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The Eden Project

What a beautiful place. This is a “must do” if you’re visiting Cornwall. It’s hard to describe what it’s all about because the experience is so breathtaking, but to put it simply it’s a huge project set up in a reclaimed China clay pit with two huge biomes (large greenhouse type domes) and surrounded by an outdoor garden interspersed with art and informative exhibitions. This… Read More »The Eden Project

May Day Mini Break

At the last minute we decided to pack overnight bags into the cars secretly and take the four wildlings on an adventure. It seems like every time we go on a day trip, the kids have so much fun they never want to leave. Arlo literally sobs when he has to say goodbye, and the older cousins use diversion tactics to try and delay home… Read More »May Day Mini Break

Arley Arboretum

What a beautiful place. It was my sisters idea to take all of the kids for a little mini break, so we booked a hotel, packed up the cars and headed off on an adventure for the bank holiday weekend. Arley Arboretum is in Worcestershire, not too far from the beautiful banks of the river Severn where there are plenty of beautiful rest stops for… Read More »Arley Arboretum

The Fairy Tale Forest

We decided to conclude our May Day bank holiday mini break with a trip to Rays Farm, set in the Shropshire Countryside. With four children to amuse it’s sometimes difficult to satisfy all of the different age ranges, but here there really is something for everyone. As we arrived we purchased tickets and animal food and headed to the farmyard to meet the animals. Arlo… Read More »The Fairy Tale Forest

Organised Chaos at Kidtropolis

I don’t know what I was thinking yesterday but I decided to take Arlo and two of his cousins to “Kidtropolis” on my own – and what in theory should have been a fabulous day out almost turned into a disaster. Before we even entered the event they were all playing chase in the queue, Literally a minute after I took this picture Arlo knocked… Read More »Organised Chaos at Kidtropolis