Kite Flying at Scarborough Castle

This bank holiday weekend we decided to try our hand at a spot of kite flying at the Kite Festival…

Family Fun at Lancaster Park and Animal Farm

Lancaster Park and Animal Farm in Chadderton, Oldham is literally down the road from my home. We make frequent trips…

A Grand Weekend at the Cumbria Grand Hotel

This weekend we celebrated Brian’s 48th birthday as well as our 12 year anniversary. With the rare luxury of a…

Our Family Visit to Leeds Armouries

Leeds Armouries, a family favourite day out of ours. We have been to this wonderful place countless times over the…

Family Visit to Jorvik Viking Centre

Góðan daginn is a phrase you would have heard echoing through the streets of York some 1,200 years ago as…

Brougham Castle

Making the most of our English Heritage membership, we visited Brougham Castle. I must admit, this particular castle was unknown…

Our English Heritage Membership

If, like us, you are looking for ways to save money on family outings, might I recommend purchasing English Heritage…

Firth Family Road Trip – Carlisle Castle

We have had English Heritage membership for the past 12 months now and, after recently renewing our membership, we’ve decided…

Family Day Out: Roundhay Park and Tropical World

Friday night I spent frantically looking for places to visit on the following day with the family. Having a 16…

A Wonderful Wonder around Williamson Park Lancaster

Last weekend we were fortune enough to visit the wonderful Williamson Park in Lancaster. My husband found this little gem…

A Visit to the Lake District

One of our final summer adventures took us to one of the most beautiful locations in the country – the…

Grand Medieval Joust at Bolsover Castle

I have been fortunate enough this summer to have spent some wonderful days out with my children. One of the…

A Day in the New Forest

The New Forest As part of our Summer Road trip, my family and I made a return visit to one…

Fossil Hunting and Exploring the Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast The Jurassic coast in the South of England is one of those locations on our ‘must visit’…

Beeston Castle – Clash of Knights!

One way in which we have sought to save some pennies this summer is to become English Heritage members. For…

Exploring Manchester Museum

As part of my feature ‘Summer Holidays on a Budget’ this post recounts our visit today to the Manchester Museum.…

Close Encounters: A Visit to Longleat Safari Park

If there is any place in the UK that truly is a family attraction, it is Longleat Safari Park. This…

Family Road Trip on a Budget

It might not seem the most sensible thing to do with a teen and a toddler, but we quite often…