Orchard Hills Bakery

Orchard Hills Bakery

Location: Orchard Hills Bakery, 6 Rookery Lane, Aldridge. Opening Times: 9am – 2pm, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays This morning me and Jemima headed over to Aldridge to see Station Road (see previous post) and decided to have a look around the village after. We were walking to the park when we spotted Orchard Hill Bakery, it looked lovely and as I pushed Jemima on the swing, I decided I had to go in and see the delights on the counter…

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Poppy Road, Aldridge

Poppy Road, Aldridge

Today me and Jemima headed to Station Road in Aldridge. The road has been renamed Poppy Road for 11 days (1st – 11th November 2018), as the wonderful people from The Great War Project in conjunction with Aldridge Local History Society, have transformed the road into a beautiful, very moving commemoration for the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. The road is absolutely full of poppies. I think I read recently that the road now has over 25,000 poppies on it,…

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Swimming with Sharks @ Bear Grylls Adventure (& 10% discount code)

Swimming with Sharks @ Bear Grylls Adventure (& 10% discount code)

“We’re gonna need a bigger boat.” If you’re as familiar with that quote as Mr Trips is, you may understand how excited he was for this opportunity that I mentioned in my last entry about the Bear Grylls Adventure. That’s right! He’s going swimming with Sharks! (for those of you confused, the opening quote is the most famous line from Jaws….) So, we were invited back to Bear’s place for the official launch day. Bear himself was there to cut…

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The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones

Theatre Production: The Lovely Bones Location: Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Broad Street, Birmingham. Dates: 30th October – 10th November Ticket Prices: From £10 Photo Credits: Sheila Burnett. “These were the lovely bones that had grown around my absence” What a performance! It is not very often that I am speechless (much to my husbands disappointment) but tonights performance of The Lovely Bones was fantastic and left me a little lost for words when I returned home. How do I put two…

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Sass Class

Sass Class

On Wednesday night I headed along to Sass Class. A new dance/fitness class run by One Day Theatre at Moorpool Hall in Harborne on Wednesdays at 7:30pm. It’s aimed at adults 16 plus and I can vouch for how AMAZING it is. I took two of my longest known friends along (after knowing both for nearly half of my life, I figured they’d have both seen me dance badly before so it wouldn’t matter if I was awful and it…

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Dr Nerium’s Garden of Ghouls

Dr Nerium’s Garden of Ghouls

Location: The Botanical Scare Gardens, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR Opening Times/Dates: Friday 26th October – 4th November 2018. 5pm – 7pm Family Friendly Slots. 7pm onwards recommended for ages 14+ Tickets: Book online, tickets are £12 for adults £10 for ages 5-16, under 5s are FREE. Family ticket is £40. Prices are more when paying on the gate www.birminghamscaregardens.com Last night me, Mr Trips and the girls headed over to the first time slot of…

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What’s On for Kids: October School Holidays

What’s On for Kids: October School Holidays

Sorry for the delay in posting this, but I reckon it is better late than never. So, what is on this week? Here’s our day to day breakdown: Starting with this evening, Friday 26th October 2018: Tonight, the Smallhousebigtrips household is heading over to the launch night of Dr Nerium’s Garden of Ghouls at Birmingham Botanical Gardens (keep your eyes peeled for Insta stories and a review coming). It’s open for the public from tonight too, so do jump onto…

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Bear Grylls Adventure: Base Camp and High Ropes

Bear Grylls Adventure: Base Camp and High Ropes

If you happen to have been anywhere near the NEC recently, you can’t fail to have noticed that a large helicopter appears to have crash-landed in an adjacent building, whilst an orange, 60 foot high King Kong scale climbing frame has sprung up right by it. These are parts of the latest attraction for Birmingham, The Bear Grylls Adventure. Unless you’ve been living under a rock (and if you have, Bear has probably got some very handy tips and tricks…

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75% off if you join Buckt with SMALLHOUSEBIGTRIPS625 from 22nd October – 29th October 2018

75% off if you join Buckt with SMALLHOUSEBIGTRIPS625 from 22nd October – 29th October 2018

Yes you read correctly. 75% off. If you follow me on instagram, you will often see me updating my stories and tagging Buckt in a large proportion of my posts. My last one was Walsall’s Scaremaze on Friday evening which got me in the mood for Halloween and sent me running straight to the Jekyll and Hyde after for some cocktails to recover. If you read my website, you’ll know Buckt is the monthly subscription I have, where for £25…

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The Gin Parlour at The Jekyll and Hyde, Birmingham

The Gin Parlour at The Jekyll and Hyde, Birmingham

Location: 28 Steelhouse Lane, City Centre, Birmingham, B4 6BJ Opening Hours of the Gin Parlour, upstairs in The Jekyll and Hyde: 8pm – 11pm, Friday and Saturday. Tables are available for walk ins or to ensure you get a table, you could book here Gin Parlour Table Booking. It is not very often that Mr Trips and I get to go out (together minus children) . It is even less often that I get to go out to drink cocktails!…

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