8 great things to do in and around Matlock Bath with kids

We are fortunate to live just an hour’s drive from the magnificent Peak District National Park. Famed for its outstanding natural beauty, green moors and dales, steep gorges, country estates and quaint pretty villages this truly is a breathtaking part of the world. One of our favourite places to visit is Matlock Bath. Nestled in a steep gorge alongside the River Derwent this spa town is located right on the…

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One Day Family Friendly Amsterdam Itinerary

As a family who loves to travel we often take short weekend trips, both in the UK and in Europe. We are pretty good a cramming a weeks worth of sightseeing into just one or two days. During one trip to The Netherlands and Belgium we managed to visit Antwerp, Rotterdam and Amsterdam in just 36 hours! I thought I’d share with you how we spent 8 hours in Amsterdam…

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Beauty and the Beast Pantomime at De Montfort Hall – Leicester

Growing up in Australia meant that the traditional Christmas pantos were never really part of my life. Since living in the UK and having my little boy, I have discovered the pure joy and entertainment of the British Panto! The laughter and fun is something that you can’t really explain until you have been to one. This year Leicester doesn’t fail to deliver when it comes to pantomimes. You can…

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Great Christmas Events in Leicester City Centre

This year the city of Leicester is hosting some magical Christmas events. The city centre is in full festive mode and we were lucky enough to spend a day exploring what is on offer. I can honestly say that it didn’t disappoint! Jubilee Square Ice Skating Rink First stop on our Christmas day out was the fantastic undercover Ice skating rink in Jubilee Square. We’ve only ever been ice skating…

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The Snowman Tour at Coventry Cathedral 

It was a cold fresh evening when we made our way through the streets of Coventry towards the historic Coventry Cathedral. Just a few days earlier the city of Coventry was announced as the UK City of Culture 2021. One of the cities most historical and beautiful points of interest is the Cathedral. Overlooking University Square this stunning building sits in the shadow of the original Cathedral which was all…

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