Trying something new with the Decathlon 20 for 20 deal

Trying something new with the Decathlon 20 for 20 deal

Family time is precious and for us, we only get that on Sunday’s.  At time of year, when the weather has taken a turn for the colder and the days are getting darker, getting outdoors together is even more precious. We’ve been trying something new with the Decathlon 20 for 20… Continue reading »

A family trip to Hollywood Bowl Oxford

A family trip to Hollywood Bowl Oxford

Tem pin bowling has been Monkey’s choice for a birthday party treat for the last few years. Every time we go, we say we must go more often.  We aren’t very good at keeping that promise!  Time to change that with a family trip to Hollywood Bowl Oxford. Previously known at Bowlplex,… Continue reading »

Half term fun at Brewers Fayre

Half term fun at Brewers Fayre

I don’t know why, but this term seems so much shorter than last term.  The holidays are approaching fast.  If you are looking for ideas to occupy the kids, whilst giving you a bit of relaxation time, then it might be worth thinking about some half term fun at Brewers Fayre…. Continue reading »

Forestry Commission fun at Westonbirt Arboretum #weloveforests

Forestry Commission fun at Westonbirt Arboretum

There’s nothing Monkey loves more than jumping around in muddy puddles, running through the trees and just being outdoor.  We love going on nature hunts and will walk for miles when we go off on an adventure.  With the autumn leaves looking at their most majestic at the moment we… Continue reading »

Abbey Pumping Station Museum #CountryKids

Abbey Pumping Station Museum

Back in the summer Monkey and I were staying in Leicester.  We’d visited the National Space Centre first thing, but Monkey got really spooked with dark downstairs display area.  It soon became clear we wouldn’t be spending as much time at the museum as I’d hoped. After we’d paid our… Continue reading »

Robot Run – review and giveaway

Robot Run

As you may remember I was sponsored to attend BritMums Live this year by Orchard Toys.  I’ve been working with the lovely UK children’s game and puzzle brand for a couple of years now and you might have spotted my shiny new badge appear on the home page recently.  Orchard… Continue reading »

Making fire and having fun at Conkers #CountryKids

Stay Play Explore in Leicestershire

Sometimes things are just meant to happen aren’t they?  My best friend lives in Derbyshire and Monkey and I try to visit her as often as we can. Her partner had a cycling trip to Sweden booked so we’d arranged to drive up straight from school last Friday and spend… Continue reading »

Heritage Motor Centre with friends

Heritage Motor Centre with friends

Blogging has been a wonderful journey of discovery for us.  We’ve done some amazing things, I’ve met some wonderful people and formed friendships.  The last few months I’ve really seen what it has done for Monkey.  His confidence has grown, he has blossoms, he has not been so afraid to… Continue reading »

Having fun at CBeebies Land part 1 #CBeebiesMagKidsGoFree

Having fun at CBeebies Land

On a rather wet Saturday morning a couple of weeks ago, Monkey and I headed up the motorway.  We were going to be having fun at CBeebies Land thanks to the lovely team at CBeebies Magazine. You may remember that I recently posted about the #CBeebiesMagKidsGoFree campaign, offering free children’s tickets… Continue reading »

Legoland Windsor with Superbreak

Legoland Windsor with Superbreak

Last year I won tickets to visit Legoland and Monkey loved it, he hasn’t stopped talking about it ever since.  So when we were offered the chance to explore Legoland Windsor with SuperBreak we had our picnic packed before you could say when!!?? SuperBreak offer all sorts of deals on hotels, days… Continue reading »