Local London: Lordship Rec model traffic area

As we are currently going through potty training hell (hopefully for the last time!), we’ve had to temper our ambitions around family days out. Whilst relaxing in the garden is great when the sun is out, after a while I still hanker for some time out of the house. So we’ve been focusing on low-key places we can escape to…

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Colour: The Rainbow Revealed at the Horniman Museum

Our visit to the Horniman Museum this weekend transformed a drab, dreary day into one bursting with colour! Colour: The Rainbow Revealed is the latest interactive exhibition for all the family at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in south London. Colour is a great concept for a family exhibition, as even very young children show an interest in finding and naming…

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6 ways we saved thousands on our family holidays (and how you can too)

*This post may contain affiliate links.  Back when I published our travel plans, one of the questions I was asked was ‘How can you afford so many holidays?’ Make no mistakes, 2017 was a BIG year for travel, for our family at least. We had a 10 day stay in Belgium, a short break to Hampshire, a two week summer…

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Review: The Postal Museum

If you’ve travelled by tube in London recently, its been hard to miss the adverts for Mail Rail – the ones with the strap line ‘Abandoned. Lost. Forgotten.’ (Sounds like this blog. Sorry about that. That’s a rather long story I’ll save for another time!) Mail Rail is the Post Office’s own underground railway, and part of the newly opened…

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Climbing St Rumbold's Tower, Mechelen with young kids

My best family experiences are those where I’ve learnt something new about ourselves. Our recent trip to Mechelen in Belgium gave us one such experience – in the unexpected shape of a very high tower! St Rumbold’s tower, part of the Cathedral of the same name, is one of the highest church towers in Belgium. It was impossible to miss on our…

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