Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt is on!

Cadbury

Cadbury is gearing up for a hopping great Easter by inviting chocolate fans across the country to join in Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt. As the last Cadbury Easter Egg rolls off the production line at Bournville, the Cadbury Easter Bunny has set off on his Easter mission to gather and deliver delicious Cadbury chocolate to families up and down the UK. With over 10,500 Cadbury Easter Eggs produced every hour at Bournville in the lead-up to the family fun weekend, fans are in for a treat this Easter season. Ahead of starting his Easter mission, the Cadbury Easter Bunny… Continue Reading “Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt is on!”

A Stay Play Explore Short Break in Leicestershire

National Space Centre

This weekend we were invited to try a Stay, Play and Explore short break in Leicestershire. For just £149 (£159 during bank holiday weekends) a family of 2 adults and 2 children can visit any 3 out of 10 exciting attractions and enjoy overnight accommodation including breakfast at a choice of 4 star family friendly hotels and for larger families like ours you can buy an additional child ticket for £20. The attractions included are National Space Centre, Conkers, Twycross Zoo, Twinlakes Theme Park, Stonehurst Family Farm, Swadlincote Ski Centre, Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Bosworth Water Park  and King Richard III… Continue Reading “A Stay Play Explore Short Break in Leicestershire”

Egg-cellent Easter Sale: £5 off Family & Friends Railcard

Train Travel

As the kids are getting older we are using trains a lot more now that we don’t have a buggy in tow. With a family in tow I always recommend people invest in a Family and Friends Railcard as it can make a big saving on rail travel and this month National Rail has announced an ‘egg-citing’ Easter sale – offering £5 off its Family & Friends one-year Railcard. The sale, which will run from Friday 24 March to Monday 24 April, means the Family & Friends Railcard will cost just £25 with the code EASTER5, for a year’s unlimited… Continue Reading “Egg-cellent Easter Sale: £5 off Family & Friends Railcard”

Travall Boot Mat Liner Review

Car Mat

My car is a bit of a workhorse. Not only does it take us on all our days out, but it is also the one used for shopping trips, tip runs and Hubby uses it for work if he needs to collect something large from another store. I drive a VW Touran which is a seven seater and although we do not use all the seats all the time, we do need them if we are all out together. I do like to keep a clean and tidy car and found protecting the rear seats a challenge as we were putting… Continue Reading “Travall Boot Mat Liner Review”

A Visit to Blackgang Chine – March 2017

Mention the words Blackgang Chine and it is amazing how many people mention the fact that they visited as a child and have very fond memories of Britains oldest theme park which turns 174 years old in 2017. I loved Blackgang Chine as a child and have fond memories of walking around the dinosaurs and in 2006 we visited with a young Abbey, Callan and Kian. Last weekend it was the turn of Isaac, Eliza and Sebastian to make the ferry journey from Lymington over to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, with Blackgang Chine being a 20 minute picturesque coastal… Continue Reading “A Visit to Blackgang Chine – March 2017”

The day the Gruffalo came to life at Moors Valley

Today we were one of the first to visit a new augmented reality trail at Moors Valley. The self-led trail is packed with fun facts about forest animals with fantastic activities to enjoy along the way and is completely free to do although you can purchase an additional activity pack at the visitor centre for an extra £3 if you choose. To take part simply download the Gruffalo Spotter app before you visit which brings Julia Donaldson’s fabulous Gruffalo to life along the trail by simply reading the special code at selected points along the trail. The really clever bit is that once you’ve… Continue Reading “The day the Gruffalo came to life at Moors Valley”

Planning a Literary Inspired Break in Somerset

Watchet

Can you believe that it is just 12 days until Mother’s Day and 3 weeks until the kids break up for Easter! It doesn’t seem like 5 minutes since the kids were on half term and we made the epic journey to Scotland but the reality is that they will soon be on holiday again and most unlike me, I have nothing planned. I have been reading Mum’s List which tells the real life story of Singe and Kate, a couple from North Somerset, whose lives were turned upside down when Kate was diagnosed with breast cancer. As a result, Kate wrote down… Continue Reading “Planning a Literary Inspired Break in Somerset”