A Visit to London to with Family and Friends Railcard

The Monument

I love it when the topics the kids are learning about in school really capture their imagination and this half term we have been doing a project on the Great Fire of London with Eliza. She has been busy researching all the facts about the fire, including places, names and dates so I decided to book a trip to London so she could see where it happened. We are fairly frequent visitors to London and I normally drive, but we… Continue Reading “A Visit to London to with Family and Friends Railcard”

Family Fun in Brighton

Brighton Pier

Family days out create lasting memories but can sometimes be costly! To help combat this, did you know that you can get 2FOR1 tickets on certain attractions around London, Brighton and Cambridge when you travel there by rail with Thameslink and Great Northern? But what is there to do in Brighton? I lived very close to Brighton throughout my childhood and teens and have fond memories of strolling along the beach, skimming pebbles through the sea and playing in the… Continue Reading “Family Fun in Brighton”

Tidlo London Train Set Giveaway

Tidlo London Train Set

Sebastian loves his wooden train set and if you want something a bit different then check out this fabulous London Wooden Train Set which features many London attractions. Being part of John Crane’s own label, ‘Tidlo’, you are sure of value and high quality. Their toys are bright and colourful, promoting fun play and developing imagination and physical skills. This figure of eight train set features familiar London sights and you can visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace and speed around… Continue Reading “Tidlo London Train Set Giveaway”

Saturday is Caption Day – 25th September 2014

Last weekend I made the brave trip to London alone with four children. I had predicted it would end in tears (mine), however they were all amazing and behaved beautifully. We went to an event in Leicester Square where they got to play with lots of Nintendo Games with expert guidance, have their faces painted, make some scrummy cakes and have some fabulous photos’ taken with their favourite characters. The kids had a ball and at the end of the… Continue Reading “Saturday is Caption Day – 25th September 2014”

Travelling by Train with Children

Travelling by Train

Last month I ran a competition with First Hull Trains to win a family ticket for any route on their line and I asked how you keep the children entertained when travelling by train. First Hull Trains have asked me to share all your tips on travelling by train with children, as train journeys can be a little more challenging if you have the small people in tow. One of the most popular comments was to travel light and travel smart!  There is nothing… Continue Reading “Travelling by Train with Children”