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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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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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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