Top Family Shows Coming to London this Summer

Top Family Shows Coming to London this Summer

As the summer season descends upon us, so does a selection of exciting family shows in London. Whether you plan to visit the theatre on a rainy weekend or during the summer holidays, there is no doubt that it is a fun-filled and enriching day out that can be enjoyed by the entire family!  To … Read more

Surprising (and not so surprising!) Ways That Couples Spend Valentines Day

Do you spend Valentines Day on a romantic date with your partner, or are you a Valentines ‘grinch’ who would rather forget it even exists? Do you plan months in advance, or go with the flow? And parents, do you reach for the phone to call the babysitter or do you include the entire family … Read more

Christmas: Ayletts Garden Centre, St Albans, Herts

We love visiting Ayletts garden centre at Christmas, they always make a wonderful effort with their displays and often add extra activities or competitions for children too. This year is no exception! As you walk into the entrance, there is a very modest display with Christmas tree. But keep walking beyond that and the garden centre opens … Read more

Christmas at Van Hage, Great Amwell, Hertfordshire 

Van Hage is a large garden centre in Hertfordshire. It has a massive free car park and the garden centre itself covers a very generous sized area, both indoors and outside. In addition to the huge selection of brands and items for sale, there is also a restaurant, miniature railway (small additional charge), free animal gardens … Read more

Stay Wild: Bug Hunt

Last week, we went on a family bug hunt organised by Highfield Park Trust. It was a lovely morning; the hunt was well organised, fun, engaging and informative. We both learned lots of new things! There were 17 questions, which could be answered by finding the different information cards hidden around the park. For example, … Read more

#Blogtober 2016 – Day 20: 5 Things About Hertfordshire (Visitor Attractions, Days Out, Things To Do)

Hertfordshire has a wealth of parks, nature reserves, conservation areas and other beautiful outdoor spaces, important historical sites, major attractions, and other lovely places to go and things to do. It is just outside of London, with easy routes into the capital city, so that is also an added draw to the area. I could easily … Read more

Sylvanian Families Trail, Hatchlands Park (Guildford, Surrey)

Recently we visited Hatchlands Park, which is a beautiful National Trust site in Guildford, Surrey. Being a huge fan of Sylvanian families, Squiggle was keen to do the Sylvanian Families nature trail, open until the end of this year. There is a small charge to enter the park, including the Sylvanian Families Trail, of £6 … Read more

Days Out: A Trip to the Seaside (Southend On Sea, Essex) 

Southend On Sea in Essex is a popular seaside choice for many. It boasts stretches of both pebble and sand beaches, play water fountains, play areas on the sand, plus a brand new lagoon for paddling and swimming.  For those looking for a little more action, there is a Sealife Centre on the seafront, an … Read more

Sylvanian Families: Make Your Own Mole House (Art and Craft Activity)

Squiggle had alot of fun making a Sylvanian Families cardboard mole house using instructions from her Sylvanian Storekeepers catalogue. She loves Sylvanian Families (as I’m sure you may have noticed!) and was very excited to spot this art and craft activity. First she made the front porch. One of the members from the mole family … Read more

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