Lemur Landings

All new fun at Lemur Landings

We are big fans of Lemur Landings at Tower Park, Poole and at the beginning of the year we were intrigued to find that they had closed some of the centre off to be updated. We have been enjoying the facilities since Isaac was a baby and both Isaac and Eliza have enjoyed birthday parties there, with Isaac having a Phaser Party and Eliza having a Create a Bear Party and a My Little Pony Craft Party. Last month we were invited to the Lemur Landings launch party to get an exclusive look at what has changed and if it …

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Mighty Claws UK

An Eventful Half Term!

Half term seems like such a long time ago now but in reality they have only been back at school for a couple of weeks. Because our head teacher bolted on all five of the annual inset days around the traditional week we actually got two weeks off which I had planned to use to go to Disneyland Paris with. Sadly Hubby could not get the time off work so I planned in lots of days out and I have to say we were kept pretty busy throughout the holidays. We started the half term break with a couple of …

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Lemur Landings

Saturday is Caption Day – 1st April 2017 #satcap

Hello and welcome to Saturday is Caption Day #satcap. If you have not taken part before please come and join in. Simply find a funny / cheeky / captionable photo and either upload it to your blog or instagram with a sentence or three about it. Then link it up with me below and visit the other people who link up and have a giggle as you come up with some humourous captions! The linky is open all week and I will like and share my favourite entrants every week over on instagram and my #satcap pinterest board – make …

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Eliza’s My Little Pony Craft Party

For her last two birthday’s, Eliza has had a princess theme with her favourite princesses coming to her party to play games with her and her guests.

Although she toyed with the idea of having princesses again, this year she decided she wanted to do something different and decided upon a My Little Pony party.

Now getting Rainbow Dash and crew to turn up to a party just was not going to happen, so we got our thinking caps on. Thankfully the answer was there thanks to a networking group I co-run, as one of the members runs Made By Me Craft Parties and had lots of My Little Pony ideas.

Lexy offers three packages to suit any budget and needs: bronze, silver and gold and
provides aprons, tablecloth and all the materials and equipment for the craft party.  All I had to provide was the venue and the food!

Eliza wanted the whole class to go, but as the craft party is quite involved we whittled it down to 12 and hired out one of the new party rooms in Lemur Landings as my house is not big enough for that many children, especially on a cold January day.

The itinerary for the party was set:

  • Making their own pencil case
  • Making charms for the pencil case
  • Making a My Little Pony Tail
  • Making a My Little Pony Headband

They started the party by colouring in their very own ponies on a special paper which magically shrunk when Lexy applied heat – these were to be their charms.

My Little Pony Party

Whilst the charms cooled, they decorated their pencil cases with stencils, pictures, stickers and their names, then adding beads and the charm to the zip when it was finished.

My Little Pony Party

Next it was tail making time and the girls got to choose three different colours of organza to make their own individual tails, which were super simple to make with just a safety-pin and a ribbon.

The headbands were slightly more tricky as they involved cutting out the ears and then sticking them around the headband before adding more coloured organza but thankfully some Mums and Abbey were on hand to help.

My Little Pony Party

We allocated 90 minutes for the craft and over-ran slightly, but the girls really enjoyed making their creations and were all ready for some food and of course that all important cake.

My Little Pony Party

I want to say a big thank you to Lexy for running the party so efficiently, to the staff at Lemur Landings who not only arranged for Lola to come and say hello to the birthday girl, but made each child a balloon animal and hosted the food so well, the Mums for staying and helping with some of the trickier activities and my very talented friend Michelle for making such a wonderful Rainbow Dash cake.

Eliza's 6th Birthday

Oh, and of course a very Happy 6th Birthday to Eliza!!

 

 

 

Lemur Landings

How Old is too old for Soft Play?

On several occasions over this school holiday I have been subjected to the wonderful world of Soft Play thanks to the awful weather and having very bored children to entertain. On two of these occasions the trip has been completely ruined thanks to children who were very obviously too old to be there, which led me to tweet “How old is too old for soft play?” A very differing response came through, although we were all in agreement that it depended on the soft play area itself.  Both the ones I had issues in this week were designed for “young …

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