Top Tips for surviving an early flight with kids

River Thames

When choosing flights, unless we are flying long haul, we tend to pick early morning flights so we can make the most of the destination we are flying to. Flying early, however, can bring up some challenges, especially when flying with children. Top Tips to surviving an early flight with kids Preparation Get everything ready and packed the day before you are due to travel, that way you are not stressed in the morning, which the kids will sense and cause them to play up. We also ensure the car is packed up the night before, so, with the exception… Continue Reading “Top Tips for surviving an early flight with kids”

The best places to pick Pumpkins around Bournemouth and Poole

Pumpkins - Sebby

It is a scary fact that many children do not know where their food comes. One of the best ways to teach them, is to take them to your local PYO (Pick Your Own) farm, where they can find and pick their own food. October is the ideal time to year to take them, as not only can you pick pumpkins for Halloween, but other goodies on offer this month include Cox apples, runner beans, blackberries, Brussels sprouts, spring green cabbage, white cabbage, savoy cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, kale, leeks, marrow, potatoes, spinach, squash and sweetcorn. Last weekend… Continue Reading “The best places to pick Pumpkins around Bournemouth and Poole”

What to pack for a holiday to Iceland in October

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Visiting Iceland has been at the top of my bucket list for a few years and we have finally booked to go and are counting down the days now. Visiting Iceland in October gives you a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights, however, it is also their wettest month of the year so you need to be prepared for rain and cool temperatures. Average temperatures for Iceland in October range from 2 to 7 so it won’t be quite as cold as when we packed for Lapland, however some of my tips still stand and we will be using… Continue Reading “What to pack for a holiday to Iceland in October”

Preparing your car for the colder weather

Vintage Cars

The weather is changing quickly, the nights are getting longer and the roads more slippery thanks to falling leaves and rain, but is your car ready for the change? Our car maintenance is always scheduled for the month of October to ensure that our cars are ready for the inclement weather we experience at this time of year. Sadly one of the cars failed its MOT, needing two new tyres and a new brake cable, but at least I know it has been fixed and will take his through winter with no problems. Many auto centres offer free car health… Continue Reading “Preparing your car for the colder weather”

Halloween at Paradise Wildlife Park

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One of the kids favourite days out over the summer was to Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire. Halloween will soon be descending on Paradise Wildlife Park for another frightfully fun half term. On arrival all children receive free Halloween masks, as they explore our Wolves Woodland Walk. Whether you creep amongst the fearsome dinosaurs or meet our fangtastic beasts we can ensure fun for all the family. Dare to get up close with their creepy critters? The zoo keepers reveal the creepiest and sneakiest of animals at the park at our Halloween animal meet & greets. There will be Halloween themed enrichment found in the animal habitats such as pumpkins, gravestones and all the festive treats you… Continue Reading “Halloween at Paradise Wildlife Park”

Take N Play Travel Games Review

Take-N-Play

It is important to be prepared when travelling with kids and keeping them entertained can be a challenge. When packing activities for the kids, we tend to pick small items that can be carried in hand luggage, so it is easily accessible. New Interplay Take N Play Anywhere Magnetic Game Tins are ideal for taking away on travels, home and away. The ultra light and convenient square tin case makes it easy to slip the games into your bag and take anywhere. The box will never get ripped or torn, keeping the magnetic contents nice and safe. There are 6… Continue Reading “Take N Play Travel Games Review”

Boo at the Zoo! this October half term at Marwell

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This October half term, Marwell Zoo in Hampshire will be home to some frightening new species as little monsters are invited to join in some ‘monster fun’ around its 140-acre park. From 26th October to 3rd November 2019, guests can take part in a free monster trail and track down 12 hidden monsters around the zoo. The colourful illustrated beasts include a panteater, spitopotamus and a scary scornbill to name but a few. Other complimentary activities include broomstick flying with Marwell’s resident and wise old wizard Lowedolf, where children can earn their level four licence, and spooky story telling with Esme… Continue Reading “Boo at the Zoo! this October half term at Marwell”