Kids · Parenting

How To Encourage Your Child To Learn Over The Summer

AD* | Did you know that studies have found that over the summer holidays, children can forget a surprising amount of what they learned during the school year? This is often referred to as ‘summer learning loss’.  Fortunately there is a way that parents can help to prevent this loss of learning and it is… Continue reading How To Encourage Your Child To Learn Over The Summer

Days Out, Events & Holiday's · Reviews

Review: Blair Drummond Safari Park, Stirling, Scotland

We love nothing more than exploring new places to visit as a family, however during the Winter these trips tend to tail off due to the colder weather and we find ourselves opting for indoor activities instead. Fast forward to Spring though and we’re more than ready to bundle ourselves up against the wind and drizzle… Continue reading Review: Blair Drummond Safari Park, Stirling, Scotland

Days Out, Events & Holiday's · Kids · Lifestyle

The Santa Express at Hayes Garden World

Last year, I published a post all about the Winter Wonderland created at Hayes Garden World, based here in Cumbria. It had been many years since we had visited, and it made such a lasting impression that we vowed to return this year. We decided to go the whole hog this time though and booked… Continue reading The Santa Express at Hayes Garden World

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Days Out: Aira Force Waterfall Walk, Ullswater

I believe my home county of Cumbria is one of the most beautiful places to live and since the Lake District was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status back in July last year, joining such places as the Taj Mahal and the Grand Canyon, it seems that I’m not the only one who thinks so. Cumbria… Continue reading Days Out: Aira Force Waterfall Walk, Ullswater

Days Out, Events & Holiday's · Reviews

Days Out: New Lanark Mills World Heritage Site, Scotland

New Lanark is an 18th Century mill village situated less than an hours drive from the Scottish cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Built alongside the picturesque River Clyde it’s one of Scotland’s six UNESCO World Heritage sites, boasting a popular visitor attraction and much more besides. It’s history is widely known thanks to the revolutionary… Continue reading Days Out: New Lanark Mills World Heritage Site, Scotland

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Family Fun at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle

Carlisle is steeped in history and in the heart of this Border City is where Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery can be found. Sitting directly opposite Carlisle Castle this award-winning visitor attraction is the perfect day out for the whole family. Having been named large visitor attraction of the year by the Cumbria Tourist… Continue reading Family Fun at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle

Days Out, Events & Holiday's · Entertainment

Mischief & Mayhem With Peter Rabbit – Movie & Exhibition

For what seems like forever Leo has been reminding me of the release date for the new Peter Rabbit movie – 16th March for anyone who didn’t already know! A fan of the animated series on CBeebies as soon as he saw the trailer for the movie he could talk about nothing else and was… Continue reading Mischief & Mayhem With Peter Rabbit – Movie & Exhibition

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Days Out: Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria

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