West Midlands days out February half term 2017

Now that the Christmas holidays are over, I’m ready to look forward to February half term. We’re planning lots of fun days out so I’ve been researching what’s on. Here are ten brilliant West Midlands days out that I’ve found for the February half term 2017. Let me know if there’s anything I’ve missed! 1. The Snail and the Whale at the National Sea Life Centre The National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham will be hosting the Snail and the Whale trail this February half term from the 11th to 26th February. There will be snail hats, journey maps and storytellers…

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Disney On Ice Frozen – Review

Last week, the fabulous Emma from Life According to Mrs Shilts very kindly gave us some tickets for Disney On Ice Frozen at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. Of course, I jumped at the chance to take the girls, especially as the tickets were for the matinee performance on Sunday. What Age is Disney On Ice Frozen Appropriate For? We’ve always taken the girls to the theatre and I know they enjoy it. But I did wonder whether the girls would manage to sit still through Disney On Ice Frozen. Lia is 2 and a half and does struggle to…

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National Forest Adventure Farm – Review

Yesterday, we spent a really enjoyable day at the National Forest Adventure Farm in Tatenhill, Staffordshire. The adventure farm is just one part of the National Forest area of the West Midlands and I was fascinated to learn what it was all about. The National Forest Over 20 years ago when the 200 square mile National Forest was created, it was an area of the Midlands that had very little woodland. The decision was made to turn it into a new area of forest where forest-based activities and woodland businesses would thrive. By October 2012, 8 million new trees had been…

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Nostalgia Lane road trip – Win!

This is a collaborative post. This weekend we’re off on a road trip with the girls. We’ll only be in the car for a couple of hours which seems quite reasonable as an adult, but for children it’s an eternity. I always find that road trips go a lot quicker if we find a way to keep us all entertained – whether that means singing, playing eye-spy or just chatting away and putting the world to rights. When I think back to the road trips of my childhood, the first ones that come to mind are always the school trips. When…

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Eastnor Castle: Review

At the weekend, we headed to Eastnor Castle for their Knight’s School event. I’ve always loved Eastnor Castle since I was a child, its such a stunningly beautiful, imposing building that can be seen from the Malvern Hills.Different events take place at Eastnor throughout the summer months and we’ve been to a few over the years. Whenever you visit, there are always plenty of outdoor activities to do, as well as looking around inside the majestic castle. I’ve always been particularly impressed that dogs are allowed both in the castle grounds and inside the castle itself. This makes it a…

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10 West Midlands Christmas days out 2016

*** UPDATED FOR 2018! New post here: Best West Midlands Christmas Days out 2018. This post goes against every ounce of my personality. It’s September and I’m writing about Christmas, this is most unlike me but hear me out. Last year, I wrote about my top 10 Christmas days out in and around the West Midlands. Lots of people found it useful but in my usual style, I didn’t get around to publishing it until November. Well this year, people have been reading that post since the beginning of the school holidays. This has made me realise that it’s time for…

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The day we found Dory

This summer, the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham are holding a Disney•PIXAR Finding Dory event. Until 11th September, visitors can follow a trail around the sea life centre that is based on the famous movie. Different characters have clues for you in the tanks, and you jot down the letters they are holding into a book that is given to you on arrival. We headed to the National Sea Life Centre yesterday to check out the Finding Dory event. On arrival, we were given the book to note down the letters, plus our deep sea dive log-book for stamping on…

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