A wander around Tarn Hows…

Where do you go when you fancy an easy walk that will entertain both the kids and the adults? Well, Tarn Hows is a good option. Managed by the National Trust, there is a car parking charge, toilets and even a van selling drinks. The walking route is a circular one around the tarn with…

Things to do in Cumbria this half term?

Wherever you are in the country, check out your local areas “What’s on” page for activities in your area.

If in doubt or organised fun isn’t your thing, put on your boots, grab your waterproof and get outside! Go for a walk, jump in puddles and kick some leaves!

Mini adventure up Birkrigg Common…

The path was a lot steeper than we thought, not that that stopped Tommy running up it (seriously, where does he get that energy from?!). We spotted (and maybe ate) loads of blackberries on the way up and had a brief encounter with a caterpillar.

Safari Zoo: A second chance and penguins…

After our slightly disappointing first visit, I’m glad we went back, and we will definitely go back again (we’re even thinking of getting an annual pass). It has got me thinking about other places we have been that we have written off after a bad experience.

Maybe we should look at going back and giving those places a second chance?

Get your kids outdoors!

The outdoors being anything from a bug hunt in the garden to spending a day walking or a night wild camping. Sadly though, kids just aren’t spending enough time outdoors and parents are acknowledging this.

Like Daddy, like daughter…

After we picked up some walking boots for my son (who is a junior size 10), I have been desperately searching for something similar for my daughter, but as she is only 3 and only has size 7 feet, we have really struggled. However, we stumbled across some by accident when buying some new shin…

All alone in the deep, dark wood, well not quite…

For the last couple of weeks all four of us having been itching to go for a walk. Me and my husband have been too busy to do anything substantial outdoors with the kids so we set aside today to go for a big walk and to squeeze in a quick bike ride in the…

What’s the plan?

It happens to us every week, we discuss and suggest things to do at the weekend but every Friday and Saturday night we will say the same thing to each other, “So, what’s the plan for tomorrow?” Every week without fail and then we spend an hour or so before we nod off sleepily googling…