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Wightwick Manor and Gardens a sweet little National Trust visit

Wightwick Manor and Gardens makes for a lovely little day out near Wolverhampton with kids. If you’re anything like us, we’ve loved exploring some fabulous locations close to home this year. And our National Trust membership has been absolutely invaluable. Travel restrictions have meant that we’ve had more time (and inclination) to visit places that

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A magical Meerkat feeding experience at Twycross Zoo

This weekend we celebrated Piper’s tenth birthday with an amazing meerkat feeding experience at Twycross Zoo. This wasn’t our original plan, she normally has a big party with friends and family which obviously wasn’t possible this year. Then we booked a trip to our favourite holiday home on the Llyn Peninsula but had to cancel at

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Outdoor Seating Area At Lewinnick Lodge

Best Restaurants in North Cornwall

One of my favourite things about North Cornwall is the food. Being on the coast there’s a huge focus on fresh and simple seafood. And of course an abundance of another – considerably more stodgy favourite – the Cornish pasty! As we travel with kids and a dog, the restaurants need to be both child

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lichfield cathedral shot from the bottom of a street

Destination Guide Lichfield

  What is the best thing about this destination? I’ve lived near Lichfield for around 5 years now and have found it a great place to explore with kids. It’s small enough to have a real community feel but large enough to have plenty to do, it has some brilliant schools, fabulous restaurants and great parks

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pretty rooftop restaurant in london with plants and flowers hanging from the ceiling

Top 5 Family Restaurants in London

For many people, London is a dining heaven. The wealth of restaurants, bistros, cafes and eateries spread around the city is endless. But when you’re out with the kids, settling on a place to eat and convincing them to try some of that “green stuff” on the plate seems like a real nightmare. Today’s children

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Sleeping Beauty Pants At The Regent Theatre In Stoke

Sleeping Beauty Panto at the Regent Theatre in Stoke

by Karen Quinn, Dec 14 2019 Is there anything more festive than a family trip to a pantomime? Oh no there isn’t! (sorry I couldn’t resist)  On Friday night we were invited to the opening night of Sleeping Beauty at the Regent Theatre in Stoke on Trent. A few hours of LOLs, escapism and tradition

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The Best Christmas Market In Staffordshire, World Of Wedgwood, Stoke On Trent

Exploring the Artisan Markets at the World of Wedgwood

by Karen Quinn, Dec 12 2019 My love for the World of Wedgwood sees no sign of subsiding. If you’ve been reading for a while, we last visited in the summer for one of their Wedgwood experience days and had so much fun. So I was delighted when we were invited back to one of their

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