Makka Pakka washes faces at In The Night Garden Live

On Sunday afternoon we headed to Cannon Hill park here in Birmingham to see the Pinky Ponk show at In The Night Garden Live. The 2018 tour is now underway, and it is the last clnance to watch the beloved characters from the Night Garden in their infamous Showdome.… Continue Reading “Makka Pakka washes faces at In The Night Garden Live”

Seeing Santa at the Sea Life Centre

Where to see Santa in the West Midlands in 2017

Halloween has been forgotten and we are well on our way to Christmas now, December is just around the corner – it is time to think about visiting the big guy in red, and plan your Christmas shopping… or if you are really organised, buy the last few bits & pieces! Taking the girls to visit Father Christmas is one of my favourite things about… Continue Reading “Where to see Santa in the West Midlands in 2017”

Pumpkin Week at Hatton

Pumpkin Week 2017 at Hatton Adventure World

We headed over to Hatton Adventure World last Friday to check out their Pumpkin Week event which they were running during the October half term holiday. We were really lucky with the weather, as it was blazing sunshine and fairly mild temperatures all day – so nice in fact that we were out of doors for almost all of the time we were there, which is impressive for a late October day out.… Continue Reading “Pumpkin Week 2017 at Hatton Adventure World”

Georgie and Lydia at Sea Life Birmingham

Spooky Seas at Sea Life Birmingham

Disclosure: As Sea Life Ambassadors we have been given annual passes for the purpose of blogging about our visits to the centre. We headed over to the Sea Life Centre in Birmingham to check out the Spooky Seas event they have on this half term – Halloween themed fun with facts about the spookiest sea creatures in the sea to discover around the centre. The… Continue Reading “Spooky Seas at Sea Life Birmingham”

National Forest Adventure Farm - In the pumpkin patch

Halloween Spook-tacular at National Forest Adventure Farm!

We went along to the National Forest Adventure Farm for their Halloween Spook-tacular event at the weekend, and the girls really enjoyed their day out filled with pumpkins, witches and broomsticks. Mind you, they weren’t so keen on the fun house clown!… Continue Reading “Halloween Spook-tacular at National Forest Adventure Farm!”

Halloween offspring: three children in stage costumes imitating Halloween children

Half term activities in & around Birmingham

The half term holidays are rapidly approaching (meanwhile I am finding it hard to believe Lydia has been a school child over a month already!) and so I’ve put together this list of places to go and things to do in & around Birmingham this Autumn half term. With Halloween coming up, a lot of Birmingham attractions are hosting spooky events and activities, and there… Continue Reading “Half term activities in & around Birmingham”

Drayton Manor

A day out at Drayton Manor

We were invited along to spend a day at Drayton Manor, and had a great day out. They girls have been longtime fans of Thomas Land so they were very excited to be visiting again – and also looked forward to enjoying some of the other rides in the park that they are now tall enough for.… Continue Reading “A day out at Drayton Manor”

Sea Life Centre

Octonauts Octo-Glow Explorers at the Sea Life Centre

We were delighted to be invited to be a blogger ambassador for another year, for the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham. The girls really enjoy visiting the centre, and they always manage to find something new to exclaim over, as well as revisiting “old friends” each time we go.… Continue Reading “Octonauts Octo-Glow Explorers at the Sea Life Centre”

Open Farm Sunday 2017

A few weeks ago we headed to one of our local farms, Lizzie’s Farm, for Open Farm Sunday. We visited a farm last year too, and I think we will be marking Open Farm Sunday in our calendars for next year, too. Once a year farms up and down the country open up their doors (gates?) for the public to visit and meet their animals,… Continue Reading “Open Farm Sunday 2017”