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  • Butlins feature

    Butlins Minehead ~ Our unforgettable holiday

    We were recently invited on a 4-night family break at Butlins, Minehead for the purposes of review.  It was our first holiday as a family of four and we are hugely thankful for the opportunity.…

  • Day Out with Thomas

    Jack’s Day Out With Thomas

    We recently had a fantastic Day Out With Thomas at Didcot Railway Centre and wanted to share our fun with you.  If you have a small Thomas fan in the house, then this is…

  • When Jack met Thomas at Drayton Manor

    Last weekend, we took Jack on a surprise trip to Drayton Manor’s Thomas Land.  He absolutely loves anything to do with Thomas and Friends, so we just knew that we would be…

  • Sandown Park September

    Competition and Ticket Offer: Baby and Toddler Show

    The UK’s biggest Baby and Toddler Show, supported by Emma’s Diary, is back at Sandown Park, Surrey on 23-25 September 2016.  Post includes Ticket Offers and a competition to win a pair…

  • Fireman Jack at the Newbury Fire Station Open Day

    Newbury Fire Station Open Day (Berkshire)

    A few weeks ago, we visited our local Fire Station in Newbury, Berkshire.  By chance, I found out that they was hosting an Open Day for local residents so we decided that we would…

  • american bald eagle

    Our Visit to the Hawk Conservancy Trust

    Trevor and I had been looking for somewhere to celebrate our 3yr anniversary last week.  Jack has taken a serious interest in birds recently so we decided where better to visit…

  • Review: Mothercare Expectant Parent Event

    We recently attended our local Mothercare Expectant Parent event in Newbury.   If you haven’t been to one before and wondering whether its worth attending then here is our review.…

  • Review: Bristol Zoo Gardens

    We began our south-west mini-break with a stop off at Bristol Zoo Gardens.  The zoo is just under an hours drive from us and we had been meaning to visit for a…

  • Review: Oxford University Museum of Natural History

    Visit Date: Saturday 27th June 2015 Location: Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford, OX1 3PW Wow!  I absolutely love this Museum, definitely an enjoyable day-out for both children and adults.…

  • A (very slow) trip up the road to Oxford

    A 24-mile trip to Oxford from Newbury seemed hours away with a car that had caused nothing but trouble the day previous.  That said and with our car full to it’s…