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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6 reasons why you’ll love Clifton Park for kids this summer | Free day out!

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You’ll know that trips with a tot is all about outdoors and free days out; those are two of our favourite things! With summer here and the sunshine out it’s the best time to enjoy splash parks. We are lucky to have so many great places to go for water fun in and around Sheffield, […]

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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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6 Reasons why you’ll love Magna this summer | Magna Science Adventure Centre, Sci-Tek and Aqua-Tek

Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham

Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham is a fantastic place in summer for kids with it’s huge playground and a super fun splash park. Here’s a quick video so you can see the outside areas and 6 reasons why you’ll love Magna this summer! 6 reasons why you’ll love Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham this […]

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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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Historic & Beautiful; National Trust family day out at Hardwick Hall!

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It was a beautiful sunny day, and we were very lucky… as this was the day we had planned to go on a big family day out at Hardwick Hall! We have had many days out at National Trust, but had never visited Hardwick Hall before; so I was so excited to try somewhere new! Who doesn’t […]

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#1: Gemma: A day out at Renishaw Hall and Gardens – Your Experiences series

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Welcome to the first in my Your Experiences guest blog series is a day out at Renishaw Hall and Gardens from Gemma. Gemma went here on a day out with her son and had a really lovely day exploring here. Renishaw Hall is a grade I listed building in Renishaw, Derbyshire. The Hall has been home to […]

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10 of the best pubs with playgrounds and outside play areas for children in and around Sheffield | Eating out with kids in summer

10 of the best pubs with playgrounds and outside play areas for children in and around Sheffield

We aren’t shy of family friendly pubs here in Yorkshire, but what about when the weather is nice and you want to enjoy a beer garden with the kids? Well, that’s where pubs with playgrounds come along! These pubs are great places to eat nice pub grub, enjoy a few drinks and which have outside […]

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