Category: Family & Days Out

A Dinosaur Adventure

We have had another great day out at the National Forest Adventure Farm, this time in the form of a Dinosaur Adventure! If you’ve never visited them before, as a bit of an introduction, I have blogged several times about our visits to the National Forest Adventure Farm, so have …

Finding Dory at The National Sea Life Centre

When the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham invited us along to check out their Finding Dory event running throughout the summer holidays, we jumped at the chance to go. We’ve not visited for a while, and the children were really excited to be going. Yes, that’s my Little Man’s …

Pokemon Go Has Got Me

The Husband came home a few evenings ago and showed me his phone with a Squirtle on our lawn. He threw a ball at it and trapped it, popping him in his Pokedex. He was so pleased with himself. He is 40 years old. A few hours later, he randomly …

Siblings July 2016

This month I wanted to share a few things about the kids and what they are currently enjoying, then how this brings them together. Boo has just one more week left in year 1 now. She loves going to school and playing with her friends every day. She is full …

Something for Everyone at Madame Tussauds

Last weekend we took the kids to Madame Tussauds for their very first visit. The Husband and I had been together years ago, so it had changed a lot and we were all eager to see the Star Wars exhibition, the big pull for us. The biggest change that was …

A Peek Inside The Making Of Harry Potter Studio Tour

Over the weekend, we had the absolute pleasure of going on The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour. Today I wanted to share with you a few highlights from the day, and you’ll have to forgive me as I will be gushing about it. It was so good, we all loved …

10 Brilliant Board Games for Kids

We love our board games here. I enjoyed them as a child and that has stayed with me to this day. It’s a rare few months that go by here without a new board game arriving. Now for the purposes of this post, I’m calling them board games, though strictly …

Siblings June 2016

As I pause this month and take a look at my children’s relationship with one another, one thing strikes me immediately. My children are best friends. Little Man is old enough to play with Boo pretty much as an equal now. There are very few things that he can’t do. …

Siblings May 2016

Ah, at last we have some sunshine. I have been so desperate for it, as I am always happier in the warm, sunny weather, and I love having my garden as an extra room. It is where the kids have both spent most of their free time over the past …

Mr Men Birthday Party

We love the Mr Men here. I have very fond memories myself of reading the books when I was little, and before the kids were even born I had the complete Mr Men library. Since then, we’ve added to it when new releases have come along, so today I’m happy …

A Day at the Lake

Today’s been a little bit different here, because today we stepped back in time when we visited Rudyard Lake in Staffordshire, for their A Day at the Lake event. For one weekend only, Rudyard Lake in Staffordshire is reimagined as it was in the late 1800s as an excursion place …

I’m Excited About…

Last week I was fortunate enough to receive a couple of emails that made me very, very happy. They were both invitations to events run by Wild Rumpus and I am so excited about both of them, so let me tell you more… A Day at the Lake A Day …

Siblings April 2016

As I write this month’s Siblings post, it’s the end of the Easter holidays. Little Man and Boo have never been closer. They’ve had two weeks off together, barely out of each other’s sight. We’ve been away, we’ve joined the English Heritage which has seen plenty of adventures as my …

Disney On Ice: Silver Anniversary Celebration

Last night was a night to be remembered. Last night was mesmerising.  Last night was simply magical. Last night we took Boo and Little Man to see Disney On Ice: Silver Anniversary Celebration at Birmingham’s Genting Arena. I’d told them last month that we had tickets to go and they were …

Easter at Hatton Adventure World

Yesterday was a good day as yesterday saw us visiting Hatton Adventure World in glorious sunshine. It truly felt like spring, with the sun shining brightly. The kids were excited to be visiting and all they wanted to do was run and run, exploring everywhere, playing in every single play area in …

We’re Looking Forward to….

Spring is in the air, and we’ve a few fun outings lined up that the kids and I are really looking forward to… Hatton Adventure World Hatton Adventure World are running their Easter Eggstravaganza from Saturday 19th March to Sunday 10th April 2016. With a choc-o-bloc array of Spring Newborns …

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