Days out

Sophie and Thomas near the beehives at Iver Environment Centre

Learning about bees and pollination at Iver Environment Centre

Iver Environment Centre is a bit of a hidden gem, just off the road going from Slough to Uxbridge. We first visited it a few days before Thomas was born…

Sophie and Thomas on the aeroplane ride

An afternoon of fun at the fair

It’s been so good to see things beginning to open up again over the last few weeks, and to start taking steps towards normality again. Fun fairs are one of…

Sophie and Thomas at the number 5 marker on the Easter trail

Easter holiday fun at Cliveden

As a family, we’re often at our happiest when out and about on an adventure together. Like everyone else, we’ve been very limited with our outdoor adventures but with restrictions…

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…