Eliza’s Mermaid Birthday Party

Mermaid Party

Last year Eliza had her first experience of mermaid swimming and loved every second of it, so when we asked what she wanted to do for her birthday, they was only one answer – a mermaid party. This is the first party she has had where she has had to limit numbers, which was a bit of a struggle at first, however, we were helped by the fact that attendees had to be aged 7+, able to swim a minimum… Continue Reading “Eliza’s Mermaid Birthday Party”

Northern Ballet makes cinema debut with Children’s Ballets

Northern Ballet in Tortoise & the Hare

Northern Ballet, in collaboration with CinEvents, is making its debut in cinemas in the new year with over 200 screenings across the UK of some of its most popular children’s ballets Tortoise & the Hare will launch in cinemas on 26 January 2019, Elves & the Shoemaker on 23 February 2019 and Three Little Pigs 23 rd March with encores available in select locations. Northern Ballet began creating short ballets specifically for young children in 2013 and has since added… Continue Reading “Northern Ballet makes cinema debut with Children’s Ballets”

The all new Zog Trail at Moors Valley

Zog

Zog has always been my favourite of Julia Donaldson’s books, so when they made it into an animated short film for Christmas, I was over the moon. The Forestry Commission has put together some fabulous trails in recent years based on more books from this popular children’s author, including The Highway Rat, Gruffalo Spotters, Room on the Broom and Stick Man so I was delighted to find that Zog has arrived at Moors Valley as well as forests around the… Continue Reading “The all new Zog Trail at Moors Valley”

Disney on Ice – Dream Big in Review

Disney On Ice O2

With the school holidays starting and finishing late, I wanted to take the kids to one last fun day out before it was back to the routine of school and we ended the holidays on a high with a visit to The O2 to see Disney on Ice presents Dream Big. It was no ordinary trip, however, as we were invited along to see the show with Ocean Florida, who hosted us in their hospitality box where we got to enjoy afternoon tea… Continue Reading “Disney on Ice – Dream Big in Review”

Christmas at Coombe Mill 2018

Christmas Tree

We spent Christmas at Coombe Mill in 2013 and 2014 and have been itching to return ever since, but due to Hubby’s work it has been impossible, until this Christmas. It has been a bit of a tough year for him, with the threat of redundancy hanging over his head until December and then having to close his store down just before Christmas, so time away was the perfect tonic. Spending Christmas away from home is not without its challenges… Continue Reading “Christmas at Coombe Mill 2018”