Yearly Archives: 2019

10 Reasons Why You Should Go Camping with Children

Camping is hugely popular in the UK. It’s an idyllic idea – setting off to a woodland or beach, pitching the tent, then immersing yourself in nature, free from the interruptions of everyday life. However, there’s an alternative image of camping, which usually involves lots of rain, frustrated children, and soggy sausages on the barbeque. Sadly, it’s this latter notion …

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A Big Holiday Reveal! We Are Going To Orlando

This is a super exciting blog post for me to create. It’s been in the making I suppose for months and months. I’ve mentioned it on my social media but today is the day I can openly talk about it. That’s the main reason I am writing this, I want to be completely transparent with you all ahead of this …

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Why You Should Plan An Education Vacation

When I book holidays I have to admit that I don’t think about the educational value of the experiences. I really should studies suggest that eight in ten children are more interested in what they are taught at school after an educational holiday, while more than half (59%) of children who go on educational holidays achieve higher grades at school. Travel, …

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Getting Muddy At The Little Welly 2019

We got to take part in something super exciting last weekend. We had been invited to attend The Little Welly in Sevenoaks. The Little Welly is a child’s outdoor child’s obstacle course. With the weather being typically British, we was definitely set for a muddy obstacle course despite it being a lovely sunny Sunday morning. I have previously created a …

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Steps To Planning A Holiday

If you follow me on social media, you may know that we are heading off to Orlando very soon. It’s also very nearly the school summer holidays so it’s the perfect time to think about your next getaway. Whilst it’s fresh in my mind, I wanted to share my 5 steps for planning a successful holiday. Here they are: Step …

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Bluestone Myths & Legends

Bluestone Wales has been one of those places that the girls have begged to return to. We’ve been twice before back in 2016. I completed a full review of Bluestone when we visited in June 2016 and then we visited again for a Christmas break which was so much fun. I was really excited to be invited back again this …

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Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups Movie

Last weekend we got invited along to watch the preview of the new Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups movie. Eva and Elsa specifically are big fans of the pups so I couldn’t turn down our invite. The preview was being held at Showcase Cinema De Lux in Bluewater Shopping Centre. There’s lots going on at Bluewater and we visit there often …

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A Cave Tour At Poole’s Cavern

Last days of holidays are the worst. You are sort of excited to get home to your own comforts but it’s bittersweet to leave somewhere that you have created many memories at. Pinelodge Holidays Darwin Forest was exactly that place for us. A real treasure with so much going on and a truly cosy place to settle down in the …

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Siblings 2019 – April

Gosh what a busy April we have had! It was pretty much full of school holidays – Elsa had three weeks off, Freya and Eva had two. So we had plenty of time for family fun. April was a really good month for Freya. She seems much more settled in herself at the moment and I think there’s a few …

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Family Day Out To Chatsworth House

I’ve been pretty excited to get this post written and share it with you. Going to Chatsworth House was a bit of a “let’s see how it goes with the kids in tow” kind of day, where we expected moaning children. I could not have been more wrong, so here comes our experience of Chatsworth House. Chatsworth House is about …

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Finding Our Perfect Mattress With Dreams Sleepmatch Technology

I definitely wouldn’t be able to count how many times I’ve had a little moan about my sleep patterns and I am sure I am not alone. Eva and Elsa specifically have loved giving me many sleepless nights. As they’ve got older, their sleep has significantly started improving yet I have still felt so exhausted. Did you know that it …

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Blown Away At Heights Of Abraham

I love mornings when we are on holiday. It’s just the best feeling to be less hectic and needing to be somewhere at exactly the right time. Staying at Pinelodge Holidays Darwin Forest allowed us to still feel like that even though we had lots planned to visit. On the Wednesday, and half way through our holiday in the Peak …

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The Friendliest Animals At Matlock Farm Park

We all slept pretty well on our first night. I owe that to the darkness and quietness of Pinelodge Holidays Darwin Forest. Elsa did wake up screaming at 5am but that was due to being terrified and unable to see. Other than that, we all woke at nearly 8am! We had a simple breakfast of cereals followed by a really relaxing …

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Travelling 5 Hours To The Peak District

It’s a little daunting deciding to pop your kids in a car and travel for nearly five hours. It could be a recipe for disaster but that’s exactly what we did over the Easter holidays. We had been excitedly invited to stay with Pinelodge Holidays Darwin Forest for the week. I promised myself that we wouldn’t overpack for this trip, …

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Best Type Of House To Make Your Kids Happy

Thinking always seems to be that you should upgrade your housing as your family expands and this makes perfect sense, who wouldn’t want a nicer place? The question really is though is what is the best setting to bring up children, what would be best for their well-being and also what would make them happiest. In Town Or Out In …

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