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Banbury Museum Lego Exhibition – Great Day for any Lego Fan

Banbury Museum Lego Exhibition – Great Day for any Lego Fan

We visited the Lego exhibition at Banbury Museum over half term and my girls had a great time. Access to the museum is via Castle Quay shopping centre and we were greeted by the lovely people at the museum. We walked through the corridor that […]

Science Oxford Starry Skies – Special! Amazing! Spectacular!

Science Oxford Starry Skies – Special! Amazing! Spectacular!

Special! Amazing! Spectacular! These were the three words my eldest daughter used to describe Starry Skies Planetarium. We visited Starry Skies, an event hosted by Science Oxford over half term and both of my children were engaged and enthralled the whole time. On arrival we […]

Book a 2018 holiday to Legoland at 2017 prices

Book a 2018 holiday to Legoland at 2017 prices

You may have to break open the piggybank, but a trip to Legoland Windsor will be a dream come true for your little ones and worth every penny. The park is massive as you would imagine, so try and plan your trip before you go so you make […]

Our family trip to Alton Towers

Our family trip to Alton Towers

The last time I visited Alton Towers, the cork screw and thunderlooper were still going, in fact the only attraction I recognised this time were Nemesis and the tram that takes you between the car park and the theme park. Growing up in North Wales, […]

Lynx Gym Play Gym – A great place to visit on a rainy day

Lynx Gym Play Gym – A great place to visit on a rainy day

Lynx Gym is a great way to spend an hour or two wearing your children out and I have lost count of the number of times we have visited. It is my youngest daughter’s favourite place to visit and if I ever ask her where […]

The Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery – A fantastic day with the kids!

The Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery – A fantastic day with the kids!

Here at Little Ankle Biters we’re always delighted to discover an indoor day out for those miserable rainy days. We went to the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery in Aylesbury on a spontaneous visit – it was an inset day and the last day of the […]

The Cuttle Brook Nature Reserve in Thame

The Cuttle Brook Nature Reserve in Thame

Set in the historic town of Thame in Oxfordshire, the Cuttle Brook Nature Reserve is a firm favourite with our little ankle biters. The reserve is rich with wildlife and we can easily spend an hour or two there spotting tadpoles, ladybirds and Red Kites […]

Family bike ride along the Phoenix Trail

Family bike ride along the Phoenix Trail

Living in Thame I feel incredibly fortunate to have the Phoenix Trail on my doorstep. The Phoenix Trail is an idyllic path stretching 5 miles from Thame to Princes Risborough. We have spent many lazy sunny days cycling, scooting or just ambling down the trail […]

Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys (Nr Henley-on-Thames)

Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys (Nr Henley-on-Thames)

Greys Court in Henley-on-Thames is a Tudor country house and gardens now owned by the National Trust. We took advantage of a break in the rain, popped on our wellies and went for a nosey. I’m not sure how I’ve managed to miss visiting before, it’s […]

ENJOY THE LONDON LIFE WITH YOUR LITTLE ONES

ENJOY THE LONDON LIFE WITH YOUR LITTLE ONES

My little ankle biters absolutely love heading into London. Even the train journey in is ‘the best day in the world, ever’. Easily pleased! If you’re planning on taking the kiddies in to London, we’ve pulled together our recommendations on what not to miss. City […]

Millets Farm  – A fun day out with the family

Millets Farm  – A fun day out with the family

 We visited Millets Farm in Abingdon last weekend and we were expecting an hour or two of entertainment but were pleasantly surprised to be there for most of the day. We started in the play area where there is plenty for the children to do […]

Thomley – a great day out with the kids

Thomley – a great day out with the kids

Thomley is so good I was torn between keeping the existence of this place all to myself and telling everyone I know about it.  I have of course chosen the latter and the fact that they are a non-profit, charitable organisation that helps thousand of disabled […]

Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Park

Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Park

If you love petting fluffy animals (who doesn’t), going on tractor rides (me!) and using your children as an excuse to throw yourself around the hurdles of a soft play (seriously, get in line), then Odds Farm will have you beaming all day. A beaut […]

Clivedon, Taplow

Clivedon, Taplow

On the Berkshire / Buckinghamshire border sits Cliveden. A firm favourite with our family, adults and kiddies alike. Part of the National Trust collection, just flash your card on entry to enjoy all that this beautiful house and surrounding gardens and woodland have to offer. […]

WYCOMBE RYE LIDO, HIGH WYCOMBE

WYCOMBE RYE LIDO, HIGH WYCOMBE

What better way to spend a glorious sunny day when the kids are off school than in a pool. Wycombe Rye Lido was named one of Britain’s top 20 lidos and it’s easy to see why. The pools here are heated and open all year […]

LEGOLAND RESORT

LEGOLAND RESORT

You may have to break open the piggybank, but a trip to Legoland Windsor will be a dream come true for your little ones and worth every penny. The park is massive as you would imagine, so try and plan your trip before you go so you make […]

Strawberry picking at Rectory Farm  

Strawberry picking at Rectory Farm  

Tucked away in the idyllic Stanton St John a few miles from Oxford, Rectory Farm is a perfect get back to nature and inexpensive day out for the family. Entry is free with access to a bouncy castle, sandpit and haystacks for the children to […]

Bekonscot Model Village – such a lovely day out with the kids

Bekonscot Model Village – such a lovely day out with the kids

Located in the centre of Beaconsfield, Bekonscot Model Village, the world’s oldest model village is a fantastic day out the whole family will enjoy. A trip to the quaint little village is like a trip back in time, stuck in a 1930’s time warp there […]

The Crazy Bear Farm Shop

The Crazy Bear Farm Shop

We came across this little gem on the way back from the Arboretum a few weeks ago and I’m delighted we did. Located in Stadhampton, behind the Crazy Bear hotel and restaurant, the farm shop was originally created in 2004 to service the Crazy Bear […]

Aston Rowant Nature Reserve, a great free day out with the kids!

Aston Rowant Nature Reserve, a great free day out with the kids!

If you’re looking for somewhere to go outdoors with the kids for a few hours you can’t go wrong with Aston Rowant Nature Reserve, we took a drive out there a couple of weeks ago and we weren’t disappointed The kids were entertained by the […]