The Boy in the Bubble: The Uncle Bubble Mega Loop (and GIVEAWAY)

#ad Everyone loves bubbles don’t they? I prefer mine chilled and in a glass, but I happen to know two little boys who like to chase and pop them, make beards from them in the bath and wave a wand and watch them fly high into the sky. And, don’t get me started on the…

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Five Go on a New Adventure! Just So Festival 2019

#PressTrip Have you ever experienced proper excitement? I’m talking the kind that makes your tummy flutter with butterflies and your arms go all goosey! Yep? Well imagine trying to hold it all in for nearly 2 months! So, you can appreciate how excited I am to finally be able to tell you that we have…

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Five Go Barging About! Heritage Narrow Boats

#ad March can be a tricky month to predict weather-wise, in the past we’ve had glorious sunshine and warmer no coat days and then again we’ve had snowdrifts and road closures. So it seemed an impossible task to try and arrange a special family day out for Ben’s 40th (in case you were wondering, I’ve…

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I Picked a PukkaPaca: Charnwood Forest Alpacas

What defines a mid life crisis? Well, probably secretly booking up a 90 minute session to walk a South American camelid as a Mothers Day treat to yourself! Technically I blame my sister, she put me onto it but I needed little no persuasion. We booked via Groupon…oh we do love a deal…and grabbed the…

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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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Snow, Slime and a Stegosaurus!

#ad You may recall that I’ve partnered with Zimplikids before, back in early January we tried out their Snoball Play pack and had a great time having a snowball fight up at our local park. Read more about it here. We were sent two more Zimplikids products to use and this time we got a…

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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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How We Became Local Legends: Leek Life

…not that we weren’t already, you understand!! Hands up if you love where you live…I know I do! We call Leek (a small market town on the edge of the Peak District in the Staffordshire Moorlands) home. And, in my opinion it is an absolutely brilliant place to live and raise children! Why? Because there’s…

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Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels

#ad Hold onto your Wensleydale my old chums, I have some exciting news for you! Wallace & Gromit are back in a cracking live tour celebrating the 30th Anniversary year of the cheese loving pair. (c) and TM Aardman/W&G Ltd. All rights reserved. In May and June 2019, Carrot Productions will tour Wallace & Gromit’s…

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Our Unconventional Christmas

2018 was our first Christmas as a family of five. Eli was only 8 weeks old. So, we decided to do things a little differently this year. Christmas normally goes one of two ways, we either host or we drive a car packed to the rafters with children and all their paraphernalia, clothes and presents…

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