Days out

Father Christmas riding a golf buggy covered in tinsel

Festive fun at Chiltern Open Air Museum

This time of year, we’d normally have lots of festive days out planned. This year though, the calendar is looking very empty without the usual Christmas events. We did have…

Sophie and Daddy walking along the main road in Datchet

A Treasure Trail around Datchet

A Treasure Trail is a great way of exploring an area and making a family walk more interesting. We’ve done a few different ones now and always enjoy doing them.…

Sophie and Thomas walking hand-in-hand along a gravel path at Langley Park

After-school adventures at Langley Park

With the evenings drawing in and the weather becoming colder and greyer, staying indoors is often more appealing than heading out for an after-school adventure. On days when there is…

Sophie and Thomas walking hand-in-hand through Bayhurst Wood

A walk through Bayhurst Wood

We love getting out and exploring different places and discovering new places to explore. With the coronavirus pandemic though, I’ve been keen to avoid places that are likely to be…

Clivden as seen from the Duke's Seat

Late summer fun at Cliveden

We finished off the summer holidays with a day out at Cliveden. Cliveden is one of our favourite National Trust properties. Although we’ve visited it quite a few times, it’s…

Sophie and Thomas in the woods at Chiltern Open Air Museum

A nature hunt at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Chiltern Open Air Museum is one of our favourite places for a day out. It’s familiar and feels like a safe place to visit with the restricted pre-booked tickets and…

Daddy, Sophie and Thomas standing outside Osterley House

A walk around Osterley Park

Osterley Park is a beautiful Georgian country estate on the outskirts of London, not far from Heathrow airport. It’s one of those places where one minute you’re driving down a…

Sophie and Thomas walking towards the house at Hughenden

Enjoying family time together at Hughenden

Family days out have been a rare occurrence this year. I miss being able to just jump in the car and head out for a spontaneous day out somewhere. We’ve…

Sophie and Thomas in front of the Fountain of Love at Cliveden

A walk around Cliveden

Our National Trust membership cards have been gathering dust for much of this year. It was nice to finally be able to use them and venture out for a day…

A family of scarecrows on the 'Dig for Victory' allotment at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Venturing out to Chiltern Open Air Museum

Now that restrictions are being relaxed and some of our favourite places have opened again, we are starting to venture out a little more. Chiltern Open Air Museum is somewhere…