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This is the section where you can find all of our blog posts about days out. Our Bloggers love finding new things to do during the weekends and school holidays and these will give you some fresh ideas. Don't forget to take a look at our main Days Out page as well to find venues in your area.





Holgate Windmill - by Mother of Dragons

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Holgate Windmill is a beautiful and fascinating building preserved through the hard work of a group of volunteers, and for any curious toddler the idea of being allowed to climb about inside what is essentially an enormo...
Written by Mother of Dragons

A plea from a generation of small boys - DON'T TAKE AWAY DIPPY! - by Andy

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Statistically speaking around 50% of us were small boys once. Many of us still act like one. And you know what all small boys love? Dinosaurs dinosaurs dinosaurs....
Written by Andy

York Boat - by Mother of Dragons

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For a fresh perspective on our beautiful city, we took a trip on the York Boat. Because a cruise on the Ouse is hard to refuse....
Written by Mother of Dragons

A day out at Media City in Salford - by Mrsbrazzer

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From Rastamouse to Crackerjack, the CBeebies weekend at Media City offered something for three generations of the family, and provided lots of laughs and entertainment. We combined a visit to the CBeebies Peter Pan event...
Written by Mrsbrazzer

Yorkshire Wildlife Park - by Mother of Dragons

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Our toddler knows a lot about jungle animals, but mostly from watching Rara the Noisy Lion. We decided that it was high time we took him to Yorkshire Wildlife Park to meet the real thing....
Written by Mother of Dragons

A taste of America in Yorkshire - by Mrsbrazzer

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Whether you are looking for a 1950’s American diner experience, a wide choice of ice cream or somewhere for the kids to burn off some excessive energy, Billy Bob’s Parlour at the Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream Farm ticks all ...
Written by Mrsbrazzer

If you go down to the farm today, you’re sure to see lots of tractors - by Mrsbrazzer

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From tractors to an indoor sand area, Hesketh Farm Park at Bolton Abbey offers a wide range of activities for children of all ages. Hesketh Farm Park is located just one mile from the picturesque village of Bolton Abbey,...
Written by Mrsbrazzer

Princess Diana Memorial Playground and Fountain - by Mum1stdoctor2nd

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This great spot in Kensington is a wonderful place to take kids in the sunshine with lovely open grounds and a fountain for the kids to play around....
Written by Mum1stdoctor2nd

Colourscape at Clapham Common until Friday 19th September - by Andy

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If you have a toddler and can get to Clapham in the next few days, we would highly recommend Colourscape. It's a temporary exhibit which travels around the country hosting mini-music festivals. But that is not what we we...
Written by Andy

A day out with Thomas the Tank Engine - by Mrsbrazzer

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Where better to take a train mad toddler than on a day out with his favourite engine? Being greeted by the Fat Controller, taking a ride on Thomas, watching the other engines run up and down on the track and meeting Bert...
Written by Mrsbrazzer

Murton Park - by Mother of Dragons

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Just outside York, Murton Park is home to the Yorkshire Museum of Farming and the Derwent Valley Light Railway. We took our toddler there to try and decide once and for all which is better - tractors or trains?...
Written by Mother of Dragons

Stockeld Park - by Mother of Dragons

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For a family day out with a twist, we took a trip to the enchanted forest at Stockeld Park....
Written by Mother of Dragons

Would you take your baby to a spa? - by Andy

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We took James to the Baby Spa in Kensington from when he was a few weeks old and have started the same thing with Isabella who had her first trip at only two weeks old and loved it! Can babies really relax?!...
Written by Andy

Newby Hall - by Mother of Dragons

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About half an hour's drive from Harrogate is Newby Hall, an eighteenth-century mansion designed by Christopher Wren. With 25 acres of gardens, a boating lake, an adventure playground and a miniature railway it is a parad...
Written by Mother of Dragons

York Maze - by Mother of Dragons

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According to Trip Advisor, York Maze is the number one visitor attraction in York. We went to see what all the fuss is about....
Written by Mother of Dragons

Yorkshire Lavender - by Mother of Dragons

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Nestled in the beautiful Howardian Hills, Yorkshire Lavender is an ideal place to go and let off a bit of steam on a sunny day....
Written by Mother of Dragons

Get ready for Fareham Art Trail - by TinBoxTraveller

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Culture-lovers of all ages are in for a treat this summer as national and local artists exhibit their work in the first ever Fareham Art Trail (23-30 August 2014)....
Written by TinBoxTraveller

Hill Head beaches - spoilt for choice! - by TinBoxTraveller

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Hill Head in Fareham has three beaches along its seafront that are great for picnics, dog walking and letting the kids run off steam....
Written by TinBoxTraveller

City Screen Picturehouse - by Mother of Dragons

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When I was pregnant people seemed to delight in telling me that once the baby arrived I wouldn't have time to go to the Cinema anymore (amongst many other things). Clearly they hadn't heard of City Screen....
Written by Mother of Dragons

Castle Howard - by Mother of Dragons

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Castle Howard is one of the biggest and most popular stately homes in Yorkshire. But does it have what it takes to keep a toddler entertained?...
Written by Mother of Dragons

Lollibops 2014 at Hatfield House - by Emmys mummy

Lollibops is a Children's festival like no other. It is aimed at the under 10's and has a HUGE mix of entertainment to suit all.

This year's venue is Hatfield House in Hertfordshire - easily accessible via train and is...

Written by Emmys mummy

Dalby Forest and the Great Gruffalo Forest Tour - by Mother of Dragons

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2014 is the 15th anniversary of the publication of Julia Donaldson's "Gruffalo", and the Forestry Commission Has organised a series of events to mark the occasion. We went to the beautiful Dalby Forest to meet him....
Written by Mother of Dragons

Off-the-beaten track museums in London - by Andy

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Fed up with the crazy queues at the Natural History Museum and Science Museum? Time to get the book out and find other museums! We tried the Grant Museum of Zoology and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology...
Written by Andy

Brockbushes Farm - by Wittyhoots

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Brockbushes is situated just off the A69 west of Newcastle Upon Tyne near Corbridge. It is a 'pick your own fruit' farm, with a great tea shop, farm shop and children's [lay area. Regular family friendly events through...
Written by Wittyhoots

Itchen Valley Country Park - by TinBoxTraveller

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This green oasis is nestled between Southampton and Eastleigh, offering families somewhere to play and enjoy nature....
Written by TinBoxTraveller

Colby Woodland Garden, Llanteg - by Ickle Pickle

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Beautiful National Trust Gardens, with woodlands, a meadow, stream, and gentle, pushchair friendly half mile walk to the seaside....
Written by Ickle Pickle

Primrose Vale Farm Shop & PYO - by Mummytolittlee

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Situated on the edge of the Cotswold scarp between Cheltenham and Gloucester is Primrose Vale Farm Shop & PYO. They grow super fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables. Whether you prefer robust winter roots, soft summer fru...
Written by Mummytolittlee

National Railway Museum - by Mother of Dragons

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Near the top of any list of things to do with children in York must surely be a trip to the National Railway Museum. Here's why....
Written by Mother of Dragons

CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace - by Bloggermumma

A celebration to all things countryside !...
Written by Bloggermumma

Seaton Delaval Hall - Northumberland - by Wittyhoots

Seaton Delaval Hall is a National Trust Property. It has a playground made from natural materials, formal gardens, picnic areas, walks and wide open spaces to let your little ones run about. There are photographic and ...
Written by Wittyhoots

Hatfield House - Hertfordshire - by Emmys mummy

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Hatfield House is a country house set in a large park, the Great Park, on the eastern side of the town of Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England.

Hatfield House is the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury a...

Written by Emmys mummy

Piglets Adventure Farm Park - by Mother of Dragons

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Just off the A64 near York is Piglets, a farm-themed adventure playground which is currently my son's idea of heaven....
Written by Mother of Dragons

Witney Carnival - by Bloggermumma

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A fun day out for all the family !...
Written by Bloggermumma

Burnby Hall Museum and Gardens - by Mother of Dragons

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Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington, off the A1079 between York and Beverley is a beautiful place for a day out, with plenty to keep children entertained....
Written by Mother of Dragons

River & Rowing Museum - Henley on Thames - by Emmys mummy

Henley on Thames’ River & Rowing Museum is looking forward to the summer holidays by announcing an exciting range of workshops and exhibitions for adults and children.


The exciting and interactive activities progra...

Written by Emmys mummy

Make this the summer you make something! - by Andy

Don’t spend the summer doing nothing in particular - Get sticking, clipping, crafting, tweaking, creating, shaping and making at Eureka! in Halifax...
Written by Andy

North York Moors Railway - by Mother of Dragons

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Featuring beautifully restored steam engines, and running between Pickering and Whitby through the beautiful North York Moors countryside, a trip on the North York Moors Railway is a great day out for any little Thomas t...
Written by Mother of Dragons

The Balloon Tree - by Mother of Dragons

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The Balloon Tree Farm Shop and Cafe is situated on the A166 just outside Gate Helmsley. With an outdoor play area and animal viewing area (both free of charge to customers), this is one of our favourite places for lunch ...
Written by Mother of Dragons

How to get beautiful photos of your kids in the sunshine - by Kellyreeves

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One of the toughest challenges for an amateur photographer is capturing the perfect image of your child playing in the sunshine. It looks great in real life, but how do you get that into a photo?...
Written by Kellyreeves

The Circus is in Town - Chingford - by Emmys mummy

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Billy Smarts Circus is currently in Chingford from 24th June - 29th June.

Fun for all the family with ticket prices to suit all budgets...

Written by Emmys mummy

So you're at BritMumsLive and want to go for a drink? - by Andy

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Maybe it's not as exciting as you thought or maybe your day is over and you need a drink? Relax with some friends in a nice bar. Here's some tips :)...
Written by Andy

Lee Valley Park Farm - by Emmys mummy

Lee Valley Park Farms are located in Waltham Abbey, a small farm and a working dairy farm. Fun for all the family and a lovely day out for all ages. Especially fun in the School holidays due to all the scheduled ...
Written by Emmys mummy

International Centre for Birds of Prey, Newent - by Mummytolittlee

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The International Centre for Birds of Prey is one of the oldest dedicated birds of prey centres in the world. It’s located in the pretty old market town of Newent, about 8 miles North West of Gloucester and on the edge o...
Written by Mummytolittlee

Coaley Peak, Nympsfield - by Mummytolittlee

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Coaley Peak is a picnic site and viewpoint to the south-west of Stroud, with breathtaking views over the Severn Vale and the distant Welsh Hills....
Written by Mummytolittlee

Lea Valley White Water Centre - by Emmys mummy

Lea Valley White Water Centre is located in Waltham Abbey, Essex - Purpose built for the 2012 Olympic games and where Team GB won Gold and Silver medals in the Canoe Slalom event.

Now open to the public and to School gro...

Written by Emmys mummy

Our Red Letter Days trip up The Shard plus Lunch - by Andy

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(Not sponsored!) We took Doofy for a trip up The Shard followed by lunch at Strada at More London. Great views, good food. A fun afternoon despite the fog....
Written by Andy

Accommodation for families - the growth of the Family Room - by Andy

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Staying away for a night can be a relaxing break even with the kids in tow... even if you don't want them in a separate room. It's affordable and achievable....
Written by Andy

We're all going to the zoo tomorrow! - by Andy

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Well, actually we went last week - after our excellent Maynards Discovery Patch tweet-up. How good is London Zoo for toddlers? Awesome....
Written by Andy

Can you use sweets as a path to discovery?! - by Andy

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Probably one of the weirdest questions that I have ever been forced to ask myself, but one sweet company is trying to do this. We were invited along to listen to their pitch and make up our own minds...
Written by Andy

Battersea Park Children's Zoo - by Andy

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Battersea Park Zoo in London is a great alternative to the "big attractions" that people fall over themselves to visit. We took Doofy along to check out the venue....
Written by Andy
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