Top Steam Train Adventures across the UK

Top Steam Train Adventures across the UK

My nine-year old son has been mad about steam trains for as long as long as I can remember.  With him having a December birthday we spent a number of years celebrating his birthday with a trip to see Father Christmas on a heritage railway line.  Holidays have often involved… Continue reading »

Exploring the Buckingham Railway walk and beyond

Exploring the Buckingham Railway walk and beyond

Last Sunday I wasn’t feeling 100% but we all needed a little bit of fresh air, so we’d decided to head over to Stowe for an hour.  As we were driving along my OH mentioned he’d heard about a disused railway line walk close by.  That grabbed my son’s attention… Continue reading »

Exploring Lodge Park

Exploring Lodge Park

When we visited Newark Park last year we decided to make a quick stop on the way home to visit somewhere we’d seen signs for so many times over the years.  It was time to spend some time exploring Lodge Park in Gloucestershire.  In fact we were really glad we visited… Continue reading »

Exploring Caen Hill Lock Flight

Exploring Caen Hill Lock Flight

As we left Lacock on a recent adventure, Daddy P mentioned a flight of locks that we’d all seen on an engineering programme recently was probably near by.  After a quick consultation with Google it appeared that we were only twenty minutes away, so we decided to have a little… Continue reading »

Exploring Lacock Abbey and beyond

Exploring Lacock Abbey and beyond

It’s sometimes difficult to get motivated to leave the house at this time of year.  But when the weather forecast tells me that it’s going to be dry and relatively mild, then I’m all for putting a plan in place and getting outdoors.  As is often the case, my National… Continue reading »

Making memories with a National Trust passport

Making memories with a National Trust passport

We’ve had National Trust membership since my son was really small and we always get our money’s worth from our annual fee.  It’s something I recommend to friends and I couldn’t imagine not being a member now.  If we’re going away anywhere I always look to see what National Trust… Continue reading »