Tropical Birdland, Desford

Tropical Birdland is a very fun and unique day out with the family, and can keep kids and adults alike in awe at visiting hundreds of incredible birds.

Gulliver’s Land, Milton Keynes

Gulliver’s Land Milton Keynes is a fantastic place to take families with young children for a day out or weekend away, without the cost or queues of a bigger theme park.

Thomas Land, Drayton Manor

We’ve done 2 visits to Thomas Land at Drayton Manor and both have been really great. We’ve taken advantage of the parent-toddler tickets for £24, valid any weekday during term time, and it’s been very much worth the money. Drayton Manor itself is huge, and also has a giant zoo, with over 100 animals –…

Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath

Our visit to the Heights of Abraham was probably one of the best spontaneous trips I’ve done. There’s nothing I regret about driving my 3 year old over an hour to get there – it was a truly amazing day! The cable cars at the Heights of Abraham The Heights of Abraham is a cable…

Trentham Monkey Forest

Trentham Monkey Forest is a really fun little gem in the Staffordshire countryside and a great place to explore nature.

National Trust Calke Abbey

We had a stunning visit to the National Trust gem that is Calke Abbey – a beautiful country house and gardens in Derbyshire. I’m a huge fan of places to take the little one, and it’s somewhere I’ve wanted to take her for a while, so when the weather promised some glorious spring sunshine, it…

CBeebies Land, Alton Towers

To be perfectly honest, I’ve been putting off going to CBeebies Land for 2 main reasons – Lily doesn’t really watch TV much, and theme parks are such an expensive day out. Well, I needn’t have worried – it was an absolutely incredible day out, and I’d definitely go back again! Online booking We bought…

Shepherd Huts, Gloucestershire

With Lily starting school at the end of August (who starts in August?!), I’ve been trying to do short weekends away with her, within an hour or so drive of Leicester. With a friend running a local Makers’ Market in Gloucester, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to find somewhere fun to stay…

Stoneywell National Trust, Leicester

Stoneywell is a stunning National Trust property situated in Leicester. It is a beautiful cottage surrounded by stunning gardens. We’ve been twice now this year – mainly because our first visit was limited due to the super high winds closing some of the grounds (it was a very wise decision that day!!) – so we…

Gardener’s Rest, Thurlaston Garden Centre

We are huge fans of the Thurlaston Garden centre, and if you need any more evidence of why you should visit following this post, check out their Facebook and Instagram pages – the cakes always look amazing!! As a family trip out, garden centres are becoming more popular, but one of our key loves of…