Charlecote Park

Charlecote Park

We had considered going away for a quick break this week, but Luke had a bad back and the idea of lugging a tent around was less than appealing! However, I still wanted to do something outdoorsy with Finn so

Countryfile Live 2016 Highlights

Countryfile Live 2016 Highlights

As fans of Countryfile and all things outdoor, we were thrilled to be offered tickets to this weekend’s Countryfile Live event at Bleinham Palace. It is a massive site and there is so much to see and do that I

Stowe Gardens

Stowe Gardens

We’ve been to Stowe before, so I won’t bore you with the details again. Last week I was eager to spend some time with Finn. Working 50 hours a week doesn’t leave a lot of free time so I wanted

West Runton Beach, Norfolk

West Runton Beach, Norfolk

One of the highlights of our recent trip to Norfolk was a morning at West Runton Beach. We parked in the car park on Water Lane (NR27 9QP) which costs £2.50 for the day. There are also public toilets and

Sheringham Park, Norfolk

Sheringham Park, Norfolk

One of the challenges when camping with a toddler is getting them to nap during the day. We’re lucky in that Finn is a very good sleeper, and will quite happily fall asleep in the pushchair or car. It’s obviously

Hardwick Hall

Hardwick Hall

I’m always looking for an interesting day out, and so decided to fit in another outing on the way back from our Peak District mini break. We called in at Hardwick Hall, our second National Trust visit after Longshaw, and

Longshaw Estate

Longshaw Estate

Last week we headed to the Peak District for a few days. It was kind of a mini honeymoon, but also just because we fancied a break after all the wedding craziness. Despite some unfavorable forecasts, it didn’t rain. I

Barnwell Country Park

Barnwell Country Park

We’ve been trying to make the most of the decent weather lately and get outside as much as possible. It’s also been a great opportunity to visit local (and local-ish) places that we’ve never been to. Following on from our

Fineshade Wood

Fineshade Wood

We were blessed with a couple of days of gorgeous weather last week and, rather fortunately, these coincided with my days off. Luke was also craving some fresh air after being cooped up in his study for what seemed like

Pony Trekking through Cresswell Crags

Pony Trekking through Cresswell Crags

It was my hen weekend last week and my lovely sister had lined up a fantastic time for me. I’d had no idea what was planned, but we spent a day just outside the gorgeous Clumber Park enjoying a relaxing time