Bonkers for Conkers! Our review of Conkers, The National Forest

If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure with the family, Conkers is a fantastic way to explore the National Forest, whatever the weather – it is fun, educational and great for all ages.

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.

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.

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…

Shepherd Huts, Gloucestershire

With Lily starting school at the end of August (who starts in August?!), I’ve been trying to do short weekends away with her, within an hour or so drive of Leicester. With a friend running a local Makers’ Market in Gloucester, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to find somewhere fun to stay…

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…