This term at school L is learning all about space. He’s always been really interested in planets and stars so with the focus being on space we decided it was time for a visit to the National Space Centre in Leicester. Getting there was fairly straight forward and I was really impressed with the amount of parking available. There is a charge of £3 per day so remember to take…

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The county of Leicestershire has a wealth of history and amazing stories to tell. None more famous than that of King Richard III and his untimely end at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Last weekend we were invited along to the King Richard III Visitors Centre in Leicester. It just so happened that it was the Plantagenet Kings 565th birthday! The visitors centre opened in 2014 and is dedicated…

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Yesterday we decided to make the most of the sunny afternoon, after school we headed to our local pick your own pumpkin farm. Cattows Farm is located in Heather, Leicestershire and is one of our absolute favourite places to visit. They have so many fantastic events on throughout the year! This year we decided the put together a Autumn Family Fun Bucket List for the first time. Picking our own…

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We are passionate about exploring as many historical buildings and properties as possible. We are fortunate to have so many wonderful places to visit near us. We have recently purchased English Heritage annual passes. Our passes arrived last week and the first place we decided to visit couldn’t have been any closer to home, in fact Ashby de la Zouch Castle in located in the town where we live. Ashby…

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This summer the gardens at Calke Abbey are alive with colour and activity! The Calke Abbey Estate is one of our favourite National Trust estates and we visit often, particularly in the summer! The gardens at Calke are testament to the hard work that has gone into restoring this once neglected estate. The original walled garden which is made up of 350,000 bricks is home to a grand orangery, exotic…

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