A few years ago, we hit on the idea of planning a Road Trip via National Trust Properties. We had been gifted membership for Christmas, and were keen to make use of it. Having been invited to a wedding in Sussex we wondered how best to get there with the then 20 month old, Katie. She wasn’t great at travelling in the car but we wanted to take lots of stuff with us. We decided that lots of stops was the answer and to break the journey down into manageable chunks.   Working out where to stop To begin with,… View Post

Katie is a massive fan of arts and crafts so we were delighted to receive some very exciting post this week… In a box specifically addressed to Katie, we discovered a wealth of treasure in the form of a Mila and Pheebs Craft kit. Absolutely bursting with activities, each Mila and Pheebs kit provides a variety of activities around a different theme. We received the ‘Spring box’ which has an array of seasonal stationary and activities – all obviously related to Spring! Perfect timing for the clock change.

If you’re looking for an egg-cellent activity for the Easter Holidays, then one egg-citing option is going to one of the many Cadbury Egg Hunts on offer at National Trust for Scotland properties across the country. There are some superb events on over the Easter holidays in Edinburgh- everyone should be checking out the International Science Festival – an Egg Hunt seems to be a crucial aspect of Easter for me. I’ve teamed up with the National Trust for Scotland and Cadbury to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a year’s family membership worth £90 and a fantastic gift hamper… View Post

Each year the Scottish Snowdrop Festival draws together some of the countries top gardens and woodlands, highlights the fact that spring is on its way. We’re lucky to have the Royal Botanic Garden on our doorstep: home to a variety of Snowdrops – and as we discovered, other spring flowers.

I always like to try new things and take the kid’s to different places. The problem is that it can be tricky to find new things to do in Edinburgh with Kids. It’s really easy to fall into the trap of doing the same things over and over again. Whilst I really enjoy the National Museum and believe it’s an amazing resource. It’s nice to find new things to do. I’ve recently taken over as the local editor of the Bubble Edinburgh Newsletter which does this job for you. Published every other week, I’ve been scouring the news networks to… View Post