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  • What the Ladybird Heard comes to Birmingham

    One of the most popular bedtime stories in our house is the Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ award-winning picture book What the Ladybird Heard. The cunning plan of two robbers Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh to…

  • Our Disney on Ice Frozen Birmingham experience

    On Tuesday, we were invited along to the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham to see the opening show of Disney on Ice Frozen. We didn’t really know what to expect but was super excited as we…

  • Five things to do at Dudmaston

    Last weekend we drove over to beautiful Shropshire to visit one of the finest National Trust properties in the Midlands, Dudmaston Hall. Dudmaston is a beautiful country house near the village of Quatt, set in acres…

  • The Tamarin Trail comes to Drayton Manor Park

    On Friday, I took the family along to Drayton Manor Park for the opening of their latest animal enclosure, the Tamarin Trail. The Zoo at Drayton Manor Park welcomes five new species of guests…

  • Review: Ancient Oceans at Sea Life Centre Birmingham

    Last week we had the pleasure of visiting the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham on Olly’s third birthday. We had been invited to visit the Sea Life Centre to check out the new Ancient Oceans…

  • Breakfast with Father Christmas

    Breakfast with Father Christmas at Wyevale Garden Centre

    As we begin our third Christmas with Olly, we have started to look at different experiences around the Midlands that we think our toddler would enjoy. He’s at that age where everything seems brand new, he…