Days Out: Northwood Trail

One of the perks of living in Stamford Bridge is feeling as though you are living completely in the countryside whilst being 20 minutes drive away from York. When we talk to our neighbours who have recently moved here, they all say its got the best of both worlds and is a gorgeous place to bring up your family.

We are always on the lookout for fabulous new places to try out as a family so when we were offered the chance to visit Northwood Trail, 5 minutes away from our house, we jumped at the chance.

*gifted press visit*

We made our way to the trail following on the directions on the site and knowing it as a local, they were spot on.

We arrived and walked to the entrance hut which felt cosy and inviting and was filled with adults and children all ready to walk the trail. After an introduction from the owner, we grabbed our map and headed out on the trail.

With Freya doing a mixture of walking and being carried, it took us around 25 minutes to walk around the trail. This didn’t include taking part in the maze as Freya wasn’t interested in going round it.

After the trail itself, we got to wander around the Fairy museum which was absolutely beautiful and contained some hidden surprises. (I won’t be sharing these as I don’t want to ruin it for any future visitors that might read this post).

The trail has a gorgeous seating area both inside and outside to cater for differing weather and they advised that food will soon be served which will be fantastic once it gets going.

Overall we absolutely loved the trail and even better that it’s on our doorstep. Thank you to Northwood Trail for having us last week.

Laura x

*Press event – gifted experience*

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Days Out Yorkshire: The Deep

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that we recently had a family day out to The Deep in Hull. We had a particularly rainy Sunday morning so we decided to google days out in Yorkshire. We spotted the Deep and with it being only 40-50mins drive for us, we decided it would make a nice morning out.

If you haven’t been before, they are a large aquarium with a café, exhibitions, soft play and a gift shop.

The best part of the Deep was seeing Freya’s face light up with fascination seeing the fish, penguins and sharks. We have never taken her to an aquarium before so this was a completely new experience for her.

What we learnt about the Deep was that once you pay for a ticket, you can opt (completely for free might I add), to change it’s validity to 12 months meaning you can go back time and time again within the following 12 months.

Needless to say, around a month later when we had a Monday off with Freya, we decided to take her again and second time around, she was even more amazed by everything she saw.

I can honestly say it’s great value for money and if you’re Yorkshire based, an absolute treat. The café was good value for money and each time we bought a couple of drinks for ourselves whilst Freya had a snack and water break. We checked out the menu last time we were there and both agreed that next time, we will treat ourselves to some lunch whilst there.

I can’t wait to take Freya again a lot more over the next 10-11 months and can see us buying another ticket again once that runs out as it really is enjoyable for all the family.

Laura x

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William’s Den – a day out to remember

You may have seen on my Instagram yesterday that Bob, Freya and I were invited over to William’s Den in East Yorkshire for a fun-filled day out. We kindly accepted the invitation to go despite Freya being a little on the young side at the moment as we knew it could potentially be a destination for our days out in the future and wanted to find out more.

The idea for William’s Den started 5 years ago when Tor & Christian Carver realised the opportunity to create a space for children to play both indoors and outdoors, was there and something they could bring to life.

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