• Day Out: Yorkshire’s Jurassic World

    April 14, 2018 Jenny

    Earlier on this spring,  Yorkshire’s Jurassic World exhibition opened at Yorkshire Museum, in York. Having dino fans in the family, we had to come and pay it a visit- here is what we thought: The museum opens at 10am and we arrived for opening, having previously seen long queues later on in the day over…

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  • The Highway Rat trail- Forestry Commission

    February 15, 2018 Jenny

    Outdoor activities + reading = happy times for us! So much so, that when we heard that Forestry Commission England were setting up several trails for Julia Donaldson’s The Highway Rat around their woodlands this year, we leapt at the chance to try one out. Dalby Forest is the nearest site to us, so we…

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  • A Day out- The Deep- Hull

    February 3, 2018 Jenny

    We first took Big to The Deep when he was only a year old, and have been coming back regularly ever since, thanks to their annual pass scheme. Paying once for your tickets and then returning unlimited times over the course of the following year has made visits very affordable and we enjoy eating in…

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  • 10 reasons to visit the Investigate centre- Natural History Museum

    September 24, 2017 rabbitideas

    Over the past few years, we have tried out different museums, attractions and visitor centres for things to do with toddlers, pre-schoolers and now primary-aged children, many of which are really, really good. But one place stands out as the BEST one- and we always come back, every year. The Investigate centre in the basement…

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  • Land of the Living Dinosaurs- West Midlands Safari Park

    September 10, 2017 rabbitideas

    As the parents of dinosaur- obsessed young children, we have done our fair share of museums! Fortunately, we are interested enough in the topic ourselves to encourage it- but it is always great when dinosaur activities can be done outside in the fresh air, in a hands-on and practical way. This summer we visited West Midlands…

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  • Going on a barefoot walk

    August 27, 2017 rabbitideas

    One of our favourite stories is We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. It is a classic for a reason; a simple yet brilliant storyline, pitched just right for young children. It is also a great introduction to rhyme and rhythm through poetry. So, when we went to visit Conkers recently, we naturally…

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  • 5 Castle-themed activity ideas.

    August 13, 2017 rabbitideas

    *Disclaimer: This post contains some affiliate links to products similar to ones we have used. If you purchase though the links, I may receive a small percentage of the profits. This will not affect the cost of the products to the buyer.  This summer we visited the beautiful Caernarfon castle. We had a great time…

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  • Easter Learning

    April 16, 2017 rabbitideas

    In the school holidays, there seems to be a growing pressure to spend lots of money on activities to entertain children. However, there are usually some free or low-cost opportunities close to home. Check out these ideas for Easter learning this spring: Easter egg hunt Whether you go to an organised hunt or set up…

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