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Family Fun // 5 movies for the whole family to enjoy

Half term is over, and the rain cometh! (How lucky did we get with the weather over the school holidays though?). If you are thinking about settling down with the family for a rainy day movie this coming weekend, then you might want to choose something that appeals to everyone. If you are lost for what to put inside your DVD player, download or stream, a great starting point would be to hold a family poll. If the kids want something of their own, and the grown-ups are willing to compromise,  ...

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Family Fun // The Hepworth Wakefield

We had big plans for Bank Holiday Monday involving outdoor adventures, but as the date swiftly approached, the weather looked fairly miserable (and we forgot to take our wellies over to Nick’s parents house!). So today, instead of heading to Yorkshire Sculpture Park, or Nostell Priory, we made our way to The Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield. It’s somewhere we’ve been wanting to visit for ages, and I’m so glad we did as it’s a fantastic place to take the kids! The  ...

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Family Fun // North Cliffe Wood Nature Reserve, East Yorkshire

The move to Yorkshire from Sussex was a difficult one for me. I’d romanticised our relocation; we’d get a dog, we’d all be in matching Hunter wellies, and everyone in our village would be gamekeepers, walking around in flatcaps, saying “aye up lass”… I guess this is what happens when you read a lot of D.H Lawrence as an impressionable teenager?! Anyway, pregnancy happened. Perinatal depression happened. Postnatal depression happened. And two years on  ...

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Family Fun // Bridlington Beach

The thing I love most about living in Yorkshire are the beaches. Having grown up with Brighton beach as my back garden (almost literally until I was 10), I love being near the sea. I’m drawn to it. So living close(ish) to the beach is quite important for me – and what beaches they have up here! For a start, there’s sand! I’m so used to pebbles that bruise every surface of your body, and feet that have become so hardened by stepping on these pebbles, that sand is a  ...

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Family Fun // Honeysuckle Farm, Hornsea

What a glorious weekend we’ve just had here in Yorkshire! The sun shone, we shunned the coats and, on Saturday, visited Honeysuckle Farm in Hornsea for the first time. We had big plans to visit Honeysuckle Farm while Nick was on paternity leave two years ago, and again last year, but we’ve never quite made it (I’m blaming sleep deprivation!), so I was quite determined that would indeed visit last Saturday. Honeysuckle Farm is just outside the seaside town of Hornsea. Set  ...

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