National Media Museum

A wet, miserable and grey Saturday we decided to take a trip out but do something indoors. The National Media Museum in Bradford was a place I had long wanted to visit, we never seemed to get around to it. This trip fixed that. A drive in pouring rain to Bradford, we found the museum easily and…

Wintery Fun at Stockeld Park

I read about this place a couple of years ago, we all agreed it sounded like a fun Christmas day out but every time we made plans to go it rained. This year we resolved to be successful. Son’s school Christmas holidays started quite early, the first day without rain we set off for Yorkshire direction…

A Day At The Royal Armouries

Keen to shake off the post Christmas lethargy but hampered by all the rain we’ve been having, we decided to head for Leeds and spent a day indoors at the Royal Armouries, Britain’s National Museum of arms and armour. Apparently this is one of the most important museums of its type in the world. Having…

Personalised Portraits At Beningbrough Hall

A glorious autumn with sunshine and blue skies, except for the day we went to North Yorkshire. Still, the grey skies and damp weather did not dampen our mood. We had a day out at Beningbrough Hall, a stones throw from York (apparently you can see the city from upstairs) but it felt miles away from…

Weird and Wonderful Brimham Rocks

This place turned out to be a bit of a surprise – meant to be a Yorkshire stopping off point on a long car journey, we thought we would find a few rocks, a place to stretch our legs for half an hour and a cafe. That we did discover, but so much more – some…

Keeping Coal Mining Alive

We had the most wonderful and unforgettable family day out in Yorkshire at Capstone Colliery. Once a coal mine, now the National Coal Museum, I can’t rave about this place enough. This colliery opened in the 18th century and is one of the oldest in Britain – such a great place to learn about coal…