Croft Castle National Trust dog friendly family day out

Croft Castle is a lovely National Trust property in Herefordshire. It’s a great family day out with plenty of places to explore, fun playgrounds and cosy, warm tearoom. The parkland and gardens are dog friendly, as is a section of the tearoom. Dogs aren’t allowed inside the buildings.  About Croft Castle  Croft Castle has belonged to the Croft family for 1000 years. In 1957 they began working with the National Trust to preserve the building and its grounds for future visitors.  These days, you can go inside the castle itself to have a look around and discover what life was…

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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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Nozstock the Hidden Valley Festival with children and families

Based in rural Herefordshire, the 20th Nozstock – the Hidden Valley Festival has just come to a close. It’s a relatively small festival with some big names and a massive atmosphere. But, is it suitable for families with young children? We headed there at the weekend to find out. About Nozstock Twenty years ago on a working family farm, a tiny festival was born. It started with friends, family and acquaintances and grew over the years into something much larger. These days, there are nine stages with all different types of entertainment. From music of numerous different genres through to…

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A dog friendly family day out at Goodrich Castle

Goodrich Castle in Herefordshire is widely accepted to be one of the most well preserved medieval castles in England. Located less than half an hour drive from the centre of Hereford, Goodrich Castle boasts views over spectacular countryside. It strikes the perfect balance between informative and authentic and better still, it’s perfect for both dogs and children. Getting there and getting in Goodrich Castle is an English Heritage property. I’m proud to be an ambassador for Wiki Places for Kids this year, and they’ve kindly provided us with an English Heritage membership. I’m not sure why we never invested in this…

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Dinosaurs at Eastnor Castle

Rex the baby Tyrannosaurus was off his lead, surrounded by children when it happened. Nobody could know for sure what triggered it. Something in the crowd perhaps, a sudden noise. A baby crying. And suddenly, he was off. Running towards the kids, roaring like a crazy beast. They scattered everywhere, screaming for mercy. The dinosaur show The dinosaur show at Eastnor Castle featured a person in a very realistic dinosaur suit. The ‘keeper’ presented the show, starting off with ‘Rex’ on a lead. He was introduced, complete with lots of educational facts about dinosaurs. That’s when the fun started. Rex…

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