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.
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.
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.
Odds Farm Park has introduced fresh and local food and a brilliant new play area to boot. We headed over to this favourite destination of families in Bucks, Berk, Herts and beyond to get the low down.
Tucked away in north west London, a little way before Metro-land begins to give way to the Hertfordshire countryside lies an unexpected taste of the seaside. On a hot summer’s day Ruislip Lido provides a scene that wouldn’t at a glance look out of place on the Med with a beach that’s teeming with families and sunbathers. We popped by for the Ruislip Woods Festival and to see the lido’s attractions and weren’t disappointed.
I had expected taking two-year-old Tilly into London to be challenging, fraught with avoiding tantrums on public transport and her running off in crowds. I never guessed it would instead be a defining experience, breaking down the barriers of toddler life and reappraising my role as a stay-at-home dad.