Tag: days out

Visiting Penshurst Place
Visiting Penshurst Place

Penshurst Place is a beautiful and very historic building situated near Tonbridge in Kent. It is the ancestral home of the Sidney family (who still continue to live there), and was the birthplace of the great Elizabethan poet, courtier and soldier, Sir Philip Sidney. The original medieval house is one of the most complete surviving examples of 14th-century domestic architecture…

Visiting Whitstable in Kent
Visiting Whitstable in Kent

There’s nothing nicer than a family day out at the seaside, and we think that one of the nicest seaside’s to visit is Whitstable in Kent. Visiting Whitstable in Kent Whitstable harbour was built in 1832 by the Canterbury and Whitstable railway company in order to serve the ‘Crab and Winkle’ line, the world’s first passenger railway service. The Crab…

Bluebell Heaven at Riverhill Gardens
Bluebell Heaven at Riverhill Gardens

One of the lovely things about blogging with Riverhill Himalayan Gardens is having an excuse to visit frequently and watch the seasons continually unfold! Riverhill is an amazing location, and having blogged about some of their forthcoming events I had to pop down and see their bluebell festival myself! Bluebell Heaven at Riverhill Gardens   My children had an extra day…

Our Easter in Photos
Our Easter in Photos

Social media can be a strange phenomenon, and I know for many people it’s like marmite – you either love it or loathe it! I try to remain positive about the social media platforms I use, and to see them as a force for good, which they undoubtedly can be! There are occasions though, when social media has a tendency…

Christmas Family Photos 2015
Christmas Family Photos 2015

Hello, and Happy 2016! This is my first post of the new year, and I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and a very happy New Year! We had a very busy time, as we also have our wedding anniversary and our daughter’s birthday over the holiday season, so we have had very little time to relax! I know…

Why We’ve Stopped Feeding Bread to the Ducks
Why We’ve Stopped Feeding Bread to the Ducks

The highlight of many of our family trips to country parks has been feeding the ducks, something we all enjoy doing regularly as a family. We’ve routinely taken left-over bread with us, torn it into pieces and thrown it into the water as we watch the ducks swim towards us and fight each other for the crumbs! Little did we realise…

5 Reasons to Invest in KidsPlay Waders for Autumn
5 Reasons to Invest in KidsPlay Waders for Autumn

As I’ve mentioned before, we’re a family who have really developed a great love of the outdoors. Most of our weekends are spent exploring both new and familiar places, marvelling at the wonders of nature and watching at first hand the effects of the changing seasons… September is my favourite month of the year, the warmth and longer days of…

Planning a Perfect Picnic
Planning a Perfect Picnic

Last weekend I had an early birthday celebration with family and friends, and as part of our weekend away we had a special picnic… Our original intention was to style this beautifully and take lots of photos, but you know what they say about the best laid plans! I think styling a beautiful picnic if is much easier if you’re…

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – A Family Day Out
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – A Family Day Out

We recently had a super family day out at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and I wanted to share such an amazing space with you, especially if you are based in South East England and could visit for a day! The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the largest new urban park in the UK for over a century, and represents a…

A Family Day Out In Maritime Greenwich
A Family Day Out In Maritime Greenwich

With the half-term holidays well underway we’ve been taking the opportunity to have a few family days out, and our day trip to Greenwich proved very successful! Greenwich is certainly one of the most historic areas of London, and there’s plenty for families to see and do! In fact, there is so much to do you might need to prioritise…

April In The Kent Countryside
April In The Kent Countryside

I really love living in Kent! As we live in a suburban area, I like to take every opportunity to get out into the beautiful Kent countryside which surrounds us. The school Easter holidays gave us the perfect excuse to go and enjoy a few family days out, as well as doing a little family photography too! My husband is a Kent based…