Day Trips

A family day out at National Trust’s Bodiam Castle in Sussex

A Family Day Out at National Trust's Bodiam Castle

As we pulled into the vast National Trust car park, Monkey shouted in delight: “Castle, castle, look look!” And his enthusiasm was shared by us too, because Bodiam is a stunning archetypal medieval castle – the stuff of story books and films. Basking in the splendour of the sun against the bright blue sky, our son’s imagination went into overdrive and he excitedly talked of knights, kings, dragons and princesses…

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A Family Day Out At Arundel Castle and Gardens, West Sussex

A Family Day Out At Arundel Castle and Gardens, West Sussex

Last Summer, we had a glorious weekend away in West Sussex exploring Climping Beach and staying at the wonderful family-friendly Baliffscourt Hotel & Spa. On our way home, we decided it would be a waste of the day if we didn’t explore the area more – and it was a great decision because we would never have discovered the majestic features of Arundel Castle and its beautiful gardens.

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Ice Skating in London: Top Rinks For 2016

Ice Skating in London: Top Rinks For 2016Ice skating is such a festive treat – a real winter tradition the whole family can enjoy. And there are several pop-up rinks which spring up all over London during the Christmas season – some traditional, some with wonderful backdrops, but all of them offering good old-fashioned fun. You’ll be spoilt for choice, so here are the Urban Monkey Guide’s top picks of where best to strap on some blades and hit the ice this winter… Book early to avoid disappointment.

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