Situated just off junction 40 of the M6 you could be forgiven for driving past Rheged thinking it’s merely a petrol station as this fun filled heritage centre is in disguise! With a grass roof it’s modern structure, which is built in a disused quarry, blends beautifully into the surrounding countryside. Rheged boasts a huge… Continue reading Days Out: Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria
So Christmas is over and it's those strange few days before New Year where keeping the family entertained can be challenging! I thought I would share our review of Eureka with you as a possible day out idea for which is bound to be a hit with the whole family. I visited the Eureka Children’s… Continue reading Eureka Children’s Museum – Our Review
There’s nothing better over the festive period than going to see a show or Panto with the family to get into the mood, however with Leo having only just turned four I was reluctant to book our local regional pantomime as I know from experience that it is rather long-winded! I was therefore delighted when… Continue reading Santa’s Christmas Wish
A mere stone’s throw from Lake Windermere in the small picturesque town of Ambleside is Hayes Garden World, which you could be forgiven for driving past not giving it a second glance. Its façade isn’t particularly impressive, nor does it appear very big, but this is certainly not your average garden centre by a long… Continue reading Cumbrian Christmas – Hayes Garden World!
A good friend who lives in Newcastle has for many years now talked of her annual family visit to the window of the Fenwick’s department store, in the town centre, during the run up to Christmas. Despite living only an hour away in Carlisle and making regular trips to the Metrocentre at Gateshead I admit… Continue reading A Beary Christmas from Fenwick’s!
I’m sure many of you have heard about Hello World Live, perhaps you weren’t aware about the event prior however it has been featured in the media and on social media since. Sadly most of this attention has cast a negative light on the event so I wanted to share our experience with you. Hello… Continue reading Hello World LIVE – Our Review
I'm sure that telling many children they were going to spend the day in the forest away from the television / computer/ Wifi would go down like a lead balloon, however after a visit to Whinlatter I’m sure they will come away feeling differently. There is something for every one of all ages here from… Continue reading Gruffalo hunting in Whinlatter Forest, Keswick
Cumbria isn't renowned for it's sunny weather, more the rain and cold weather, so we always need to have days out up our sleeve where there is plenty to do inside. Walby Farm Park is a fun filled day out with plenty of things to do whatever the weather. We love it so much that… Continue reading Walby Farm Park – fantastic come rain or shine
Whilst on a recent break in Sheffield me and my younger two found ourselves with a spare day. I asked around and the Tropical Butterfly House suggested a few times we decided to give it a try and we weren’t disappointed. Tropical Butterfly House Wildlife and Falconry Centre is situated at North Anston just a… Continue reading Our day at The Tropical Butterfly House flew by!
We love nothing more than big family days out exploring new places, however these often come with a hefty price tag! During the week when it’s just me and the little one at home I like to get him out and about as much as possible – mainly for my own sanity as cabin fever… Continue reading Autumn Days!!