Three Exciting Ways to Explore Europe

Europe is wildly diverse. You could be sunbathing on the stunning beaches of Spain or skiing on the snow-capped mountains of France with just a short plane ride between the two destinations. You have incredible landmarks, all kinds of weather and terrain and lots of different languages and cultures that call the continent home. Whether you’re planning on backpacking across Europe or are planning a luxury trip to one or more of the countries, you will, of course, want to make sure you’re getting the very best out of your time. Here are three ways to explore Europe that you might not have thought of. Continue reading “Three Exciting Ways to Explore Europe”

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Our Visit to Little Play Town

The weather has been less than Spring like recently (to say the least) and as most of our usual indoor activities had been exhausted we found ourselves at a bit of a loss over what to do the other day. Then I remembered hearing about a new play place in Odiham, Hampshire. A friend had highly recommended that we visit Little Play Town because her children had such a great time so I set about looking it up online. 

Little Play Town is an indoor interactive play place for babies and children aged 1-6 years. It is very similar to Continue reading “Our Visit to Little Play Town”

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6 Fun Weekend Activities Your Kids Will Love

Keeping the children entertained during the weekend can sometimes feel like a difficult challenge. If you have run out of ideas on how to keep them occupied, you have come to the perfect place. Check out the six fun weekend activities your kids will love.

 

  1. Visit a Zoo

Your children will love seeing different animals at the zoo, such as elephants, monkeys, and tigers. Many zoos also offer an affordable family pass, so it can be a cheap day out. It’s bound to be an entertaining day that your children will remember for many years to come, and you could even buy them a keepsake from the gift store, so they will have a much-loved keepsake from the family day out.

 

  1. Book Tickets to a Theme Park

Your kids will bounce up and down once you tell them you’ve booked tickets to a fantastic theme park, such as Universal Orlando, Legoland, or SeaWorld. They will love riding roller coasters and watching family-friendly entertainment. It’s a thrilling activity they’re unlikely to forget in a hurry, so book tickets to a theme park at ticketsales.com.

 

  1. Go Rollerblading

Rollerblading can be a fun activity for all ages. It doesn’t matter if your child is 5 or 15, they will love putting on a pair of rollerblades and gliding from A to B. It’s, therefore, the ideal activity for all the family, and it can help improve everyone’s health and fitness levels. Yet, it’s important to provide them with protective gear to ensure they are safe whilst having fun, so they can reduce the risk of injury if they fall.

 

  1. Explore Exhibitions at a Local Museum

Museums can provide your kids with hours of fun, as they can explore different exhibits on different topics. It’s a fun and cultural activity that could support your child’s education, as they’ll learn plenty of interesting facts throughout the day. Most museums also offer special promotions, weekly discounts, and even free admission on specific days, so do a little research to time your visit well.

 

  1. Enjoy a Family Bike Ride

If your children spend far too much time on the couch during weekends, you should encourage everyone to go on a family bike ride. You, your partner, and the kids can cycle your way across the neighbourhood or through the local park, so you can each become more physical activity while enjoying some fresh air. Ensure your kids also have helmets on to ensure their safety while cycling and don’t forget to pack plenty of bottled water to avoid dehydration and increase their energy levels.

 

  1. Go on a Mini Road Trip

Pack a suitcase, grab the kids, and head off on a long weekend adventure. Write a bucket list of activities you want to experience throughout the weekend, so your children can visit different attractions and see new sights on your mini road trip. Don’t forget to book hotels in advance, so you will have a safe, comfortable place to stay each night on your travels.

 

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3 Awesome Ideas For A Girls Night Out

As a mum, it can be tricky to find any time for yourself. With teething toddlers, tantrumtastic offspring and more play dates than you can shake a stick at, the ability to find those all-important moments to unwind becomes almost non-existent. However, it’s vital that you get that respite away from your little darlings. Yes, you love them unconditionally, and they are the best things that have ever happened to you, but at the same time, you need to maintain your friendships, look after your own social life and ensure that your existence doesn’t revolve solely around Peppa Pig, nappies and breastfeeding. It’s vital that you can head out once in a while and let your hair down with your girlfriends. Take a look at these three awesome ways that you can enjoy a girls night out. Continue reading “3 Awesome Ideas For A Girls Night Out”

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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”

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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”

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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 is 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”