Our Top Festive Finds: 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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Days out for Nowt: August activities in Stoke-on-Trent 2019

So we’re nearly halfway through the Summer holidays now, anybody a bit scared to check the bank balance…or is that just me? If you are searching for ways to have a fun filled day out without splashing the cash then look no further, here I’ve compiled some of the best FREE days out that our…

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Schools Out for Summer: Our Top 10 Places to Visit Locally

We have A LOT planned in for the holidays and we are are very lucky to live in an amazing place so most of our adventures this Summer will be relatively close to home. Leek is nestled on the edge of the Peak District which affords us some amazing days out set in beautiful scenery…

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Five Go Large! HappyFace Family Rave.

What do you usually do on a Sunday afternoon, maybe have a snooze on the sofa? A stroll in the countryside, or perhaps sit down to a huge roast dinner with the family? Well, on Sunday 9th June we decided to go RAVING! Show me Love Me and the hubby are; by our own admission,…

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Five Go for a Grand Day Out! Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels

#PressTrip We had been looking forward to this for a while now, but the day was finally upon us. I had it planned out in detail. That morning I let James sleep in as late as possible before getting him up and ready to take Stanley to pre-school. I successfully got James to take an…

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Five Go National Trusting!

We love a bit of the National Trust, have been members for 3 years now and we’ve always got our monies worth from our membership fee. It’s something I highly recommend to friends with young families, as the National Trust has worked hard over the last decade to become more family focussed and shake off…

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Five Go Underwater! Blue Planet Aquarium

#ad For James’s 2nd birthday treat day out we needed somewhere that would keep both him and Stanley entertained (no easy task!), be predominately indoors (gotta love February birthdays), and have plenty of facilities for Eli. Blue Planet Aquarium Chester was our chosen destination, and is roughly 1.5hrs away from us and so there was…

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Five Go Festive! The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

This year, I feel like I’ve skipped a couple of months somehow. November came around far too quickly and suddenly we’re into December and up until now I haven’t felt at all ready for the Christmas period. So, in order to try and get into the festive spirit I started looking into activities we would…

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Little Acorns…Helping My Boys To Grow

We have been attending Little Acorns Children’s Gardening Club for just over 18 months now. It’s become quite a big part of our weekly routine. And, as again a few of you have shown an interest, I thought I’d write up a review of our experience. The sessions are booked in advance but with no…

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