Enjoying Marwell Zoo and the Great Bricks Safari

Enjoying Marwell Zoo and the Great Bricks Safari

Have you ever visited somewhere and wondered how on earth you’ve never been there before?  I’ve seen signs for Marwell Zoo so many times but always when we’ve been on the way to somewhere else, and have never had the time to stop.  Finally I put that to rights, and… Continue reading »

Walking the blue line #CountryKids

Walking the blue line

I’m always grateful that my son is a good walker.  Yes, he might moan a bit from time to time, but generally he will walk miles without complaint.  But walking is something we normally do away from home, we tend not to explore our local area on foot.  Recently there’s… Continue reading »

Pirate adventures at National Forest Adventure Farm

Pirate adventures at National Forest Adventure Farm

We had so much fun with our first maize maze experience last year that we were thrilled to be invited back again this summer for some Pirate adventures at National Forest Adventure Farm.  You too can enjoy the Pirates of the Maize Maze until 4th September and navigate your way around… Continue reading »

Outdoors fun whatever the weather #Countrykids

Outdoors fun whatever the weather

Monkey and I are definitely missing the Spanish sun at the moment.  It was a bit of a shock to fly back from 40 degree temperatures and wall to wall sunshine where my parents live, to a grey, dull and rather wet English August. This week has been particularly rubbish… Continue reading »

An afternoon at Hatton Locks

An afternoon at Hatton Locks

Last Sunday we had headed over to Coventry to explore the Midlands Air Museum and the Electric Railway Museum.  They are next door to each other, right by Coventry Airport, and the railway museum is only open on certain weekends throughout the year.  I’ll be writing about both museums in… Continue reading »

A family day at Greys Court

A family day at Greys Court

When my parents were here during the half term holidays we wanted to take them out for the day to somewhere they’d not visited before.  We’d got a long road trip ahead of us, so we needed this day to be a little closer to home. Before they emigrated to… Continue reading »