Crocodiles of the World #CountryKids

Crocodiles of the World

We try to meet up with Monkey’s godmum (my oldest friend) and her now 9-year-old daughter as often as we can.  They live in Wiltshire, so we try to find places of interest for both children to explore somewhere halfway whenever possible.  I’ve been meaning to take Monkey to Crocodiles… Continue reading »

A quick stroll by the Oxford Canal #CountryKids

A quick stroll by the Oxford Canal

Last weekend we needed to get Monkey some new shoes in Banbury and we hadn’t had the opportunity to get outside.  So I promised him that once we’d sorted his shoes out we would go for a quick stroll by the Oxford canal. The Oxford Canal runs through Banbury and… Continue reading »

Nuffield Place #CountryKids

Nuffield Place

I’m taking you back to warmer days again today, back to our summer of fun from last year and a trip to Nuffield Place near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Nuffield Place is a National Trust property that belonged to Lord Nuffield, the founder of the Morris Motor Company.  When I was looking… Continue reading »

Meeting Thomas and Father Christmas #CountryKids

Meeting Thomas and Father Christmas

Last year we took Monkey to Didcot Railway Centre on a Days Out with Thomas event. Having his birthday so close to Christmas meant we could turn it into a birthday treat.  He loved every minute of it.  What to do for his birthday this year?  He still loves Thomas,… Continue reading »

Hill End Centre in the rain #CountryKids

Hill End Centre in the rain

Living in England you have to make the most of whatever the weather throws at you don’t you!  We’d planned a few days out during the last half term and it meant that we would be going to the Hill End Centre in the rain.  We were prepared with wellies and… Continue reading »

Children’s Centre closures

Do you use your Children’s Centre?  Have you used it in the past? Do you know where it is? Has your Children’s Centre closed?  In Oxfordshire we are facing Children’s Centre closures across the board.  Within the next 1-3 years the government propose to shut approximately 35 out off 44… Continue reading »

A morning at Forest School

A morning at Forest School – sounds like fun!  I’d discovered the Earth Trust website recently and loved the idea that they organise nature time for pre-schoolers.  I made a note in my diary of the next Discover and Play: Forest School for pre-school children and decided that this was… Continue reading »