Category Archive: Museums and Exhibits

Nottingham Castle: In Search of Robin Hood

For some time I’ve wanted to take the boys to Nottingham Castle. I know Nottingham reasonably well, I was a student there 10 years ago, but things are always changing and I used… Continue reading

Storytime at Moira Furnace, Furnace Woods

Our first visit to Moira Furnace and Furnace Woods.  We took part in a storytelling event led by North West Leicestershire Council, which made visiting a new place a little more relaxing as… Continue reading

Saving You From Insanity During School Summer Holidays

So this post is for a very specific audience.  For families that live in the south Derbyshire, North Leicestershire, edge of Nottinghamshire sort of place. Last year I drew out a spreadsheet of… Continue reading

The Derby Cathedral Peregrine Project

A few weeks ago we took a trip into Derby to have a look at the newly hatched peregrines chicks.  The Derby Cathedral Peregrine Project has been running since 2006 when a platform… Continue reading

New Walk Museum – Meet the dinosaurs!

For my birthday treat, we went to the New Walk Museum in Leicester.  It was recommended by a friend whose daughter loves dinosaurs, a lot!  My boys love dinosaurs too.  The Fireman has… Continue reading