Days Out: Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton.

Last week, I decided to take T to one of the cheaper local attractions in Brighton; the Booth Museum of Natural History. I hadn’t been in years, probably not since my college days as I only went to college down the road, and T probably hasn’t been old enough before, and seeing as it was coming to the end of month I thought I’d give it a go.

The Booth Museum is one of the quirkier treasures of Brighton and is also one of the few FREE places to visit in Brighton, which is handy for if you’re stuck for things to do on a rainy afternoon before or after the school run. It isn’t the biggest of venues, however for a curious toddler or an older child who may be doing a school project or likes looking at rare animals – this is the place. There’s lots to see!

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Days Out: Brighton Toy and Model Museum

Last week, T and I were treated to an outing to the Brighton Toy and Model Museum under Brighton Station. Our friend had won tickets and apparently didn’t take long to think of someone  to invite who would also go banzai for model trains.

I haven’t been to the museum in YEARS and it was a first for T, so we were genuinely very excited to visit. I’ve always had a fascination in vintage toys, and as we know, T loves model steam trains. So this was the perfect outing for us and will no doubt be a repeat visit for when Sharon’s dad comes to visit.

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Days Out: Middle Farm, Firle.

Last week, I took T to Middle Farm with his cousins for the afternoon. Middle Farm, although is one of the smaller farms we’ve been to, is a wonderful local’s farm and boasts lots of lovely local produce in their farm shop.

It’s also one of the cheaper farms (£5 per adult and under 3’s free) which makes re-visiting easy!

In what feels like the next instalment of ‘Farms You Can Visit in East Sussex’, Middle Farm is home to a small but lovely selection of animals. From llamas and donkeys to sheep, pigs, and cows, not to mention a huge array of rare breed, sandwich stealing Chickens! As well as ‘Hebdotch House’ for your Guinea Pigs & Rabbits!

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Ten Things To Do in Brighton, Even in the Winter. 

Brighton is and always will be one of the go to places for tourists. With it’s sandy pebble beaches and crystal clear murky waters, you’ll have a tough time thinking of anywhere better to spend your summer. But as the rain rolls in with the increasing waves, Brighton gets given back to the residents in the winter and often becomes a ghost town when it comes to tourists. The students go home and Brighton is forgotten about for another season.

But unlike other seaside locations, Brighton is actually still business is usual. With shops remaining open and the pier still in full swing. If you’re lucky, you may even still get robbed of your doughnut by a seagull the size of an ostrich.

So if you’re stuck on what to do one blustery day, remember that your favourite seaside city still has plenty of things to do with the family in the winter. Here are a few of our favourites:

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Days Out: Into The Trees, Pippingford Park, East Sussex. (Review) [AD – Press Trip]

Last weekend, we were invited to Into The Trees, which is a newly formed family festival based in Pippingford Park, Nutley, East Sussex. Celebrating it’s third year, the festival explores the great outdoors in the heart of Ashdown Forest.

I haven’t been to Ashdown Forest since I read Winnie The Pooh, so it was really exciting to finally visit it in person – and what a sight. With ancient forests and rolling hills covered in ferns it was easy to get involved with nature.

Into The Trees explores the ways in which we can play, work and live amongst the trees…

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Our Top 5 National Trust Locations (South East)

We’ve been National Trust members for quite sometime now, making the most out of it when T started walking.

What we love about the locations within the National Trust is that you’re always spoilt for choice when it comes to what to do. The majority of the locations often come with historic buildings, but if that’s not your cup of tea then there is always a picturesque walk to enjoy – whether it’s woodland, gardens, or open fields. And if that doesn’t float your boat then there’s always the cafe that serve some of the best tea and cake!

Trying to pick a favourite location is like trying to pick your favourite chocolate bar. It depends on your mood. Sometimes I fancy exploring a castle. Sometimes I want to walk through the woods. But whatever I fancy, I know that the National Trust will be able to provide. Continue reading