Dunham Massey Christmas Lights 2020

Dunham Massey Christmas Lights 2020

A couple of years ago we went to Dunham Massey at Christmas and we were SO impressed! We absolutely LOVED it! Last year we spent Christmas time and New Years in Canada, so we didn't go to see the display. This year, with all the madness of Covid-19, we were unsure if we were going [...]

Canoeing at Astbury Watersports Centre

Canoeing at Astbury Watersports Centre

Back in the summer we visited Astbury Watersports Centre in Cheshire. We booked a family session online. We had 2 canoes for an hour. When we arrived at Astbury Mere Lake, it was pretty busy with dog walkers and fishermen. The Watersports Centre had a one-way system in place, and they cleaned equipment after use. [...]

Waterworld During COVID-19

We were fortunate enough to be invited to a media event at Waterworld, in Stoke-on-Trent. What a place!! There was something for everyone, and we all really enjoyed our time there. After we parked and got in the queue, we had our temperatures taken before entering the building. Everyone was encouraged to keep 2m apart, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]