Running wild at BeWILDerwood, Norfolk

Today we visited BeWILDerwood in Norfolk for their half-term Halloween fun. It was the first time for us- we’d had lots of recommendations and read glowing reviews- and the experience didn’t disappoint! BeWILDerwood is a magical outdoor adventure set in a forest and open between February and October. Based on the characters and stories by…

Our Autumn Bucket List

I am feeling well and truly in the swing of things now! Must be the chill in the air and the crunch underfoot! As Halloween is likely to be a bit different this year, we have booked a weekend away at the end of half-term to celebrate in style. Sure… it will just be four…

Summer in the City. Family Days Out for FREE or less than £5

It’s that time of year again. The kids have broken up for the summer and the activity planning is in full swing! We are away for three weeks of the summer break but, rest assured, what’s left of the summer holiday will be spent exploring the best that London has to offer for families and…

Magic Gardens. The importance of outdoor play.

As keen visitors queued to see the ‘Back to Nature Garden’, co-designed by HRH the Duchess of Cambridge, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a very welcome spotlight shone on the importance of outdoor play for children. Like most, my 4 and 6 year olds are growing up in a world of extreme technology –…

Make your own Easter egg hunt…and other Easter activities.

If you’ve read my other Easter blog, you’ll know that we’re having a family gathering on Good Friday – our annual shindig with the traditional fish and chips, hot cross buns and too many chocolate Easter eggs! I’m in charge of entertainment – not because I am particularly good at it, because I’m the only…

Our Ethical Easter Eggstravaganza!

I have a big family. It’s huge. We are now on the fourth generation so there are lots of kids. Loads. This familial fact, coupled with my (ongoing) attempts to be more ethical gave me the eggstraordinary (but unpopular) idea of banning Easter eggs this year! I can’t stand the idea that my kids will…