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 my twin sister and two nieces (aged 14 and 12) visiting, a treasure trail made for an ideal day out.… View Post

Exploring the gardens 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 school holidays but we never quite managed to do any of them. This week, they had an Open Gardens session… View Post

Fun with friends 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 often has a Legoland day out in the summer term though which is always fun. For Sophie, it was an… View Post

Hands-on fun at 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 the time, but it ended up being our last family day out with Jessica. The memories of it are extra-precious… View Post

Fun in the spring sunshine 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 many years and were looking forward to taking Jessica and Sophie there for the first time. Blackgang Chine is the… View Post