Is Hardwick Hall Family Friendly?

When we moved back to the UK, the first thing I decided to buy was a membership to the National Trust. I was determined that when I moved back to the UK I was going to make the most of all the fabulous historical sites that the UK has on offer that we sorely missed while we were expats. The first on our list – Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire. View Post

Manchester Christmas Market What to Eat, Drink and Buy that isn’t Gluhwein and Bratwurst

This year we are going Christmas crazy in the Wandermust Household. Living in the Middle East for the last three years has meant I have missed the festive spirit so even though it is still only November we headed to the Manchester Christmas Market to get in the festive spirit. Manchester has a brilliant Christmas market that is nicely spread across the city and is bigger and better than ever. Here is our guide to the Manchester Christmas Market to tell you what to eat, what to drink and what to buy at this year’s Manchester Christmas Market by picking out the best stalls this year. View Post

What to do Chatsworth House and Gardens

Chatsworth has to be hands down my favourite stately home in the UK. As an ardent Austen fan, who wouldn’t love to visit the location of Pemberly from the BBC adaption. I have visited many times before but this time was special as it was my first visit with our little lady in tow. We were keen to discover whether Chatsworth is a family friendly day out. What we discovered was that it absolutely was! Here are some suggestions for what to do at Chatsworth with or without kids in tow!  View Post

What to do Portmeirion – 8 amazing ideas

When we were looking for things to do during our trip to North Wales, Portmeirion was mentioned to me countless times so I really had to go! Portmeirion is a pastel coloured village situated nearby Portmadog. But this is no ordinary Welsh village. Operated by a commercial entity and looking more like Portofino or Cinque Terre than Portmadog or Prestatyn, Portmeirion is completely unique – but what is there to do on a day trip to Portmeirion? View Post

Review of our Luxury lodge stay at Darwin Forest Country Park

It had been a stressful month in the Wandermust Household! Moving continents is a lot of work! When we found a spare few days I quickly jumped onto the computer to look for a luxurious and relaxing break away. Darwin Forest Country Park jumped out at me as soon as I saw it. It looked like the perfect mix of luxury, relaxation and English charm. So did it live up to my exceptionally high expectations? View Post