Going Out of this World at the National Space Centre, Leicester

National Space Centre

We last visited the National Space Centre a couple of years ago and the kids loved it. The National Space Centre is a museum which covers the fields of space science and astronomy, along with a space research programme in partnership with the University of Leicester and is instantly recognisable as you get close by its 42m high Rocket Tower. The museum has six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, a unique 3D Simulator Experience as well as the iconic… Continue Reading “Going Out of this World at the National Space Centre, Leicester”

A Sightseeing Tour of London with London Duck Tours

I have done a few sightseeing tours of London in my time, but a sightseeing tour aboard a giant yellow duck has to be the most fun. Before you wonder if we were bobbing about on the river Thames in a giant yellow rubber duck, a DUKW (known as a Duck) is a six-wheel-drive amphibious modification of the 2½ ton CCKW trucks used by the U.S. military in World War II. For the safety conscious it is reassuring to  know… Continue Reading “A Sightseeing Tour of London with London Duck Tours”

Visiting Edinburgh Castle with Kids

Edinburgh Castle

During our recent visit to Scotland, Hubby and I both agreed that one of our must-visit places just had to be Edinburgh and at the top of our list was Edinburgh Castle. The castle is in the middle of the city, on top of an extinct volcano, 135 metres above sea level and offers a panoramic view over Edinburgh. Researching prices I decided to buy an Explorer Pass which is a flexible, convenient and cost-effective way to experience 77 of Scotland’s… Continue Reading “Visiting Edinburgh Castle with Kids”

Iceland – a family friendly destination?

Back in January 2016 I wrote a post about why I wanted to visit Iceland and that the destination was top of my “without the kids” bucket list. I don’t why, but I never thought of Iceland as a family friendly destination, however, on a recent trip to World Travel Market at Excel London, I was introduced to the Iceland Tourist Board who changed my mind. Flights to Iceland take just 3 hours from the UK and you can fly from… Continue Reading “Iceland – a family friendly destination?”

My Top 5 places to visit in Birmingham with Kids

Thomas Land

Birmingham is the largest and most populous British city outside London and is famous for its network of canals, many of which radiate from Sherborne Wharf and are now lined with trendy cafes and bars, but what is there to do in the city for kids? Drayton Manor: This is a theme park that is built for all ages. With a 15 acre zoo with animals ranging from Tigers to Snakes, Owls to Monkey’s and even some dinosaurs if you… Continue Reading “My Top 5 places to visit in Birmingham with Kids”