Ever so often on our European Roadschooling Adventure, you find something that really hits the bullseye! And Bransby Horses certainly did that today! An animal welfare charity close to the beautiful, historic city of Lincoln... the perfect way to spend a day educating the girls... This time on just how charities work, are created and need our support to succeed in the future.
So as our UK Cities tour draws to a close, we've seen nearly 10 UK Cities in just under a month.... but which one caught our eyes the most? Well, there's no doubt Exeter's outdoor adventures were a favourite, or London's attractions... but the one that we felt was best set up for children was Lincoln.
If you’re wondering how you’re going to keep the kids entertained over a weekend in Norwich, don’t worry as you don’t have to break the bank. There are plenty of free things to do with your children in and around Norwich from visiting one of the many museums or art galleries to exploring the nearby coast. With 48hrs to spend in the beautiful medieval city of Norwich, we've investigated the historical aspects of Norwich on day one, giving over the other to investigating it's cultural, social history.
Norwich is known for its fascinating medieval heritage, famous literary significance and of course its Castle! But delve a little deeper and you'll soon find yourself discovering the cities winding, cobbled lanes. Packed full of great family experiences with lots of activities and fun, interactive ways of exploring the city. There’s plenty to inspire, amaze and exhaust your kids here. But will we be able to pack it into 48hrs??
London has plenty of fun lined up this February half-term break, so there's no excuse for family boredom! Perhaps you fancy spending a family friendly day at one of London's museums or attractions such as the iconic Tower of London or the London Dungeons. Or maybe your kids fancy embracing all things spring and getting involved in the outdoor events.
Keeping the girls occupied over the February half term can be tricky for parents. So just imagine doing it everyday for 450+ days on a European Roadtrip! But to try and help other parents visiting London soon, we've found a few places to see/do in London with Kids.
Ever wondered where the word 'Blazer' (i.e school blazer) comes from? Well, it's not one that we knew the answer to either but interestingly it comes from Cambridge! Deriving its name from the 'blazing red' ivy used to hide the less attractive walls of the impressive St John's College. It's just one of the interesting facts that we discovered on a visit to Cambridge in the early spring sunshine this week.
Following a fantastic Saturday in Birmingham , where we discovered the climbing experience at 'Rock Up Birmingham' & 'Cadbury's World'.... We've decided to try and discover what's available for kids in the centre of Birmingham or on the outskirts of Birmingham. With two active, adventurous girls desperate for more adventures to add to those we've found on our UK Cities tour (especially in Lincoln & Exeter).... what else would Birmingham have to offer on a wintry, snowy Sunday in February?
Leaving the natural outdoor playground that is Pembrokeshire & Bluestone Wales, we've headed inland and back into England to see just what Birmingham has to offer our intrepid family adventurers. So where better to start in this city that's famous for it's chocolate heritage than at Cadburys World... But first we needed to burn off some of those eventual choices, so we headed for the brilliant climbing centre at Rock Up Birmingham.
Leaving Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire proved harder than we thought!! Both girls have loved the activities on offer whilst the luxury of the lodge accommodation has proved a real change from spending 450+ days living in a motorhome across Europe. But we've loved finding fun & quirky travel destinations and activities for families whilst ensuring we road school our two daughters at the same time...... So the time had come to leave Bluestone Wales!
But before we left Pembrokeshire for the next leg of our 'UK Cities Tour' we'd planned to visit Britain's smallest city in St David's in Pembrokeshire!
Does Your Family Love Getting Active too? So have you seen what Pembrokeshire's Bluestone Wales has to offer for those who love getting outdoors!! Family Friendly Fun for all ages! Climbing, Zip Wires, Adventure Centre, swimming in the Blue Lagoon.... With our motorhome getting a well earned rest from our European RoadSchooling Adventure, we've headed for Bluestone's Timber Lodges for a 4 day stay next to the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastline. The perfect place for a short break to allow the girls to get active in the great Welsh outdoors!!
Having loved our visit to Lincoln Castle & Cathedral yesterday, we know that Lincoln caters brilliantly for little explorers....our girls loved every second of the castle walls walk, guided cathedral tour and visit to the Victorian Prison. But could Lincoln provide as much enjoyment today but this time for free? So what's available in the city, if like us, you're on a tight budget?
Considering a weekend in Lincoln with your kids and wondering what are the best places for kids in Lincoln. Pondering whether there's enough to occupy them? Well, we've tried and tested it! So use the ideas & inspiration from our family visit to help make your next visit to Lincoln as enjoyable as possible (for you and the kids!)
Having loved visiting Durham earlier this week, we headed into nearby York via the easy Park'n'Ride option from Monks Cross... With Lottie gazing longingly at the myriad of shops at this 'out of town' shopping centre, we started discussing why York has grown in popularity in recent years to become one of the world's most popular cities for families. But what does York have in store for kids in a perfect wintry day in February?
Having seen the delights of one of England's most South Westerly Cities in Exeter, it was perhaps an odd one to find ourselves heading to one of the most North Easterly Cities in Durham... but as Bill Bryson once so famously said '‘If you have never been to Durham before, go there at once. Take my car, it’s wonderful."
Since we had no car to take, we headed off in our motorhome to test out the 'Park'n' Ride' scheme near to Duham's botanical gardens. Hoping to discover just why Durham's World Heritage sites are so respected across the world.
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