Faery Festival This Summer

If you are looking for a family friendly festival this summer, then head to Llangollen for the Legendary Llangollen Faery Festival! We are planning to head to the Faery Festival in Llangollen again this summer. The Legendary Llangollen Faery Festival is one of the largest faery events in the UK calendar and it is a…

Review of the Enchanted Manor Museum

We visited Stratford-upon-Avon in February half term to visit The Enchanted Manor Museum on Henley Street, next to William Shakespeare’s birthplace.

Review of Gruffalo Spotter Trail

We visited Cannock Chase Birches Valley Forest Centre in February Half Term to check out the new Gruffalo Spotters Trail app. The new app allows you to follow the Gruffalo trail through the forest and at certain points parts of the trail come to life through the app with the characters from the Gruffalo including…

Weekend Away in Aberdovey

Although a trip to the seaside in mid-winter doesn’t sound that appealing, we enjoyed a few days away over New Year in the small town of Aberdovey in Mid Wales. Aberdovey or Aberdyfi is a harbour seaside resort with a beautiful beach – four miles of golden sand-dune backed shorelines. In the summer, the resort…

Unusual Ideas for February Half Term

February half term is approaching!! I am looking forward to having some great family days out in the Midlands this half term and have started to look around for ideas. And, I have found some good ideas, some which you may not have thought of. Family Murder Mystery Trail at Aston Hall Aston Hall in…

Review of Ash End Farm

It’s hard to enjoy a family day out in the cold winter months. I feel like I am forever waiting for the sun to appear just a little bit. However, a trip to the local farm is always a good idea as many of the attractions are under cover and you are wrapped up warm…

Family Days Out to see the First Signs of Spring

Now February has come, it’s time to start planning family days out to see the first signs of spring in the Midlands! I love taking the kids out for the day to see if we can spot snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils. The Woodland Trust have this great activity sheet for children to spot the first…

A Review of Water World

On a rainy day in January we headed to Water World aqua park in Stoke-on-Trent for a family day out. More than just a swimming pool, this water park has rides, shoots, slides, rapids and toddler park so a great adventure for families of all ages. Getting to Water World Water World is located off…

Christmas Roundup

With the new year kicking in, I thought I would look back at the great family days out in the Midlands that we enjoyed over Christmas. Middleton Hall Middleton Hall is situated near Tamworth and is open as a museum and gardens. There is a courtyard of small shops and café to visit too. We…

The Costs of Seeing Santa

It seems you can see the Father Christmas just about anywhere in the Midlands this Christmas! From shopping malls, garden centres, visitor attractions and fayres, everywhere has a Santa’s Grotto. However, when I price up how much a family of four costs to see Santa we are talking nearly £100 at some places and certainly…

Tamworth Castle

Tamworth Castle is a great place to visit with the children to get them to explore English history.

Autumn Colours at Batsford Arboretum

In the October half term we headed to the gorgeous Cotswolds to visit the stunning Batsford Arboretum which is near Moreton-in-Marsh to see the autumn colours at their best. About Batsford Arboretum Batsford Arboretum is a great place to visit at any time of year. We have previously been to see the snowdrops in March which…