Category Archive: Oxfordshire

May 09

Days Out: The Wonder Woods & Gardens of Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames

My first encounter with Stonor Park was in pre-baby days. My husband and I set out on a walk starting from just outside the impressively grand gates. We climed through the gorgeous deer park overlooking the house on the Shakespeare Way and continuing over the ridge of the hill beyond …

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Jun 09

Open Farm Sunday at White Pond Farm, Stonor

I’ve been advertising Open Farm Sunday in the Baby Routes calendar for a few years now. It’s such a great idea and a perfect day out for families, providing a fun insight into the life and work of the people who put food on our tables and are also a chief custodian of British …

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Apr 17

Family Days Out: Henley River and Rowing Museum

Henley River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames is one of our most local museums. It is super family friendly attraction we are lucky to have on our doorstep although until recently I had no idea just how much it has on offer for children.  I have popped in there for coffee and cake many times …

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Mar 22

Family Days Out: Oxford University Museum of Natural History

On the hunt for a fun (and free!) family day out we decided it was high time we visit Oxford University’s Museum of Natural History.  It’s funny. With Oxford within easy reach of us you would think we would have explored every corner of this famous city. Yet in over four years our visits …

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Feb 28

Amongst the Swyncombe snowdrops

From several feet of of powdery, crisp snow back to a greeny-brown drizzly mush. Returning to the UK from Switzerland last week was a bit of a shock to the system, even if it is quite nice not to have to take half an hour to dress the girls before venturing out the door! Patrolling …

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May 17

Family fun at Greys Court

Greys Court National Trust property – a Tudor mansion and estate in the Chilterns has been a favourite of mine for some time. It’s not particularly grand or showy – rather it is one of the National Trust’s more modest properties. The wider estate has lovely walking and fantastic bluebell …

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May 04

UK Hidden Holiday Gems

With the recent return of the spring sunshine, I have been doing a lot of thinking about our upcoming walks and travels over the warmer summer months. It was with good timing therefore that LOOK contacted me and asked me to submit my favourite place in the UK to their …

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Apr 17

Easter Bluebell Walks

Spring has sprung in time for Easter! All the glorious sunshine this week has made the gardens and countryside leap into action – our fruit trees are in full bloom, there are huge bumble bees careering past my nose like party whizzers every time I step outside and even the oak trees are …

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Apr 09

A day out at Blenheim Palace

Since moving to Oxfordshire, I’ve always wanted to visit Blenheim Palace. With the emergence of the spring sunshine at long last, we headed to Blenheim for a day out last weekend to explore its splendours for ourselves.

Blenheim Palace, located just outside of Oxford, is the impressive home of the Duke …

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