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Waddesdon Manor – A Fantastic Family Day Out

Waddesdon Manor – A Fantastic Family Day Out

We were invited along to Waddesdon Manor in Bucks over the May Half Term and my girls absolutely loved it. Waddesdon put on some fantastic activities for kids during the school holidays and while we were there they had Colourscape for the fourth year running. […]

Langley Park, Iver: a Little Ankle Biters Review

Langley Park, Iver: a Little Ankle Biters Review

Langley Park is nestled on the Bucks / Berks border in Iver making it easily accessible for both counties and from both the M4 and M25. It’s a fantastic place to visit with the kiddies, we spent a few hours there on a sunny Sunday […]

Little Ankle Biters Awards 2018 Winners

Little Ankle Biters Awards 2018 Winners

Wow! A huge thank you to everyone who nominated and voted in your thousands in this year’s Little Ankle Biters Awards. We’ve been overwhelmed by the support and votes received. We’re really excited to now announce your winners for 2018. Drum roll please………   Award […]

What we thought of Wycombe Museum

What we thought of Wycombe Museum

We visited Wycombe Museum over the Easter Holidays after a tip off from a friend of mine. We met some friends there as it was roughly half way between us and the weather wasn’t great so we fancied somewhere indoors. We thought we would spend […]

Our Review of Mead Open Farm

Our Review of Mead Open Farm

We visited Mead Open Farm for the first time over the Easter Holidays and we had such a great time we’re looking forward to visiting again in the summer. It was a bit drizzly when we arrived so we headed to the indoor play area […]

Little Ankle Biters Awards 2018 – Voting Now Closed!

Little Ankle Biters Awards 2018 – Voting Now Closed!

Annnnnd stop. Voting has now closed for the Little Ankle Biters Awards 2018. We’re off to get our calculators out, and will be announcing your winners here, and on our Facebook page, later this week. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time […]

Family Friendly Beaches on the South Coast

Family Friendly Beaches on the South Coast

If you’re thinking of escaping to the coast soon, Little Ankle Biters has pulled together a list of our favourite family friendly beaches, and what’s more they’re all pretty easy to get to from Buckinghamshire being on the south coast – yay! So, have a […]

Bletchley Park – A Great Family Day Out

Bletchley Park – A Great Family Day Out

Last weekend we visited Bletchley Park, the home of British codebreaking that played a major role in World War Two, producing secret intelligence which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the conflict from the second world war. Since the release of Oscar […]

Bluebell Walks in Buckinghamshire for Families

Bluebell Walks in Buckinghamshire for Families

Bluebells traditionally start appearing from mid April through to May, they really are a stunning sight and a lovely way to spend a morning with the kiddies. We’ve got a handy guide to some of our favourite places to go for a bluebell walk in […]

The Little Trip Boat, Aylesbury Basin

The Little Trip Boat, Aylesbury Basin

The Little Trip Boat is a fabulous way to spend a couple of hours with the little ones. The boat is moored on the canal at Aylesbury Basin and you can join the boat trips at midday and 2.00pm every weekend (extra trips run during […]

Henley River & Rowing Museum – What a Fantastic Family Day Out

Henley River & Rowing Museum – What a Fantastic Family Day Out

We visited Henley River & Rowing Museum for the first time recently and now we have discovered it’s existence I am sure it’s somewhere we will visit time and time again. The museum is set on the river Thames in the beautiful town of Henley […]

KidZania – A Fantastic Day with the Kids

KidZania – A Fantastic Day with the Kids

Located at the top of Westfield Shopping Centre is Kidzania, an indoor city run by kids. We had an inset day, it was February and we wanted somewhere to go that was indoors and would normally be busy during the school holidays so we opted […]

Things to do in Buckinghamshire in the Rain with Kids

Things to do in Buckinghamshire in the Rain with Kids

With Winter well underway, and summer all but a distant memory, we started thinking about all the things you can do with the kids in Buckinghamshire on those wet and miserable days in the rain. And the good news is, there’s a lot. Here are our top picks if […]

Playtrain Children’s Activity Centre, High Wycombe

Playtrain Children’s Activity Centre, High Wycombe

If you’re looking for somewhere to take the kiddies in High Wycombe when it’s wet outside, or you want to let them burn some energy, Playtrain is a great option. Playtrain is an activity centre for children 8 years and under. There’s absolutely loads to […]

Gulliver’s Land, Milton Keynes, Bucks

Gulliver’s Land, Milton Keynes, Bucks

If you’re looking for a fun-filled family day out for you and your little ones why not check out Gulliver’s land in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. With over 70 attractions including rides and shows to enjoy every day, Gulliver’s Land is one of the best value kids’ […]

Go Ape, Buckinghamshire

Go Ape, Buckinghamshire

Go Ape has two sites in Buckinghamshire found in Black Park Country Park and Wendover Woods near Aylesbury. To this day, Go Ape is still one of the funniest days out we’ve ever had as a family. It was the day my mum refused to take […]

Junglemania, Bourne End

Junglemania, Bourne End

Junglemania in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, opened it’s doors again to crowds of kiddies after being closed for far too long (we missed you!) What you’ll find is a revamped, renovated children’s indoor play space which is definitely worth a visit on a wet day, or […]

Thomley Activity Centre, Worminghall, Bucks

Thomley Activity Centre, Worminghall, Bucks

Thomley is so good I was torn between keeping the existence of this place all to myself and telling everyone I know about it.  I have of course chosen the latter and the fact that they are a non-profit, charitable organisation that helps thousand of disabled […]

Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, Aylesbury, Bucks

Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, Aylesbury, Bucks

Here at Little Ankle Biters we’re always delighted to discover an indoor day out for those miserable rainy days. We went to the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery in Aylesbury on a spontaneous visit – it was an inset day and the last day of the […]

Lynx Gym Play Gym – A great place to visit on a rainy day

Lynx Gym Play Gym – A great place to visit on a rainy day

Lynx Gym is a great way to spend an hour or two wearing your children out and I have lost count of the number of times we have visited. It is my youngest daughter’s favourite place to visit and if I ever ask her where […]

Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common

Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common

If you love petting fluffy animals (who doesn’t), going on tractor rides (me!) and using your children as an excuse to throw yourself around the hurdles of a soft play (seriously, get in line), then Odds Farm will have you beaming all day. A beaut […]

Xscape, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Xscape, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Xscape in Milton Keynes is a whole day (or more) of fun for the entire family, all under one roof. iFly Have you ever wished you could fly? (And let’s face it who hasn’t?) Now you can, with iFly Indoor Skydiving. Super safe and super exciting, big […]

Alton Towers – A Great Family Day out!

Alton Towers – A Great Family Day out!

The last time I visited Alton Towers, the cork screw and thunderlooper were still going, in fact the only attraction I recognised this time were Nemesis and the tram that takes you between the car park and the theme park. Growing up in North Wales, […]

Black Park Country Park, Wexham

Black Park Country Park, Wexham

Bikes and scooters at the ready, Black Park is waiting. This is a great place for a family bike ride, walk or just a trip to the park with an ice cream after. There are over 10 miles of well surfaced paths suitable for buggies […]

Cliveden National Trust, Taplow

Cliveden National Trust, Taplow

Just two miles from Maidenhead on the Berkshire / Buckinghamshire border sits Cliveden National Trust. A firm favourite with our family, adults and kiddies alike. Part of the National Trust collection, just flash your card on entry to enjoy all that this beautiful house and […]

Wycombe Rye Lido, High Wycombe

Wycombe Rye Lido, High Wycombe

What better way to spend a glorious sunny day when the kiddies are off school than in a pool. Wycombe Rye Lido was named one of Britain’s top 20 lidos and it’s easy to see why. The pools here are heated and open all year […]

Enjoy the London Life with your Little Ones

Enjoy the London Life with your Little Ones

My little ankle biters absolutely love heading into London. Even the train journey in is ‘the best day in the world, ever’. Easily pleased! If you’re planning on taking the kiddies in to London, we’ve pulled together our recommendations on what not to miss. City […]

Bekonscot Model Village, Beaconsfield

Bekonscot Model Village, Beaconsfield

Located in the centre of Beaconsfield, Bekonscot Model Village is the world’s oldest model village and a fantastic day out for your little ones. It’s a mini world, with big appeal. A visit to the quaint little village is like a trip back in time, stuck in a […]

Hughenden Manor, High Wycombe

Hughenden Manor, High Wycombe

A visit to Hughenden Manor in High Wycombe is like stepping back in time, and it’s something the whole family will enjoy. Now part of the National Trust, Hughenden was home to Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli between 1848 and 1881. Later on the Manor […]


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