A family took a drive to a well-known theme park;
They boarded a boat and headed into the dark.
What woodland creatures did they discover inside?
And what did they think of the Gruffalo ride?
What other adventures did they undergo
On their journey to seek out the Gruffalo?
My girls were very excited at getting an invite to visit Chessington World of Adventures, spend a night at the Azteca Hotel and try out the new Gruffalo River Ride Adventure before it opened to the public.… Read more
Langley Park is one of our favourite places to go for a walk. The Temple Gardens are the perfect place for some imaginative play and adventures and there are also lots of geocaches to be found.
The girls have recently started bringing their “nature notebooks” with them on our walks. I make sure I have glue dots, washi tape, crayons and pencils in my bag so they can stick and create to their heart’s content using the things they find in the park.… Read more
One of the highlights of half-term for Jessica and Sophie was our day out at Cliveden with another heart family. Jessica and P first met at the heart ward Christmas party and quickly made friends with each other. They are around the same age as each other (P is a few months younger) and both have similar heart conditions.… Read more
A sunny day at the start of half term seemed an ideal opportunity to head over to Ankerwycke to see the snowdrops. Just across the Thames from Runnymede, Ankerwycke is home to the ruins of a priory and the Ankerwycke Yew – a 2000 year old tree rumoured to be one of the spots where Henry VIII courted Anne Boleyn.… Read more
One of Jessica’s favourite models when we visited Babbacombe Model Village was the miniature Stonehenge. “Look Mummy! Stonehenge! The Go Jetters went there!” We told her that we would be going past Stonehenge on the way home. Maybe we could stop and take a closer look. Jessica was delighted. “And take a souvenir selfie?… Read more
Living inland means opportunities to walk along a beach are a rare treat for my girls. We couldn’t resist the opportunity to have fun on the beach during our recent weekend in Torquay even if it was January!
It might have been chilly, but the sun was shining and it was a beautiful afternoon.… Read more
A visit to a model village is such a fun way to spend an afternoon together as a family. The girls love looking at all the tiny buildings and people and hubby and I love all the little details. One of the things I love most about a model village is spotting all the little details.… Read more
For our last family day out of 2016, we headed over to Hughenden Manor. Having enjoyed the knights and dragons trail there in the summer, we were looking forward to trying the fairytale trail. As we walked the short distance from the car park towards the information hut, we passed several chalk boards with passages and clues relating to different fairy tales.… Read more
After catching up with my family in Hampshire on Boxing Day, it’s starting to become a tradition to have a day out in the local area. Last year we enjoyed a couple of days out at Uppark and Fort Nelson. This year we decided to visit Hinton Ampner and do their family Christmas trail together.… Read more
Chiltern Open Air Museum is one of our favourite places for a day out – as well as the various old buildings which the girls can explore, there is plenty of space for them to run around in; woods to wander through and sheep and the horses to say hello too. Other than the Christmas weekend though, it is closed over the winter.… Read more