Tropiquaria Family Fun Day Out in Somerset

We needed to head up to North Somerset. So we thought let’s turn it into a family day out. Tricky in winter though as many attractions shut. But wildlife venues are always a good year round bet. So we headed to Tropiquaria near Watchet.

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Family Walk at Wellington Monument

Family Walk at Wellington Monument

Restoring the Wellington Monument in the Blackdown Hills, Somerset is an ongoing project. Unfortunately scaffolding currently covers the monument itself. However, its surroundings still make for a pleasant family walk. The National Trust manage the site, so take a look on their website to see what the monument looks like. I am excited that the restoration includes a plan for a viewing platform. Hopefully there will be some great views from there. 

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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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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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A Toddler’s Visit to Shepreth Wildlife Park

Toddler's visit to Shepreth Wildlife Park

A toddler’s visit to Shepreth Wildlife Park would be straightforward. But our demands were a little more complex. It is an increasing challenge to find venues for multi-generational days out. Especially as the toddler increasingly just wants to run about. Shepreth Wildlife Park appeared to tick lots of the boxes. Something for the toddler to do, wheelchair accessible for great granny, drivable to from Cambridge, on the train line from London, has a cafe for lunch…
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