What the Ladybird Heard comes to Birmingham

One of the most popular bedtime stories in our house is the Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ award-winning picture book What the Ladybird Heard. The cunning plan of two robbers Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow is foiled by the tiniest,…

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It’s beginning to look a lot like a Magical …

At the weekend, we drove over to Drayton Manor to enjoy their Magical Christmas event. I had heard lots of wonderful things about the event and couldn’t wait to see how the theme parked looked with all the Christmas decorations up, the twinkly lights glowing…

Five things to do at Dudmaston

Last weekend we drove over to beautiful Shropshire to visit one of the finest National Trust properties in the Midlands, Dudmaston Hall. Dudmaston is a beautiful country house near the village of Quatt, set in acres of rolling hills with views over the Shropshire countryside. The house…

Enjoying Easter fun at National Forest Adventure Farm

On Easter Sunday, we took a drive over to Burton-on-Trent to visit the National Forest Adventure Farm. We’ve been to the farm on a number of occasions over the last couple of years and have always enjoyed it. There’s always lots to see and do…

The Tamarin Trail comes to Drayton Manor Park

On Friday, I took the family along to Drayton Manor Park for the opening of their latest animal enclosure, the Tamarin Trail. The Zoo at Drayton Manor Park welcomes five new species of guests including the White Lipped Tamarin, Red Handed Tamarin, Emperor Tamarin, Cotton…

Olly’s top ten things to do at Thomas Land, …

Thomas Land at Drayton Manor is probably one of the most exciting places to be if you’re a train mad pre-schooler like my three year old Olly. On Saturday, we got the chance to explore the park, have a go on some of Olly’s most favourite rides and…

Review: Ancient Oceans at Sea Life Centre Birmingham

Last week we had the pleasure of visiting the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham on Olly’s third birthday. We had been invited to visit the Sea Life Centre to check out the new Ancient Oceans event which is on this half term week until Sunday 21st…