Dog friendly family day out at Wicksteed Park

There aren’t many places where you can both walk the dog and ride a rollercoaster. Wicksteed park in Kettering, Northamptonshire is one such place. A dog friendly family day out that’s a cross between an amusement park and a country park. Rides vary from teacups for little tots, to a fast zip wire and bag jump for thrill seekers. There’s far too much to do in just one day, but luckily Wicksteed Park have their own on-site campsite. Visiting Wicksteed Park Wicksteed park is free to visit. Set in nearly 150 acres of countryside, it boasts a lake, numerous free…

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Dog friendly family day out at The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan is one of those places whose reputation precedes it. We recently spent a few days at the beautiful Heligan campsite in Cornwall. The campsite is right next door to Heligan Gardens and anyone staying at the campsite is entitled to a 20% discount on their entry to the Lost Gardens. As it’s a place I’d heard so much about, I was really keen to visit whilst we were nearby. Our trip fell in half term so we were able to check out the fantastic school holiday activities. Better still, The Lost Gardens of Heligan is…

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Dog friendly family day out at Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses

Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses is a National Trust property in South Staffordshire in the West Midlands. Woodland walks, stunning views and fascinating little homes carved into the rock make it an ideal day out. There’s plenty to keep children entertained. From discovering the houses themselves to walking, running, climbing trees and riding bikes around Kinver Edge. About the Rock Houses It is thought that the rock houses themselves were occupied from around 1770 until the late 1950s. The houses were on three levels. The National Trust bought the houses in the 1960s and have since restored some of…

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The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice

This Spring, Disney on Ice will be back on tour with more favourite characters than ever. The tour will be in Resorts World Birmingham Arena from 3rd to 7th April. Over 50 Disney characters take part, including the stars of Finding Dory for the first time ever. The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice tour Arrive early to take part in the exciting Mouse Bounce dance for the Fit-to-Dance pre-show. This year’s show is all about family with forgetful Dory. Everyone’s favourite fish will be searching the ocean for her parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin. Not to…

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The Firs National Trust dog friendly family day out

A couple of years ago, the Firs Elgar birthplace museum in Worcestershire became a National Trust property. This is the first time we’ve been since then. Happily, it remains a fascinating family day out. In fact, there have been a few significant improvements. Much of the museum is dog friendly and there are plenty of things to keep children entertained too. Edward Elgar and the Firs National Trust The history of Edward Elgar’s connection to this small cottage in Broadheath is fascinating. Born at the cottage in 1857, he lived there until he was just two years old. His family…

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A family day out at the rugby watching Wasps at Ricoh Arena

In this strange era we live in where children spend more time in front of screens than outdoors, fostering an interest in sport becomes increasingly important. Participation is of course crucial, but so is inspiration. That’s why we make a point of taking our children to watch sport quite regularly. So this weekend, we were delighted to be invited to watch Wasps v Toulouse in the Heineken Cup at the Ricoh Arena. Watching Wasps at Ricoh Arena We arrived early at the game to collect our tickets and grab a drink in the Clubhouse before kick off. With rugby on…

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Review of Santa and Drive at Eastnor Land Rover

It seems every attraction has a Santa’s grotto at this time of year. Sometimes though, you find one that is a little different. The Santa and Drive experience at Eastnor Land Rover in Herefordshire is completely unique. Not least due to the fact that it’s just as much fun for the parents as the children. Festive off-road driving at Eastnor Land Rover Driving through a magical forest in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside could be both idyllic and a little bit dull. But if you’ve ever driven a Land Rover off road, you’ll know that it is in fact…

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