The Shrek Adventure – London South Bank, Our Family Review and Top Tips

Have you ever heard of The Shrek Adventure on London South Bank? Its sandwiched between popular attractions such as the London Eye and London SeaLife Centre, yet despite its prime location, I never seem to hear a lot about it. After spotting it when visiting other attractions at London South Bank, I have always been intrigued by what the Shrek…
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A Family Weekend In Great Yarmouth

A traditional seaside town full of family fun and a glorious golden beach stretching as far as the eye can see – A family weekend in Great Yarmouth was the perfect tonic after a year in Lockdown. If you are looking for ideas for things to do in Yarmouth or where to stay, here’s the fun we found in Norfolk…
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Our Experience with TuitionWorks – Online Maths Tuition for Children

We have been trying out TuitionWorks online maths tutoring for children - find out how we got on and how you can get a free assessment for your child.
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Summer Clothes Haul 2021 From a Middle Aged Mum That Cannot Do Baggy

I don’t know about you, but I feel like its been so long, I hardly know what even suits me anymore. Plus it feels like SO MUCH on the high-street is geared to tall (and young) skinny Minnie’s who like everything oversized and baggy at the moment Despite that, doesn’t it feel good to be able to put outfits together…
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7 Quick and Easy Ideas for Kids Video Calls With Friends

Are you looking for some new ideas for kids video calls? Like many, we have spent a LOT of time on Zoom with friends and family this last year. It may not quite hold the appeal it did in the beginning (Although does anything at this stage of lockdown!) But, I’m all for any activity that breaks up the day…
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Virtual Cocktail Party Kit – DIY Ideas, Free Recipe Cards & Invites

2020 is all about the Zoom party! I recently made DIY cocktail party kits for some friends to celebrate my birthday and as it was so simple and easy to do, I thought I’d share how I did it in case you are looking for a virtual party idea to try over Christmas or New Year. The planning, the quizzes,…
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Kids Rainy Day Activities for Days at Home

Days at home with children can feel long! There’s so many craft and game ideas floating around online for rainy days, but what ones work? And more importantly – How to sift out the ones that leave a massive mess with interest lost within minutes! As we are all stuck indoors so much more at the moment, I thought I…
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5 Top Tips To Save Water At Home|AD

This is a paid post Do you think about how much water you are using at home? I have to confess, even though as a family we are conscious of the impact we are having on the environment, water hasn’t been at the forefront of my mind as much as it should of until recently. It’s a bit ridiculous really,…
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Easy Quizzes & Games for Children to Play on Zoom

Like so many, Zoom had become our go-to, for chats and fun with family and friends the past few months of 2020. My children are quite young for long chats, so having games and quizzes they can play in video chats, has given them a bit of a focus, when chatting with their friends. Scavenger Hunt To Play With Children…
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Camera Phone Easter Hunt For Kids

My kids LOVE my PHONE. So, as we can’t go for as many Easter days out this year, I’ve made a silly treasure hunt they can do around the house using my phone to take photo proof of the activities. So here’s the idea, I’ve made a simple virtual scavenger hunt, where my children will have to take pictures, 7…
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How to Make Mess Free Slime – Fun Homemade Squishy Bags for Children

Slime can be a lot of fun, but wow can it get messy! So, if you are looking for a mess free slime activity, these little bags are a great alternative where it all gets contained. My little girl loves all the different squishy toys you can get in the shops at the moment, but this time instead of spending…
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Top Tips for Visiting Colchester Zoo

We love Colchester Zoo. By far one of the best family attractions in Essex. Having been so many times, if you are looking for a Colchester Zoo review, to plan your visit, here’s our top tips on how to enjoy your Colchester day out to the max. Colchester Zoo, Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL First of all, If…
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10 Free Activities For Families In London

This is a collaborative post During the summer we all love to spend quality time with our kids. If you’re on a tight budget, it can be difficult to plan big days out. The good news is there are so many free activities you can do with kids in London. For some of your best options, check out these ten…
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Taking Children to Madame Tussauds London

When it comes to London attractions, Madame Tussauds is  always up there on the things to do with kids in the capital lists, but I have to confess it’s not a place I’d considered taking my children before. I didn’t hugely see the appeal of simply looking at some models – But, now they are older and so fully immersed…
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36 Hours in London with Kids

We recently had a minibreak to London – 36 hours in London with kids, visiting attractions, eating out and staying in a lovely hotel on the South Bank. With so many things to do and places to go, although London is an amazing place to take children for holidays and day trips, with so much choice, when planning, I sometimes…
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