Wet, rainy days are unfortunately all too common here in Cumbria, often meaning me and the little man are stuck indoors. It’s times like this that I need to come up with ways of keeping him entertained that don’t involve an afternoon of watching TV! Thinking up with something fun that will keep him amused… Continue reading Messy Moments: Homemade Play Dough Recipe
Diary Zapp is a children’s app originally designed by the Dance family to help their children who were given the task of writing a daily Summer holiday diary for school. Shortly after starting they realised their daughter, Ella, was struggling with her literacy and Noah their eldest just wasn’t that into it meaning what was… Continue reading Diary Zapp: Our Review
Carlisle is steeped in history and in the heart of this Border City is where Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery can be found. Sitting directly opposite Carlisle Castle this award-winning visitor attraction is the perfect day out for the whole family. Having been named large visitor attraction of the year by the Cumbria Tourist… Continue reading Family Fun at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle
Situated just off junction 40 of the M6 you could be forgiven for driving past Rheged thinking it’s merely a petrol station as this fun filled heritage centre is in disguise! With a grass roof it’s modern structure, which is built in a disused quarry, blends beautifully into the surrounding countryside. Rheged boasts a huge… Continue reading Days Out: Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria
With Mr F being a kid’s sports coach, it is no surprise that we have encouraged all three children to try out a range of activities over the years. Despite being only four Leo has been given the opportunity to participate in a range of sporty clubs and sessions already, however gymnastics is one that… Continue reading Book Review: Bendy Wendy and Jumping Jack Join Gymnastics
Imagine if you will a wet rainy January day in Cumbria – for locals that’s not going to be difficult! One such day with a bored four-year-old on our hands we decided to have a go at making some DIY slime, having heard for months how popular this sensory activity was. There are many different… Continue reading Messy Moments: It’s Slime Time!
I genuinely can’t believe I am daring to utter these words, but the February Half Term is almost upon us –Yes, I know Christmas seems like only yesterday! Hence, I have started to consider how to occupy the kids for the week when let’s face it the weather is usually dire, especially here in ‘sunny’… Continue reading Half Term Hot Picks
I'm always trying to find ways to keep Leo entertained and engaged so decided to sign up to Toucan Box and give it a go- he loves doing crafty things both at home and nursery. Toucan Box is a fortnightly craft subscription box aimed at children aged 3-8 years. Once ordered the box came very… Continue reading Kids Crafty Fun With Toucan Box
I’m not really sure when it suddenly became trendy to wear Christmas jumpers, but in the last few years it has become everyone’s staple must have wardrobe essential for the festive season. There are a vast variety of styles available from the classy and subtle to the bonkers ‘out there’ kind meaning there really is… Continue reading Bad Taste Christmas Jumpers!
I am the first to admit that my baking and cooking skills leave a lot to be desired so any shortcuts are welcomed with open arms. I discovered Sweetpea Pantry who offer a range of ‘ready mixes’ with a twist and was thrilled when they offered to send me a box to sample and review.… Continue reading Easy Sweetpeasy Baking for kids ( and parents!)