Days Out

Outdoor things to do with Kids Near St Albans

8 July 2014 1 comment

Mead Open Farm, near Leighton Buzzard and Go Ape, Black Forest With Summer holiday looming I thought you may be interested in a few days out I discovered for kids recently near St Albans, Herts.  These two places are perfect for letting kids burn off a bit of that energy. Mead Open Farm On the […]

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Tears and laughter!

7 July 2014 0 comments

At what age do children show empathy? To give myself a bit of a break on the weekend, I’d checked the weather report and it looked grim, so I booked my daughter and hubby into the Cinema to see How to Train Your Dragon 2.  She’d watched the first one and has also watched How […]

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Camel Racing for Herts Air Ambulance

27 May 2014 0 comments

Things to do near St Albans, Herts on May Bank Holiday Monday “It’s not every day that you see camels in the Hertfordshire countryside!’ We were looking for something a bit different to do on the Bank Holiday as a family, when someone in my timeline mentioned Camel Racing.  I love stuff that is a […]

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How to Make S’mores in the UK

21 May 2014 1 comment

I love nothing better than sitting around a camp fire drinking beer.  This probably stems from all the camping that I did as a child in Canada, minus the beer of course, I waited till I was a teen for that. Who needs Graham Crackers anyway? We used to make S’mores while sitting around the […]

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Clever Lunchbox for Kids

7 May 2014 1 comment

What a clever design for a kid’s lunch box! ‘We absolutely love M’s new lunchbox!’ – dinner ladies I was sent this Flatbox-Lunchbox from The Nicest Stuff a few weeks ago and I think it’s absolutely brilliantly clever!  As you can see, it opens out flat so you can use it as a mini picnic […]

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Rubbish – Children’s Play in London

15 April 2014 0 comments

Theatre for Kids in London – Easter 2014 My daughter rated yesterday as a 110 out of 10! We popped into London yesterday to see Rubbish – a playful look at junk in the Purcell Room of the Southbank Centre by Theatre Rites.  We took the train direct from St Albans to London Blackfriars and […]

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My First Ballet: Coppélia #review

11 April 2014 0 comments

Things to do in London with Kids during Easter  Apparently it doesn’t matter if you’re 6 or 65 years old, men in bulging tights are hilarious! I took my mother who is visiting from Canada and daughter to see Coppélia by the English National Ballet on Monday night at the Peacock Theatre  in London and […]

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Visiting The British Museum with Kids

16 March 2014 0 comments

British Museum with Kids My daughter’s topic at school at the moment is ‘Digging up things from the past’ which includes art.  So we thought it was the perfect opportunity to pop down to the British Museum to see the Eldorado Exhibit, to show her we are interested in her learning and support what she’s […]

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Breakfast with Father Christmas

23 December 2013 2 comments

An intimate audience with Father Christmas ‘Mummy, that wasn’t the real Santa as he had green eyes and the real Santa has blue eyes’ This was the second year in a row that we’ve been rumbled.   Last year, it was a dishevelled  beard that gave it away. However, she was happy with the explanation that […]

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Go Ape for Younger Kids!

11 November 2013 2 comments

Outdoor Activities for Kids near Farnham   Act like a monkey and have fun!   When my niece was over from Canada about 8 years ago, when she was 12, I took her to Go Ape in SherwoodPines near Nottingham and we had a brilliant time.  It’s always something I wanted to do with my […]

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