A Busy Day of Fun at Countryfile Live

Tree Climbing

We love exploring the British countryside as a family and watching the TV program Countryfile on a Sunday evening is our guilty pleasure. If you have not seen it, it is all about the people, places and stories making news in the British countryside. It features a good mix of conservation and British wildlife, farming and also has the best and most accurate weekly weather forecast we have found. It has also given us lots of ideas for family days out. This weekend we headed to Blenheim Palace for our very first visit to Countryfile Live and our first impression… Continue Reading “A Busy Day of Fun at Countryfile Live”

Knights of Royal England’s Jousting Tournament at Blenheim Palace

Jousting winner

Over the first May Bank Holiday weekend, we were invited to watch the Knights of Royal England’s Jousting Tournament at Blenheim Palace. Blenheim Palace has been on my visit wish list for some time and it certainly did not disappoint. Blenheim Palace is a stunning English country house situated in the civil parish of Blenheim near Woodstock, Oxfordshire most famous for being the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill. It is now home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family and has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting a long and diverse history. We arrived… Continue Reading “Knights of Royal England’s Jousting Tournament at Blenheim Palace”

Exploring Bourton-on-the-Water, Birdland and the Dragonfly Maze

Bourton on the Water

A couple of weeks ago we headed to the Cotswolds for a short break. If I am honest, I didn’t do a great deal of research before we got there and had just a couple of places in mind to visit, however, when Stressy Mummy commented on one of my instagram posts from Cotswold Wildlife Park with suggestions of places to visit, my plans changed. She suggested Bourton-on-the-Water which is regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England and is it was just a short ten minute drive from our Cotswold Holiday Cottage, I was sold. We arrived early… Continue Reading “Exploring Bourton-on-the-Water, Birdland and the Dragonfly Maze”