Minions At Tesco

Sometimes Princess and I like to sneak of and get a few hours to ourselves.  She really benefits from having one to one time away from her little sister.  She has really struggled with her jealousy being only 3, so having time with just Mummy helps her feel more secure. A little bird told us that there was a new…

CBeebies Land Alton Towers Resort

We were all really excited about being invited to the In The Night Garden Party back in April, as not only did this mean hanging out with Upsy Daisy and Iggle Piggle but it also meant a trip to CBeebies Land at Alton Towers Resort.  You already know that we love a good day out, it keeps us parents sane…

The One Where We Met The Skinny Jean Gardener

Princess and I have had a busy weekend.  We headed off to Birmingham for an early start at the Sea Life Centre before swinging by the BBC Good Food Show and BBC Gardener’s World Live.  It was one of hose impromptu efforts where it seemed on one hand sensible to kill two birds with one stone, and the other utterly…

Arboria at Wheee! Festival Nottingham

You’ve probably gathered that we are not a family who likes to stay indoors and do nothing.  If there is something to see or do we are there.  This is why I love Nottingham so much as it has a great calendar of events through out the year, and there is always something to entertain us. The Wheee! Children Festival is…

Drayton Manor Hotel Boasts UK’s First Child Concierge

If your checking into Drayton Manor Hotel this week, you’ll notice a new addition to the staff team.  Noah Reeves-Walters, 9 years old, from Kidderminster will be on hand to answer the important questions of the day for half term week. Not, where’s the nearest cash point or can you point me in the direction of the ladies?  He’s there…

It’s Party Time With In The Night Garden #ITNGParty

You’ve probably heard this week that we were very excited about being invited to the In The Night Garden Party at Alton Towers.  We arrived, fashionably late of course, with a very excited 3 year old in tow.  I cannot tell you how many times she asked us where Igglepiggle and Upsy Daisy were, but it was a lot.  She…

PEPPA PIG’S SURPRISE TOUR 2015-2016

Last year we took Princess along to see Peppa Pig’s Big Splash Tour.  We went with friends, who have a little girl who is also a big Peppa Pig fan.  I’d go so far as to say bigger than Princess! The pair of them thoroughly enjoyed the show, spending every minute on their feet singing and dancing.  The weren’t the…

#CBeebiesLive: Mr Tumble’s Circus Review

The whole family was lucky enough to go along to see the latest offering from #CBeebiesLive at Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena this week, and were given one of the most amazing experiences in children’s live entertainment I have ever seen.  It was a stunning show from beginning to end, with every moment well thought out to thrill and engage it’s…

The New Thomas Land Expansion Is Now Open!

We had been looking forward to this since we received our invitation.  The opening of the new Thomas Land Expansion had finally arrived and it was all buffers and couplings as we headed to Drayton Manor for the very special event.  Princess’s excitement began to bubble as soon as she saw the signs with Thomas’s familiar face on.  It’s the…

Sea Stars At Birmingham Sea Life Centre This Easter

We were lucky enough to be invited to the launch of the new Sea Stars exhibit at Birmingham Sea Life centre this weekend.  Princess loves the Sea Life Centre, which you might remember from our last visit to see the Octonauts, which was a huge hit with her. Little Pudding takes in the sea life surroundings too, despite only being 10…

Family Fun At Brewers Fayre

We were lucky enough to be invited along to the launch of Brewers Fayre’s new play area along with local families and bloggers at the Castlewood restaurant in near Mansfield the other week. We were given a friendly welcome at the door, and instantly the whole family were made to feel at home.  The restaurant had a cosy feel inside,…

Steam Engines, Railways And Toddler Tantrums

With Mother’s Day and Princess’s birthday being so close together I was keen for us to have a day out the whole family would enjoy.  You might already have picked up from my blog my daughter loves trains, but she’s the grand old age of 3 now and never actually been on one. I think that goes down in the…