A Winter Visit to Kingston Maurward

Alpaca

Like a lot of families, we find January a bit of a struggle financially. Not only is there a longer period between pay dates, but we also have Eliza’s birthday to factor in to the equation too. I am always on the hunt for inexpensive or free days out to keep the children entertained, so when I was approached by Scottish Friendly to show how easy it is to save money each month by discovering affordable days out in my local… Continue Reading “A Winter Visit to Kingston Maurward”

Is the UK supporting outdoor play for our children?

Swing

Kids need to play outside. According to a 2016 study, three quarters of UK children spend less time outside than prison inmates. UN guidelines mandate that prisoners must be allowed at least one hour outside – but our children are getting even less than that. This is clearly an issue, especially in light of the health benefits that come with outdoor play. These include using a larger vocabulary outdoors, promoting creativity and ultimately, helping them get physical exercise. However, do… Continue Reading “Is the UK supporting outdoor play for our children?”

Kubo and the Two Strings Animation Workshop

Kubo and the Two Strings

A young boy with a magical gift sets out on a thrilling quest to discover his family’s legacy in Kubo and the Two Strings. The latest masterpiece from the animation studio behind the Academy Award ® -nominated films Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls is released on Blu-ray ™ and DVD on 16th January from Universal Pictures Home. From acclaimed animation studio LAIKA Kubo and the Two Strings is an all-new epic adventure starring the voice talents of Academy Award® winners Charlize… Continue Reading “Kubo and the Two Strings Animation Workshop”

Days Out in Review – July to December 2016

Dorset Segway

We have had so many exciting adventures this year that I have had to split my round-up post into two sections. You can read about our January to June highlights here and welcome to our adventures from July to December. July 2016 With Sebby being a little older and at Nursery now, I have managed to attend some blogging events that I have only watched from afar and this year I attended my first ever Christmas in July event with Asda.… Continue Reading “Days Out in Review – July to December 2016”

Create a year to remember with a Merlin Annual Pass

Shrek's Adventure

Start your year off as you mean to go on and bag the ultimate bargain – 52 weeks of family fun with a Merlin Annual Pass! We have had a Merlin Annual Pass for the last couple of years and it truly is a worthwhile investment as you have some amazing days out at your fingertips, plus some amazing offers to share with family and friends. The spectacular New Year sale starts today and you can purchase your Merlin Annual… Continue Reading “Create a year to remember with a Merlin Annual Pass”