Category Archives: Days Out

Stick Man - Photo Credit Steve Ullathorne

Back at The Leicester Square Theatre for the Christmas run, Stick Man is the wonderful stage adaptation of the Julia Donaldson classic.

Having taken the girls to see the show last year and loving it we jumped at the chance to head back this year to share the joy with The Essex Husband as well.

The Leicester Square Theatre is a great Read More →

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Last weekend saw the annual Christmas offering from the Ideal Home show team.

After having great fun at The Ideal Home Show in the summer we were really excited to head back for a taste of all things festive ahead of December arriving.

I’m always impressed with the ‘wow factor’ that hits you as you exit Earls Court station for one of the Ideal Home Show events – and being greaterdby Father Christmas, a snow machine and lots of Christmas trees certainly got us all excited for what we would find inside.

The show was packed, to be honest busy to the point of Read More →

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Family Ticket For Wizards & Witches Week Marsh Farm

Running from 25th-31st October at Marsh Farm, Wizards & Witches Week Marsh Farm will have your little monsters entertained all day!

Wizards & Witches Week Marsh Farm

Join Cello the wizard as he searches the farm for missing potion ingredients for his trick or treat spell! Plus enjoy story-telling with Winifred the Witch and Pumpkin Carving (free pumpkin for each child) alongside other spooky Craft activities! Read More →

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We love BeWILDerwood at Essex HQ.  Its about a 2 hour drive for us to get there, but it’s worth every ‘are we nearly there yet’ just to see the look on the girls faces as we arrive. We cannot wait for the all the BeWILDerwood October Half Term fun that is coming up.

Climb, run, jump, slide, swing and sail the day away at this magical land built within the trees.  Our BeWILDerwood highlights are always The Broken Bridge, the zip lines and the slides (the biggest one scares the life out of me but its such a rush on the way down!).  Read More →

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Gruffalo Woods Brentwood

Now work is getting busier for me and The Essex Husband is back on a Monday-Friday shift pattern, our weekends have become even more precious.  The one just gone we headed down to the Gruffalo Woods Brentwood for a little Essex Gruffalo Hunting.

The Gruffalo Woods Brentwood, set within Thorndon Country Park, is a wonderfully fun adventure for all the family.  It’s not that big of an area to walk around, plus it has recently had the addition of paths in some areas allowing better access for buggies. Costing only £3 for parking, and with no entry fee, it’s a must visit for all Gruffalo loving children. Read More →

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I’m raising a pair of geeks, not that I mind….they clearly take after their mother, so when I was asked to take part in the Mecca Bingo‘s Summer Activities Challenge and post about something we have enjoyed doing this summer, a day at a museum was the obvious choice.

Most of our day trips when down in Looe were museum based, but our hands down favourite was The National Maritime Museum Falmouth.  It was amazingly hands on, and so wonderfully informative.  The girls, aged 5 and 2, were engaged from start to finish, and my husband and I found so much to read and learn too. Read More →

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A small pile of potatoes freshly dug from the ground.

….go potato picking. Read More →

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During September Marsh Farm is celebrating it’s 30th Birthday (wow! almost as old as me) and they have some fantastic special guests joining them for Potato Picking Party on September 27th and 28th!

Peppa Pig is visiting Marsh Farm to help them celebrate their birthday and you could be there too! Read More →

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We have just returned from day 1 of Marsh Farm KidsFest 2014 and just wanted to let you know what a thoroughly great day we had!

Top 5 Highlights Of Marsh Farm KidsFest 2014

1. Once we were in everything was free!  Other than food, although you can take in your own, there really isn’t anything you need to pay for.

2. Seeing Mr Bloom – seriously he was so close I could have licked him!

3. Getting up on stage and having a Hawk land on my arm! Serious Mummy points right there

4. Taking my girls on the Bumper Cars for the very first time

5. Planting seeds with the National Trust Essex and ticking up number 41 on our #50Things list. Read More →

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