Whether you’re looking for ideas for a fun weekend away or are searching for a family holiday in the UK, here are our recommendations for self-contained staycations in 2021.
From free days out to fantastic family events, here are our top days out in and around the East Midlands in May Half Term 2021.
Wondering how to keep the kids entertained when camping or glamping? Nature is the best play area, but find out some of our other ideas here…
Looking to take the family camping, but not sure where to start? Check out our top tips for family camping including our family camping checklist.
Please note, we visited on May 3rd 2021, with various restrictions in place. As Covid regulations change, the experiences may be different when you visit. Oh, Warwick Castle, you really were fantastic today! If you’re looking for a fun day out with the family in the Midlands, the Zog “Quest for the Golden Star” activity…
Foxton Locks is a beautiful and truly unique spot to visit on a day out with the family, close to Market Harborough in Leicestershire.
If you’re looking for a stunning campsite in the East Midlands for camping or glamping, look no further than Brook Meadow – a family-friendly, dog-friendly campsite overlooking a beautiful lake.
Barlefield Glamping is a beautiful family-friendly farm in Leicestershire, perfect for a staycation or weekend away with family or friends – the whole site is yours and there are added experiences on offer too!
If you’re heading on holiday or looking for staycation ideas with the family, here are our top five free things to do in Weymouth with the kids.
For a truly special and affordable day out for all the family, we really recommend the Moira Furnace Museum and Country Park with boat trips along the Ashby Canal.
We’re super EGGcited to be taking part in the Digital Easter Egg Hunt with our friends at Learning Resources UK, with a HUGE bundle of prizes to be won – find out more here!
With 2021 being the year of the staycation, check out our ideas for a camping weekend or holiday with the family on farm and wildlife parks, from pop-up wild camping to glamping tents and more in the Midlands.
From virtual Easter egg hunts to festivals at home, even though the Easter holidays are a bit different this year, there’s still plenty of fun to be had at home. Check out our top ideas here!
From Easter egg hunts through and water sports adventures through to mini golf and snowsports, as restrictions start to ease, there really are some great days out in the East Midlands with the family this Easter.
With spring upon us and Easter holidays on the way, there’s never been a better time to get out and explore nature. We’ve put together some of our top activities, resources, eco-friendly gifts and ideas from small businesses, events and more, to help you explore nature with the family this season.
Whether you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift or a present idea for a special mum or grandma’s birthday, here are our favourite small business gift ideas for women who love the outdoors!
World Book Day 2021 may be a little different, but it doesn’t need to be boring! Check out these fantastic live events, screen-free crafts and exciting resources to share the love of books and reading!
We had a great time at the virtual forest school hosted by Avocado Events and Wild Things York in February half term. Find out more here…
Just because we’re at home this half term, doesn’t need to be boring. Here are ideas for a lockdown half term, from virtual festivals to themed activities and forest school – all easy, many are free, and there’s something for all ages too!
Here are some of our top family-friendly campsites that are peaceful, safe, have great facilities, and the perfect base for a memorable camping trip with the family.
To celebrate the Big Garden Birdwatch, check out our simple binoculars craft for kids, our Kidnoculars review, as well as your chance to win your very own Kidnoculars with Learning Resources UK!
Here are a few ways we’re keeping our walks interesting during lockdown, when walking the same local routes. Many are free or require no equipment too!
We know we can’t get so far right now, but I hope these ideas can help you to enjoy winter outdoors with the family, and prepare for when we can go that bit further. Stay safe, stay warm and be prepared!
We may only be able to go on walks from home right now, but we still make sure we’re prepared with the right clothing for winter exploring outdoors.
If you’re looking for a truly unique day out with the family, we were buzzing from our day at Swadlincote Snowsports Centre. Find out more here!
The Bluebell Dairy team had clearly put their heart and soul into making their Santa’s Sleigh School a fantastic festive experience, even with the restrictions in place. Find out more here.
Glitter may look magical, but it can make wildlife really poorly. Find out more here as well as some alternative ideas to make sure your food is healthy for Rudolph and his friends this Christmas.
Having enjoyed our many visits to Conkers before, here is our review of the Winter Wonderland event in 2020. We felt safe and the lights were beautiful, just we went home a bit disappointed by the long queues.
Christmas is looking a little different this year. If you’re wanting ideas for keeping the festive season magical for the kids while they’re at home, I hope you can find some ideas here.
If you’re looking for eco-friendly small businesses this Christmas, check out a few of our favourites here, from stocking fillers for adults and kids, through to environmentally-friendly decorations and gift wrap ideas.