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Friday, 20 September 2019

Townend


Set in Troutbeck Valley, in the Lake District, Townend, offers an insight into the farming life of the Brownes family.


Exterior of an old farmhouse


Friday, 23 August 2019

Return To Wordsworth House


Back in 2016 we visited Wordsworth House with a very little JJ. Having missed it on our last visit we decided to return this year on our most recent trip to the Lake District.

One of the many National Trust properties in the Lake District, Wordsworth House sits next to the river in the heart of Cockermouth. Birth place and childhood home of the Poet Laureate, William Wordsworth, the house is fixed in the 1770's and even has traditional food to try in the kitchen!


Little boy sitting on steps of a grand house


Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Wordsworth House and Gardens


Owned and preserved by the National Trust, Wordsworth House sits near to the river in the heart of Cockermouth in the Lake District.

The birth place and childhood home of the poet William Wordsworth, is fixed in the 1770's and has a stunning, traditional garden to accompany it.


Exterior of Wordsworth House with man in period clothes walking down the path
(Picture credit National Trust)

Monday, 3 October 2016

Lakeland Maze Farm Park


Those of you that look at my Instagram will know that we have been away on holiday for the last week to the glorious, yet very wet, Lake District.

We've been out and about and visited lots of different places with the little dude in tow. The first, found after a basic 'things to do with kids in the lake district' google search, was the fab Lakeland Maze Farm Park.



Lakeland logo



Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Wray Castle


Wray Castle is a mock-Gothic National Trust property, which perches on the shores of Lake Windermere. Built  in 1840 and used by Beatrix Potter and her family as a holiday home it is advertised as being kid friendly, but is it really??

Back in September we found out!

It was the standard rainy day in the Lake District when we arrived at Wray Castle. Luckily it wasn't overly busy so we could park in the small onsite car park. We walked with haste up the path as the toddler refused to have the raincover down on the pushchair! We were met by the sight of the impressive Gothic-styled castle. The kind you expect to see in a fairy tale. It was very Disney-esque


Exterior of a traditional castle with turrets


Friday, 26 April 2019

Woolsthorpe Manor


Regular readers will know that we love a good day out and many of our adventures come in the form of a trip to National Trust properties. We've been members of the National Trust since a trip to the Lake District a couple of years ago and we try and use our passes at least six times a year.

We are frequent visitors to Belton House and not far from there, and similar travel difference from home, is place we'd never been too, Woolsthorpe Manor. A new place seemed a great way to start our adventures for the year.

Set in a Lincolnshire village, Woolsthorpe Manor is a 17th century manor house and childhood home of Sir Issac Newton. 


Exterior of a stone manor house, with tidy and flower boarders in front of the house


Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Goodbye December...........and 2018!!!


Wow! December, Christmas and New Year have been and gone! Whisked by in a blink of an eye! So, it's time to say goodbye to December.

Just like everyone else December was a busy month for us but following the very busy, and somewhat stressful, October and November I just about managed to stay on top of things. Steadily getting organised and prepping for Christmas since the summer definitely paid off, especially when it came to the cost!

With family parties, time with friends and the all in important visit to Santa, we found ourselves with something to do every weekend.


Little boy dressed in winter clothes next to a sign post pointing to the North Pole


Tuesday, 7 August 2018

South Lakes Safari Zoo


Based in Cumbria, South Lakes Safari Zoo offers an experience different to many other zoos! Walk around many areas of the zoo and the animals will walk alongside you! Without fences!!

When we planned our visit to the zoo I wasn't really sure how I'd feel with the animals walking around, especially some of the larger birds and kangaroos, but our 4 year old was really excited about our latest adventure so I just had to be brave! 


Mum and son standing in front of giraffes


Friday, 27 July 2018

Sizergh Castle


Nestled in the Lake District, Sizergh Castle is a stunning medieval home and estate maintained by the National Trust. With the Strickland family still resident the property offers a mix of modern and old.


Exterior of Sizergh Castle


Sunday, 15 July 2018

Hill Top


Regular readers will know that I love a day out! Especially a National Trust one!! On our recent holiday to the Lake District we put our membership to work and visited three places in five days!!

My favourite though has to be Hill Top, the former home of Beatrix Potter. The 17th century farmhouse is a time-capsule of her life and gives a true insight to both Beatrix and her home.


Exterior of 17th century farmhouse


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

3 Ideas For A Very British Holiday By The Water



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More often than not, when you think of British summer holidays, it’s likely that you picture a sandy beach in Wales but drenched by the rain! Where holidaymakers dressed in waterproofs and wellington boots watch the horizon while eating fish and chips, huddled together under an umbrella.

There’s a form of grey, cold, damp misery that we repeatedly associate with the British weather, and of course British summer holidays, but it doesn't have to be like that at all!

If being by the sea is a key element of your holiday and you want to avoid the disappointing rain and dampness, here are three places for you to try! So if you're still planning your summer break add these to your list! Both abroad and in the UK they are all quintessentially British but bring you fun by the water!


Camera on top of a British flag


Friday, 24 February 2017

Snack healthy with Kiddylicious!


My little boy is two years old and he loves snacks and treats! He'll point at our snack cupboard repeatedly through the day and say "please Mumma, please, I get bowl".


Red haired toddler holding a small orange plastic bowl


Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Aira Force


Protected and maintained by the National Trust, Aira Force is a remarkable 65ft waterfall surrounded by ancient woodland. There are many rainy days in the Lake District but that's apparently ideal for seeing a waterfall.


Aira force waterfall surrounded by woodland

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

The World of Beatrix Potter


The World of Beatrix Potter is a child friendly attraction in Bowness On Windermere. Based predominately inside it is an ideal place to visit on a rainy day. 

As expected when we visited the Lake District it was raining so we had it on our list of places to go. There was also the added bonus that they accept Tesco Days Out vouchers so I cashed in some Clubcard points beforehand.

As we entered the town we parked in a nearby car park, walking the short distance to the attraction and using the buggy friendly side entrance. The price of admission was £14.40 (two adults at £7.20, 2's and under free) but with the use of our Tesco voucher is came to just £4.40!!! A complete bargain.

We made our way through to the small cinema type room to watch the five minute presentation that introduces Miss Potter, her stories and illustrations. At this moment Joseph decided he wanted out of his pushchair and wanted to walk, so we spent most of the time wrestling him into his reins! 

At the end of the short film a door opened as we stepped inside we were whisked into the stories of Miss Potter. Greeted first by Peter Rabbit and then by Jemima Puddle Duck, the characters are identical to those from the books as are the scenes. 


Daddy and toddler looking at Peter Rabbit figure