Free Christmas printables – Sudoku

I’ve got another Christmas freebie printable for you today – or more accurately for your kids. Lydia really loves doing sudoku puzzles, so I thought I would make some simple Christmas themed ones for her, and share them with you too. These are definitely ‘easy’ rated puzzles aimed at kids, but let me know in the comments if you want some similar festive ones which… Continue Reading “Free Christmas printables – Sudoku”

Merry Fish-mas! Visiting Santa at Sea Life

Last weekend we spent a morning enjoying some time at one of the kids’ favourite places, the Birmingham Sea Life Centre, which is currently looking pretty festive for their Christmas event! You can visit Santa in his grotto (included in the standard ticket price) and enjoy a Christmas film in the 4D cinema.… Continue Reading “Merry Fish-mas! Visiting Santa at Sea Life”

Free Christmas wordsearch Printable

Free Christmas printables – Wordsearch

Following on from my free “Dear Santa” letters which is one of my most popular printables in the lead up to Christmas every year, I thought I would create & share some new Christmas themed printables this winter! I’ll be sharing a couple of these a week throughout December. First up is a simple but fun Christmas themed wordsearch, using lowercase letters to make it… Continue Reading “Free Christmas printables – Wordsearch”

Seeing Santa at the Sea Life Centre

Where to see Santa & other festive days out in the West Midlands (2018)

One thing that the children look forward to and really enjoy each winter is going to visit Santa – or his ‘helpers’ at least – and taking part in as many of the festive activities in the West Midlands we can manage. Where we live there are plenty of places to go and see Father Christmas, with various options in Birmingham and the surrounding area… Continue Reading “Where to see Santa & other festive days out in the West Midlands (2018)”

Santa’s Winter Wonderland at SnowDome, Tamworth

Last week we were invited along to check out the launch event of SnowDome’s festive offering; Santa’s Winter Wonderland. With real snow to play in, a show to entertain you, and real life reindeer to meet, it was a great way to spend an evening.… Continue Reading “Santa’s Winter Wonderland at SnowDome, Tamworth”

What’s in our 2017 Christmas Eve box?

We might not do a lot in the lead up to Christmas other than visiting Santa (no elves here!) but since the girls were tiny we have given them a box of treats on Christmas Eve. This year we’ll be giving them their box after lunch so that they can do some of the activities in the afternoon to keep them busy and quiet! We… Continue Reading “What’s in our 2017 Christmas Eve box?”

Stocking fillers for little girls

Stocking fillers for little girls

So, I have this issue about the “stocking fillers” category on shopping sites, and I get irrationally angry about it. I happily browse the internet for ideas of what to buy in the lead up to Christmas, and click on the stocking fillers link, only to find a bunch of stuff that is WAY TOO BIG to actually fit into your average size stocking. In… Continue Reading “Stocking fillers for little girls”