Heads up for February Half Term: Stoke-on-Trent

January has been THE longest month but February is here finally, and that means one thing – Half Term. Whether you’re the type of parent who is counting down the days until you can spend some quality time with your offspring or the kind that views it with a certain amount of trepidation (I think…

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Wintertime Walks with Kids: Embracing the Season in Staffordshire

It’s so easy to want to hibernate at this time of year, grey skies, plummeting temperatures, rain and high winds all add up to make a duvet day appealing to even the most hardy of us. BUT, with a bit of planning you and your little ones can kick-start a New Year health regime with…

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Festive fun in the Forest: Buried Treasure Adventures

#ad [gifted] Just over 2 weeks ago we stepped into the unknown on a family Christmas adventure in the woods. We were invited to try out Buried Treasure Adventures, a new local venture based in Trentham, Staffs. Before agreeing I decided to do a little research and checked out their website and Facebook page. Only,…

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Five Go Festive! The Lanterns at Chester Zoo 2019

#ad [press trip] If you’re a regular to my blog and social channels then you’ll already know that we are huge fans of Wild Rumpus. They have been responsible for providing some truly magical memories for our family (at Timber Festival, Just So Festival and Art on the Run) during the last couple of years.…

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See Santa in Stoke: Christmas 2019

I realise that some of you reading this are already super organised for Christmas and I can say with all certainty that I’m unlikely to ever join your ranks! So far the only Christmas presents I’ve purchased for my boys were disguised and hidden so well that my hubby threw them away…that will teach me,…

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Our Top Festive Finds 2019: Something A Little Bit Different!

We (well, me and the kids…Ben not so much!) love the run up to Christmas, and over the years we’ve discovered some treasures that aren’t your usual run of the mill festive offerings, but something unique that will fill your heart with Christmas cheer! We don’t venture too far (long car journeys with 3 small…

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Rolling Down The Road: A David Gibb Album Review

#Ad [Gifted] We were very fortunate to catch David Gibb playing live at Just So Festival over the Summer. It was definitely one of the highlights of our Just So weekend. David hadn’t been on our radar up until this point and so we didn’t really know any of his songs – we needn’t have…

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Fun Finds for Kids: ‘Up ‘Anley Duck’

Stoke-on-Trent is a funny one as far as cities go! Made up of six towns, Hanley is known as the city centre locally, yet Stoke itself also has plenty to offer. But, for the purpose of this post I’m listing some great ideas to keep the kids happy while you’re ‘Up ‘Anley Duck’ as we…

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The Snowman Tour 2019: A Preview

#Ad [Press Trip] We’re now into September, the kids are back at school, the leaves are starting to fall and therefore I’m declaring it perfectly acceptable to start talking about Christmas! Yaay! There are certain films and programmes that I always associate with Christmas, however the one that really does top my Christmas TV tree…

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Dear Stanley…

Tomorrow will be your first day at school. Your uniform is ironed, everything is labelled and the obiligatory new bag and water bottle have been purchased. YOU are ready. You’ve even said ‘I’m ready for big school’ today but you’ve admitted to me that you’re a bit nervous. I’ve reassured you that everyone will be…

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