Days out

Sophie with three Wee Oor Wullies in Princes Square- Patch, Our Wullie and K C Potter

Exploring Glasgow through Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail

We can never resist a sculpture trail and when we started spotting a couple of the Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail sculptures on our #JoGLEforJessica journey, we knew that we…

Three giraffes sitting in the long grass

A day out at Port Lympne Reserve and Safari Park with Halo

Halo Children’s Foundation is a local charity which helps support bereaved children. Sophie has been going to their monthly group sessions for just over a year now. She enjoys the…

Sophie riding in a pink aeroplane at the fun fair

All the fun of the fair

One of Sophie’s summer activities requests was to go to the funfair. It was surprisingly tricky to find out if there were any fairs coming to our local area during…

Sophie spinning Thomas in the spinning saucer

A train trip to the park

Sometimes it’s the simplest things that make for a fun day out. A train journey, a picnic and a visit to a playground. Just being somewhere different.   It was…

Sophie wearing fairy wings and walking through the Temple Gardens at Langley Park

A magical fairy hunt in Langley Park

One of my favourite outdoor activities is looking for signs of fairies living in the woods. A little hole at the foot of a tree that surely must be a…

Sophie, and hubby with Thomas in the buggy walking around Petersfield Heath lake

A family day out in and around Petersfield

Two 40th birthday celebrations (mine and a friend’s) in Hampshire over the May bank holiday weekend provided the perfect excuse to spend a weekend in Petersfield, where I grew up.…

The Bell Inn in Imber

A visit to the ghost village of Imber

Once upon a time, there was a small isolated village in the middle of Salisbury Plain called Imber. One day, the people who lived in the village were called to…

Sophie on one of the Safari Riders cars at Chessington

What can you do at Chessington World of Adventures with little children?

A day out at Chessington World of Adventures on my own with Sophie and Thomas means that we are restricted to only the rides and attractions that Thomas can enjoy…

Sophie walking along one of the net walkways at Nets Kingdom

Exploring the Nets Kingdom at Go Ape Black Park

Sophie occasionally goes to arts and crafts sessions run by Halo Children Foundation, a local charity which supports bereaved children. One of the aims of Halo is to help provide…

Sophie standing in front of the gate house at Charlecote Park

A walk around Charlecote Park

I like to break up a car journey with a walk around a National Trust property. It’s much nicer than stopping at service stations and gives us an opportunity to…