The New Rides at Peppa Pig World

Last Friday, we headed down south for our first (and definitely not our last) visit to Paulton’s Park, to check out the new rides at Peppa Pig World. It’s a fair journey for us to travel from the Birmingham area to Southampton and the outskirts of the New Forest, but we had such a lovely time at Thomasland over Christmas that I knew the journey would be worth it. I’ve never been much of a theme park junkie, but it turns out – children’s theme parks? Exactly my cup of tea! The main reason for our visit was primarily to…

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Taking a Toddler to the National Sea Life Centre, Birmingham

I don’t take advantage of living on the outskirts of Birmingham half as much as I should. Every time I venture into the city, I’m amazed at what it has to offer and try to remind myself to take the short train ride more often. The city centre has so much for families, and this weekend we braved the school-holiday crowds and ventured down to the National Sea Life Centre. I’ve been meaning to take Pickle to the Sea Life Centre for ages, and as I’d offered to take my foster brothers out for the day, it seemed the perfect…

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Afternoon Tea with the Easter Bunny at Wyevale Garden Centres

Oh Sunday. What a glorious day it was for the clocks to have gone back. Not only were we treated to some absolutely gorgeous sunshine (very welcome after all this Beast from the East chilliness), but the beginning of British Summer Time meant we got to enjoy the glorious light for longer into the evening – meaning we had time for a stroll down to the lake and a play on the park before bed even after we’d gotten home from a very cute afternoon having tea with the Easter Bunny at a Wyevale Garden Centre.

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My Mother’s Day at Charlecote Park

I didn’t need asking twice about what I wanted to do this Mothering Sunday: I wanted a family trip out to a National Trust property. And it was pretty much a no brainer for us which one to choose – Charlecote Park is located just outside of Stratford-upon-Avon and we literally have to drive past LPD’s Mum’s house en route so it was easy to pop by and see her too. Two birds, one drive. Our Last Visit to Charlecote Park We’d not been to Charlecote Park since our Halloween trip when Pickle was only about five months old. Back then, we’d only…

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Theatre Review: Hush-a-Bye – Oily Cart at Warwick Arts Centre

This time last year, Pickle had his first experience of theatre: In a Pickle by Oily Cart. It absolutely blew me (and him) away, and was the best possible introduction to children’s theatre I could have asked for. They set the standard bar really high! And although we’ve seen some pretty brilliant theatre together since, nothing has quite matched that first production for me. It’s no surprise then, that I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my last day before going back to work than enjoying another Oily Cart theatre performance with Pickle, Hush-a-Bye. In fact, I delayed my start date…

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