Days Out

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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Things to do near Birmingham during the school holidays

15 October 2013 1 comment

Warwick Castle, Warwickshire During the school holidays we were heading to the West Midlands Safari Park near Birmingham for a day out so we thought we’d make a mini break of it as I had a few more days off left. On route to Birmingham we stopped at Warwick Castle for a few hours.  We […]

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Creating Childhood Memories in London

1 October 2013 3 comments

Things to do with kids in London In association with Direct Rail ‘We recently took the girls into London and had a fabulously random day! ‘ Taking children to London can provide then with memories that will last well into adulthood. For children, central London can seem like a giant playground. Everything looks like it’s […]

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My Top 7 Tips for a Successful Birthday Party!

17 September 2013 2 comments

How to organise a stress-free birthday party I’ve always been adamant that I wasn’t going to get caught up in the whole Birthday party thing; inviting the entire class and spending a fortune.  However, I don’t mind paying a bit more for a small group to do something special. Last year we didn’t have a […]

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Short Breaks for Families near St Albans, Herts

5 September 2013 1 comment

Bracknell Forest  - Lookout Discovery Centre In my quest to find things near St Albans, Herts to do with my daughter this summer we found ourselves at the Lookout Discovery Centre in Bracknell Forest, which just over an hour away.  It has over 90 interactive science exhibits to explore with your kids.  There is also […]

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How to beat the heat!

8 August 2013 0 comments

Summer Activity Camps for Kids Near St Albans Even though we love to moan about the weather in the UK we have to admit that we’ve had a pretty good summer so far. When we had the mini heat wave a few weeks ago, it was challenging trying to think of things to keep my […]

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