Review: Darwin Forest Country Park, Derbyshire

It’s been a hectic few weeks in our household, so our trip to Darwin Forest Country Park this weekend came at the perfect time. Darwin Forest Country Park is a small holiday park near to the picture-postcard villages of Matlock and Bakewell, on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District. The park… View Post

A trip down Memory Lane

They don’t look like much. Simple wooden chalets tucked back from the road, barely visible through the trees as you drive though a tiny Scottish village. But something about them prompted my grandparents to look closer, way back in 1978. And that’s how my family discovered Ardwell. Six chalets in a row, facing… View Post

Review: Ribby Hall Spa, Lancashire

When life gets a little too hectic, I like to go and hide at a decent day spa for a few hours. I’m fortunate to live very close to Ribby Hall Spa, and I’ve visited numerous times over recent years. I love spas – it’s a time and space where NOBODY… View Post

Weekend at Featherdown Farms, Shropshire

When I was invited to try out Featherdown Farms’ version of camping at Upper Shadymoor in Shropshire, my first reaction was *not* to clap my little hands with glee and start exploring the website. Camping and me? We have history. My Dad was a scout leader and we spent many… View Post

Taking on the Mini Mudder Challenge

Like most 10-year-olds, Flea has a thirst for adventure that makes me proud while equally making me want to cry a bit – as a single Mum, I’m often dragged along for the ride against my better judgment. However, good news – this summer your kids can get filthy on… View Post