The Pirates are back this summer at Weymouth Pavilion

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We love a good pantomime and it seems they are no longer relegated to the run up to Christmas these days. Following 2017’s record breaking summer season at Weymouth Pavilion, Made-to-Measure Productions are delighted be returning with a brand new Swashbuckling Pantomime production of Pirates of the Pavilion! . This year the Natural History Museum’s infamous Dippy visited us here on the Jurassic coast, so it makes sense that this brand new adventure has gone Jurassic and features ‘REAL’ dinosaurs, including an eye-popping Flying Pterydactyl! With spectacular scenery, toe-tapping songs, breath-taking special effects courtesy of The Twins FX and a full supporting cast of local… Continue Reading “The Pirates are back this summer at Weymouth Pavilion”

Jacob’s First Ski Holiday – a children’s book to prepare young skiers for their first snow holiday

Jacob's First Ski Holiday

Nick Robinson, founder and CEO of Maison Sport the online platform for booking qualified and professional instructors in France, Italy and Switzerland, has written a book for to help prepare them for their first skiing holiday. The beautifully illustrated book is aimed at children aged four to eight and tells the story of Jacob, who is about to embark on his first ski adventure. Nick has been careful to balance the fun and excitement of a ski holiday with reassurance and explanation of what Jacob will experience on his trip – as a parent of a young child himself, Nick knows that skiing for the first time can be… Continue Reading “Jacob’s First Ski Holiday – a children’s book to prepare young skiers for their first snow holiday”

#Win a Family Ticket to Camp Bestival

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One of the highlights of our year is heading to Camp Bestival on the Dorset coast. This year, it’s festi-holiday frolics ahoy with the theme of Camp Bestival sets sail and I have already made a start on our nautical costumes and ideas for our trolley. Camp Bestival is based at Lulworth Castle from the 26th to the 29th July 2018 and is a family festival like no other, brimming with incredible spectacles, joyous music, amazing food, luxury camping and tons of fun for all the family. The line-up certainly does not disappoint this year with headliners: Friday – Rick Astley, Saturday – Clean Bandit and… Continue Reading “#Win a Family Ticket to Camp Bestival”

Keeping holiday memories alive with Bags of Love

Photo Blanket

Holiday’s are very special occasions and on each of ours, I love to get my favourite photo’s printed and displayed as a memento. Last year we had not one, but two holiday’s of a lifetime. The first was Walt Disney World in August and the second was a visit to Santa’s Lapland in Finland. Before now I have got my photo’s printed onto canvas or posters but I am fast running out of wall space, so have been on the lookout for new ideas to display my favourite pictures. We have photo pillows on our bed as decoration and I… Continue Reading “Keeping holiday memories alive with Bags of Love”

#Win £100 worth of BOGS° boots

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Back in November we reviewed BOGS° Footwear, which are fantastic insulated waterproof boots. Before now, the problem with ordinary wellies is that in cold weather, it is tricky to keep the kids feet warm and we always end up wearing several pairs of socks which can feel bulky and uncomfortable. BOGS° boot range is 100% waterproof and winter-ready with 7mm Neo-Tech insulation rated to -30F that will keep feet toasty warm come rain, sleet or snow. We took ours to Lapland with us and with temperatures reaching -17°C at one point, never did anyone complain that their feet were cold. In… Continue Reading “#Win £100 worth of BOGS° boots”

Mifold Portable Grab and Go Car Booster Seat Review and Giveaway

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As people that travel a lot, I was really excited to receive the mifold – Grab-and-Go Booster® seat to review. Car seats are an extremely topical subject right now, with stats showing that in around 30% of journeys that children take they are travelling illegally without any kind of car seat at all. These journeys include cab rides, transport on holidays, outings with grandparents or school friends and those unexpected trips when there is a need to take an additional child in the car. The UK car seat law requires all children travelling in the front or rear seat of any car,… Continue Reading “Mifold Portable Grab and Go Car Booster Seat Review and Giveaway”

#Win a Family Ticket to Victorious Festival to celebrate their Free Kids Arena

Victorious Festival, held between the 25th to 27 August 2017 is the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival. It continues to be one of the best value, family friendly music festivals in the UK with particularly low ticket prices for children with 5-15 year old tickets costing just £8 a day and under 5 years are able to join in the fun for just £1 with all activities in the Kids Arena absolutely Free! The dedicated Kids Arena will be open on the Saturday and Sunday of the festival and will offer various craft activities for those who are not afraid to get… Continue Reading “#Win a Family Ticket to Victorious Festival to celebrate their Free Kids Arena”

May Madness at Thorpe Park

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We love visiting Thorpe Park and it is in the plans to head up the M3 this month with the teens and strap ourselves into a rollercoaster or two. Thorpe Park resort are open every day of May and have some fabulous ‘May Madness’ events happening and to celebrate I have a family ticket* to giveaway to one lucky reader. (*for 4 people.) What is May Madness? If you are a Merlin Annual Pass holder or Thorpe Park Annual Pass holder there are some fabulous extra’s for you this month: Kids Eat Free The park is open for the entire… Continue Reading “May Madness at Thorpe Park”

Tips for picking the perfect holiday book and Giveaway

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Picking the perfect book to take on holiday can almost make to break a holiday. I devoured the Order of the Phoenix by the side of a pool in Corfu and found a little bit of suspense alongside tales of friendship and the ultimate battle at the end was a great way to relax. I tend to steer clear of something too sad though, the last thing I want is to be a blubbering wreck by the side of the pool. The Holiday Gems blog post has the answers to all your holiday reading questions, including: What type of book… Continue Reading “Tips for picking the perfect holiday book and Giveaway”

#Win a Pair of Cinema Tickets to see Rogue One to celebrate Season of the Force at Disneyland Paris

Star Wars

Do you have a Star Wars fan in the house? Hubby is Star Wars mad and has passed his love of it onto both Callan and Kian, with Isaac (8) starting to like it now too. In super exciting news, did you know that you can now fulfil your Star Wars destiny from 14th January to 26th March 2017, as Walt Disney Studios® Park, Disneyland Paris awakens with the Season of the Force. Buckle up and blast off to a galaxy far, far away, where you can see breathtaking shows exploding with special effects and live Star Wars Characters who… Continue Reading “#Win a Pair of Cinema Tickets to see Rogue One to celebrate Season of the Force at Disneyland Paris”