Tag: National Trust

  • Norfolk Broads

    Crashing a boat on the Norfolk Broads

    Every other year we head down to our friends The Speeds at Great Yarmouth. Every other year we looks to do something different. We’ve done the beaches and pleasure parks, so what’s the plan this year? I suggested going on the broads in a boat. Ideally stopping on one over night, but apparently that isn’t […]

  • Rainbows sleepover at Gibside

    Rainbows Sleepover – The Stables, Gibside

    I’m back in Brownie Pack Holiday planning mode for next Spring.  Options include heading back to Cheviot View in Wooler, which we loved, or staying closer to home to save on the coach travel.  So the decision hasn’t been made yet.  When my fellow Rainbow leaders in the division Karen and Natalie were looking to […]

  • Tatton Park Mansion and Gardens

    Tatton Park Cheshire

    After an action packed day in Manchester city centre exploring the Museum of Science and Industry we were very ready for a chilled out Sunday.  No typical Manchester rain today.   The sun was shining and set to stay so the plan was head to a historic home. From Hale there were two large National Trust […]

  • Lambton Worm Customs House

    Lambton Worm Customs House

    At the end of the brilliant performance of Jack & the Beanstalk the cast announced that 2017’s Custom’s House production would be the Lambton Worm.   We were intrigued and loved the idea of the Customs House re-telling a local legend in their own unique way. I’ll admit my knowledge of this legend goes as far […]

  • Dolaucothi Gold Mines

    Dolaucothi Gold Mines

    Day 3 of our Trip to Wales was one of my favourites. Essentially this was the back bone of our reason to come to Wales. My Aunty Hazel, lives in a tiny village just outside of Lampeter. It is a beautiful un touched area of Wales, that is truly in the middle of nowhere, but […]

  • Wallington Hall – Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt

    On the first bank holiday of 2016, Good Friday, we loaded the car up with the picnic rug, a cobbled together picnic of miscellaneous items and clothing for every season. The weather forecast was good and the girls insisted I go through the drawers looking for last years sunglasses but in reality it was definitely […]

  • Summer Plans 2016

    Planning Summer 2016

    Holiday dreaming. It’s that time of the year when you mind wanders to the dream of summer. Endless sunshine, trips to the park, flip flops, barbecues and my favourite drink of all time… Pimms.   Even if the weather gods chuck in a north eastern downpour the kids soon get used to soggy sandwiches and the […]