15 Children’s Games And Activities To Play On Long Journeys

With most of us either staying closer to home with UK staycations this year, or planning lots of summer days out instead – do you need some new games to play on long journeys with your kids? I have been recently speaking with some fellow bloggers who have shared their top games, tips and even free pintables for keeping children…
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Reflexology in Suffolk – My First Treatment

Have you ever had reflexology? I’ve experienced a lot of complimentary therapies in the past, but Reflexology is not something I’ve ever considered. If I’m perfectly honest, other than knowing its about your feet, I’ve never really known what it is. So, when Aileen from Sole Connections recently got in touch and invited me to try it, I was delighted…
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What’s it Like? My Favourite Suffolk Days Out

I spend a lot of time sharing our family days out – namely where we go and what we love, so I felt it was time to have a special place to house all of these starting with my favourite Suffolk stand outs. As I’m the type of person that always wants to know what somewhere is like before going…
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Family Friendly Places to Eat Out Around Colchester, Bury & Sudbury

On celebration of the doors reopening again and hopefully a summer ahead of being able to eating out again more easily, I thought I would share some tried and tested (By a family of four with fussy and sometimes noisy children!) family friendly places we’ve found locally, around Suffolk and North Essex. Places To Eat out with Children in Sudbury…
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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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Preparing For A Road Trip With Your Kids

Road trips can be plenty of fun for the whole family. Before you go on a road trip with your kids you’ll want to get prepared. To help you prepare for a family road trip, take on board these ideas! 1 . Plan your route Careful route planning is essential for a road trip, especially if you’ve got kids on…
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Summer Blogger Giveaway 2021

The sun is finally shining and its time for a summer giveaway! I was recently asked if I would like to be involved in hosting a fab competition alongside a group of fellow bloggers. The competition starts on Sunday 25th July and it’s super simple to enter. Follow the instructions below and you could be in with a chance of…
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How Outdoors Experiences Can Teach Kids Life Lessons

This is a collaborative post As a parent it can be easy to worry about the amount of time your child spends outdoors. Some worry whether their child has too much of an indoor-centric lifestyle. Kids today can spend a lot of their time indoors. With so much technology readily available it can sometimes be hard competing with the lure…
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Cheap and Easy Ways to Make Your House Feel More Like Home

This is a collaborative post Sometimes it can take a while for you to feel at home when you have just moved into a space. Even when all of the boxes are unpacked and your fridge is stocked, you may feel as though there just isn’t that homely feeling. This is understandable, but there are things that you can do…
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