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West Midlands

The best things in life are free: Our No Spend Weekend

Since we’ve just splashed out on our family holiday and we’re starting our home renovation in January, we’ve decided it’s time to tighten our purse strings in the run up to Christmas and start saving some money. We were…

Just-so-festival

Upcoming family festivals in and around the west midlands

I always think that summer is all about making memories and embracing the opportunity to get outside and celebrate the warmer temperatures and longer days. Yes, I know it’s not all sunshine and heatwaves, but you won’t remember the…

Hatton Country world outdoor play

Hatton Country World – A review of our family day out

Every summer my sister and her family visit us from Dubai, so we take advantage of the time we have together and I always try and take them to a local family attractionΒ (in addition to our obligatory trip to…

Baddesley Clinton manor house

Braving the cold at Baddesley Clinton

A couple of weeks back on a murky Sunday I persuaded Mr M that we should take a drive out to the motored manor house that is Baddesley Clinton. Mr M was much more enthusiastic about ‘getting things done…

Packwood House National Trust

A day out at Packwood House National Trust

We became members of the National Trust a few months ago and have already had so much out of our membership. Previously, on those weekends where we didn’t have much planned, we would perhaps drive into town to spend…