A morning walk at Cefn Onn Park

Cefn Onn

Cefn Onn country park is situated in North Cardiff, approximately a five minute drive away from our home. It’s a well known local park, but one that I tend to forget exists because it just seems so out of place where it is! It’s hidden away at the end of a long road and accessible via a long path that runs under a motorway bridge. This beautiful woodland park is a real hidden gem! The last time we visited Cefn Onn was when our girls were little. We brought the double pushchair with us and I always remember watching my… [Read More]

Our 2017 Family Bucket List

Spooky Spiders

I’ve seen a few of these bucket list posts floating around the internet so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and let you know our plans and hopes for 2017 too! 2016 was a pretty good for us. We had lots of lovely days out with friends and family, as well as a few school trips. We visited some new places such as Walnut Tree Farm, Castell Coch, and Greenmeadow Community Farm. We also took part in a few different activities such as a Spooky Spider Crafts at Pughs Garden Centre, and took part in their Butterfly Ball, and we… [Read More]

Tips for Booking your holiday to Disneyland Paris

Mickey Mouse

Disclosure: I’m not an expert, just one parent trying to pass on the information I’ve learnt in the hopes that it’ll help you! Warning: This is a long post! Disneyland Paris is such a magical place. I went when I was a kid and I remember various things about it. My parents took my sister and I, and ever since my own children were born, I’ve been desperate to take them. I wanted to take them at an age which would mean they’d remember their visit. We’ve recently booked our holiday to Disneyland Paris, and at the time of flying out, our… [Read More]

Spooky Spider Crafts at Pughs Garden Centre

Children holding spider crafts

Pughs Garden Centre, Radyr has become one of our favourite places to visit. We’ve been a number of times now, either just for a wander around the shops, flowers and fish, or for an event such as their Santa’s Grotto or Butterfly Ball. Today saw us return to Pughs Garden Centre for their Spooky Spiders Little Green Fingers Halloween workshop. Set in the The Woodland Lodge which is at the very back of the garden centre, the girls admired the plants, flowers and pumpkins as they made their way to the lodge. When we arrived at the lodge, we were greeted by… [Read More]

Anything is Possible! Accessible Travel in the UK

#TravelforAll Infographic

Travelling is often thought of as something that the young do. Not necessarily just the young, rich and famous. Plenty of students take gap years to travel the world, explore hidden cities and experience one in a lifetime opportunities. Travel, however, isn’t just for the young. You see anything is possible regardless of age and ability. Just because you’re a little older, that doesn’t mean you have to stop doing the things you love and that includes travel. There’s always a way! #TravelforAll is a campaign which is currently being run by Mobility Nationwide. It’s a brilliant campaign that aims… [Read More]

A day out at Heath Park Miniature Railway

I’m always amazed by how many attractions are local to us here in Cardiff. We’ve got parks, farms, castles, museums, splash parks and so many other wonderful places to visit all on our doorstop. Another such place is the Heath Park Miniature Railway & Tramways. Run by volunteers the miniature railway is open to the public just a handful of times during the year. You’ll need to check the website to find out which days they’re open. With a selection of train rides to choose from such as diesel, steam and electric, Heath Park Miniature Railway is a great afternoon… [Read More]

A day out at Walnut Tree Farm Park

Located in St Brides, Newport, Walnut Tree Farm markets itself very well. The website is professional and shows off the best of what’s to offer.  Sadly on a recent visit, I was left feeling somewhat underwhelmed. That’s not to say that this isn’t a good farm, as I do think I’d return again, I just think there are some areas for improvement. I also feel as though I had my expectations set too high for Walnut Tree Farm Park. Mainly after looking at the website, so perhaps it’s my fault I was a bit underwhelmed. Open Monday to Sunday, 10am-5pm, Walnut Tree Farm has… [Read More]

Chasing the sun this Autumn

If you have kids who aren’t in school yet, autumn can be a great time to book a family break. It’s usually better value for money than the summer months, and destinations like Lanzarote are less busy. Here are some of the best beaches and resorts where you can take the kids for safe paddling, rock pool exploring, sand castle building and ice cream devouring! Lanzarote holidays are the perfect end to your summer. Playa Flamingo Set in the Playa Blanca region of Lanzarote, Playa Flamingo is one of the most popular beaches for families visiting the Canary Isles. The waves here… [Read More]

Holiday tips that are actually useful

Going on holiday with children needn’t be stressful. If you’re prepared, organised and have a plan that can go a long way to helping create a stress free atmosphere in the run up to your holiday.  Having been on three family holidays abroad with my own children, and a few when I was growing up I have a number of ‘go to’ tips that I always use when getting holiday ready. We’ve also recently returned from Majorca so I thought I’d share my tips with you whilst they’re fresh in my mind! I hope they help and that you find… [Read More]

A visit to Castell Coch: The Fairytale Castle

This summer holiday I’ve been trying to think of new places to take our girls. We’ve done the usual farms and parks, so I wanted to try something a little different. A few weeks ago I took the girls to Pughs Garden Centre to take part in their butterfly ball craft activity. We decided to visit the café afterwards and discovered that you could see Castell Coch from the seating area.  Peaking out from the surrounding woodland rather majestically, Castell Coch had caught our girls attention.  “Mummy, what’s that castle?” they asked excitedly! It’s funny as my sister got married… [Read More]