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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

Father Christmas at Creaky Cauldron, Magic Alley, Stratford-Upon-Avon

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Meeting Father Christmas at Creaky Cauldron, Magic Alley, Stratford-Upon-Avon

Zip World velocity – the worlds fastest zip wire

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Zip World velocity is the worlds fastest zip wire and the longest in the northern hemisphere, and it’s in Wales. The zip line goes across a former slate quarry in Snowdonia. I visited on the same day as going White Water Rafting. When we arrived we were weighed and height measured before we were kitted […]

Whitewater rafting at National Whitewater Centre Wales

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

I have done a lot of kayaking in the past, but until recently I’d never tried whitewater rafting. We went to the National Whitewater Centre in Wales. The centre is Canolfan Tryweryn on the Upper Tryweryn river near Bala in Wales. After getting changed into a wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet we had a short […]

English Heritage – Brodsworth at War

Friday, October 10th, 2014

I had already visited Brodsworth Hall and gardens taking my children for a day out on a standard day. This was our second visit which was on one of the Brodsworth at War special event days. I took my family along as a member of the English Heritage members panel. The day that we visited […]

Malvern Festival of Innovation school’s day

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

It’s not often that you see a Raspberry Pi workshop, a team from (soon to be???) the worlds fastest car and some llamas in the same room, but that’s what you’d find at this years school’s day at the Malvern Festival of Innovation. I was there as a STEM Ambassador helping out on the Raspberry […]

Kids education day at PyconUK 2014

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

PyCon UK is the UK conference for the Python programming language, held annually at Coventry. PyconUK is attended by many professional developers, but has recently added an education day to the line up. Last year was the first day that kids were specifically invited through the PyCon UK Raspberry Jam. For 2014 this evolved into […]


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