Ever wondered what it would look like to house flock of children? Well now you can, thanks to the Radfords who have opened their home and welcomed the world into their 10 bedroom, four story house in England.
Sue and Noel Radford have 22 kids. They are Britain’s largest family and have shared a sneak peek inside their lives several times. At this stage, Sue and Noel have 19 kids living under their roof, ranging from the age of 25 to just a few months. They also have one granddaughter living with them.
Meet the Radfords
- Chloe, 25
- Jack, 23
- Daniel, 21
- Luke, 20
- Katie, 18
- Millie, 19 and her daughter, Ophelia, born in September
- James, 17
- Ellie, 15
- Aimee, 14
- Josh, 13
- Max, 12
- Tillie, 10
- Oscar, nine,
- Casper, eight
- Hallie, five
- Phoebe, four
- Archie, three
- Bonnie, two
- Heidie who was born in April
Meanwhile, their eldest kids Chris, 31, and Sophie 26, have flown the nest, although frequently feature in the family’s videos and photos. Sadly the couple’s 17th child, Alfie, was stillborn on July 6, 2014.
Inside the Radford house
The busy parents, who support themselves with a bakery and don’t rely on benefits, recently spent the lockdown renovating their pad, which was a former care home.
Their newly revamped outdoor space boasts its own bar, hot tub and outdoor cinema plus plenty of other amazing features.
There are heaps of outdoor areas for the kids to play including these adorable outdoor tents and inflatables. It looks like a birthday party every day!
We love how dad has his own bar too. Nice thinking.
Inside the house, Sue manages to keep things fairly sorted with organisation stations for shoes, jackets, etc.
I mean, just look at her kitchen and that’s after cooking for 21 people! The kitchen also features a massive fridge, breakfast bar, an oven, and a dishwasher.
Move into the dining room and you’ll find a 12-seat table with a highchair. But it looks like some of the kids prefer to eat their takeaway on the floor #AsYouDo.
The kids are also homeschooled and in lockdown, which adds another layer of crazy to the household. Sue admits that there is “stuff, stuff everywhere”.
The ground floor also contains the living rooms which features a large leather sofa, fireplace and a toy box overflowing with toys.
Head upstairs and you’ll find the 10 bedrooms. Some of the older kids have their own space but many of the younger kids share their bedrooms, including Hallie and Phoebe who share this adorable attic space.
Katie, Aimee, Ellie and Tillie also share a room and Millie’s daughter, Orphelia has her own nursery.
Four toilet rolls and nine loads of washing
The Radford clan often share just what life is like behind closed doors on YouTube and Instagram. Here is a quick snippet:
- They spend $660 per week on groceries
- A family dinner out sets them back an average of $285
- They spend three hours every night tidying up
- Sue does nine loads of washing each day, using 30 bottles of washing liquid every month. She also owns a monster 18kg washing machine which is her most favourite thing in the house. Apart from her kids, of course.
- The family go through four toilet rolls per day
You can follow the Radfords on Instagram and YouTube.
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