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Christmas markets and Christmas craft fairs – UK 2011

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Christmas is coming, which means it’s time to start planning trips to Christmas Markets looking for those unique Christmas presents and taking in the odd beer and hot dog, or roasted chestnuts. This is a list of dates for Christmas 2011. Later dates will be available from Days Out Diary – Christmas events. Frankfurt Christmas […]

Avoncroft Museum of historical buildings in Bromsgrove Worcestershire

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Avoncroft museum is an understated museum in Worcestershire. I had seen the tourist signs for the museum whilst driving past and we visited over the summer bank holiday weekend. The Avoncroft Museum is about 19 acres in size with over 27 different buildings and structures. There is a large range of different buildings from timber […]

Fireman Sam – Live on Stage – Pontypandy Rocks

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

We had already bought our children a copy of the Fireman Sam Live on Stage DVD and the kids really enjoyed it. So when we saw that Fireman Sam was coming to the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham we jumped at the chance to buy tickets. It’s perhaps a good job we did as the tickets […]

The End Of The Line – shopping for sustainable fish

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

After watching the film documentary – The End of the Line I’ve now read the book as well. The End of the Line examines the damage that commercialised fishing has done and is still doing to the worlds oceans putting profits ahead of the sustainability of the fish. This has endangered many species of fish, […]

Evesham Vale Light Railway – family day out

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Evesham Vale Light Railway is a small (15 inch gauge) railway in Evesham Country Park Worcestershire. The trains run most weekends, bank holidays and during school holidays, but if going to visit the railway then check the Evesham Vale Light Railway website before travelling. There are two stations. The main station is by the main […]

Roll-up Roll-up as the Great American Circus comes to Town

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

I’ve not really been to many circuses before so didn’t really know what to expect when Uncle Sam’s Great American Circus came to Redditch. I’ve seen a couple of shows before at Blackpool Tower and Circus Circus hotel in Las Vegas, but if I have ever been to a circus in a big top tent […]

Evesham Fire Station Open Day 2010

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Having visited Evesham Fire Station open day in 2009 I took the kids along to the open day again during 2010. The event was similar to last year, but with a few changes. There was still good representation from the other emergency services including police, ambulance, air ambulance and a speed camera van. Instead of […]

Birmingham Accident and Emergency is now at the QE

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

The accident and emergency department for Birmingham has now transferred from Selly Oak hospital to the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) in Edgbaston. Download a printable reminder here

Day out at Umberslade Farm Park – Childrens farm – Warwickshire

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Umberslade Farm Park is located in Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire. A short distance from Solihull and Redditch. The farm was formally known as Umberslade Children’s Farm, but was relaunched during May 2010. We went along on the relaunch weekend. There were a few additional features which I think were only running for the relaunch weekend, including bouncy […]

Day out on the Severn Valley Railway

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

In the past I have taken a baby on a day out on a steam train at both the Severn Valley and Howarth and Keithley and Worth Valley Railways. Although we had a good day out in the past it was hard work having to accommodate the needs of a baby such as feeding, changing […]

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