Thornwood Team Building and Wellbeing Afternoon

I recently visited Thornwood for a team building and wellbeing afternoon with my college. The farm is near Oxenhope, surrounded by beautiful moors, woodland and a reservoir. Usually, when the words ‘team building exercise’ is uttered, I inwardly groan. I don’t like forced ‘icebreaker’ exercises that just end up making everyone feel uncomfortable. However, my…

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William’s Den Pumpkin Party

A half term pumpkin party sounded like just the thing to start off the holidays. I’ve been promising to take the kids to William’s Den for years. So long in fact I thought my eldest might be too old for it. Just under an hour away from Bradford, William’s Den is located at North Cave,…

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Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience

I was gutted to miss the press night at Lotherton Hall for their Christmas Experience, but we were kindly given a press pass for another day to visit. We’ve visited Lotherton Hall a few times, and so I was looking forward to the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas Woodland Walk’ and Enchanted Fairy Dell. We unfortunately…

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Zombies vs Pirates at Castle Howard

Every time we drive past the signs for Castle Howard, I always say “Ooo I really want to go there”. It’s a fabulous stately home not far from York and has acres of park and woodland, along with lakes, fountains and formal gardens. Just the sort of place to go if you fancy getting outside…

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Goodbye to Summer!

The kids went back to school last week and it was time to say goodbye to our summer outside. I’ll be honest, the house, cats and me, sighed with relief as the kids went back to school! It wasn’t that I was fed up with them being at home, more fed up of some of…

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Stick boy’s first Scout Camp

My Son, affectionately known as Stick boy, has recently started going to Scouts. He’s only been there a few weeks but was able to go on his first Scout Camp with them a few weekends ago. I asked him how he got on in this interview. His answers are in his own words. Where was…

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