Poplars Garden Centre, Bedfordshire

Poplars Garden Centre, Bedfordshire

We love a wander around a garden centre – but even better if they have a free play area for children and are a good place to meet up with friends. I took my 3 year old son to Poplars Garden Centre in Bedfordshire in June 2019 to explore the play area and sandpit...
Daventry Country Park, Northamptonshire review

Daventry Country Park, Northamptonshire review

Daventry Country Park is a country park in Northamptonshire, about 40 minutes from where we live in Milton Keynes. We’ve been there quite a lot since 2017 as it’s a convenient halfway location to meet one of my closest friends and her two children who live...
Free and really cheap INDOOR days out in Milton Keynes

Free and really cheap INDOOR days out in Milton Keynes

As a family we spend most of our time together outdoors, be it to a local park, country park, lake or cycling, taking advantage of what we can do for free or for the cost of petrol and a picnic. We’ve also done our fair share of adventures in muddy puddles when...
Barnwell Country Park, Northamptonshire review

Barnwell Country Park, Northamptonshire review

Northamptonshire’s tagline should really be ‘home of fab country parks’. At the time of writing we had already visited Sywell, Stanwick Lakes and Irchester – you can find my reviews of them in the country parks section of my website – and...
Ruislip Lido – a beach in London

Ruislip Lido – a beach in London

What if I told you you can take the kids to a beach, but not have to travel to the coast AND you can get there and back within school hours? You can.There’s a beach in London. It’s called Ruislip Lido. And on it is the coolest ever pirate ship, palm trees...
Peterborough Museum – a completely FREE day out

Peterborough Museum – a completely FREE day out

What a discovery! Peterborough Museum is fun, interactive and has lots of interesting exhibits for children. It’s completely FREE to visit although they do appreciate donations. Watch my video to see just some of the highlights from our visit in April 2019 and...