Running free at Upton House

Running free at Upton House

We had a fun-filled half term week filled with adventures which started on the Sunday as my son was running free at Upton House.  The National Trust property sits just inside Warwickshire, but is only a 10 minute drive outside of Banbury in Oxfordshire.  We were actually meant to be spending… Continue reading »

Exploring the Tower Bridge Experience

Exploring the Tower Bridge Experience

Back in October we spent the day down in London.  We were reviewing the Tower of London for part of my son’s Tudor project at school. I wasn’t sure if we’d spend all day at the Tower but did know we’d take a walk along the Thames before heading home. … Continue reading »

Exploring Woburn Safari Park

Exploring Woburn Safari Park

We love animals and I’m keen for my 7 year old son to grow up with a real appreciation of the natural world, whether it be the mini beasts we can find in the garden or wonderful beasts that might wander around the African plains.  As much as I would… Continue reading »

Family fun at Blenheim Palace

Family fun at Blenheim Palace

If you’ve been reading the blog over the four and half years it’s been running you will have come to know that there are a few places that are really close to our hearts.  We’ve been having family fun at Blenheim Palace since my son was three months old, meeting my… Continue reading »

Easter at Lanhydrock

Easter at Lanhydrock

I can’t quite believe it’s almost a year since we were last in Cornwall, and Monkey’s first visit to this wonderful corner of England.  We were staying at Coombe Mill with Iona and the Redpeffer gang and I’d heard so many lovely reports about a certain National Trust property that… Continue reading »

Exploring Kenilworth Castle

Exploring Kenilworth Castle

It’s total madness that I’ve not written this post up before now.  I’m looking out into the garden on a sunny, yes, sunny, January day and it reminded me of a sunny Spring day out we had last year with friends.  I’ve been fascinated by the Tudor period for as… Continue reading »