Category: Travel

Lambing Weekend at the Earth Trust

Getting up close with the new spring lambs.Getting up close with the new spring lambs. Lambing Weekend, Earth Trust

The Earth Trust at Little Wittenham is one of my favourite places in South Oxfordshire for outdoor family fun. The environmental charity manages and cares for over 1200 acres of beautiful mixed countryside as well as promoting outdoor and environmental learning. 

We love walking at Wittenham Clumps where the easily recognisable landmarks provide great …

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A 36 hour stopover with kids in Sydney, Australia

I will always associate the scent of jacaranda with Sydney. 

There is something primal about those first few breaths you take as you step out of an airport. I find myself savouring that first nose-ful of air, scouring it for clues about my surroundings.  Meanwhile my brain is subconsciously storing away these memory triggers. The …

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Trip Diary: Hello Hong Kong!

It’s been a while since I’ve written, principally because the last few weeks have been a flurry of activity and preparation for our latest trip – Australia with visits to Hong Kong and Singapore along our way. Its the biggest trip we’ve made so far as a family of five with a lot of adventures …

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10 Travel Essentials for Active Outdoor Family Holidays

Travel Essentials for Kids

 

It’s August and peak holiday season!

For some of us that means heading off to chase the sun. If that’s you, then I might be trying to squeeze into your suitcase – it’s tipping it down outside as I write this!

For others it will be exploring the …

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The Essential Pre-Holiday Admin List for Travelling Abroad with Kids

Essential Pre-Holiday Admin List for Travelling Abroad with Kids

The summer holidays are nearly upon us. For many of us that means dusting down our suitcases in preparation for travelling abroad with the kids. 

If, like me, you’re prone to leaving things to the last minute then here’s a handy pre-holiday admin list of all those documents and administrative bits and bobs you …

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Motorway Stop-Offs: The Lake District for a Day.

A591 Lake District Motorway Service Station Alternative

The Lake District for just a day? Aficionados of this UK tourist hotspot will no doubt be outraged by the title of this post! The captivating contrast of craggy mountain and deep still water that has inspired the likes of Wordsworth, Wainwright, Beatrix Potter and so many outdoor enthusiasts surely cannot be …

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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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Days Out: An Autumnal Revisit to Westonbirt Arboretum

Autumn at Westonbirt arboretum

Westonbirt Arboretum has always been a place of seasonal pilgrimage for me since childhood. Although no longer West Country based, we still like to visit when we can particularly at this time of year.

Autumn this year has been wonderful. Last summer petered out into damp, windy days that dissolved the trees’ foliage into a …

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Days Out: Housesteads Roman Fort, Northumberland

Housesteads Roman Fort, Northumberland, Family Days Out

It is almost impossible when travelling through Nothumberland to escape constant reminders of Roman Britain, even around 1600 years after the Romans finally left Britain!

We arrived in Northumberland on a Friday evening in June. ┬áDespite being nearly 2300 at night, the sky was that deep murky blue-black …

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Wildlife Wednesday: Visiting the Farne Islands, Northumberland with Children

Shag, seabirds, Farne Islands with children

Taking young children on a bird-watching boat trip might not spring instantly to mind. If you’re in Northumberland between April and July though, it really ought to.

You don’t have to be a nature buff to appreciate the Farne Islands nor do your children need to know their coots from …

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