Days Out: A Trip to the Seaside (Southend On Sea, Essex) 

Southend On Sea in Essex is a popular seaside choice for many. It boasts stretches of both pebble and sand beaches, play water fountains, play areas on the sand, plus a brand new lagoon for paddling and swimming.  For those looking for a little more action, there is a Sealife Centre on the seafront, an … Read more

Three Shells Lagoon, Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Three Shells Lagoon at Southend-on-Sea in Essex is a newly built man made lagoon that opened this summer. The lagoon is the size of a football pitch and is 1.1 metres at its deepest points.  Despite visiting in the last week of September, it was still warm enough to wriggle into our swimsuits and go … Read more

Morris Playing Fields (Paddling Pool and Playground), London Colney, Hertfordshire

As the summer clutches on for one more burst of sunshine before autumn descends, I thought I would share some information and photos about Morris Playing Fields in London Colney, Hertfordshire. This is a popular summer destination amongst locals, mainly because it has a small outdoor paddling pool that is great for warmer days (or … Read more

30 Days Wild – Day 18: Sylvanian Families at Whitchurch, Hampshire

Ok, I admit that Sylvanian Families might sound like a very loose connection to the 30 Days Wild theme! But this lovely day out is held in a picturesque village, set up by a little river with ducks and other wildlife, with a pretty flowery backdrop for the character meet and greet. It was very … Read more

Paddling Pools and Splash Parks Herts (Hertfordshire and surrounding area)

Squiggle loves splashing around in splash parks and paddling pools each summer. Therefore I always try to find out the last opening information for paddling pools and splash parks in Herts and surrounding areas. I will try to remember to update this each spring if I can! So if you live in or around Hertfordshire, … Read more

Van Hage- it really is more than just a garden centre!

We went to Van Hage in Great Amwell today, not for the first time, but I really think it deserves a mention as a great (and FREE) family trip out. In addition to things you might typically expect to find in a garden centre there is a lovely animal garden. They have a range of … Read more