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 »

Deer spotting at Charlecote Park

Deer spotting at Charlecote Park

We have failed miserably to get outdoors this month at the weekend, primarily because we’ve been catching up with family and friends, but I’m longing to see my son running around outside!  So today I’m taking a look back at a few hours we spent deer spotting at Charlecote Park with… Continue reading »

Revisiting Packwood House in the snow

Revisiting Packwood House in the snow

We’ve had our National Trust membership since my son was very small, and it’s something I often recommend to friends.  These days a visit is about so much more than visiting a stately home, the sites really are far more set up for the whole family to enjoy. We’ve certainly… 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 »

The Peacock at Oxhill

The Peacock at Oxhill

I spent many years living in Banbury and am very familiar with the road connecting it to Stratford-upon-Avon, it’s a road I’ve driven along countless times.  It’s a picturesque drive through Oxfordshire and Warwickshire countryside and one I’ve always enjoyed.  But I guess like a lot of people, I rarely… Continue reading »

Having fun at Compton Verney

Having fun at Compton Verney

Last Saturday Monkey and I got to spend the day having fun at Compton Verney with my friend L and her son C. We’d been invited along to explore their Art Gallery and 120 acres of Parkland, to see what they have on offer for a family day out.  Located close… Continue reading »