North East Family enjoys outdoors, and I am very envious of their trip to the Chester Roman Fort Museum and a tearoom at the Hadrian's Wall. I always wanted to visit the Hadrian's Wall, and hoping one day I will take my guys up north to see this glorious landmark.
|North East Family: Hadrian's Wall Museum|
Have you ever heard of SUP? No, me neither. Our adventurous Zoe from Splodz Blogz went on a standup paddleboarding trip (SUP). It has been on her bucket list for a while. She loves water sports, and booked a lesson on her recent break at Center Parcs in Elvden Forest. It looks great fun (though I'd rather look at the sportsmen from the shore, if you ask me).
|Splodz Blogz: Standup paddleboarding|
|Splodz Blogz: Tips for your day hike pack|
Erica from Nine to Three Thirty took her kids on a bear hunt, or a bear trail of 30 sculptures. They braved the rainy weather to find the colourful bears, each different and unique. The trail took them through the local woods and they ended up in the golf course pavilion.
|Nine to Three Thirty: a bear trail|
Cheryl from Madhouse Family Reviews and her trio went on a different kind of hunt. They were fossil-hunting at Cap Blanc Nez. It was a perfect weather for a long walk, and they found plenty of sea treasures.
|Madhouse Family Reviews: fossil-hunting|
|Madhouse Family Reviews: Operation Dynamo|
|Madhouse Family Reviews: The Crooked House, Sopot|
Alison from Dragons and Fairy Dust visited a Roman fort Segedunum. The fort is the most completely excavated fort in Britain and was a garrison for Roman soldiers for around 300 years. There's a museum and a reconstructed Roman bath house. Alison met not just one Gladiator, but quite a few of them, lucky girl indeed.
|Dragons and Fairy Dust: Segedunum|
Yet Another Blogging Mummy paid a visit to Bekonscot Model village, which was opened in 1929. Even Her Majesty visited it as a child. Exhibits are still added to it and replaced as well. It was great fun, and her boys enjoyed the train travelling through the village the best. I bet my guys would love it too.
|Yet Another Blogging Mummy: Bekonscot Model Village|
Eileen from ET Speaks from Home produced a video for Multi Faith school trip. during which children have learnt about Sikh and Hindu religions. It's a great way for school children to learn about different religions and cultures.
|ET Speaks from Home: Multi faith school trip|
I haven't been anywhere grand in the last month, staying in Witney. I did manage to discover a new (for us) restaurant Meze Lounge which serves Greek and Turkish food.
|Chez Maximka: starter at Meze Lounge, Witney|
It was a rainy day when Eileen from ET Speaks from Home took her family to Conkers. This is a great family-friendly centre in the National Forest with indoor and outdoor play areas, discovery zones and an amphitheatre. They had a great time, despite the rain. Lots of wonderfully cheerful photos that made me smile.
|ET Speaks from Home: Conkers|
|Splodz Blogz: chapel along the Stephen Langton Trail|
|Dragons and Fairy Dust: Jesmond food market|
I have never heard of Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium before, but that is where Fiona aka North East Nerd spent a lovely afternoon. You can enjoy your cuppa in a company of cats. The cakes look good too. Admiring the cats doesn't come free, you'll have to pay £6 per person on top of the food bill, and the cats seemed to be rather indifferent to visitors.
|North East Nerd: Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium|
And that's it folks. This month school holidays will start, and I expect our bloggers will be travelling even more.