Family Walk at Wellington Monument

Family Walk at Wellington Monument

Wellington Monument in the Blackdown Hills, Somerset is currently being restored. This means that the monument itself is currently covered in scaffolding. However, its surroundings still make for a pleasant family walk. The site is managed by the National Trust, so take a look on their website to see what the monument looks like. Excitingly, the restoration includes a plan for a viewing platform. Hopefully there will be some great views from there. 

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Family Walk at Dumpdon Hill

Family Walk at Dumpdon Hill

Family Walk at Dumpdon Hill – History

Dumpdon Hill is in the Blackdown Hills in East Devon. Dumpdon Hill was the site of an Iron Age hill fort. It is thought to date from 750BC to AD43. The top is more than 250 metres high and is one of the highest points in the Otter Valley. The site covers a sizeable 62 acres. The earth ramparts at the top of the hill are up to 2 metres high. However, archaeologists believe that the hill fort was never finished or lived in. The hill fort would have made a striking sight and invaders would have found it imposing.

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Acton Depot Open Weekend: Family Fun

Acton Depot Open Weekend: Family Fun
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The London Transport Museum Acton Depot only opens for three Open Weekends per year. The Museum Depot at Acton is a huge warehouse that holds the majority of the Museum’s collection which is not on display at the main Museum in Covent Garden. The Depot houses over 320,000 items of all types, including many original works of art used for the Museum’s celebrated poster collection, signs, models, photographs, engineering drawings, uniforms and of course lots of different vehicles from throughout the ages. Sounds perfect for transport geeks, but is it any fun for a three year old? We went along to the Acton Depot Open Weekend: Family Fun to find out…

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Hounslow Urban Farm with a Toddler

Hounslow Urban Farm with a Toddler

Hounslow Urban Farm is one of the most urban of the London city farms that we have visited. Whilst there are plenty of farm animals to pet, the large planes landing at nearby Heathrow are a constant reminder of your city location. In terms of activities for toddlers, this is best urban farm we have visited in London. Read on to find out why it is great fun visiting Hounslow Urban Farm with a toddler…

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Visiting Willows Activity Farm

Visiting Willows Activity FarmWe found visiting Willows Activity Farm a fun experience for a toddler. It is not the cheapest day out, but we found it very well organised (you get what you pay for and all that…). Willows Activity Farm is near St Albans in Hertfordshire, just off junction 22 of the M25. The entrance fee includes the kid’s farm, all shows, fun fair rides, a tractor ride, huge outdoor and indoor play areas, including the Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground. They hold different activities throughout the year, depending on the season. We visited in December, so there was of course a Christmas theme, including a visit to Santa.
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6 Things to do in Manchester with a Toddler

6 Things to do in Manchester with a ToddlerI was in Manchester recently for work and thought it would be interesting to research what there is to do for toddlers. I was surprised to find that there is a huge range of museums in Manchester with activities aimed at little ones. Here are the most interesting 6 things to do in Manchester with a toddler that I found…
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Going to the Beach in London

Going to the Beach in London

Yes, you read that right. Going to the beach in London. So you just don’t have the time for a holiday. Or even a day trip to the seaside. So where can you go for a fix of sand and water?
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Visiting London Zoo with a Toddler

Visiting London Zoo with a Toddler

This is my guide to visiting London Zoo with a toddler. For us, a visit here is a special treat. But although the entrance fee is high, I think that it is good value for money. You can certainly spend the whole day here.
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Down to Margate

Down to Margate

We took an impromptu trip down to Margate on a sunny September day. Margate has reinvented itself from run-down traditional seaside town to an artistic hub. A world-class art gallery, cool cafés and retro shops now complement the sandy beach.
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