Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire

The National Trust describe it as a “quirky playful paradise” and that sounded perfect for us. Sometimes when we go to these beautiful gardens I watch the people without children walking around, admiring the plants and reading the tags on the trees while they discuss it in their low voices and nod at each other and I think “maybe one day”. For now I am busy trying to keep up with the children, counting heads to make sure that no one has wandered off too far.

Battle Abbey, East Sussex

I love Hastings. It’s where I lived for the first seven years of my life, so there are lots of things to do in the area that I have done several times before. This time we wanted to do something different and what better than the thing that “1066 Country” is famous for – Battle Abbey and Battlefield.