Scarecrows and Summer Flowers

A bunch of flowers from Son on Mothering Sunday – made by his own fair hands from tissue paper – inspired me to sort out pictures from a summer day out at the National Wildflower Centre. That plus the thought of warm sunshine and being outdoors without multiple layers in these chilly spring days –…

Iron Men, Dunes and the Alt Estuary

The River Alt meant not a great deal to me, until a few weeks ago that is when we hiked along its estuary. It is actually Liverpool’s second river but more importantly for us is the most stunning spot for a stroll. Our walk started at the river estuary in Hightown, took us past pretty little boats and…

Ness Gardens

An afternoon at Ness Gardens was definitely not Son’s idea of the best day out. Flowers and foliage are not especially his thing but he was willing to indulge us in return for a bit of Minecraft later in the day. A convenient place to meet friends with stunning views across the Dee Estuary to the Welsh…

World of Glass

Who would have thought glass could be so interesting? Not me, that’s for sure. When we set out to visit the World of Glass on a dreary Saturday afternoon I was not expecting too much. Spurred on by a website discount voucher for cheap entrance, we decided to give it a try. This place is part…

Magic at the World Museum

Wondering what to do on a wet half-term day, the World Museum in Liverpool was picked. We’d been before years ago so knew it was fabulous. It still is – full of surprises and a huge collection of natural wonders and relics, all displayed in a fun, interactive way that is 100% child friendly. An…

Knowsley Safari Park

We asked Son where he would like to go for a day out (on the odd occasion we let him choose!). Knowsley Safari Park was his immediate response.  Not an obvious choice – he is more the machinery/techno/gadget kind of kid, animals have never featured much on his hot list.  We went with it though,…