moving house (and towns) last summer, we have been trying to explore different areas close by. One of our new favourite places is Greenway Bank Country Park in Stoke-on-Trent. It is so peaceful and picturesque. Well....as peaceful as it can be when you're visiting with 4 lively kids! It has 2 entrances and car [...]

CONKERS – A Fun Family Day Out!

CONKERS – A Fun Family Day Out!

Last Saturday we were going to stay home and do a bit of work on the house. We moved house last summer and still have no pictures up, have a few items of furniture we need to get.... and we want to finish getting all the rooms complete. However, late Friday night Dave and I [...]

Canoeing With Kids – at Tittesworth Watersports and Activity Centre

Canoeing With Kids – at Tittesworth Watersports and Activity Centre

We've been wanting to get out on the water with the kids for a while. We've taken them on boats, but Freckled Face number 1 has been wanting to go kayaking or canoeing for a couple of years. Life just gets busy and it was not high on our priority list - but this summer [...]

Catalyst Science and Discovery Centre

Catalyst Science and Discovery Centre

We had a great day out at the Catalyst Discovery Centre in Widnes. We had a nightmare time getting there .... and getting back home was far from smooth sailing too! Journeys aside though - we enjoyed our time there. There are lots of interactive scientific areas for all ages. The ground floor was our [...]

Freckled Face Friday- Lakemore Farm Park

Freckled Face Friday- Lakemore Farm Park

Hi, its Freckled Face number 2! We had a great day at Lakemore farm park. First we had a look at the shetland pony. I loved it! It was so soft and black. Then we had a look at the goats. There was one that was little goat and he was cheeky  and he got [...]

Coed y Brenin – Forest Park in Wales

Coed y Brenin – Forest Park in Wales

On Saturday 22nd of April 2019 we set off for a day at Barmouth beach with friends. Little did we know that that was not actually going to happen! After having to set off later than planned, coming across traffic, a bit of car sickness, crazy drivers in front of us and witnessing a car [...]