Spooky Walk at Baddesley Clinton

Most of the National Trust properties organised spooky trails and activities during the October half term and it is a great way to get the kids out for a walk. With just an hour or so spare, we visited the National Trust property Baddesley Clinton near Solihull in the October half term. The secluded estate…

Low Cost October Half Term Ideas

If you have some time off with the kids over School Half Term next week and are looking for ideas for what to do with them, then look no further! I have been looking around to gather ideas, and firstly, everything seems amazing, but secondly so expensive! Come on,  we have a week to keep…

Apple Day at Castle Bromwich Gardens

I love all things Autumn, especially quirky festivals that make you feel very English! Apple Day at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens was a great find and I would recommend a visit there throughout the year. Apple Day was held at the volunteer run gardens on Sunday 16th October and we went along to spend an…

Green Fairy Trail in Lichfield

We have had The Green Fairy Trail on our wish list for some time, so it was with great excited that we headed to Swinfen near Lichfield on the A38 to the Heart of the Country Village after school last week. The Green Fairy Trail has been set up in the woodlands by the car park and…

A Review of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Last weekend we enjoyed a family day out at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens for an afternoon of rolling down hills, gawping at fish, eating cakes and playing on swings. The Botanical Gardens in Edgbaston has 15 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and is just one mile from the city centre. And there is lots to…

Autumn Family Days Out

Ahh, the smell of wet leaves, muddy boots and bonfires – it must be nearly time for an Autumn Family Day Out! Ok, summer picnics are over, but I love getting out with the kids to see the changing of the seasons and there are so many great family days out in autumn in the…

Lavender Farm and Spooky House

Hidden away in a beautiful part of the country is the Cotswold Lavender Farm which we visited this weekend. Purple flowers spring out of the lush green fields and you can walk among the different types of lavender and colourful wild flowers. The lavender farm near Broadway in the Cotswolds is easy enough to find…

Shugborough’s Seven Secret Doors

We had a super day on Sunday visiting Shugborough and searching for the Seven Secret Doors. (That’s a lot of S’s!) This is a great treasure trail around the gardens finding doors that open up to a magical scene. The doors are all wonderfully painted with different fairy tale themes and hidden around the gardens….

My Go To Guide for this Weekend

So what’s everyone up to this weekend? I have had a quick look to see if there’s any special events on for families in the Midlands area and there are some great activities going on… Big Family Festival There’s a big family festival happening this weekend in Sutton Coldfield / Tamworth with CBeebies characters, outdoor…

Top 5 Rainy Day Ideas

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring! So, it’s the summer holidays and we all had visions of picnics in the park but as it’s England we never know if it’s going to tip it down or not. Whist there are so many things to do indoors to keep the kids entertained, there is only so much Peppa…

Riding Dragons in Warwick

If you are looking for a great day out, with waterplay, a park to run around and if you choose a bit more adventure, then head to St Nicholas Park in Warwick for the day. Car Parking We parked over the river on Myton Road for 4 hours of parking for £3. There is a…

Fairy Hunting at Trentham

Trentham Gardens is a family favourite. The gardens have a beautiful walk around the lake with fairy sculptures along the way to spot. Then a massive playground suitable for all ages and cafes to relax and earn that cup of coffee you earned! Getting There and Parking It is about an hour drive up the…