Five Go into the Woods: Timber Festival 2019

#PressTrip If Five Go! down to the woods today, we’re sure of a big surprise!…. Gather round all nature lovers, day dreamers, big thinkers. Step into an incredible weekend festival of debate, celebration and reflection in the National Forest. Timber invites you to stand up and be counted as we rethink our relationship with trees…

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Five Go Mad for Macaques! Trentham Monkey Forest

#PressTrip Trentham Monkey Forest recently announced that the first babies since 2017 have been born. The staff at Monkey Forest spotted females showing signs of pregnancy, and were eagerly awaiting these special arrivals. The park has happily revealed that they have welcomed not 1, not 2, but 3 babies – 2 males and a female.…

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Five Go Wild! WildSide Festival 2019

#PressTrip If you are unfortunate lucky enough to know us in real life then you’ll also know that we are nature loving wildlife enthusiasts! We regularly attend Wildlings, a wild play session hosted by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and Stanley’s photo often pops up on the Wildlife Trust’s site. This Summer however, we will be hopping…

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Five Go Treetop Trekking! RSPB Coombes Valley

There’s nothing better than suddenly deciding to go out, cobbling a few very random picnic items together and jumping in the car (ha, who am I kidding? It takes at least 5 trips to the car to get us all packed and strapped in) and heading out. Which is exactly what we did today! After…

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Five Go for a Grand Day Out! Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels

#PressTrip We had been looking forward to this for a while now, but the day was finally upon us. I had it planned out in detail. That morning I let James sleep in as late as possible before getting him up and ready to take Stanley to pre-school. I successfully got James to take an…

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Five Go Eco Friendly! Top Tips for a Sustainable Festival Season

#PressTrip Festivals are now THE Summer staple for making memories full of music, theatre, silliness, dance and fun. But sadly, our festival fun can come at a costly price to the planet. Bigger festivals like Glastonbury can generate nearly 2000 tonnes of waste in a week, this equates to around 15kg of waste per festival…

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Five Go Exploring! Well Natured

So this wasn’t our first foray into the woods, one look at my Instagram feed will tell you that, but today we tried out a little outdoor learning session that was just so lovely I had to share it. Well Natured is primarily woodland play sessions aimed at pre-schoolers but it’s the beautiful setting that…

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Five Go on a New Adventure! Just So Festival 2019

#PressTrip Have you ever experienced proper excitement? I’m talking the kind that makes your tummy flutter with butterflies and your arms go all goosey! Yep? Well imagine trying to hold it all in for nearly 2 months! So, you can appreciate how excited I am to finally be able to tell you that we have…

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Five Go Barging About! Heritage Narrow Boats

#ad March can be a tricky month to predict weather-wise, in the past we’ve had glorious sunshine and warmer no coat days and then again we’ve had snowdrifts and road closures. So it seemed an impossible task to try and arrange a special family day out for Ben’s 40th (in case you were wondering, I’ve…

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Five Go National Trusting!

We love a bit of the National Trust, have been members for 3 years now and we’ve always got our monies worth from our membership fee. It’s something I highly recommend to friends with young families, as the National Trust has worked hard over the last decade to become more family focussed and shake off…

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