#Theatre For Kids: Whatever The Weather

Share This: We really love taking the girls to the theatre, it is definitely one of our favourite places to go.  Princess really enjoys it now, and gets really excited when she knows we are going to see a performance.  Even Little Pudding, at 8 months, is transfixed by the storytelling that the theatre can bring to life now she…

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Visit To Wollaton Park Nottingham

Share This: Wollaton Deer and Country Park had a new children’s play area installed last the summer and I’ve been wanting to take Princess ever since.  It cost over £250,000 and was voted for by local residents. It has a zip wire, climbing frames, swings and slides for all ages to play on.  It has a very rustic feel to it…

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Winter Fun At Stonebridge City Farm

Share This: We visit Stonebridge City Farm regularly in the summer but are a little guilty of neglecting it in the winter, when it needs the support most. Over the Christmas break we decided we’d visit.  Princess was struggling a little not having nursery as an outlet for her active and curious nature, and as a result tempers were becoming a…

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Review: Octonauts Live UK Tour 2014 – 2015

Share This: Princess had been looking forward to going to see ‘Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure’ all week.  She knew exactly what day we were going and you could feel her excitement growing as we got nearer and nearer to Sunday. She loves them you see, and just wants to give them a big cuddle.  She loves them…

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Emily Brown and the Thing at Lakeside Arts Theatre

Share This: This weekend we took a couple of trips to the theatre (because Mummy isn’t ever so good at checking her diary to see what’s already planned!).  If you managed to catch up with this post you’ll know we’re trying out some ‘indoor’ activities with the girls now that Autumn has finally caught up with us. The first was…

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Swimming With Huggies Little Swimmers

Share This: I have a confession to make, well I probably have several but for the purposes of this post the one I’m going to reveal is that I cannot swim.  It’s something I’m not particularly proud of.  It stems from a fear of water that developed from an incident in the school pool when I was child.  From then…

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Keeping Children Busy In Autumn!

Share This: We’ve been trying some new things this weekend and our first stop was a Sensory Play Centre called ‘Look Inside’.  Unfortunately I didn’t feel I could take photo’s of this but here’s a link to their gallery so you can have a quick look at what’s on offer. I find that weekends can be a blessing and a…

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Thomas Land and Tale of the Brave Première

Share This: The clan here at Zena’s Suitcase were lucky enough to be invited to the première of the latest Thomas & Friends movie, Tale of the Brave, at Drayton Manor Adventure Park recently.  This was so exciting for us as Princess is a self declared Thomas addict.  Tale of the Brave was released in the UK on 1st September and…

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Review: A Wilko Picnic

Share This: If you’ve passed by my blog before, you’ll already know there is a big age gap between Teen and the girls, 14  AND 16 years now we have Tinkerbell.  Clearly they don’t have an awful lot in common or enjoy the same toys but it’s still really important for us to enjoy family time together.  Sometimes this means a trip…

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Review: Drayton Manor Adventure Park & Thomas Land

Share This: After feeling like things were going a little awry with the teenager and the husband last week I decided a family day out was called for, the whole family.  We do a lot with the girls and leave the teenager at home quite often.  It often suits him that way but from time to time it’s important for us…

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