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Here is a collection of our own blogs, reviews of days out / eating out / family activities, interesting articles and anything else that we like the look of!

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REVIEW: Car SOS at British Motor Museum

The Car S.O.S presenters Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw recently opened a new exhibition at the British Motor Museum featuring cars from National Geographic’s popular motoring TV show Car S.O.S. and we took the boys along to check it out!  Needless to say, mummies might need their hankies ready because it’s a bit of a…

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REVIEW: Barmy Britain Horrible Histories

Horr-ible hist-oreees!! If like us, you’re fans of the TV series then it’s absolutely impossible to say Horrible Histories without singing it. The Best of Barmy Britain show at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry had our 9 year old enthralled from start to finish.  It  has a 70 minute running time which is perfectly pitched…

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REVIEW: Pirate fun at Hatton Adventure World

Ooh-aar me hearties and shiver me timbers – the pirates have arrived at Hatton Adventure World for May half-term!! With the mixed weather, Emma was delighted to have a weather proof day out with her family – here’s her highlights…. We arrived a few minutes before the Pirate show began and headed straight to the…

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Get set for Pirate adventures at Hatton this half term!

Hatton Adventure World is to host its popular and special Pirate Festival from 26 May – 3 June 2018.  The popular family attraction is yet again inviting budding Buccaneers, Long John Silver’s and Captain Jack Sparrow’s to experience the golden age of piracy and enter a world of hidden treasure, skulduggery and pesky pirate antics…

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REVIEW: Magic Alley Bell Court

There’s not many visitor attractions where you’re greeted in person by the owner and author of the Wizard’s Thatch book series on which its based – but you can here at Magic Alley Bell Court in Stratford-upon-Avon! Magic Alley has moved lock, stock and barrel from Henley Street to a purpose-built premises upstairs in the…

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REVIEW: Children’s Play Village

Since hearing that The Children’s Play Village had opened in Warwick, Emma and her two pre-schoolers aged 2 and 5 have been dying to go visit – we’re pleased to say that they weren’t disappointed! Here’s their review… We arrived a few minutes before our afternoon session was due to start and were directed over…

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Competition: Horrible Histories

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! Luckily, this season, audiences will have the chance to meet a whole host of colourful characters from the past thanks to a hilarious new show from the award-winning Horrible Histories producers Birmingham Stage Company. Experience the best of British history with…

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Plenty on offer this May half term in Shakespeare’s England!

Visit Shakespeare’s England this May half-term from 26 May – 3 June 2018 for a whole host of things to see and do! Take part in the new Escape Room at Warwick Castle, learn the tricks of the trade behind stage bruises and cuts at the Royal Shakespeare Company, attend a medieval banquet at the…

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A home fit for CHIMP-ions at Twycross Zoo

The countdown is on for the unveiling of Chimpanzee Eden at Twycross Zoo! The award-winning conservation charity based in the heart of England has created a new habitat for its chimpanzees, as part of its ambitious £55m Masterplan to become a national conservation organization and world-class visitor attraction. With work now almost complete, the Zoo’s…

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See a venomous Centipede and Bird Eating Spider at Stratford Butterfly Farm

The Stratford Butterfly Farm has two amazing new creatures on display in Minibeast Metropolis. The Goliath Bird Eating Spider, also known as Theraphosa leblondi, is considered to be the largest spider in the world and was named by explorers who saw one eating a hummingbird and reported the sighting. Native to the rainforest regions of…

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