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…

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.

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 –…

Trentham Monkey Forest

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

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…

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…

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,…

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!),…