Northumberland… (Part 2)

There was a reason for our early start, we were going out to Holy Island to visit Lindisfarne. It’s somewhere I have wanted to visit for a long time and wanted to make the most of it. We got there for about 7am and walked the distance from the car park to the National Trust…

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!

A birthday treat! Orrest Head, Lakes Aquarium, Steam Railway and a surprise owl…

This walk has repeatedly been listed as easy and it’s height wasn’t much greater than the Hoad Monument, so I thought it would be a good choice for the kids but, looking at how steep the hill in front was and the fact I couldn’t see the well known sign stating it was just 20 minutes to the top, I was starting to doubt everything I had read about it.

Fell Foot Park…

He went down (forgetting he had his keys in his pocket) and collapsed in a heap at the bottom. The kids took this as an opportunity to climb on him before we went to the park.

Hoad hill and the Hoad monument…

When you approach Ulverston, the first thing you see is the Hoad Monument, a monument that looks like a lighthouse but isn’t a lighthouse. It’s a monument to Sir John Barrow, explorer extraordinaire so it seemed fitting to make it our first adventure in Cumbria.

Museums, a tricky adventure with the kids…

“Does a museum trip count as an outdoor adventure with little explorers?” Does a trip to a Sea Life Centre or a Zoo? I say yes, because I see it as more like a time travel outdoor adventure. I can’t see dinosaur in the wild, but they did exist, they are an important part of…

Beacon Fell and birthday cake…

For my husbands birthday we decided to have an intentionally rainy day of fun up Beacon Fell! You might think we are mad, but for the most part there is plenty of cover in the woods (and who doesn’t love the sound of rain in the woods?) and we thought it might give a different…

Exploring Anglesey… Day 1: The Great Orme, Llandudno

We went to Trearddur Bay on Anglesey for a long weekend a couple of weeks ago this year and had a great time, overall. Tom is being a bit overly dramatic at the moment and so every little thing is causing earth shattering tantrums and Charlotte is being as defiant as ever and is thoroughly…