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.
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.
While we can’t visit the mountains in person, here’s 10 reasons why I love to escape to the mountains.
A great day out for all the family in Leicestershire, with woodland walks, natural play areas and accessible routes too. Don’t miss out on the Labyrinth and sculptures!
If you’re looking for a great day out with the family in the Peak District, we recommend the fully-accessible Peak Wildlife Park, a unique wildlife park full of amazing animal encounters.
From stocking fillers to making memories, here are some of my top Christmas gift ideas for kids who love nature, the outdoors and adventures!
We were honoured to be invited to be a part of the Learning Resources UK Building Someone Amazing campaign and reviewing their Botley 2.0 coding robot. Find out more about the campaign and their top 10 educational gifts for Christmas here.
Stonehenge Campsite is a great location for family-friendly camping or glamping, with beautiful facilities, super friendly staff and plenty of overnight options, from basic pitches and pods to luxury glamping.
A fun and educational day out with the family in the Cotswolds with so much to do for all ages. With amazing events and even a campsite, we can’t recommend Cotswold Farm Park enough.
For a fun family-friendly Halloween event or something to do with the kids this October half term, look no further than the National Forest Adventure Farm. Pumpkin patch included!
Here’s everything you need to know about the snow fun park and climbing sessions at Tamworth SnowDome – a great day out for all the family.
Pumpkin picking at Cattows Farm is looking a bit different this year, but still just as fantastic. Here’s what to expect…
From Christmas markets and meeting Santa to magical lights, train journeys and family-friendly festive events, there are plenty of fun events already being announced for 2020. With tickets often limited this year, it’s worth booking up early!
The perfect place to stay in the Cotswolds, for family breaks or a special weekend away. Find out what we love about this truly special place…
From pumpkin picking to half term Halloween fun in and around the East Midlands, here’s my top picks for family days out this October!
Where you can pick your own potatoes in the Midlands – September 2020
For a fun day out with the family, visit this beautiful, family-run dairy farm in Derby, with great events, animal activities, and ice cream too!
For a fun and affordable family day out in Weymouth, we recommend visiting Nothe Fort. Don’t miss out on the fantastic museum and stunning views across the Jurassic Coast.
(AD) Don’t miss out on this fantastic free virtual family festival this bank holiday weekend, with the likes of Paw Patrol, Sylvanian Families, Bing, 44 Cats and more!
We returned to Haven Littlesea on one of the Haven Hideaway deals after reopening. Here’s what changes to expect when you visit under Haven Hideaway – it really was fantastic as always!
Find out all about what to expact at the summer family camping weekends at West Lodge Farm Park
We are huge fans of Gulliver’s Theme Parks so we were super excited to try out the brand new Gulliver’s Valley resort in South Yorkshire. Here’s what to expect…