On the first day of October half term we made a trip to Spooky World’s Fun by Day event at Apple Jacks Adventure Park in Warrington – an outdoor space with rides and attractions for all ages. Apple Jacks has been on my ‘places to go with the kids’ list for a while now and with the girls daddy having a week off work we had a perfect time to go.
You may already know by now that I love putting together themed boxes and baskets for the girls, I like to add a mix of treats, fun stuff and activity materials. For us, a themed basket is a great way to keep bits and bobs together, to use at the weekend and particularly over school holidays, so when we have some free time or a chilled day at home we can have a rummage through our basket and pick an activity we can do together. Last years Halloween basket was jam packed with weird and wonderful goodies to keep the girls entertained. (more…)
I have so many fond memories of seeing the lights in Blackpool when I was a kid, we used to go every year, something that we now do with the girls and they really look forward to our annual trip to see the illuminations. A night time walk on the sea front with our excited little girlies admiring the lights makes for a magical family evening.
Little Dish are celebrating 10 years of making delicious, healthy toddler meals, which are approved by a nutritionist and are the only chilled toddler meals in the shops that contain no sugar or salt. Recently they have unveiled a brand new range of meals and snacks for little ones.
At the weekend we headed to Kenyon Hall Farm, Warrington for the girls to have a go at the Maize Maze challenge. This real working family farm is becoming one of our favourite places to go with the girls as they always have family friendly events on and there is such lovely people working there, which is always a bonus isn’t it. We have previously visited here and enjoyed strawberries picking aswell as pumpkin picking.
The Dragon Miniature Railway is a small volunteer-based organisation set in the grounds of Marple Wyevale Garden Centre in Stockport. Over the Bank holiday weekend they were hosting a Smoke and Steam event which sounded like fun, so with the sun being out we had a drive down with the girls.
Trees are truly amazing, they provide the air we breathe, food and shelter for wildlife and they are the best climbing frames for our little people. This Summer The Woodland Trust is encouraging families to host a terrific tea party with your chosen tree as the guest of honour. To get started you can sign up for a free tree party pack, which includes a guide for hosting a tea party with some great ideas from picking your perfect picnic spot to tree-mendous den building activities.
At the weekend we went to the Friends of Lightoaks Park Summer Family Fun Day event, we had a lovely afternoon catching with good friends and their girls. Baby Summer and I settled down at a picnic table while the dads chatted and supervised the bigger girls…
They came back to the table now and again for a quick rest and refreshments! One of the dads brought along a bubble wand (genius idea) which the girls absolutely loved, they were trying their hardest to catch the bubbles before they popped! The afternoon flew by, with being on picnic duty I didn’t managed to get any photos in the play area but I made sure I got some snaps while we had a walk around the park.
Skye and Sophia like to collect “treasure” like leaves, sticks and any other natural materials they can find when we are out and about. So inspired by the leaf hunt activity from our new Woodland Trust Nature Detectives subscription pack, we headed out the woods at the weekend. We stayed local and went to our nearest woods where you can complete the Monton and Roe Green Loopline Heritage Trail. It is a long walk to complete so we took a picnic out with us and thought we would have walk as far as we could to see what we could find. The girls brought along a basket from home, ready for their “collection”.