West Midlands Safari Park Review

Do you know when a day out is just so good, you firstly struggle to pick your favourite moment and secondly, you are still talking about it a week later.  That’s exactly what happened to us when we visited West Midlands Safari Park for the day.  It’s been somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for a while, so when they got…

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Airbourne: A Parents Guide

Airbourne is more than just an airshow, it’s a four day free child friendly festival that everyone in the family can enjoy.  The event takes place between the 11th and 14th August and is perfect for keeping kids entertained during the school holidays.  Airbourne is held along the Eastbourne sea front, providing a great viewing platform for the show stopping flying formations…

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Are There Things To Do At The Beach In The UK?

Last year Daddy and I took the kids to the local seaside for a day trip.  The weather wasn’t particularly great but we were determined to spend the day playing in the sand.  The rain had slightly different ideas, and did put a slight dampener on things.  Our youngest daughter wasn’t on her feet yet, so she was on lock…

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Folly Farm Park Review

When we took our holiday in Pembrokeshire, one thing I really wanted to do was visit Folly Farm Park.  While we were staying at Bluestone National Park Resort, we were lucky enough to be able to spend lots of time with our friends,  Kaz and Pickle from Ickle Pickles Life and Travels.  They have become great friends of ours over the course of…

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What’s New At Drayton Manor Theme Park

We are absolutely delighted to be working with Drayton Manor Theme Park for another year as one of their blogger ambassadors.  As you already know, if you follow my blog regularly, Drayton Manor and Thomas Land have become a huge part of our family life.  Our daughters love visiting their so much, and as parents we really enjoy taking them.…

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Why Is Drayton Manor The Best Family Theme Park?

Drayton Manor is our favourite family day out by far. There is no doubt in my mind that it is the best family theme park in the UK but I’m sure you’d like to know why. If I get talking to someone who is looking for a family day out, I am the first to recommend Drayton Manor and Thomas…

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Seeing Santa At intu Derby #intuChristmas

A little bird told me that Santa would be dropping by intu Derby shopping centre this Christmas and asked if we would like to pop along.  The girls are so excited about all things Christmas this year, I knew they would love a trip to see Santa and to visit the Elf School. Share This:

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Eureka! Children’s Museum At Christmas

Eureka! Children’s Museum has been on our days out bucket list for quite some time. I was first introduced to Eureka! about a year ago when I was lucky enough to be able to offer Zena’s Suitcase readers the chance to win a family pass.  At the time I wasn’t able to visit myself with Little Pudding being just a baby,…

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Lapland UK In Pictures Review

Lapland UK: This week we went on a very special road trip to visit the most magical of all Christmas destinations.  We set off from Nottingham in search of Lapland UK to find Santa and his  Christmas elves.  We were given a destination of the Enchanted Forest.  Fortunately, sat nav had heard of it. It was going to be our biggest…

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Drayton Manor: A Magical Christmas

Drayton Manor have helped us kick off the festive season with a new Christmas tradition.  We were invited to Drayton’s Magical Christmas to meet the big fella himself, Santa Claus and enjoy all of our favourite Thomas Land rides. Share This:

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Drayton Manor Fireworks Spectacular

Drayton Manor Theme Park invited us to the opening night of their amazing end of season finale.  As brand ambassadors it was our pleasure to join them for their amazing Fireworks   Spectacular.  To celebrate their 65th Anniversary year the War Of The Worlds inspired fireworks display promised to be the park’s best yet. Share This:

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Bank Holiday Fun At Drayton Manor

We couldn’t let the bank holiday go by without a trip to our favourite theme park, Drayton Manor.  If you caught up with this post, you’ll already know we squeezed in a trip to the beach. We have visited the park a lot over the summer as we have Drayton Manor season passes and are very proud to be brand ambassadors…

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York’s Chocolate Story Review

There’s nothing like saving the best till last is there, and York’s Chocolate Story was definitely a highlight from our weekend in York.  I’ve shared posts with you all week about our trip to Diggerland, our stay at Travelodge York Central and even some free things to do in York but you cannot pass through this beautiful English city without popping into York’s…

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5 Free Things To Do In York

When I was planning our recent weekend away, to be honest I struggled to find free things to do in York.  It has a growing tourist economy and it really shows.  The city boasts 6 million tourist visitors every year, that spend in excess of over £600 million. The tourist industry in York attracts visitors from all over the world.…

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Diggerland Yorkshire Review

During our recent weekend holiday break in York, we were lucky enough to be invited to Diggerland in Castleford.  I’ve seen a lot of blog posts about Diggerland over the last year, and was really intrigued as to what it was all about. I know what you’re thinking.  I have daughters, and are they really going to enjoy an action packed…

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Cheap Days Out For All The Family

Cheap Days Out All parents will know that feeling of needing to do something with the kids, but not wanting to break the budget. Family days out can really take their toll on your bank balance but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some cheap and cheerful days out for you and the kids this summer to…

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5 Things We Love About Liverpool

If you are looking for a family short break, I can’t recommend Liverpool enough as a place to visit.  We went there recently really not knowing what to expect, and we ended up having one of the best short breaks we’ve ever had. People go to Liverpool for lots of different reasons.  We saw plenty of stag and hen do’s…

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Knowsley Safari Review

We were very lucky on our recent family weekend break to Liverpool to be invited to Knowsley Safari.  None of us had been to Knowsley Safari before, so this was an amazing new experience to share with the family.  Daddy didn’t even realise that such a thing even existed in this country so it really was an eye opener for him.…

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BeBop Fun Event With Toyz World

Recently Toyz World invited me and my family for a fab day out to play on their amazing BeBop bouncy castles at Hatton Adventure World.  We met up with a group of bloggers and their families, on a lovely sunny day in July to enjoy some quality time and outdoor play. I took the opportunity to make it a day…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Ultimate Kids Bucket & Spade List

Do you ever find when you sit down to think about your next big holiday or even what to do at the weekend you draw a complete blank?  With so many possibilities, decisions like this can be tricky and before you know it the moments are lost. The team at Love Holidays hate to think of families missing out on…

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5 Free Things To Do With Kids

If you’re looking for free things to do with kids, then look no further.  I’m always desperate to find activities to do with my children that don’t break the bank, or even better are free.    When teen was small, money was pretty tight so I had to learn to be inventive and make the most of things that were…

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Wheee! Lakeside’s International Children’s Theatre & Dance Festival

We love Lakeside Arts here in Nottingham, it’s one of our favourite family places to go. We love the theatre, and walking round the park.  I’ve recently discovered they have an archeology museum and the cafes are great for a coffee and cake stop.  There’s definitely something for everyone. One of the highlights in the Lakeside Arts program is Wheee!…

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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…

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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…

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#MyFavouritePlace #9

Welcome to our brand new linky hosted by Ickle Pickle and me, Zena’s Suitcase. This linky #MyFavouritePlace is for you to link up any post, old or new, about your favourite place, anywhere in the world, or somewhere you would love to visit. The linky is open every Tuesday morning at 7am until the following Monday evening at 7pm so you…

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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…

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