collage of southsea activities

Why Southsea is a great day out for all the family

I have lived in Hampshire all my life and spent a lot of my childhood visiting the great places it has to offer. Certain places hold special memories for me and the coast, especially Southsea and Hayling Island, were two of my Mum’s favourite destinations. 

Southsea is located in Portsmouth at the southern end of Portsea Island and is most well-known for its castle, its naval history, the events which take place on the common and its pier. Each time I visit there seems to be a new gem to discover. As a child, Continue reading “Why Southsea is a great day out for all the family”

teddy bear's picnic feature post

Making a Difference with a Teddy Bear’s Picnic

 

″If you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise…″

 

The surprise being that you can help towards raising funds to build a new Children’s Emergency & Trauma Department at Southampton University Hospital which will be a ground-breaking major trauma unit supplying state of the art, life-saving equipment. The Ginormous Teddy Bear’s picnic is taking place between Continue reading “Making a Difference with a Teddy Bear’s Picnic”

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7 Chicken Pox Survival Activities Tried and Tested

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that last week we were hit with the dreaded chicken pox. I knew it was going to be a tricky period because I have one of the most active children I have ever met and he wasn’t unwell with the spots. He had been pretty run down in the lead up to it but this had passed and he was still his usual ‘ants in his pants’ self. With that in mind, I turned to some fellow bloggers to find out what brilliant activities they had written about or could recommend Continue reading “7 Chicken Pox Survival Activities Tried and Tested”

Our Trip to Little Street

Little Street is an indoor play centre with a twist:

Responding to children’s love of role play, we have created a realistic street designed with little people in mind. Featuring a supermarket, construction site, cafe, beauty salon, fire service, medical centre and more; our Little Street is a scaled down version of a typical town, inspiring children to explore life in the world around them.

Little Street Website

After I featured it in my post 10 Activities To Do With Your Kids In The Winter I felt that it was only right that I visited Little Street and found out exactly how good it was for myself… we were not disappointed. Continue reading “Our Trip to Little Street”

10 Outdoor Activities To Do With Your Kids In The Winter

 

After the popularity of my post 10 Activities To Do With Your Kids In The Winter, I thought I would follow it up with some ideas for activities that you can still do outside during these colder months. Continue reading “10 Outdoor Activities To Do With Your Kids In The Winter”

10 Activities To Do With Your Kids In The Winter

As the days grow shorter, colder and wetter it’s easy to feel as though all you want to do is sit on the sofa, drink lots of hot chocolate and hide away until the summer makes a comeback. Then you remember that you now own a tiny person and this far from their idea of how a day should go!

The beautiful day’s out to country parks, the beach, going for picnics or playing in the garden are now out of the question and you have to try and Continue reading “10 Activities To Do With Your Kids In The Winter”

Halloween Fun at Wellington Country Park

Halloween may not be for everyone but for me it is one of my favourite times of year. This is most probably down to the fact that my birthday is the next day and I always loved to celebrate it as a child with a Halloween themed party.

Even now, each year I decorate the house, buy pumpkins and get the treats in for the trick or treaters. As Halloween tends to fall inside or just after half term it is gradually turning into a larger event and that is absolutely fine by me! Continue reading “Halloween Fun at Wellington Country Park”