Our little boy is obsessed with planes. He dreams of being a pilot and has built up quite a collection of model airplanes over the years. We live very near to East Midlands airport so we spend alot of time there plane spotting! East Midlands Aeropark is the official viewing area for the airport (we sometimes view from other areas). It is also home to a fascinating aviation museum. We…

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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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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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