Sand volcano

How to make a Volcano

Volcanoes are a fantastic first science experiment for children, and definitely one they will remember for a long time. Over on Science Sparks we’ve made lots of different volcanoes, but here are my favourites. Sand Volcano This volcano is easy to make and perfect for using up sand at the end of summer. Just model […]

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Photos from the beach

We’ve just returned from an amazing week at the beautiful Levante Beach Resort with Mark Warner, it was our third holiday there and each time it gets better and better. The children seem to get more and more out of our time there each time we visit. I’ll be writing a full post soon, but just […]

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Go Ape at Moors Valley

As well as watching the amazing collection of steam trains at Moors Valley last weekend we also tried the Go Ape Junior treetop adventure. Go Ape at Moors Valley The check in process was quick, simple and thorough, the children familiarised themselves with the rules, put their harnesses on, had a trial run in the […]

Steam engines at Moors Valley

Full Steam Ahead at Moors Valley

I wrote about our family day trip to Moors Valley Country Park a few weeks ago when we had a great time testing out the Archery. Last weekend we had a very different day out at the special steam weekend. Seventeen impressive steam engines  led the 30-year celebrations at Moors Valley Railway. Did you know […]

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Saving for the future

Saving for the future whilst living in the present isn’t always easy. There was a time when we paid a small amount into our children’s saving accounts each month, but somehow when the accounts expired I never found the time to start them up again. Now the children are older the cost of looking after them has increased […]

Sand volcano

How to make a Volcano

Volcanoes are a fantastic first science experiment for children, and definitely one they will remember for a long time. Over on Science Sparks we’ve made lots of different volcanoes, but here are my favourites. Sand Volcano This volcano is easy to make and perfect for using up sand at the end of summer. Just model […]

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New LEGO Elves

My little girls adore LEGO Elves and were very excited discover that 6 new sets have just been launched! Elvendale School of Dragons RRP £17.99 This is a beautiful set which Sydney and Hannah have spent many happy hours playing with, they love the baby dragon and the fact that he has to be trained […]

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More National Trust fun

I have wanted to try the ball run at Basildon Park for the last two years and we’ve somehow never managed the trip, so this year I was determined to make the effort to get there. It was worth the wait. Basildon Park is just beautiful. It seemed quite compact, which with my sometimes reluctant walkers […]

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GoApe

Go Ape at Moors Valley

As well as watching the amazing collection of steam trains at Moors Valley last weekend we also tried the Go Ape Junior treetop adventure. Go Ape at Moors Valley The check in process was quick, simple and thorough, the children familiarised themselves with the rules, put their harnesses on, had a trial run in the […]

Steam engines at Moors Valley

Full Steam Ahead at Moors Valley

I wrote about our family day trip to Moors Valley Country Park a few weeks ago when we had a great time testing out the Archery. Last weekend we had a very different day out at the special steam weekend. Seventeen impressive steam engines  led the 30-year celebrations at Moors Valley Railway. Did you know […]

DSC_6149 (1)

More National Trust fun

I have wanted to try the ball run at Basildon Park for the last two years and we’ve somehow never managed the trip, so this year I was determined to make the effort to get there. It was worth the wait. Basildon Park is just beautiful. It seemed quite compact, which with my sometimes reluctant walkers […]

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Win a trip to KidZania London

Did you know KidZania is celebrating it’s first birthday? KidZania is a city for 4-14 year olds with more than 60 real life, ever changing, role play adventures. My little girls adore role play and dressing up, so I knew they would have a brilliant day at KidZania. I was less sure how my 9 […]

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Great things to do at Mark Warner’s Levante Beach Resort

We’ve been lucky enough to holiday at the beautiful Mark Warner Levante Beach Resort three times now, and I can honestly say they have been the best family holidays we have ever had. The impeccable childcare means the kids are happy, make new friends, swim, windsurf, sail and generally have the time of their life, […]

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Photos from the beach

We’ve just returned from an amazing week at the beautiful Levante Beach Resort with Mark Warner, it was our third holiday there and each time it gets better and better. The children seem to get more and more out of our time there each time we visit. I’ll be writing a full post soon, but just […]

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Family Skiing with Madame Vacances

I am not the sort of person who enjoys the travel part of travelling. I love seeing new places, I love taking the children to different parts of the world and all the opportunities and excitement that brings, but I could most definitely live without the actual travel part. I was quite nervous about the journey to […]

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Sands Resort Hotel and Spa

People often ask me what it’s like having three children and how it’s different to two, while I obviously love my crazy busy life, three children does bring some extra ( minor ) difficulties. We needed a much bigger car for example and can no longer just book a standard hotel room which means I […]

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