On our way to the Lake District we stopped off at Quarry Bank Mill. This fitted in with adventure 31 - travel back in time (from our Amazing Family Adventures book), enabling the girls to find out about victorian working conditions!
Quarry Bank Mill in Styal, Cheshire, England, is one of the best preserved textile mills of the Industrial Revolution and is now a museum of the cotton industry. The mill was started in 1784 and over the
following one hundred years, harnessed water power to drive
the machinery which prepared the yarn for spinning, but later moved on
to steam power in order to power the actual looms. We went inside the restored industrial building into
which much of the original machinery has been replaced.
Saturday, 27 May 2017
Friday, 19 May 2017
I have ordered this book from Amazon and I will use to plan some fantastic days out for us! The book begins with easy and approachable adventures perfect for families with younger kids, such as foraging and fossil hunting, and progresses into more challenging adventures, such as wild swimming, surfing and wilderness survival. The adventures range from an afternoon trip to the farm to camping excursions, so can be used for spontaneous half-term day trips or for summer holiday ideas. Each activity comes with suggestions of NT places to visit for the adventure, and the ideas take in woodland, beaches, mountains and parks.
Sunday, 7 May 2017
Yesterday we went to Cross Country day at Badminton. It takes about 3 hours from Cambridge, although the last few miles takes a long time (it added about 45 minutes) just to get in to the ground! I have always loved watching it on the television but actually going gives you a real feel for how large the jumps actually are and how tight some of the turns are!
Monday, 1 May 2017
Review of our April to do list:
- Enjoy a trip to Herefordshire
- Visit some National Trust Places in the Spring
- Attend the Cambridge Literary Festival
- Go to Kew Gardens
- Enjoy some Easter baking