Matlock Farm Park, Matlock, Peak District

A fun-packed day out for all ages, with animal encounters, animals of all sizes, cafe and coffee shop, as well as indoor and outdoor play areas set in Matlock, Peak District.

The National Forest Adventure Farm

With seasonal events running throughout the year as well as both indoor and outdoor activities, the National Forest Adventure Farm is a great day out for all the family.

Twycross Zoo review – plus the Rhino & Unicorn Bank Holiday Weekend event

With the promise of unicorns, rainbows, freebies and even more unicorns, I couldn’t resist heading to Twycross Zoo for the last weekday adventure I have with my little lady before she starts school. It definitely didn’t disappoint and was all the magic for her that it promised. The Rhino & Unicorn Bank Holiday Weekend event…

Gloworm Festival 2019

Gloworm Festival weekend in Thoresby Park was just epic. The family festival completely blew away our expectations, and more. Here’s my review of our first festival camping experience with a little one…

Mini Meadows Farm & Forest School

Mini Meadows Farm is an affordable and educational day out for all the family, with plenty of both indoor and outdoor areas to explore

Sundown Adventureland

Sundown Adventureland is a theme park designed for Under 10s and we would really recommend it for a fun day out.

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 Β£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 Water Sports Centre, Nottingham

Please note: I work for Serco Leisure who owns this site, however I still paid to attend and stay with my daughter each time, and have already booked to come back! This weekend we took a very spontaneous trip to the National Water Sports Centre opening weekend in Nottingham at the Holme Pierrepont Country Park….

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…