Maxi Cosi Reporter, Challenge 2: Hidden Treasures

Last week we received our new Maxi Cosi Loola pushchair. Our first challenge as Maxi Cosi reporters was to unpack and assemble our pushchair – you can see how we got on with Challenge 1 here.

Then came the email with Challenge 2 – ‘Hidden Treasures’. We have been challenged to rediscover the area we live in, and explore 3 new spots in the neighbourhood that we have never visited before. As this week is the first week of the school holidays, this was a great excuse for us all to get out and about!

Hidden Treasure 1: The Tiverton Museum

The Tiverton museum displays a fascinating history of Mid Devon – including the ‘Tivvy Bumper’ – a real life steam engine which the kids loved! As it was a wet and rainy day, we spent a very enjoyable couple of hours exploring the museum, and the kids learnt lots along the way. They especially enjoyed studying the water wheel outside, and I loved the fact that the children got in for free with a paying adult. Definitely somewhere we will be going again!

Hidden Treasure 2: Little hidden river where the ducks hide!

This hidden spot doesn’t have a name – it is a tiny little pebbled area that the river flows past. It is tucked away down a little lane, right on the edge of the town centre. I had never noticed it before today when we went looking for hidden spots! Well I think this is definitely a hidden treasure! The kids had a lovely time feeding the ducks, and it was very peaceful.

Hidden Treasure 3: Tiverton Castle
I am ashamed to say that despite having lived here all my life, I have never visited the Tiverton Castle. Built in 1106, and with great architecture to see, and some beautiful walled gardens to explore, it was a very interesting visit. I was worried that the children would get bored, but they loved trying on the armour and trying to lift the cannon balls!

So there you have it. No matter how well you think you know your town or city, there is always something new to discover. 
* I am a Maxi-Cosi reporter. I was sent the pushchair and accessories free of charge as part of the Maxi Cosi reporter challenge, but all thoughts, opinions and photos are my own *



  1. July 31, 2013 / 7:31 am

    A lovely post, you have inspired me to head out into my town to see what I can discover

    (i popped over from the mad midweek bloghop)

    • July 31, 2013 / 12:30 pm

      Thanks for stopping by – let me know what you discover in your town!

  2. July 31, 2013 / 8:32 am

    Isn’t it great to get out and explore your own home town. We have so many hidden treasures that I just know we have not yet discovered. Hopefully, will find a few more this summer.

    • July 31, 2013 / 12:31 pm

      It really is – you think you have been everywhere but there is always something new to find!

  3. July 31, 2013 / 1:11 pm

    Oh how lovely that you discovered so much.

  4. July 31, 2013 / 6:57 pm

    You’ve got me wanting to stroll round and rediscover my town now! Love the photos, too x

  5. August 1, 2013 / 7:38 am

    Love the photos! Fab post!! I love finding her discoverys in my local area! #MMWBH x

  6. August 8, 2013 / 1:13 pm

    Hidden treasure number 2 looks particularly lovely! I’m most envious of your adventures. Hope you put the brakes on before parking it next to the river hahaha 😉

    • August 8, 2013 / 3:47 pm

      It’s our new favourite place to feed the ducks – so peaceful! I def put the brakes on. I checked twice lol 😉

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