Our Autumn Campervan Adventure in Rooby Doo

This year has been tough (I think we can ALL agree on that!) and getting away to the Lake District for October Half Term was just the tonic we needed. You may think that anything past September in the UK is a no go for staying in a campervan but trust me, we had the…

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Living Planet [The Story of Survival on Planet Earth]: A Review

I love a good reference book and still have a small treasured collection from when I was little that I have been rediscovering with my boys as we’ve been trying to facilitate home learning. However, I’m also aware that my boys live in an increasingly digital age so when we were asked if would like…

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Festive fun in the Forest: Buried Treasure Adventures

Just over 2 weeks ago we stepped into the unknown on a family Christmas adventure in the woods. We were invited to try out Buried Treasure Adventures, a new local venture based in Trentham, Staffs. Before agreeing I decided to do a little research and checked out their website and Facebook page. Only, I actually…

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Rolling Down The Road: A David Gibb Album Review

We were very fortunate to catch David Gibb playing live at Just So Festival over the Summer. It was definitely one of the highlights of our Just So weekend. David hadn’t been on our radar up until this point and so we didn’t really know any of his songs – we needn’t have worried though,…

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Five Go Mad for Macaques! Trentham Monkey Forest

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. Imagine…

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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 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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The Boy in the Bubble: The Uncle Bubble Mega Loop

Everyone loves bubbles don’t they? I prefer mine chilled and in a glass, but I happen to know two little boys who like to chase and pop them, make beards from them in the bath and wave a wand and watch them fly high into the sky. And, don’t get me started on the amount…

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Five Go Barging About! Heritage Narrow Boats

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 got…

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I Picked a PukkaPaca: Charnwood Forest Alpacas

What defines a mid life crisis? Well, probably secretly booking up a 90 minute session to walk a South American camelid as a Mothers Day treat to yourself! Technically I blame my sister, she put me onto it but I needed little no persuasion. We booked via Groupon…oh we do love a deal…and grabbed the…

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