For a truly special and affordable day out for all the family, we really recommend the Moira Furnace Museum and Country Park with boat trips along the Ashby Canal.
From Easter egg hunts through and water sports adventures through to mini golf and snowsports, as restrictions start to ease, there really are some great days out in the East Midlands with the family this Easter.
With spring upon us and Easter holidays on the way, there’s never been a better time to get out and explore nature. We’ve put together some of our top activities, resources, eco-friendly gifts and ideas from small businesses, events and more, to help you explore nature with the family this season.
World Book Day 2021 may be a little different, but it doesn’t need to be boring! Check out these fantastic live events, screen-free crafts and exciting resources to share the love of books and reading!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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…
(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 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…
If you’re looking to visit the Dovedale stepping stones and Ilam Park in the Peak District, I hope this may answer some of your questions, including parking, opening times, refreshments and toilets!
Are you looking to take your family to a weekend music festival, but unsure where to start? Here’s my list of festival weekenders in 2022
Looking to take the family away camping but unsure where to start? Here are a few tips and a checklist of family camping essentials!
If you’re looking for a day out with the family, a summer holiday activity, or an overnight stay, Gulliver’s theme parks have reopened with their Gully’s Safe Steps. Find out more here…
With attractions starting to open their doors (and toilets!) following the easing of the lockdown, here are a few ideas for days out with the family, from monkeys and alpacas to toboggan runs and nature trails!
If you’re looking for home learning resources, preparing for starting school or a fun, educational gift, check out some of these ideas from Learning Resources UK! (contains some gifted items, but also bought items too!)
Whether you’re on the search for a beach in the East Midlands without driving too far, or just looking for a fun weekend with the family, I’d really recommend Bosworth Water Park.
National Trust Calke Abbey was a perfect place to explore and stay safe, away from any crowds! Find out more here…
Here are some of the simple activities we’ve been doing on our Lockdown Lunchbreaks – the way we’re now breaking up the day, by making sure I step away from the laptop in my half-hour lunchbreak and do some kind of fun activity together. However you’re getting through this, big love to you.
Looking to keep up your family adventures while at home? I know it isn’t always easy, but here are 10 ways we’ve been trying to stay active at home with the family, that can be done indoors or out!
From cablecars to cakes, caves to crafts, forests and farms, here are 15 ideas for a special day out for all the family this Mother’s Day.
My ultimate bucket list hasn’t changed much over the last 20 years – it’s just grown to want to include my daughter in all of the adventures. What do you think?
Ideas for days out with the family in and around the East Midlands this February half term, whatever the weather!
Looking for something different to do for a weekend or break with the kids?
Here are our camping and glamping ideas, from family festivals to remote wooden huts, helping you find something for everyone to enjoy!
From gift ideas for school friends and presents for young children, through to toys for rainy days, here are 5 toy reviews that can fuel the imagination of every child!