• Bletchley Park

      Bletchley Park – Home of the Codebreakers

      Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes has been on our radar for a family day out ever since we watched The Imitation Game where Benedict Cumberbatch portrayed Alan Turing, the man who created ‘Christopher’ or the Bombe Machine as it was officially known.  The ‘computer’ which deciphered the Enigma codes and helped to bring World War […]

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      Top tips for taking a historical family holiday in Europe

      Europe is absolutely brimming with historical treasures, from Istanbul’s dazzling Hagia Sophia and the vibrant Berlin Wall to the spellbinding canals of Venice and the gleaming marble old town of Dubrovnik. I could go on forever. In the same manner, there’s a huge variety of Europe tour packages to choose from. But sometimes, when travelling with kids, […]

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    • Mountfitchet Castle

      A Greater Anglia Adventure to Mountfitchet Castle

      Given the choice between car or rail for a day out, I could guarantee the Beans will choose rail every time. They love it when an adventure starts and ends at the train station because it’s exciting. Our most recent rail adventure was courtesy of Greater Anglia trains from Cambridge to Mountfitchet Castle; a reconstructed […]

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      Why Berlin is the place to visit in 2019

      November will mark 30 years since the fall of the Wall On 9 November 1989, Berlin was reunited. The Berlin Wall fell, and the city saw the end of the border that had left it divided into East and West for 28 years, tearing apart families, friends and neighbours. For many people, the fall of […]

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