The Piccolo brand is all about Mediterranean goodness: bright sunshine, colourful markets, families eating around the table. The Mediterranean diet introduces children to good, honest, natural food with a variety of delicious ingredients. The great news for us is that Piccolo have created a range of organic fruit and veg purées and meal inspired blends which are made with 100% natural ingredients. With having three young girls myself, I am always on the lookout for healthy snacks and food ideas so I was thrilled when I received two boxes full of Mediterranean goodness for my girls to try.
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.