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Is West Midland Safari Park worth visiting without kids
Days Out, Travel

Is West Midland Safari Park Worth Visiting Without Kids?

With a spare Saturday, we decided to hit the zoo, but is West Midlands Safari Park worth visiting without kids? Like most children who grew up in the Midlands, I spent a lot of my childhood visiting West Midland Safari Park. I’ve been on school trips, with friends, and with family, but I haven’t been …

Warner Brothers Studio Tour -Hogwarts
Days Out, Travel

Warner Brother’s Studio Tour, London

One of our wedding presents was a trip to the Warner Brother’s Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter, which made this nerd very happy indeed. The studios are based at Leavesden in Watford and give a behind the scenes glimpse into how the Harry Potter movies were made. The tour takes about three hours …

Saltburn Pier
Days Out, Travel, UK Breaks

North East Days Out for Adults: Saltburn-By-The-Sea and Redcar

Is it just me looking for north east days out for adults? My fiance’s family are based in Teesside, so we’re up north a fair bit, and I always want to make the most of it while we’re there. I usually have a Google for ideas for things to do, but always find lots of …

Korean Glazed Fried Chicken
Bars and Pubs, Days Out, Food, Travel

JQ Adventures with MyBull

With so many fabulous bars, restaurants and things to do around Birmingham, enjoying yourself can soon become a very expensive habit. To save yourself some cash, you can sign up for one of Birmingham’s excellent discount schemes to score deals around the city. Last week, MyBull sent  Chloe of Gastronomic Gorman and I off on adventure around the Jewellery Quarter, …

Days Out, Travel

Escape Hunt, Birmingham

Don’t worry, this review is spoiler free, so if you’re headed to the new Escape Hunt in Birmingham, you can read on safely. Locked room games have become incredibly popular recently, with seemingly dozens popping all over the city. The newest in town is from global company, Escape Hunt. Laura, Emma, Fay and I went along to …

Days Out, Travel

Christmas at the Botanical Gardens with Brum Bloggers

Brum Bloggers had a very Christmassy meet up a little while ago, at the gorgeous Botanical Gardens in Edgbaston. You may remember I did the Magical Lantern trail last year, but this year, the gardens are decked out in all their Christmas finery, with a trail of incredible Christmas lights. I dug the Christmas jumper …

Days Out, Travel

National Lobster Hatchery

Earlier this month, I spent a week in Padstow in Cornwall with my family. While we were there, looking for an escape from a rainy day, we wandered into the National Lobster Hatchery for a look around. The Hatchery is unique marine conservation, research and education charity.  Small coastal communities, like Padstow, often rely on fishing, …

Days Out, Geek & Cosplay, Travel

Doctor Who Experience, Cardiff

I’ve written about the Doctor Who Experience before, but that was back in 2012, and it’s changed a fair bit since then. The Experience is actually closing in September, with no word on what will happen to the contents (most of it is actually owned by private collectors, but hopefully a lot of it will …