New Walk Museum, Leicester

We’ve always enjoyed New Walk museum and count ourselves lucky to live in a city with such a fantastic and free museum to visit. It is only a small museum, but it is packed with artefacts and there’s always something new to explore every time you visit. Our favourite area has always been the dinosaurs,…

Fun Valley soft play, Leicester

If you’re looking for an affordable soft play in Leicester, then look no further than Fun Valley. We have been on 3 occasions now; once in the school holidays, once during a term time weekday, and once for a weekend birthday party, and despite vowing not to go back during holidays ever again (that was…

Boost Trampoline Park, Leicester

Disclaimer: I don’t know if I’m meant to be starting this post with #ad or #gifted as we do rep for Boost Trampoline Park, but I’m not sure if we’re quite cool enough to use tags like that – either way, I thought I’d be honest from the start, and we’ve always loved Boost –…

National Space Centre, Leicester

Now, the National Space Centre does hold a place in our hearts, as it was our absolutely incredible wedding venue, but it is somewhere Lily has always loved to visit – and even though we are biased, we would really recommend it to all families for a day out. The whole centre has recently been…

Charnwood Forest Alpaca Farm & Chilli Bean Cafe

We’ve visited Charnwood Forest Alpaca Farm on the border of Leicestershire and Derbyshire on 2 occasions, and had a great time at both. The first visit was for the 90 minute alpaca walk experience, which we bought off Groupon. It was at Christmas time so was called the Reinpaca walk (the alpacas had reindeer antlers!),…

Gulliver’s Kingdom & Explorer’s Retreat, Matlock Bath

We booked an overnight stay at the Explorer’s Retreat at Gulliver’s Kingdom in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. We booked in on a Sunday Specials Stay & Play deal, making it less than £100 for the overnight stay in the themed accommodation at the resort, plus entrance for 3 of us into the theme park for the…

The Children’s Play Village, Warwick

We really recommend the Children’s Play Village in Warwick as somewhere to take your little ones. You need to get booked up early, as there are limited places on each timeslot, but the bonus side of this is that it can’t get overly busy, as child numbers are capped – something we were worried about…