family days out

A Visit to Birmingham Sealife Centre

A Visit to Birmingham Sealife Centre

If I could live by the sea, I would. Actually, I’m not picky, I’d live by any stretch of water to be honest. But being near the sea would be pretty perfect. As it is we live about as far away as it’s possible to get in the UK from the coast. Thank goodness for(…)

Hidden Gems of Birmingham

Hidden Gems of Birmingham

When I was asked by the good people from Travelodge if I’d like to write about my #hiddengems around Birmingham, I thought, well why not-I live in a city but where I choose to visit in this city are almost always far from the madding crowds. Birmingham is fast styling itself as a ‘must visit’(…)

Malvern Autumn Show

Malvern Autumn Show

As a family, we love steam engines, traction engines, classic cars and vehicles, animals and being outdoors. Put all of these things together and we’re pretty much in heaven. The Three Counties Show ground in Malvern, Worcestershire hosts the Autumn Show each September. We first visited last year and enjoyed it so much that decided(…)

Living History at Avoncroft Museum

Living History at Avoncroft Museum

As regular readers of the blog will know, we are huge fans of Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings in Bromsgrove-we enjoy the variety of buildings to see, the living history to experience, the wide open spaces and the lack of commercialism to name but a few aspects that make this place so special for us.(…)

A day at Silverstone

A day at Silverstone

Just before the start of term we visited Silverstone in Northamptonshire for the World Series By Renault event day. Although my husband is a car fanatic and so is my son, somehow we had never been to a racing circuit before as a family. In fact I had never been at all until our trip.(…)