Giveaway – Win a nights stay in a Tipi

May 24, 2017 admin 45

We have an amazing giveaway just for you. You might remember a couple of months ago we went on a mini adventure to the Lake district and surprised the boys by staying in a Tipi, which they thought was absolutely amazing. Well, we have teamed up with the YHA England and Wales to offer you and your family (upto 4 people) a one nights stay in a tipi, so you can have your very own […]

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It feels like going home

April 15, 2017 admin 0

Although we do love going abroad as a family, we also love a staycation and with two children we now find that this is a much more cost effective way to holiday and we have just as much fun. We spent (roughly) 24 hours in the Lake District at the start of the week, sleeping in a tipi near Troutbeck, courtesy of YHA Winderemere and we had an amazing time. I love the Lake District, the sheer […]

A mini adventure with YHA

April 14, 2017 admin 2

During the Easter holidays we were lucky enough to be able to fit in a mini adventure to one of our favorite places, the Lake District, which in itself was enough to get the boys excited but what I hadn’t told them was that we would be staying in a tipi, courtesy of the Youth Hostel Association. This I was keeping a surprise until we arrived. I have always been aware of the YHA but it […]

#myYHAviews have you entered

June 22, 2016 admin 0

The youth hostel association offer high quality accommodation at budget prices across England and Wales. They offer something for everyone from pods to hostels and cottages you can rent out privately for the whole family, so whether you are travelling alone, with family and friends, or escorting a coach full of students you will fins something to fit your budget and your needs. Last year my family and I stayed at YHA in Ambleside  and […]

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Would you ever stay in a youth hostel?

November 24, 2015 admin 1

The youth hostel association got in touch with me and asked if my family and I would like to review one of their youth hostels, any one we could choose. I dismissed the idea immediately, I’m not a snob by any stretch of the imagination but I had no intentions of taking my children to a grubby run down youth hostel full of all sorts of strange individuals sharing one large room.  Out of curiosity […]

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A family day out at Lakeland Maize Maze

November 23, 2015 admin 0

During the last school holidays my family and I spent a wonderful weekend in one of our favourite UK places, the Lake District. We stayed in Ambleside at the Youth Hostel and visited the Pencil Museum, Bowness and Lakeland Maize Maze. The Maze is situated in Kendal about and definitely worth a trip if you are up that way. My boys love being outside, running and climbing and generally being boys so I was really […]

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Family Trip to the Pencil Museum

September 8, 2015 admin 0

Last month my family and I had the pleasure of staying in the Lake District for the weekend, one of our all-time favourite places in the UK. Whilst we were there we visited a few different attractions as well as soaking up the outstanding scenery that the Lakes has to offer. Our first stop was to the Pencil Museum in Keswick. Now I know what you’re thinking, a pencil museum – wow how dull! And […]