Today is 1 July, and throughout the whole of June we’ve been taking part in the ’30 Days Wild’ initiative, hosted by The Wildlife Trusts. What that means is basically that we’ve done at least one thing per day to connect in some way with the nature and wildlife around us. They’ve all been pretty … More Exploring Nature With #30DaysWild, Part One: Day 1-10
Today we’ve done something quite special: We’ve travelled to the Moon! Well, okay maybe not the actual Moon in outer space, but about as close as you can get. We went to see the Museum of the Moon, which is currently exhibiting at Rochester Cathedral, until Wednesday 4 March. The Museum of the Moon is … More Museum Of The Moon At Rochester Cathedral!
In December last year (2019), we visited Drusillas Park for the first time. We’d heard about it shortly after moving to south east England three years ago, but for various reasons (including cost, as well as it’s being a bit of a journey for us to get there) we hadn’t managed to visit the place … More Visiting Drusillas Park in Wintertime
Last January we made a day trip to the north east corner of the Kentish coast, to visit the beautiful beaches at Botany Bay and Kingsgate Bay (not far from Margate). We’d never been there before so we weren’t quite sure what to expect, but it turned out to be a fantastic natrual environment and … More Days Out In The South East: Kingsgate & Botany Bay, Kent
Hever Castle has for quite some time been on my wish list of places I’d like us to visit. Last week it finally came true, and it turned out to be a truly magical experience! I’m sure the castle and gardens are amazing at any time of the year, but now during the Christmas period … More Days Out In The South East: Christmas Time At Hever Castle!
Sheffield Park and Garden is a large landscape garden in Sussex, owned by the National Trust. There’s also a Sheffield Park House, situated at the edge of the property, but that’s still privetely owned and not open to the public. The park is a wonderful experience at all times of the year, with winding paths … More Autumn Colours at Sheffield Park & Garden
Pevensey is a village in East Sussex, near the coast, just a few miles north-east of Eastbourne. It’s main claim to fame in English history, is that it was the site for William the Conqueror’s landing in 1066. But Pevensey Castle’s history reaches much further back, to Roman times, and it was in military use … More Days Out In The South East: Pevensey Castle
Yesterday we visited Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury. We’ve been there a few times before (you can read about one of our previous visits HERE), and as usual we really enjoyed making our way around the park and stopping to look at some of the animals – as well as some plants – along … More A Visit To Howletts Animal Park & A Simple Follow-Up Activity
Earlier this year, on a sunny summer’s day, we visited the medieval ruins of Bayham Old Abbey, which sit on the Kent/Sussex border, in a very rural spot not too far from Lamberhurst. The abbey was founded there as part of a monastery, in the early 13th Century, and was built using local sandstone. Although … More Days Out In The South East: Bayham Old Abbey
Last weekend, we went out exploring around the Scotney Castle estate. We did a similar walk around the grounds of this beautiful National Trust property in January (click here to read more about that visit), and it was lovely to now come back and see it in a different seasonal shroud, just at the transition … More An Early Autumn Walk on the Scotney Castle Estate