This website all began in Christmas 2005 when my family had come down to London for a few days to stay with the grandparents.
One morning I was looking on the tinternet for somewhere to go with one of my friends and all our kids for the day, but needed to do it quickly, as the kids were finishing off their breakfast and it was nearly time to get them changed... rrrrrgh!!!
Half an hour later I was still none the wiser and was by then getting screamed at by all and sundry, so I vowed then - “never again”!!!
So here we are really - we’ve tried to do exactly what I found so difficult back then:
make a very simple website that makes it easy to find somewhere to take the kids for a great family day out - which is also fun to use
now as all kids love being active, we’ll try and get in as many sports centres, ski slopes, swimming pools, play centres, bowling alleys(!?), skating rinks and playcentres as we can - we’ll really concentrate on these when it gets colder and the days start getting shorter later in the year
a lot of you have reported back saying how frustating it is going out with babies and toddlers and not being able to heat bottles - change nappies - you know the sort of thing, so we’ve got a section on baby facilities in each attraction
then we thought of all those questions that come from the small people behind as you are driving along - again I don’t think I need to explain - some of your favourites you’ll find in the information section of the attractions - answered by the people who actually run the attractions
finally - we have to mention the absolutely superb work jamie oliver has done in changing the eating habits of the nations kids - where we can, we will be trying to get the attractions to supply healthy alternatives to fast food - i think we should be past sticking fizzy drinks and E numbers down our childrens throats in this day and age - it makes our lives so much harder as well?
that’s about it really - i hope this website stops you being shouted at in the morning - and gives you some really great family days out with the kids - and great memories too - good luck!!
Later in the year we'll start sending out regional updates when new places to go open up, or special offers are made available. (We've had heaps of offers from all sorts of attractions, but no time!)
All you have to do, is fill in your details below, and we'll do our best to start generating special offers, hopefully some exclusive ones to people who have signed up - off you go then!!