Tag: days out

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: 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. ¬†Despite being nearly 2300 at night, the sky was that deep murky blue-black …

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Family Days Out: The Swiss Museum of Transport, Lucerne

Swiss Museum of Transport


The Swiss Museum of Transport is a great day out by itself or combined with a visit to its beautiful lakeside setting near Lucerne. Covering everything from trains to planes and even space exploration, the museum is aimed at children and adults alike and offers something to interest, educate or …

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Summer Holiday Skiing: Keeping Cool at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead

Indoor skiing with children, The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead

The temperatures outside may be in the high-teens and twenties but there’s definitely a wintery feel in the Baby Routes house right now. A few weeks back our first Christmas present of the year arrived. It came via a rare car journey from Switzerland so I’m guessing it is something …

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Open Farm Sunday at White Pond Farm, Stonor

White Pond Farm, Open Farm Sunday

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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Best beaches & seaside days-out near Bristol!

Sand dunes and golden sands at Berrow

Bristol is a brilliant place to both live and visit. Bristol has great connections, history, big green spaces like the Downs and Ashton Court, superb shopping, fab food and a buzzing nightlife. It even has an international airport! I’m originally Bristolian so a teeny bit biased but if it’s good …

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Wildlife Wednesday: Wild family days out!


With the summer holidays just around the corner many parents will be starting to look into some extra entertainment after the initial thrill of being on holiday has worn off for their young charges. For outdoor families and nature enthusiasts though there are some fantastic days out to be had across the UK, …

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A day out at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

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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Cliveden Estate – a magnificent family day out!

Cliveden, Buckinghamshire, National Trust

I’ve been meaning to visit Cliveden in Buckinghamshire for several years but somehow never got round to it until now. We’ve visited several of the other properties nearby, including lovely Greys Court and impressive Basildon Park but for some reason Cliveden had escaped us.

Finally, on its National Trust opening day …

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