West Midlands days out February half term 2017

Please note, this post relates to February half term 2017. If you’ve ended up on this post looking for ideas for half term 2019, fear not! Head to my new post, things to do in the West Midlands February half term 2019. 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…

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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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