Days out

Sophie with the "Oh Bollards" sculpture

Going on a Gromit hunt: Gromit Unleashed 2

The Gromit Unleashed 2 trail has been on our summer activity wishlist ever since we heard it was coming to Bristol. However, with Thomas arriving at the start of the…

Sophie with her fairy garden

Creating a fairy garden at Iver Environment Centre

Iver Environment Centre has been running family fun sessions throughout the summer holidays. There have been lots of different sessions to choose from, such as pond dipping, bug hunting, flower…

Me, hubby, Thomas and Sophie on the Gruffalo River Ride Adventure

Thomas’s first trip to Chessington World of Adventures

It’s been a little while since our last trip to Chessington. I had hoped to take Sophie for a day out before Thomas arrived but the combination of a heatwave…

My sister, nieces, Sophie and Thomas standing under an archway at Eton College

Exploring Eton with a treasure trail

I love doing treasure trails. They’re great for exploring places, help make a walk more interesting, work well for a variety of ages and are great value for money. With…

Sophie looking at the water wheel in the Garden of Time at Iver Environment Centre

Exploring the gardens at Iver Environment Centre

Iver Environment Centre has been on my list of places to visit for some time. We frequently pass it on the way to Uxbridge. I’ve seen various activities advertised during…

A view of Peppa Pig World from the Queen's Flying Coach Ride

Reconnecting with other heart families at Paultons Park

The heart family day out at Paultons Park has always been a highlight in our summer calendar. Last year, we missed out on it due to being in limbo over…

Miniland seen from the Sky Rider ride at Legoland

Fun with friends at Legoland

Legoland has always been one of our favourite places to visit. Our days out there are much more infrequent now that we no longer have annual passes though. Sophie’s preschool…

Hearts hanging on the Little Hearts Matter tree

Remembering Jessica at the National Memorial Arboretum

Little Hearts Matter has a tree and a bench at the end of the children’s wood in the National Memorial Arboretum. It’s a place where families can come and remember…

Jessica looking at the model of Brading Roman Villa

Hands-on fun at Brading Roman Villa

On the last day of our holiday on the Isle of Wight, we met up with friends to spend a morning at Brading Roman Villa. We didn’t know it at…

Jessica and Sophie sitting with the giant gnomes at Blackgang Chine

Fun in the spring sunshine at Blackgang Chine

With sunshine being forecast for day five of our Isle of Wight holiday, we’d planned a day at Blackgang Chine. Hubby and I had both been before but not for…