• Bodbury Ring is an ancient Iron Age hill fort that overlooks Cardingmill Valley, with good views all the way around. The hill fort is believed to be about 500 years old, though there are much older settlements on […]

  • iSurf is a mobile surf school, so they can move to where the surf is best.
    They cater for families with children aged 8 and over for both stand-up paddleboarding and surfing lessons.

  • This is an easy stroll along the coastal path from the small town of Seaview to Ryde in the Isle of Wight.
    The walk is suitable for pushchairs, although the path is a little bit bumpy at the Seaview end. Much of […]

  • Take a cruise around the famous Needles on the Isle of Wight.
    You can take a normal boat, or zip around in the fast jet boat.

    In the fast boat you get to experience the Needles from both sides, and of course, […]

  • The Red Squirrel Trail is a popular family bike trail in the Isle of Wight.
    The full route goes all the ways to Cowes and back. However, this is the alternate Red Squirrel Loop, which can easily be done in a […]

  • Originally, Audley End House and Gardens was the site of Walden Abbey, which was converted into the grand house after King Henry VIII’s Reformation during the 1530s. So, this is an old place!
    The grounds were […]

  • Framlingham Castle was built by the Normans in the 12th Century and was home to the dukes of Norfolk for over 400 years (and yes, it’s in Suffolk!).
    But the castle didn’t just feature in Norman times, as it was […]

  • Wrest Park has 92 acres of gardens and grounds to explore. A perfect place for a family picnic.
    Wrest Park was voted one of the top ten English Heritage family attractions by visitors.

  • Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight has had a mixed past. It’s was a prison that kept Charles I during the Civil War, a somewhere for royalty to stay during the summer, and an artillery fortress in the reign […]

  • Pendennis Castle is down towards the southernmost point of the UK in Cornwall overlooking the coast.
    King Henry VIII’s built Pendennis Castle a coastal fortress overlooking the important port of Falmouth. It was […]

  • The Forestry Commission has a number of Mountain Biking Trails at Cannock Chase. Some of these are marked as ‘green’ all-ability trails suitable for the family. So we went along and checked them out.

  • Tintagel Castle is perched on the rocky cliffs of the Cornish coast. One story suggests that the legendary King Arthur was born here. It certainly brings up a sense of mystery.
    Visitors have voted Tintagel Castle […]

  • Most of us have heard of the Norman Invasion and the Battle of Hastings in 1066, which changed the history of the UK.
    Well, here is where it happened!
    One of visitor’s top ten English Heritage family attractions […]

  • Whitby Abbey dramatically stands on a hill overlooking Whitby in North Yorkshire. Despite being a 1500-year-old abbey, these ruins inspired the author of ‘Dracula’, Bram Stoker.
    Fortunately, if you visit today, […]

  • osch reached out to us and asked if we’d be interested in testing out their Bosch Fontus to see how practical it is for cleaning outdoor gear. Now, this isn’t the sort of equipment we normally review, but the […]

  • Dover Castle has been protecting this corner of England for over nine centuries.
    It’s also been voted one of English Heritage’s Top Ten Family Attractions.

    While you are there you can visit:
    – The Great […]

  • Any app or device that gets kids moving should be a good thing. However, we all know as parents, kids get bored quickly. They also break things! So given the high price tag of the Garmin Vivofit Jr 2, is it worth […]

  • The Outwell Middleton 8A is the big brother of the Outwell Middleton 5A and also sports the distinctive gothic arch design.

    This is a very big tent, which is ideal for the larger or older family as it […]

  • The Vango Padstow 500, the great weekend tent for a family of four, is back but has changed colour from the green of the previous years to the new blue colour.

    There are a few things I really like about […]

  • The Outwell Middleton 5A family tent is a very distinctive design, with its gothic arched entrances and windows.

    The tent sleeps 5, split between two bedrooms, and would be an ideal layout for a family of […]

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