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Days out

Stepping back in time at the Weald and Downland Living Museum

One of the places that we loved in Wales was St Fagans. It made me nostalgic for a place that I remember from school trips as a child so last weekend we headed there: the Weald and Downland Living Museum (or Open Air Museum as I knew it from my childhood) We asked my parents […]

Sunday Funday at Orleans House Gallery

We recently visited Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham thanks to West London Wonders and had a brilliant time that made us want to explore more of their partner venues. Close by, on the bank of the River Thames is Orleans House Gallery. Once a magnificent stately home, now only a single extraordinary room remains: the […]

A twilight tour of Strawberry Hill House with West London Wonders

Strawberry Hill House is a beautiful stately home once owned by Horace Walpole. We were invited to attend a blogger event to experience the beauty of the house and gardens at twilight. Anya was spellbound from the moment we arrived: she said it looked like a magical castle for princesses. She wasn’t wrong! With its […]

Born to bounce at Red Kangaroo

Last weekend we were invited to our local Red Kangaroo in Reading. Matthew had been to a trampoline park before and had been desperate to go again but I’d been worried about taking Zach along as he is so small. I needn’t have worried! Red Kangaroo offers family sessions suitable for ages 2 to 12 […]

Thomas and Friends Big World Big Adventures

We are train fanatics. I am not ashamed of that. I collected the original Thomas the Tank Engine books as a child and have now passed them on to my own children. We have watched almost every episode and every film as well. Matthew and Anya’s passion for trains has waned somewhat but now we […]