19 August 2018

7 FREE Things To Do in Week 5 of the School Holidays

Wow, week 5 of the school holidays and we are nearly through the six-week break. If you are running out of ideas and wondering what's on in the North East this week for families, then take a look at these 7 free family fun events happening across the region this coming week including Newcastle, Gateshead, Bishop Auckland, South Shields and Sunderland. 

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13 August 2018

7 FREE Things to Do in Week Four of the Summer Holidays

We are now into the second half of the school holidays and summer fun still doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. There are several ways to keep the kids busy this summer without breaking the bank. So here are 7 free things you can do this week with your family in North East England now that we are in the fourth week of the summer holidays.

The weather is more changeable this week so there are some great indoor options included this week too.

whats on summer north east england


9 August 2018

Seven of the Best Summer Soups

Everyone I know seems to have grown courgettes this year. Requiring full sun to grow I’m not surprised that this summer, with the UK heatwave, has been a great season for courgette growers. We’ve acquired quite a few from a family allotment and have enjoyed quite a few bowls of summer courgette soup, creating a new recipe that is now one of our family favourites.

In fact, so many soups are easy to make from produce that is easy to grow in the garden from tomatoes to peas and rocket. It's not only healthy but frugal too - helping us to keep fit and keep money in our pockets. Read on to discover the recipes for seven of the best summer soups.

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7 August 2018

How to play Frenetic in 5 Simple Steps + Giveaway

FReNeTiC is a board game which features the elements of the Periodic Table.  It sees players write down as many words as possible within 45 seconds from Element symbol tiles placed on the board. We recently received a copy to review and we also have one to giveaway!


How to play board game Frenetic

5 August 2018

7 FREE Things to Do in Week Three of the Summer Holidays

Can't believe at the end of this week we'll be half-way through the summer holidays! Summer fun doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. There are several ways to keep the kids busy this summer without breaking the bank. So here are 7 free things you can do this week with your family in North East England now that we are in the third week of the summer holidays.


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3 August 2018

Free Family Days Out at St James Park with Get North! Family Expo (Preview)

This weekend, Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 August, a two-day fun packed extravaganza comes to the home of Newcastle United, St James Park in Newcastle, as part of the Great Exhibition of the North. Here we preview the event which is part of the Great Exhibition of the North ...

Free Family Days Out at St James Park with Get North! Family Expo

2 August 2018

Antler Alpine Bar & Kitchen & Fat Buddha (Review)

You may have noticed a new bar has opened on the roundabout at the end of the Tyne Bridge as you head into Newcastle. Swan House as I still often refer to it, or 55 Degrees North is now occupied by Antler Alpine Bar & Kitchen, with New Buddha continuing to serve oriental cuisine on the upper level. We headed to Antler for a cocktail on our way to review Fat Buddha for owners Chrysalis Leisure.





31 July 2018

First Person – free family theatre comes to Gateshead Quays (AD)

This post has been sponsored by Gateshead Alive.
First Person is a unique piece of public performance which is coming to Gateshead Quays next weekend on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August as part of Great Exhibition of the North in NewcastleGateshead - a free, summer-long celebration of the North’s pioneering spirit.

Outdoor theatre is often all about bringing original, exciting and different theatre, to an unexpected place. I love drama and theatre whether it is indoors or outdoors and the quirkier and more unexpected it is the better. The summer we’ve been having has been a great opportunity to see some outdoor theatre on all scales – so far we’ve seen Kynren and Out There and next, it will be 'First Person'. 


30 July 2018

My 5 Favourite Places to Photograph (AD)

This post is sponsored by Panasonic.
I have loved taking photographs for as long as I can remember. I’m not so keen on being in front of the camera mind you, much more comfortable behind the lens. I’m lucky to have travelled to lots of places where I’ve been able to take photographs that have created great memories for me. Here are five of my favourite places around the world to take photographs, I wonder where I’ll go next.


29 July 2018

7 FREE Things to Do in Week Two of the Summer Holidays

Summer fun doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. There are several ways to keep the kids busy this summer without breaking the bank. So here are 7 free things you can do this week with your family in North East England now that we are in the second week of the summer holidays.


7 FREE Things to Do in Week Two of the Summer Holidays

27 July 2018

How to make a vegan burger - two easy recipes

Are you a fan of burgers? I have to admit the trend for eating burgers kind of happened after I became a vegetarian, so I'm one of those people who has never tasted a Big Mac, Whopper or Byron Burger, however, I don't object to vegetarian or vegan burgers, as long as they taste good! 

The UK burger market may be worth over £3b, but good vegan burgers are hard to find so this summer I've created my own vegan burger recipes.

How to make a vegan burger - two easy recipes


26 July 2018

10 Family Friendly Things to do in Land of Oak & Iron this Summer (AD)

This post is sponsored by Land of Oak & Iron
The Land of Oak & Iron has so many interesting places to discover. From historic places to finding out about the industry that shaped today’s landscape to countryside and woodland to explore by bike, foot or horse - all with superb parking, cafés, facilities, access and events, too, making it the perfect destination for a family day out this summer.

It’s a place that is bursting with acres of beautiful natural woodland, rich in wildlife, and also has a whole industrial and cultural heritage to celebrate. Plus, it is less than 30 minutes away from Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland.

10 Family Friendly Things to do in Land of Oak & Iron this Summer

23 July 2018

7 FREE Things to Do in Week One of the Summer Holidays

Summer fun doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. There are several ways to keep the kids busy this summer without breaking the bank. So here are 7 free things you can do this week with your family in North East England now that school is out for summer.


7 FREE Things to Do in Week One of the Summer Holidays

19 July 2018

Robots – Then and now at Life Science Centre Newcastle (Review)

Robots – Then and Now is a new exhibition which can be seen at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle until 2 December 2018. This family-friendly exhibition, created by the Science Museum in London, celebrates the 500-year work-in-progress story of building automated machines. My Boys Club was invited along to review the exhibition ahead of the summer holidays.

Robots – Then and now at Life Science Centre Newcastle

16 July 2018

Backpacks & Bluetooth Speaker from Inateck (Review)

I truly believe that you can't have too many bags, rucksacks or suitcases - they will always come in handy one day. I was recently offered the opportunity to review some Inateck products. This isn’t a brand I had really heard of but after researching and reading some reviews I decided to take them up on the offer. I was kindly sent a laptop backpack with a USB charging port, a flight approved anti-theft rucksack; and a portable wireless stand for phone or tablet. And one lucky reader will have the opportunity to win the wireless speaker stand too.


Laptop Backpacks & Bluetooth Speaker from Inateck Review
Please note this post contains Amazon affiliate links which means if you make a purchase My Boys Club will receive a small amount of commission, however it makes difference to the cost to yourself for the products.

11 July 2018

30 Simple Summer Vegan & Vegetarian Salads

Salads really don’t have to be boring. There is nothing I like better on a hot sunny day than a crisp tasty salad, as either a light lunch or heartier evening meal. The weather this year has just been amazing for Britain. Some Italian friends at the weekend told me that a UK Heatwave is what everyone else in Europe calls summer – we did laugh but it’s so true.

But that doesn’t matter as this year has been a great year for experimenting with new flavours in the kitchen and here are my favourite veggie and vegan salads. They are tasty, healthy and full of flavour And I’ve also asked other food bloggers for their simple recipes … so no excuses not to have exciting salad dishes on the menu this summer.



9 July 2018

Out There - Unique Outdoor Theatre comes to Northumberland (AD)

"Out There" a unique outdoor theatre performance from Mortal Fools and Tyne Valley Youth Theatre is coming to Prudhoe this weekend - Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 July. We've been working with the organisers to bring you a preview. 



7 July 2018

Free family fun in North East England in July 2018

Looking for free family fun in July? I can't believe I'm going to say this but just in case you are getting bored of the sunshine and the beach there are lots of other places offering free family fun and activities during July across North East England.

Don't forget to check out our A-Z Free family days out across North East England and our A-Z of Family Attraction Annual Passes both with a handy location map!




5 July 2018

7 things to do in July

Wow, it’s the month of July already. Just where has the first half of 2018 gone? And how much are you enjoying this weather? I can't believe how sunny and hot it has been. Not so good for the garden and our fruit and vegetables that artryingng to grow, but the blue skies really seem to be lifting everyone's mood.


With 31 days this month, there is plenty of time in July to enjoy some fab fun days with the family so if you are wondering what to do with the kids, whats on in the North East or where to go, then take a read...


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4 July 2018

5 Reasons To Look Forward to #CIPRNorthernConf

Most of the time I’m a PR & Marketing professional rather than a blogger, and in addition to this, I’m also a volunteer for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, serving on the North East Regional Committee. If you don’t know much about the CIPR you can find out more here. But next week the CIPR AGM and Northern Conference all abour PR and the art and s cience of engagement, are coming to Newcastle and it's been a very busy few months organising the event. 

Now it's finally (nearly) here, these are 5 reasons why I’m really looking forward to it...





2 July 2018

Chopwell WoodFest returns in Land of Oak & Iron (AD)

This post is sponsored by the Land of Oak & Iron

This weekend on Sunday 8 July Chopwell WoodFest returns for a second year in the Land of Oak & Iron filling the Wood with crafts, entertainment and other delights for all the family. Families and visitors of all ages will be able to enjoy a fabulous day out in Chopwell Wood, try their hand at a host of heritage activities such as green woodworking, weaving willow, while kids can run wild in the Bushcraft Dell. 

So if you are looking for something to do this weekend in North East England read on ...

Chopwell WoodFest returns in the Land of Oak & Iron


27 June 2018

Why I'm Loving the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

It's the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia this month and I'm loving it. I'm not surprised that over 3 billion people watch this international football tournament every four years. 32 of the worlds best football teams, competing in eight groups - two, Iceland and Panama, for the first time ever in the World Cup, in 11 different cities. In 2026 it will be 46.

Still seems inconceivable that Italy and the Netherlands didn't qualify but that's the case this year, but we will still have 64 games of football in just under a month. So as we approach the end of the first stage - England play Belgium tomorrow to see who finishes top of their group - here is why I'm loving the World Cup with my family this year.

Why I'm Loving the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia


25 June 2018

5 Reasons to Love Kynren + Everything You Need to Know for 2018 (Review)

Kynren - An Epic Tale of England is an action-packed live blockbuster outdoor performance that takes you on an amazing journey through 2,000 years of history, myth and legend, all in a field just outside Bishop Auckland in County Durham. 

We recently attended the press preview night which also doubles as a full dress rehearsal and discovered that Kynren is a captivating experience for all the family, it really has to be seen to be believed! It’s so hard to describe as it really is best ‘experienced’ live, however, I will try my best …


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20 June 2018

Taking our Tweens to Tynemouth by Metro (AD)

This post is sponsored by Tyne and Wear Metro
Tynemouth is a beautiful coastal town on the north banks of the River Tyne in North Tyneside. Less than 10 miles from where we live in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, it is also less than ten stops on the Metro.

Tynemouth has been named as the best place to live in the North, according to the Sunday Times, and this once sleepy seaside resort has charmed its way to the top with its elegant Victorian architecture, sweeping beaches, craggy cliffs with a vibrant cafe culture. It’s popular with surfers, hipsters but would it be popular with tweens? 

We headed to our local Metro Station in Byker to travel to Tynemouth by Metro one Sunday to find out.


18 June 2018

Shuffle Your Music - what's on your playlist? #shufflethemusic

I really am from the 'mixtape' generation. There was nothing better than having a mixed tape curated for you personally by a close friend who really knew you or wanted to introduce you to their music. There was no Spotify or Deezer and back then the highlight of the week was recording songs off the radio too - both from the top 40 and the John Peel show. Anyway along comes technology and even though I love my vinyl and still have many of those tapes – so many good memories I can't bear to throw them away – I also love streaming music. You can listen to other people’s playlists, discover new artists and download new tracks as much as you want. 

So I’m really pleased to have been tagged by Sarah from MummyCatNotes in a challenge to shuffle my music and give me the opportunity to think about and talk about the tracks I love to listen to. 


what's on your playlist? #shufflethemusic


14 June 2018

FIFA World Cup 3D Official Match Ball Football Puzzles (REVIEW)

Complimentary 3D puzzles supplied by Ravensburger.
My boys still love their jigsaws and over the past year have really loved getting into 3D puzzles. They happily play building new 3D puzzle creations such as Big Ben, a Minion, plus boots, storage boxes, and pencil holders. And now the latest 3D puzzles from Ravensburger arrived for them to try, two FIFA World Cup Official Match Ball puzzles, just in time for the World Cup.

3D FIFA World Cup Official Match Ball Puzzles

Please note this post also contains affiliate links.

12 June 2018

A Family Beginners Guide to Mountain Biking with Halfords (AD)

This post has been sponsored by Halfords.
Now that the boys have mastered cycling they are wanting to ride further afield, take on new challenges and really stretch themselves. I love that they are happy to spend so much time outdoors, getting exercise, riding their bikes, as well as having fun. And this summer has just been perfect weather-wise so far, so we are looking into longer rides and family days out to enjoy this summer.


A Family Beginners Guide to Mountain Biking with Halfords

8 June 2018

10 Fab Father’s Day Gifts for under £30 (AD)

Father's Day is on Sunday, June 17 this year. Not long to go now before we can spoil our dads, and help our children spoil their dads too.  Buying the perfect Father’s Day gift can be tricky but if you are stuck for gift ideas, we've got some ideas to fit every budget from £1 to £30.


10 Fab Father’s Day Gifts for under £30
Please note this post includes affiliate links and we have received complimentary products too.

7 June 2018

Free Family Events in June North East England

There is plenty to celebrate this June. The month that marks the end of spring and brings us Father’s Day and the Queen’s Official Birthday to celebrate, and of course summer with the Summer Solstice of Thursday 21 June. 

With free family events and activities throughout North East England in Northumberland, Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Sunderland, Durham and Middlesbrough - where will June take you this year?

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6 June 2018

Transform Holiday Photos into Wall Art + Giveaway (AD)

Making use of my digital photographs is something I’m really keen on. I create a photo album every year and we do have some of my travel and kids photographs framed and on the wall at home. No canvas prints on our walls though, so when I was contacted by CanvasChamp recently and asked to review their canvas print online service I said yes. 

Read on to find out more and the opportunity to win your own canvas.

Transform Holiday Photos into Wall Art with canvas champ

4 June 2018

30 Rhubarb Recipes + How to make Rhubarb Jam

We’ve been given lots and lots of rhubarb this year. We don’t grow it ourselves as our kitchen garden is too small but a family member does, and there seems to be so much rhubarb this spring. It's a very popular food to grow in allotments in the UK and has amazing health benefits as well as being a great cooking ingredient too.

I remember easting it simply chopped up with a small bowl of sugar to dip it in as a child, and of course there can’t be many people who have not had rhubarb crumble, however, I went looking for new ideas and decided to make jam and vodka.

30 Rhubarb Recipes + How to make Rhubarb Jam

1 June 2018

7 Things To Do In June

Well, I think we've had a pretty good Spring so far. Much more sunshine than we get during a whole summer some years. Long may it continue this month now that we have arrived in June. This month we have Wimbledon and the FIFA World Cup to look forward to as well as long sunny days.


June is the sixth month of the year and contains the summer solstice and longest day and by the end, we'll be half-way through 2018 - how did that happen? Anyway to celebrate what we hope will be a fab month here are seven things to do, eat, make and also enjoy in June.

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30 May 2018

Flying High over Durham (AD)

Balloons in Durham returned to Durham City in North East England last weekend and we were there in the rain, wind and sunshine to see what it is that draws people to this sport as a balloonist and a spectator. And during the festival over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, we were both!



29 May 2018

How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle (REVIEW)

The Rubik’s Cube, the familiar multi-coloured 3D brainteaser that has challenged puzzle enthusiasts for more than 40 years is still the world’s bestselling toy of all time, and with it Rubik’s won the retro toy of the Year category at the annual Toy Industry Awards.


Now John Adams is building the Rubik's brand with new titles Flip and Battle. Rubik’s Flip is a tile-based strategy game while Rubik’s Battle is a quick-thinking card game based on the Rubik’s cube colours. And we have been sent a copy of each to review.


How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle

This post contains some affiliate links meaning I may earn a little commission if you make a purchase after clicking the link, so thank you if you do.

25 May 2018

Hot-air ballooning at Balloons inDurham (AD)

Hot air balloons will once again fill the Durham City skyline for the return of a free family-friendly festival this weekend. When you look to the skies above Durham City, hopefully, it will be awash with brightly coloured balloons, if the weather conditions are right over the Spring Bank Holiday. 

We are working with Durham BID to bring you the low down on this year's event, unfortunately, the Friday evening mass balloon launch had to be cancelled due to the weather but there is still lots more to come this weekend. There was more activity on Saturday but sadly still no flying, but I have learnt lots about ballooning and that its a waiting game ... and a great was to learn some patience.

balloons in durham 2018 with balloonist ian sharpe



24 May 2018

A-Z Family Attractions Annual Passes in North East England + Map

North East England has so many great places for families to enjoy a fun-packed day out. Many of these are free – do check out our A-Z of Free Family Attractions in the region. However, we also have a wealth of award-winning attractions that do have an admission charge in Northumberland, Tyneside, Durham, Wearside and Teesside, and many of them also have annual passes making it easier than ever to plan cheap family days out. 

Here is our A-Z of Annual Passes for North East England Tourist Attractions - well nearly just missing an I, U & Y  – any suggestions let me know!


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This post contains some affiliate ads for English Heritage & National Trust, meaning I may earn a little commission if you make a purchase after clicking the link, so thank you if you do.

22 May 2018

Free May Half-Term Family Fun in North East England

Schools break up for the holidays this weekend and there is plenty of half-term fun to be had in North East England and best of all lots of it is free. Yes, free family fun for everyone from Tyneside to Teesside. So whether you are looking for family days out in Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Durham or along the North East coast we've found is a hot-air balloon festival, theatre, comedy, craft, food and carnival fun to choose from. Let hope this glorious weather we have been enjoying returns and stays long enough for us all to make the most of it.

And don't forget to check out our A-Z of FREE family days out in North East England too.


Free May Half-Term Family Fun in North East England


18 May 2018

The Vegetarian Set Menu at Chaophraya Thai Dining (REVIEW)

Chaophraya Thai Dining has launched a new menu which includes a Vegetarian Set Menu, so as it's National Vegetarian Week we went along to one of their restaurants in Newcastle-upon-Tyne to try it out. It's not the first time we've been invited to review the food at Chaophraya - we've eaten à la carte, tested the lunch menu and also tried out a Thai cookery class. So how would the vegetarian set menu fair?

The Vegetarian Set Menu at Chaophraya Thai Dining Restaurant


16 May 2018

20 Top Vegetarian Recipes to Tempt Meat Eaters

It’s National Vegetarian Week 2018 and today we are sharing some of our favourite veggie recipes, but also others that vegetarians and meat eaters alike think are so good that they would tempt the most carnivorous person they know, to give veggie food a try.

Check out our post from earlier this week highlighting our 16 favourites tried and tested places to eat vegetarian food in the North East, and also our top 5 family-friendly vegetarian meals – perfect for quick and easy meals after school or for a lunch.




14 May 2018

16 Fab Places to Eat Out as a Veggie in North East England

I have been a vegetarian for over 30 years now and eating out as a vegetarian is so much easier now than it ever has been. Even opting for vegan food is getting slightly easier. And it's not just the big metropolitan cities that are offering such a range of choices. 

Newcastle and the whole of North East England have such a great range of places that it's now sometimes too difficult to choose. It's a far cry from when you were lucky if there was a vegetable lasagne on the menu, and once on our travels, we were even asked to leave a restaurant in Paris after we asked if they could offer vegetarian dishes. I'm so glad thing have improved!

national vegetarian week where to eat out north east england

10 May 2018

30 Fantastic Real-Life Random Acts of Kindness

When was the last time you did a random act of kindness? A totally selfless act that brought you no benefit, other than, maybe, a really good sense of wellbeing. Or maybe you have been on the receiving end of another person’s unexpected but very welcome gesture of kindness - no matter how small. 


30 Fantastic Real-Life Random Acts of Kindness


8 May 2018

Northern Chords Music Festival Returns to Tyneside (AD)

The Northern Chords Festival is returning to Tyneside later this month. As part of my day job, I do get to work on some pretty cool projects, working alongside some very talented people. My current project is no exception. The Northern Chords Festival is one of the North East's most prominent and vibrant chamber music festivals and was founded by North East cellist and conductor Jonathan Bloxham. Find out more about this three-day festival returning to Newcastle later this month...


7 May 2018

7 Things To Do In May

Well, it's May Bank Holiday Monday today, and what a scorcher of a weekend it has been. Hopefully, the rest of May will bring us, even more, warmer and longer sunny days to enjoy.

May is not only the fifth month of the year but also gives us two bank holidays plus a week of school holidays too and it really starts to get warmer, lighter and we all start feeling better. So here are seven things to do with and without the family, to eat, make and also enjoy in May.
7 Things To Do In May

3 May 2018

Balloons InDurham – Everything You Need to Know for 2018 (AD)

This post is sponsored by DurhamBID
Hot air balloons will once again fill the Durham City skyline for the return of a free family-friendly festival at the end of this month. When you look to the skies above Durham City, it will be awash with brightly coloured balloons. The horizon will be lit up with hot air balloons galore as a weekend of spectacular Spring Bank Holiday family fun, from Friday 25 May until Monday 28 May, comes to Durham. And we are working with Durham BID to bring you the low down on this year's event.

UPDATE

Fingers crossed for better ballooning weather this evening and tomorrow morning. Keep an eye on DurhamBid Facebook page for more updates.

durham hot air balloon festival

1 May 2018

PENGUINPIG in Gateshead - Keeping our Children Safe Online (AD)

When I was a child I remember not having mobile phones, email, internet or social media. Like many of us, these were things we and our parents didn’t have to worry about. However, times change and technology has moved on. Now we have all kinds of information at our fingertips. And for those of us whose children have access to electronic devices, they too have lots of information at their fingertips. Internet safety has become as important a topic to teach our children as the Green Cross Code.

So as parents how do we ensure our children are safe online? It’s the subject of a live puppet show coming to Gateshead next month so ahead of seeing this performance next month I’ve been speaking to some parents about their thoughts and tips regarding e-safety.


Penguinpig in Gateshead - Keeping our Children Safe Online

29 April 2018

What's On in May - Free Family Fun in North East England

Looking for family fun and days out in North East England this May? We've found lots of free events and activities taking place across Northumberland, Tyneside, Durham and Teesside offering free family fun this month. These include festivals such as Balloons InDurham, Stockton Stages and The Late Shows as well as special days at Locomotion, Kielder and the Stephenson Museum, and a special performance to re-open Middlesbrough Town Hall.


What's On in May - Free Family Fun in North East England

26 April 2018

Easy homemade kids birthday cakes - recipe and decoration ideas

At this time of year, our family celebrates a lot of birthdays. Over the next few weeks, everyone in our household will celebrate their birthday, plus a few other relatives will too. Me and my eldest son even share a birthday. The other thing we all have in common is that we all love cake too!


I love baking and although I may not be the best baker or indeed the best cake decorator, in the world, I do love baking and making birthday cakes. A homemade cake is one of my favourite birthday gifts to give. So in this post, I'm sharing a tried and tested, very simple sponge cake recipe and method, and also some of the simple birthday cake creations I've made over the past few years, just using sweets and chocolate to decorate the cakes. They may not be award-winning designs but they have always gone down well with my boys and their friends.


Easy homemade kids birthday cakes - recipe and decoration ideas

24 April 2018

5 things to do in Barcelona with kids (AD)

Barcelona is one of my favourite cities in the world. Who could fail to love this beautiful city on the shores the Mediterranean Sea? It has art, culture, shops, history, attractions, sea & sand and football. 

The capital of Catalonia, it is a Mediterranean and cosmopolitan city with Roman remains and medieval quarters. So Barcelona with kids. It’s a city I think my boys will love and I’d love to take them there, so for this post, we’ve teamed up with Musement - a website that helps travellers get the best from destinations by providing a great choice of local tours and attractions bookable on multiple devices. So if you are thinking of planning a Barcelona family holiday, read on ...


5 family-friendly things to do in Barcelona

19 April 2018

Holidaying with Hadrian! A staycation at Hadrian’s Holiday Lodges on Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland (REVIEW)

At the Heart of Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain comes to life! As well as the Hadrian's Wall Trail, there are amazing Roman Forts such as Vindolanda and Housesteads, fantastic countryside and a wealth of accommodation too. 

We were invited to review some new luxury B&B lodges close to Hadrian’s Wall, aptly named Hadrian’s Holiday Lodges. In fact, they are just 120 metres off the Hadrian’s Wall Trail. So read on to discover how we found our complimentary two-night stay … 


17 April 2018

5 family-friendly places to see wildlife this spring in the Land of Oak & Iron (AD)

Spring finally seems to have arrived. How much better does it feel to see blue skies and sunshine? I know it improves my mood, and it’s great to be able to get out and about in the great outdoors on family days out and excursions again. In this post we are collaborating with the Land of Oak & Iron and today we are looking at the top 5 family-friendly wildlife spots to visit this spring in the Derwent Valley.
5 family-friendly places to see wildlife this spring in the Land of Oak & Iron