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.
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. Our favourite parts are the rides in Duplo Valley, the LEGO Friends show and Atlantis Submarine Voyage. We’ll be making the most of being able to go during term time too until Jessica starts school in September.
Back in our pre-children days, hubby and I enjoyed going on narrowboat holidays. I love going for walks along the canal with the girls and watching boats go through the lock and the Canal Museum is a wonderful place for learning more about the history of the canals and taking part in fun activities along the way. The Family Challenge Day on Saturday 12th March where challenges will include creating boats that float and making structures from marshmallows and spaghetti sounds like a lot of fun. I have a feeling that it will be hubby who has the most fun on the day but the girls will definitely enjoy opportunities to dress up!
Cliveden has been on my list of places to visit with the girls for quite a while and now that we have National Trust membership, there is really no excuse not to visit. There’s a glorious gardens trail running there from 1st-20th March and the Easter egg hunt over the Easter weekend – both of which sound like things that my girls would thoroughly enjoy.
Another favourite day out for the girls who love looking around the old houses and having picnics on the green. We’re looking forward to making good use of our annual passes once it reopens on 25th March. There are always plenty of themed events throughout the year and I especially like the sound of the Enchanted Museum event on 14th May.
The site of the signing of the Magna Carta and another place that’s been on my mental list for a while. I’d quite like to explore Ankerwycke across the river and see the 2500 year old yew, said to be a spot where Henry VIII courted Anne Boleyn and quite possibly where he proposed to her too. I love places like this that help to bring history alive.