Inspirational stories from the Lake District, UK

On our car journeys up to Galloway, I’m always a little sad when we drive through the Lake District without pausing for longer than a…

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The best Cornish castles to fuel your imagination

Wild, rugged, and with scores of fairytales dancing around its shores, Cornwall is arguably the best place in the UK to fuel your imagination. Just look…

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Family-friendly places to enjoy nature in Suffolk, England

Suffolk is a place where you can see British countryside at its best. On our family holiday in the east of England, we dipped into…

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Why the north Norfolk coast is a great place for nature-loving families to visit

On the eastern side of the UK, jutting out into the north Sea, lies north Norfolk. This mainly flat, coastal area was often the first…

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Stepping back into Tudor history at Mary Arden’s Farm in Shakespeare’s England

Mary Arden was William Shakespeare’s mother, and she grew up in a farmhouse in Wilmcote, near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust now own…

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Boredom busting activity breaks for the whole family

With four in five Britons opting for staycations, and holidays around the UK soaring, the Express dubbed 2017 a “UK holiday BOOM.” If you’re planning…

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Lunch in style at The Bell, Alderminster near Stratford Upon Avon

The Bell is one of those places whose names seem to make people smile and nod. We mentioned the hotel/restaurant/pub, in Alderminster, near Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, a…

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A festive trip to Leeds Castle Christmas market

Leeds Castle, in Kent, has a history of festive indulgence. When Henry VIII visited, on his way to the opulent ‘Field of Cloth of Gold’…

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Taking children to Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Is it a good idea?

Our children have hit a bothersome age. Instead of happily trotting along with us to museums and exhibitions, it can be a struggle to persuade…

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