The Take 12 Trips challenge: 11 down, 1 to go

The Take 12 Trips challenge is almost at an end – just one month to go before I can look back on the whole of the year’s trips.


And after a hectic July bouncing from illness to work, my husband has done more travel than I’ve managed.

So with a trip to Plantasia at Kew Gardens counting as trip 11 (as our other day out to the Wetlands Centre at Barnes was a repeat of January’s trip!), I’m making a concerted effort for August.

There’s already a long weekend in East Anglia planned, combining my brother-in-law’s wedding, the seaside and a quick resort review, another long weekend in Yorkshire, where I’ll be going to Eureka! The National Children’s Museum and doing an Instagram takeover on Tots100.

That’s before you count the day trips. A jaunt to Henley and the River and Rowing museum, hopefully a nearby festival for kids, and possibly another in St Albans, which I think rather neatly fills up almost every last second of available spare time I’ve got.

In between, I think I might have to collapse in the garden… while doing a spot of research for all my lovely UK travel destinations. Especially as once the school holidays are finished, the world is mine and Minnie’s oyster once again.

After all, there’s nothing like another challenge (and another trip) to look forward to.

In the meantime, any tips on family-friendly Saxmundham and Lowestoft, St Albans and Henley?


Image: Leo Reynolds/Flickr