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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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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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 is located just a short drive from our home.…

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