Five Go Mad for Macaques! Trentham Monkey Forest

#PressTrip Trentham Monkey Forest recently announced that the first babies since 2017 have been born. The staff at Monkey Forest spotted females showing signs of pregnancy, and were eagerly awaiting these special arrivals. The park has happily revealed that they have welcomed not 1, not 2, but 3 babies – 2 males and a female.…

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Five Go Treetop Trekking! RSPB Coombes Valley

There’s nothing better than suddenly deciding to go out, cobbling a few very random picnic items together and jumping in the car (ha, who am I kidding? It takes at least 5 trips to the car to get us all packed and strapped in) and heading out. Which is exactly what we did today! After…

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Five Go Exploring! Well Natured

So this wasn’t our first foray into the woods, one look at my Instagram feed will tell you that, but today we tried out a little outdoor learning session that was just so lovely I had to share it. Well Natured is primarily woodland play sessions aimed at pre-schoolers but it’s the beautiful setting that…

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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 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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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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Snow Much Fun, Whatever The Weather

#ad Were you dreaming of a white Christmas? Fed up of your little ones constantly asking when it’s going to snow? Need an activity that’s snow much fun that it will distract them while you eat what’s left of the festive goodies? Loving how many times I have mentioned snow in this paragraph? It’s Snow…

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The Adventures of Frank and Diesel: Frank’s First Christmas

#ad It’s the time of year for wearing new pj’s (dinosaur ones here obviously), hot chocolates, cosy cuddles and a good story before bed. So, naturally we were excited to read Frank’s First Christmas from The Adventures of Frank and Diesel series. We were kindly gifted our copy in exchange for this review, however all…

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