My Top Free Family Days Out in Northamptonshire

My Top Free Family Days Out in Northamptonshire

If, like many parents, you’re looking for  things to do to keep the family occupied this summer, here’s a few of my favourite free days out in and around Northampton. Abington Park & Museum Abington Park has to be my

Castle Ashby Gardens

Castle Ashby Gardens

One of the best things about my recent 50 mile walk (apart from the massive sense of achievement and raising money for charity) was the chance to explore parts of my home county that I don’t know very well. One

Mini Meadows Farm, Northants

Mini Meadows Farm, Northants

I’ve been to Mini Meadows several times in the last two years, yet it’s one of those places that I’ve never thought to do a post about. It’s a bit of a drive, yet we go back time and time

Family Friendly Lake District Walks

Family Friendly Lake District Walks

The last time we went to the Lake District I was pregnant, so we’d been eager to return with Finn for ages. We finally managed to fit in a family camping trip last week and, despite the fact we couldn’t do

My Top Outdoor Apps

My Top Outdoor Apps

I did think twice before writing this post. After all, one of the best things about spending time outdoors is getting away from the screens that often seem to dominate modern life. I spend far too much time on the

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