Charlecote And A Shakespeare Connection

We took a trip to Warwickshire to catch up with family and managed to squeeze in a visit to lovely Charlecote Park. This National Trust property is just a few miles from Warwick and Stratford Upon Avon, slap bang in the middle of beautiful countryside. A packed car park on arrival made my heart sink…

Stargazing at Armagh Planetarium

I remember visiting Armagh Planetarium as a child – another lifetime now. I was so impressed then, blown away by all there was to see and loved that experience of finding out more about space and the solar system. A visit to see family in Northern Ireland over half-term, we had dismal weather one afternoon so…

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…

Chinese New Year in Manchester

With the second largest Chinatown in the UK, Chinese New Year in Manchester is quite a big deal.  There is always loads going on and this year of the rooster was no exception. Keen not to miss out we headed into the city to check out the celebrations. Past expeditions on Chinese New Year have been…

Matilda The Musical

Son had been to see Matilda on a school trip a couple of years ago and came back raving about it. Last year as part of his Christmas present he got a ticket to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. That was a big success, this year we decided to do the same thing and get…

Shrek’s Adventure

This attraction starring that famous ogre and his friends has been open in London for quite some time now. Son read about it then, remembered it now and when we organised this weekend trip to London he lobbied heavily to include it on our agenda. Our abode of choice on this expedition was the Premier…