We Got Lost! – Family Peak District Walk: Grindleford to Hathersage Walk

Family Peak District Walk: Grindleford to Hathersage

This was one of those walks that really fills you with joy. Once you get home, you feel so satisfied that you’ve spent a day in the countryside and your lungs feel fresh, your head feels clear and you have a good old nights sleep! If you love going for walks as much as we do, […]

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Peak Wildlife Park: 7 reasons why I recommend a trip to this zoo | Eric’s 1st birthday

Peak Wildlife Park: 7 reasons why I recommend a trip to this zoo

Peak Wildlife Park is a zoo in Winkhill near Ashbourne and Leek, central England. We visited this park for Eric’s first birthday – almost a year ago. We had such a lovely day at this unique zoo, getting up close to the animals and petting the goats, seeing the penguins, and experiencing a day out with […]

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14 Lovely & Fun Family Walks With Playgrounds In & Around South Yorkshire

family walks in South Yorkshire

Looking for family walks in South Yorkshire and surrounding areas? How about walks with playgrounds?! Here’s a collection of places that you can go walking and enjoy outdoor place which also feature a children’s playground. My inspiration for this blog post was simple: it’s what we need! We love walks and being outdoors, Eric loves […]

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6 Reasons why you’ll love Rivelin Valley Park in Sheffield | Free day out

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Who doesn’t love a good park? Somewhere I’d been wanting to go for a while is Rivelin Valley Park in Sheffield. This great park is free to visit, has a cafe, playgrounds, water splash and is in the north of Sheffield. I have been before but not since Eric was mobile; and I think you […]

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17 Sheffield Family Day Trips | Easy, quick and fun days trip ideas

Day trips from Sheffield

Are you looking for day trips which don’t take long to get to from Sheffield? Here’s 17 of my favourite Day trips from Sheffield, and all of these places are suitable with or without children and for public transport. Enjoy! 1. Matlock Bath There’s lots to do in Matlock and Matlock Bath. Getting to Matlock on […]

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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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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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The best picnic spots in and around South Yorkshire | Top 12 places for picnics suitable for all year

best picnic spots in and around South Yorkshire

Who doesn’t love a good picnic?! Here are 12 best picnic spots in and around South Yorkshire. These are favourites of ours for picnic days out; lots of them are free and suitable all year round. Let’s go!… Chatsworth house farmyard and playgrounds Click here for a blog and video of Chatsworth House playgrounds. A picnic […]

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A new Woodland Path & Longshaw Estate: 5 Things you didn’t know – National Trust day out

Longshaw Estate

You’ll know I love Longshaw if you know me well, you can see our last video and blog here. It’s my local National Trust and somewhere I visit often with friends and family. I arrange meet ups there for my local parents group throughout the year with picnics and paddling down at Padley Gorge, and autumn […]

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

a family day out in Bakewell

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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