Beasty Baby – A Christmas Play For Children @LakesideArts @theatrerites #beastybaby

We love to take the children to the theatre, and we are especially fond of going to the Djanogly Theatre at Nottingham Lakeside Arts.  We have enjoyed some lovely performances with the children over the years and this Christmas was no exception. We were invited to see Beasty Baby, a collaborative family performance between The University of Nottingham, Theatre Rites and Nottingham…

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What Is Frozen Disney On Ice Like? Review

I don’t know how I did it, but I managed to keep it a secret from the girls that they were going to be seeing Frozen Disney On Ice at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham.  Bless them, it didn’t even dawn on them what was happening when I said they could both wear a Frozen dress on a Sunday afternoon.…

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Family Activities At Nottingham Contemporary

My daughter and I were lucky enough to be invited to the Nottingham Contemporary to find out more about their summer exhibition and free family activities.  I love introducing my family to new experiences, so I jumped at the chance to pop along.  My daughter really enjoys arts and crafts, so I knew she would love it, and it also…

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Thaikhun Review: A Welcome Change In Thai Food

Thai food is one of my favourite cuisines, so when Thaikhun invited us to try their restaurant at the intu victoria centre in Nottingham, they literally didn’t have to ask me twice.  I popped onto the website, and knew immediately it would be right up our street, or perhaps more accurately, right up a street in the vibrant city of…

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Photographs From Highfields Park

Highfields Park in Nottingham is one of our very favourite places to go, and my daughter and I visited after going to the theatre on Sunday to see The Elves And The Shoemaker at Lakeside Arts.  Princess had the scooter and I had the camera and we enjoyed getting some fresh air together.  It was so nice to get out…

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Neverland: Christmas Panto In Nottingham

We’ve just got home from a very magical afternoon at Nottingham Lakeside Arts Djanogly Theatre caching up with their latest big adventure, Neverland.  The kids are busy making pictures and I’ve taken straight to the blog to tell you about this fantastic Christmas panto currently showing in Nottingham. Share This:

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Bleu At Nottingham Lakeside Theatre Review

I absolutely love that I am able to share so many trips to the theatre with my family.  I really appreciate being able to share with them different opportunities to enjoy entertainment in all it’s various guises. After we saw Going On A Bear Hunt, we had the opportunity to see a completely different kind of performance.  Bleu by East Midlands…

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We’re Going On A Bear Hunt Review

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, the children’s story by Michel Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.  You’ve heard of the book right? Well, I have a confession to make. I think I might be the only parent of a small child who hadn’t heard of this story, until our recent visit to Djanogly Theatre at Lakeside Arts. Share This:

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Grass At Nottingham Lakeside Theatre

I took my 3 year old to see Grass at Lakeside Theatre this weekend.  She was very excited as she enjoy’s the theatre a lot and Nottingham Lakeside is one of our very favourite places. We left Daddy and Little Pudding at home as I don’t think the 1 year old would have sat still like she used to now that she has…

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My Weekly Photo

On one of the sunnier afternoons this week, I took Little Pudding for a stroll along the River Trent.  Having just one small person in tow makes purposeful walking a little easier I think.  She was due a nap, so instead of going home and rushing around like a headless chicken trying to make a dent in the housework while…

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Family Theatre In #Nottingham @LakesideArts

I hate to say it but I think summer is almost done.  The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting wetter and colder by the minute.   The reality for us parents though is that the kids still need entertaining and getting out of the house, before everyone goes up the wall.  As we go rushing into autumn…

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Statik by Action Transport Theatre Review

May half term saw another week of fun and frivolity at Nottingham Lakeside with the return of Wheee! The International Children’s Theatre & Dance Festival. We were lucky enough to be invited to enjoy the latest Luminarium from Architects of Air and to see Statik, the hilarious performance from Action Transport Theatre. This delightful story is based around Mikey’s first day…

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Places To Eat In Nottingham: Mud Crab

We thought we’d stay local for a change this weekend, so packed up the kids and headed out to run a few errands, play at the local park and grab some lunch. There are plenty of places to eat in Nottingham, and West Bridgford has more than it’s fair share.  It’s very popular as it’s a perfect location for Nottingham…

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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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Millers Barn Beefeater Review

If you follow my blog regularly you’ll already know we are partial to a family meal out. As it was my birthday this week, it could not go by without some family dining.  We had been invited to Millers Barn Beefeater, which was perfect timing given my birthday celebrations. Millers Barn Beefeater is situated just on the outskirts of Nottingham…

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#MySundayPhoto

This week I’ve chosen a photo I took while out on a walk where I live.  We’ve been stuck in the house a lot recently with the chickenpox working it’s way through the smallest members of the family. It was a bright sunny day, the kind that always looks warmer than that it is when you look out the window.  The nip…

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Restaurant Review: Beefeater

This weekend we took a trip to the Beefeater at Castle Marina in Nottingham for Sunday lunch.  It was a first time for all of us and being a family who likes to eat out we were really looking forward to giving it a try. First brownie point is it has it’s own car park.  This makes life so much…

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Holme Pierrepont Country Park #MyFavouritePlace

I don’t know about you but I’m always guilty of forgetting about what’s on our very doorstep.  Holme Pierrepont Country Park is literally 2 minutes from our house on the outskirts of Nottingham, just of the A52. We hadn’t ventured down there for ages, so figured it was about time we paid it a visit.  As it’s home to the…

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Winter Fun At Stonebridge City Farm

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 little frayed.…

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Emily Brown and the Thing at Lakeside Arts Theatre

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 to see…

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Cineworld and Tamatanga at The Cornerhouse, Nottingham

Recently our family and some other amazing bloggers were invited to attend a special event at The Cornerhouse in Nottingham.  We all arrived bright eyed and bushy tailed early one Sunday morning to enjoy a private Movies for Juniors screening of Muppets Most Wanted. We were greeted by some very helpful Cineworld staff who provided us parents with coffee (it…

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Keeping Children Busy In Autumn!

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 curse all…

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Adventures in a Sensory Garden: Rushcliffe Country Park Review

We took another trip to our favourite park this weekend with the Grandparents for Princess to enjoy yet more rides on the miniature railway.  We took a slightly different path this visit and discovered a sensory garden we didn’t know existed.  After reading Kate Fever’s guest post on tips for taking photographs this seemed like the perfect place to put some of…

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Review: A Visit To Colwick Park, Nottingham

  This weekend, we finally made it out for some proper fresh air.  OK, it took us until 3pm to leave the house but we do have a two week old baby at home, so I thought this was pretty good going to be fair.   Colwick Park isn’t far from our house, probably a mile as the crow flies…

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