The Snail and the Whale at the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham

“This is the tale of a tiny snail and a great big, grey-blue humpback whale.” This is the tale of two little girls who love reading of snails who travel the world. The Snail and the Whale We’ve always been fans of the National Sea Life Centre and were ambassadors for them in 2016. You can read one of our reviews here. And when we heard that they had a Snail and the Whale trail there this half term, we had to visit. If you haven’t heard of The Snail and the Whale, it’s a fantastic children’s book by Julia Donaldson and…

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12 tips for visiting the Black Country Living Museum – West Midlands

When I was compiling my post about family friendly days out in the West Midlands, it inspired me to try some during half term. The Black Country Living Museum was somewhere I’d been with my husband pre-children but I hadn’t taken the girls. So we headed there for a day out, and it was brilliant. But as with anywhere, there are certain things you need to know to make the most of your visit. So here are my top tips. 1. Book online Well I’d love to say that this was what I did. But sadly, I’m not that organised. All…

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58 Family Friendly Days Out in the West Midlands

Every time we have a day off with the children, I find myself trawling the internet trying to decide where to go. So I thought I’d put together a list of family friendly days out in the West Midlands. Do let me know if I’ve missed any, I’ll be happy to add them. Some of these West Midlands attractions aren’t open all year, so I’ve included all website links so that you can check opening times for your visit. If you’re looking for days out for the Easter holidays, check out my list of things to do in the West…

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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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Christmas shopping at Grand Central Birmingham

Last week, I headed into Birmingham for the day with Lia to take her to the Sea Life Centre to meet Santa. While we were there, I thought I’d take the opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done in the fabulous Grand Central shopping centre. They even provided me with a convenient gift card that is valid in all their shops to help me out. The convenient place to shop Despite being about an hour away on the train, Grand Central is my first choice for Christmas shopping. It’s festively decorated and it’s so convenient having such a huge number of shops,…

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