The Great Outdoors

Outdoor toys – mini golf set

Playing outdoors is great fun for children. There are so many easy games you can play with them – football, slides, paddling pool, sandplay, and so on. Last week, whilst at our favourite garden centre, we came across a lovely little mini-golf set and I decided to treat the kids and get them one.


Ever since we started visiting Umberslade Farm Park, Rachel has loved having pony rides and has always been drawn to horses wherever we have been. As a tween/teen I used to have horse-riding lessons every saturday morning, so when Rachel turned 4 I decided to look into local riding schools and whether any of them […]

We are National Trust Members!

We have joined the National Trust! I was a member as a child and remember visiting many properties, but particularly those near to my childhood home in Manchester, Dunham Massey and Tatton Park. When we got back from our holiday I wanted to extend the fun for a little bit longer, so on the Saturday […]

As easy as learning to ride a bike

I have no idea where the phrase came from and actually I never found riding a bicycle particularly easy. I have rarely done it since I was a child and the prospect terrifies me. Rachel had her first bike for her 3rd Christmas present. For some strange reason the manufacturer put the pedals on the […]

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