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A trip to the zoo – after coronavirus Covid-19 lockdown

Monday, June 29th, 2020

In the UK the coronavirus / covid-19 lockdown is starting to ease. Most recently Zoos have been amongst the list of attractions that are now allowed to reopen. This is our first visit to a zoo since lockdown and our first experience of a post lockdown day-out, other than visiting a local park / woodland. […]

Why I Scout! – Shirejammin’ at home challenge

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

On top of my job, family and computing interests I’m also an assistant Cub Scout leader and a member of the District Executive Committee (Charity Trustee of the Scout District). During the current Coronovirus / Covid-19 pandemic we are unable to meet face-to-face but scouting is still happening through virtual conference sessions I am running […]

Creating practical science lessons for home schooling during Covid-19 lockdown

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

As a STEM ambassador, I’ve done quite a lot of practical science lessons with my children and primary age school children. There are lots of science books that you can get full of experiments that you can do at home. When they reach secondary school it’s a little more difficult without having a science lab […]

@Home activities for children during Covid-19 Coronovirus lockdown

Friday, April 10th, 2020

As a parent I understand how important it is to keep children entertained. This is now even harder with the country in lockdown over a sunny Easter holiday. Here are some links to useful activities. Scouts – The Great Indoors Scouts is normally considered an outdoor organisation. In fact during leader training Scout leaders are […]

Birmingham Christmas Market, Ice Rink and Big Wheel

Monday, November 20th, 2017

There have been some changes to Christmas in Birmingham this year. Watch the video to see more details:

Fire and Rescue Service Challenge Day 2017

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

I went to see the Rescue Challenge at Webbs of Wychbold, near Bromsgrove in Worcestershire. This is an event where various Fire Services from around the UK compete in simulated rescue situations. The most dramatic of which is the two vehicle extraction where one car is positioned on top of another. I recorded one of […]

Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway Santa Special Steam Train

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

This Christmas we visited the Gloucestershare and Warwickshire Railway for the Santa Special steam train. The train was from Cheltenham Racecourse railway station. The train was fully booked, but there were enough tables for everyone to find a comfortable seat. We started with a train journey to the “North Pole” station. The carriage was decorated […]

Birmingham Christmas Market 2016

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Video and photos from our visit to the Birmingham Christmas Market in 2016.

Redditch Fire Station Bonfire and Firework Display 2015

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Another great Bonfire Night and Firework Display at Redditch Fire Station. Although it was originally expected that 2014 would have been the last display the Fire Service have now confirmed that they do plan to continue with the regular tradition for 2016 and beyond. There is a reasonable admission fee (£4 adults, £2 children in […]

Day out cycling on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire railway near Tardebigge

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Photos from the canal at Tardebigge Posted by Days Out Diary on Monday, 6 April 2015


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