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 doesn’t remember last Christmas (and why would he, he was only…

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An afternoon out to see Peppa Pig’s Surprise

Last Sunday, Hubby and I took Olly to the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham to see his first ever show, Peppa Pig’s Surprise. Being the sly Mama that I am, I didn’t tell Olly where we were going, all he knew was that we were…

Exploring Packwood House with National Trust

Earlier in the week, we drove over to Packwood House, a National Trust property in Warwickshire, to explore the timber framed Tudor manor house dating back to the 16th century. There’s lots to see and explore with the whole family at Packwood House. Not only…

Exploring Shakespeare’s County with QHotels Stratford Manor

Last month we were invited to stay at Stratford Manor, part of the QHotels chain. Stratford Manor is ideally located in the heart of Warwickshire, best known as playwright William Shakespeare’s home. The hotel is a great base to explore the county with Stratford Upon…

There ain’t no party like an In The Night …

On Sunday we were invited to attend a party to celebrate the first birthday of the In The Night Garden boat ride at CBeebies Land, Alton Towers. We were really looking forward to the party and spending the afternoon with Iggle Piggle and Upsy Daisy…

Living Arrows 2015 – Week 21

Living Arrows – Week 21 “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Life in our house this week has been very emotional. We said a sad goodbye to our lovable Westie on Monday and it’s been quite hard…

Easter Fun at National Forest Adventure Farm

We began the Easter holidays with a fun filled day at one of our favourite local attractions, the National Forest Adventure Farm in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. We have been to the farm on a number of occasions over the last year and we love how versatile they…