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Sophie holding a map ready to do the advent box trail at Hinton Ampner

Hunting for Advent boxes at Hinton Ampner

​​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

A spring afternoon at Osterley Park

Since getting National Trust membership at the beginning of the year, we’ve been looking at different places to visit.  Osterley Park has been on my list for a while and so when I saw that our church was organising a day out there recently, I knew I had to sign up for it.  My mother-in-law also came along with us for the day and the girls were very excited about having a day out with Grandma.… Read more

Hunting for Easter eggs at Cliveden - Little Hearts, Big Love

Hunting for Easter eggs at Cliveden

Over last week or so, the girls have enjoyed taking part in four different Easter egg hunts.  The Cadbury’s Easter Egg hunt at Cliveden was their third one of the Easter weekend – after Chiltern Open Air Museum and a very small one in our garden at home on Easter Sunday (which they loved mostly because all the eggs there were to find were chocolate ones!)

Hunting for Easter eggs at Cliveden - Little Hearts, Big Love

Cliveden has been on my list of places to visit for a while but this was the first time we’d actually been there and it certainly seemed like everyone else in the local area had had the same idea as us as it was very busy!… Read more

Spring days out in London and the Home Counties

With the weather (hopefully) starting to get warmer, we’re looking forward to some more days out and about, exploring some new places and some well-known, well-loved ones too. Here are some of the places we’re hoping to visit during the spring.

Spring days out in London and the Home Counties - Little Hearts, Big Love

1) Legoland

Always a popular day out with the girls, who describe it as “their favourite Legoland ever!” – we can’t wait for the park to re-open on 11th March so we can enjoy some days out there.… Read more

A day out at Uppark House - Little Hearts, Big Love

A day out at Uppark House

We always spend a few days visiting my family between Christmas and New Year. This year we’d managed to catch up with everyone on Boxing Day, thanks to my sister hosting a party. Having caught up with everyone early meant that we woke up with itchy feet the day after Boxing Day, and a need to get outside in the fresh air.… Read more