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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Halloween is firmly becoming a favourite holiday in our house so this year we decided that picking our own pumpkins was essential. One sunny afternoon, after school we headed to our local PYO 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! Access to the farm is easy and there…

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Christmas is a time filled with wonderful family traditions. Whether it’s hanging your favourite baubles on the tree, making your Grandma’s famous Christmas pudding or eating far too many pigs in blankets! For as long as I can remember the story of The Snowman has been part of our Christmas tradition. When I was a little girl I loved sharing the wonderful Raymond Briggs picture book with my Mum. It…

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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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In May this year we had the pleasure of staying at the Swainswood Leisure Park and Spa. Located in the heart of the National Forest this country retreat is nestled in woodland just outside the market town of Ashby de la Zouch. Accommodation onsite is made up of two and three bedroom lodges. Most of the lodges have private hot tubs that are ready to use the minute you check…

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