Exciting Ways to Enjoy Rainy Days

Now that the summer holidays are finally here, you can start to plan all of the fun and exciting things you want to do with your little ones to keep them entertained and ensure they have a wonderful summer. Many people like to plan their days in the hope that the weather will be bright and sunny, but unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. To ensure you have plenty to do to keep your little ones entertained, even when the weather isn’t as glorious as you’d like, it’s always beneficial to have a list of rainy day activities to do…. [Read More]

Mila & Pheebs Super Safari Box Review

Back in March of this year, my girls and I reviewed an awesome box of craft and stationary goodness from Mila & Pheebs. We’ve been very fortunate again because they’ve kindly sent us their June box to review which has a safari theme to it. Just to give a brief overview, Mila & Pheebs offer subscription and activity boxes for kids. I love that the boxes are addressed to the children! Inside our box we found: Safari Criss Cross Safari Colouring-in Sheets Lion Eraser Safari Dotty Art Safari Pencil Safari Memo Pad Safari Wordsearch Safari Pop-Up Pencil Safari Greeting Cards… [Read More]

A Mumma’s Guide Getting The Kids To Spend More Time Outside 

As a mum, you want what’s best for your kids, which is why you worry about them not spending enough time outside. Do they lack vitamin D? Are they getting enough exercise? Are they addicted to technology? These are all worries that a lot of mums have, so if you’re worrying about these things or anything else to do with your kids spending time outside, don’t worry because you are not alone – we all worry about our kids. Of course, in days gone by – like when we were kids – children spent a lot of time outdoors. We… [Read More]

Join the NSPCC and take on Messathon: the messtastic obstacle course! (Discount code included)

I love a good run and it’s something I try to encourage my children to do too. They’ve already watched me run a few races and we’ve even been on a few runs together around our local area. They even took part in a family fun 1k run a short while ago. I think it’s so important to encourage children to get active and that’s why I wanted to share with you the NSPCC’s Messathon! As per the title of this post, it’s a messtastic obstacle course! There are three dates set across Surrey, Bristol and Aldenham. Families with children… [Read More]

Mila & Pheebs Spring Box Review

My girls and I absolutely love craft activities. It can be something as simple as colouring in or making something out of card boxes and tissue paper! There’s something quite therapeutic about sitting down and spending a few hours getting creative. Our girls were recently sent a box full of crafty goodness from Mila & Pheebs to review. The box was addressed to our girls which they loved! There’s something magical to them about having post delivered with their names on it! The team at Mila & Pheebs are obsessed with all things stationary! From sparkly pens, new shiny paperclips,… [Read More]

10 Garden Activities with Chalk

Chalk is a wonderful thing. You can use it to draw on boards, floors and even paper. You can use it to practise letter writing, drawing pictures or to play games. I recently picked up a pack of outdoor chalk from ASDA for our twin girls and I was pretty amazed at just how many different games and activities we managed to do with the chalks. I thought I’d share them with you! They’re perfect for a warm summers day in the garden. Hop Scotch I know, I know, Hop Scotch in the picture is below has been drawn wrong!… [Read More]

Making Crafty Pictures

Last week was a pretty busy week. I felt like all I’d done was drag the girls around various shops and play groups! On Wednesday morning I took them out on their scooters for a walk, but neither of them were very interested and just wanted to go home. After about 10 minutes I caved in and took them back home where they sat in front of the TV watching a DVD. It was actually quite nice to just sit down and relax with them both, but I always feel like I should be doing something with them! Wednesday afternoon… [Read More]

5 Weekend Activities to Keep the Kids Entertained

Knowing how to keep children entertained at weekends and during the holidays can be a tricky task for many parents, especially when many kids are bored staying at home. According to the Daily Mail, a recent poll revealed that grumpy children say ‘I’m bored’ more than 200 times over the summer holidays. If you’re running out of ways to entertain your children over the weekend or during the holidays, below are some simple ways to keep them busy. Get crafty with card Children love a craft project, especially if they know it’s going to be seen by a lot of… [Read More]

Parents Half Term Survival Guide

With half time looming it’s a time when many parents start to wonder how they can keep their children entertained. With play groups closed for the week and many soft-play centers hiking their prices up for half-term Attraction Tix have put together this handy guide of things to do with kids in the school holidays. Why not pop over and take a look? What do you have planned this half term?

To entertain or not to entertain? That is the question!

Over the past two and half years I’ve found lots of different ways to entertain my children. When they were babies simple things such as talking and singing to them worked, as well as pulling silly faces and making funny noises. Like most parents we also invested in a cot mobile – which we never used – along with a variety of toys that made sounds or had flashing lights on! Now that our children are almost three, I’ve been looking at the ways in which I keep my children entertained and I’ve been questioning it. That’s not a bad… [Read More]