Travel & Days Out

Travel and days out throughout the world, days out and hotel stays in the uk and France. Ideas of where to visit  with children throughout the world

The best toys to get children outside

| Family, Travel & Days Out

The best toys to get children outside sand with a child kneeling and two buckets

  Playing outdoors is important to the physical, mental and psychological development of children. Paediatricians recommend up to an hour’s worth of outdoor playtime daily for children, but even half an hour could do wonders. Playing outdoors helps children learn and adapt to their surroundings, and in the process, improve their motor skills, coordination, spatial […] Read more…


Visiting Hawaii with children

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Visiting Hawaii with children

  Hawaii might be one of those places that you would love to visit but don’t really consider it fully for a family holiday not just because of the long haul flight but because it seems like a destination for couples, where you get an Hawaii beachfront rental to relax on the beach and put on […] Read more…


Samlesbury Hall, Preston

| Travel & Days Out, UK

Samlesbury Hall, Preston

  Last weekend Lucas and I went for a mooch around Samlesbury Hall near Preston. It is somewhere I used to drive past on a regular basis but I don’t think I have ever visited before. I made a list of free places to visit in Lancashire last year and as part of my things […] Read more…


The Snowman tour review

| Reviews, Travel & Days Out, UK

  Last Sunday we were invited* to Blackpool to watch The Snowman. Based on the Raymond Biggs book, The Snowman Tour brings to life this enchanting film via a big screen accompanied by a live, professional orchestra playing the original score. A young local soloist also sang the iconic “Walking in the air” written by Howard […] Read more…


Two days in Hamburg

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  A couple of weeks ago D and I went to Hamburg for a couple of days. We stayed in the Ibis Styles Hamburg Alster City just outside of the city centre. It is the first time we have been away without Lucas and although we enjoyed ourselves, he will be accompanying us on all our […] Read more…


Teletubbies Live review

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Teletubbies Live review

  Last Friday, we were very lucky to be invited* to watch Teletubbies Live at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. If you’ve never been to the Palace Theatre, you really should if you get the chance, it is a stunning building and a nice intimate size. It is easily accessible from Deansgate train station.   […] Read more…