If Tilly is anything to go by, small children really enjoy a variety of activities. They love seeing animals, playing and going on rides and when you combine them all you’ve got a winning combination for a full day out. That’s precisely what Paradise Wildlife Park offers, located in eastern Hertfordshire near Broxbourne. Read about our day plus have the chance to win a family ticket to the park with our giveaway – worth over £60.
A railway museum and a Steampunk festival may sound like an unlikely combination but it actually makes for a brilliant family day out, as we discovered at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre.
The charming Buckinghamshire village of Great Missenden was for a long time the home of author Roald Dahl, most famous for his children’s books. Now it’s home to a the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, dedicated to celebrating his life and work and inspiring the creativity of new generations of children. I take young Tilly to introduce her to the world of Dahl for the first time, plus we’ve a golden ticket giveaway with a family ticket to the museum up for grabs.
I recently had a day to fill while ShireMum was at school dealing with exam results so I decided to take Tilly into London with half a plan of what we’d do. The summer holidays offer much in the way of activities but they can lead to queues at popular destinations. I wasn’t at all sure this would prove a friendly environment for my sensitive three-year-old daughter but she’s always asking me to go into London so I decided to try it out.
Inspired by the National Trust’s excellent ’50 things to do before you’re 11¾’, I take a look at which of the fifty activities Tilly has already completed as she approaches 3¾. It’s rather more than I thought…
Today we take a break from the M6 with a stop at Rheged in Cumbria. This is part of a series of ‘ShireDad on tour’ posts over the summer holidays, where we’re out and about around the country.
Amersham Museum has a great selection of activities over the summer holiday to keep the kids busy. I take Tilly to check out what’s on at this little museum with a big local heart.
The school holidays are here and the kids need keeping busy for six long weeks. Together with Cassie at Mummy on a Budget, we have Buckinghamshire covered, with what’s on listings and ideas for days out across the county as well as the surrounding home counties and London. Whether it’s museums, outdoor spaces, crafts or fetes, you’ll find it here.
The Legoland pass for preschool aged children offers unlimited off-peak visits a year for only £60. Could this be the best value annual pass for stay-at-home parents? I take Tilly to find out.
Tucked away off a residential street in the leafy Buckinghamshire town of Beaconsfield is a wonder in miniature – the model village of Bekonscot. It is one of our local attractions so we know it well but if you live in London, the South East or are vaguely handy for the M40, you should certainly look it up. Here are five reasons why you should visit Bekonscot.