Eliza’s Harry Potter Party with Mad4Animals

Having a January birthday can be a bit of a pain as the weather is up and down and many of the activities the kids enjoy don’t run in the winter. However, Eliza has been planning her birthday party ever since Sebastian had his Mad4Animals party back in June. Eliza decided on a Harry Potter theme for her birthday and requested that we used Mad4Animals to provide the entertainment as she had enjoyed Sebby’s party so much. Her main stipulation was that they brought animals from the film. As she shares a birthday with a classmate, we decided on a …

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Smiggle E Light up book

AD: Embrace your individuality with Smiggle!

Smiggle items are the playground must have! I cannot do the school run without seeing dozens of Smiggle bags, keyrings or back packs and they all bring a smile to my face as they are so bright and colourful. We were lucky enough to be sent a Smiggle Gift Card for the kids (and the class teddy, Charlie), to go wild in our local Bournemouth store. With so many colours, ranges, prints and styles at Smiggle, I let the kids be inspired by their individuality and make their own choices, although I definitely had my favourites too. Eliza was immediately …

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Paw Patrol Live Pirate

Paw Patrol Live – The Great Pirate Adventure is coming to Bournemouth!

Paw Patrol is a group of six rescue dogs – Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Zuma, Rubble and Skye who are led by a tech-savvy boy named Ryder. The heroic pups, who believe “no job is too big, no pup is too small” work together to protect the community. All of the animals have special skills, gadgets and vehicles that help them on their rescue missions. Whether rescuing a kitten or saving a train from a rockslide, the PAW Patrol is always up for the challenge while also making sure there’s time for a game or a laugh. Now ‘X‘ barks the …

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Nigel Clarke

A day out in Bournemouth with National Express and the ODDBODS

On Wednesday we were invited to become a tourist in our home town with National Express and the ODDBODS, hosted by children’s TV Presenter Nigel Clarke. If you have not heard of the ODDBODS, it is a CGI-animated series focusing on seven cute characters – Fuse, Pogo, Zee, Jeff, Bubbles, Slick and Newt. These non-dialogue characters survive the perils of everyday life, unintentionally turning ordinary situations into unexpected, extraordinary and always humorous events. ODDBODS are hugely popular with my kids and can be found on CITV, Netflix, Amazon Prime and have enjoyed over 13m view on YouTube and can now …

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Mighty Claws Adventure Golf Teatime Special!

Mighty Claws is one of our favourite family days out in Bournemouth, having opened back in June 2017. Swing, cut and slice through the epic 18 holes of the prehistoric Mighty Claws Valley course, dodging the scary animatronic Raptors, ginormous T-Rex and a whole host of ancient animated creatures; travelling through caves, around smoking volcanoes and giant waterfalls… Mighty Claws Adventure Golf is located at Playgolf Bournemouth – just a 10-minute drive from the seafront at Southbourne and about 20 minutes from the town centre. TIP: It’s behind Tesco on Castle Lane West. As soon as you step into the …

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