Free Summer Holiday Activities for Kids

We’re a few weeks into the summer holidays now and I have to be honest and say that I’m loving it! The extra time spent with our girls is wonderful, and thankfully it hasn’t cost us a fortune. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you may have noticed that we’re trying to complete as many of the National Trusts 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 List. A lot of the activities are cheap, or free. For more info, click here. I thought I’d share with you some of the free/cheap activities that we’ve been doing so… [Read More]

6 ways to have a brilliant summer – despite the weather

Summer is here, meaning sunny days, picnics and having fun enjoying the fresh air, right? Wrong, if the British weather has anything to do with it! But don’t let storms keep you inside. The long days are an ideal time to get out with your children, giving them new skills and experiences and making for some lifelong memories. Life under canvas Camping can teach children about the world outside without leaving your back garden. You don’t need a big tent, just a quick pop-up one – the kind you would take to a festival (remember them?). Failing that, sling a… [Read More]

12 Fun Winter Activities for Families

Winter is right around the corner but that doesn’t mean that cabin fever is! In this article, we are going to look at some activities you and your family can have fun with this winter both inside and out! Snowball Fight The first thing you can do when the snow falls is bundle up for a snowball fight. This is a fun and safe way to bring out your family’s competitive edge. Make Paper Snowflakes You can easily make paper snowflakes on those days when the snow outside fails to fall. All you need to do is take a piece… [Read More]

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]