Beautiful free day out in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire | River Derwent Walk

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Matlock Bath is a lovely little place for a day out. Are you wondering what there is to do in Matlock? The answer: so much! We came just for a relaxing day out and wanted it to be cheap, or better, free. So we went on a river side stroll and found some playgrounds. Matlock […]

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#1 Half weekly vlog | Matlock, Rain, Barnsley & Outdoor adventures

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At the beginning of August I said to myself that I really wanted to start to try to produce a weekly vlog video. We always have so much left over footage from our days out vlogs that it seems a shame to have it sitting around not doing anything. Eric loves to watch our videos and […]

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Paddling at Low Bradfield and Damflask Reservoir, Sheffield | Free day out in the countryside

Paddling at Low Bradfield and Damflask Reservoir, Sheffield

I love taking Eric out into the countryside for a picnic, a walk and some wild paddling. Eric loves this simple activity – he loves to throw rocks around, spot wildlife, get messy and most of all IT’S FREE FUN! One of my favourite places to go wild paddling is Padley Gorge, but another place we […]

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Wildlife and nature in the rain at Kiveton Community Woodlands with Northern | Free day out outdoors

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You might already know that we go on trains quite a lot. We don’t drive and go absolutely everywhere; walks in the countryside, city trips to museums and family attractions, local days out, parks, farms, zoos and everything in-between… and yes, without a car. Living in Sheffield, we are regular passengers with Northern as it is […]

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Hathersage & Bakewell: Two playgrounds in one day & a picnic in the park

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Following on from my first blog of our Bamford to Ladybower walk in the Peak District which we did for my birthday, this is day 2 where we went to Hathersage for a quick playground and picnic stop before heading for a family day out in Bakewell. We love Bakewell and it’s one of our […]

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Bamford Mill to Ladybower Reservoir Peak District walk | Short Walks in the Peak District for families

Bamford Mill to Ladybower Reservoir Peak District walk

The Peak District is such a beautiful place to go walking. This Bamford to Ladybower Reservoir walk is one of my favourites. For my birthday, we headed out to the peaks and stayed at Ladybower Inn for 2 nights. It was a lovely 3 days full of fresh air and specular views. I wish we […]

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Wigfield Farm, Barnsley and Worsborough Mill and Country Park | Two days out in One that my toddler loved

days out at Wigfield Farm and Worsborough Mill in Barnsley

When I had previously looked up about Wigfield Farm and Wosborough Mill and Country Park in Barnsley, I found that they were not very far apart from each other. I researched how to do both in one day, specifically as we use public transport; so the more we can do on one route, the better. […]

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6 Reasons why you’ll love Forge Dam in Sheffield | Parks with playgrounds and cafes

Forge Dam in Sheffield

Forge Dam in Sheffield is one of my favourite parks and days out. I’ve wrote about it before, in my 5 parks and playgrounds post, and 9 ideas for fun and interesting walks for families. I love it because it always feels like somewhere special, there’s just a unique atmosphere about it. Here’s a videos […]

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9 ideas for fun and interesting Family Walks and Trails suitable for all the family | Walks for families in Sheffield |

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I’m passionate about going outdoors and I love walking. Walks with kids can be tricky though, and sometimes you want to do something a little more structured and fun than just a wild walk in the countryside. This is why these 9 ideas for Family Walks and Trails are a little outside of the box. There’s […]

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Public Transport: Over 101 days out from Sheffield | All buses, trains and trams with information on each route and where to go

Days Out without a car using Public Transport from Sheffield

Days out without a car? YES! Here’s a complete guide to over 100 Days Out without a car using Public Transport from Sheffield. This guide is jam packed of things to do on bus routes, tram routes, and trains for day trips and overnight stays. I considered splitting this into separate blog posts as it’s […]

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