Birds of prey at Thorsby Hall

A day out with the birds Going with a theme here, focusing on days out and things that you can do to keep the kids entertained in the holidays. If like our family you are passionate about nature and interested in new experiences why not try a day out with the birds. There are a … Continue reading Birds of prey at Thorsby Hall


Inside Wm Lee Castings, Dronfield

Competition time So, when we heard about the competition Wm Lee were holding to name their 8 robots we knew we had to give it a go. The company were asking all the children of Dronfield to name the robots. The winners would be chosen and the robots would then be given their names. After which the children and their families would be given to opportunity to see their robot working at the foundry... this is a place that I have always been fascinated with. I know generally what a foundry does. I am aware that this area we are in has a long history of forges, foundries and steel but I never thought I would get the opportunity to see inside a factory with such a long history.

Longshaw Woodland Day 2019

A Day out in the Woods My eldest child is a volunteer with the Eastern Moors Partnership Youth Rangers. So when he decided to help out at the Woodland Day at Longshaw this year we decided to go along. We paid the £5 for an activity passport my daughter (8). All of the activities were then free (bar 2 which were well sign posted) and she could participate as many times as she wished. The day began at 11am and continued until 3.30pm. We got there as soon as it started and expected to leave by 1pm especially as the weather was extremely changeable. Fortunately we were well prepared however as we ended up staying until the very end.