Take the kids to … Blackgang Chine, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight holidays Take the kids to … As the UK’s oldest theme park gears up for its 175th birthday celebrations, our writer enjoys the timeless and gentle appeal of its themed lands >  Blackgang Chine, Isle of Wight In a nutshell The UK’s oldest theme park, which opened its gates in 1843, only […]

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Take the kids to … Vauxhall City Farm, London

  In a nutshell One of London’s oldest city farms, Vauxhall has just celebrated its 40th anniversary with a new cafe and education centre, built with an injection of cash from property company St James. It makes the most of just under two acres with rabbits, ducks, chickens, goats, sheep, alpacas, kunekune pigs, horses, ferrets […]

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The best family days out in the UK for spring 2018

NEW OPENINGS Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland It may date back to around AD122 but that doesn’t mean this landmark is immune to a makeover. The biggest news for this year is the £1.3m restoration and reopening of Birdoswald, the military fort near Housesteads. It now has lots of hands-on exhibits for kids, including an interactive Roman […]

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The appy wanderer: smartphone walking in our cities’ green spaces

Walking holidays Go Jauntly is a new walking app that uses photographs rather than maps to guide users on routes around woods and byways. We put it to the test in south London  King of the castle … a Go Jauntly walk in Sydenham Woods, south London, is popular with young hikers, too The business […]

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