Crazy times with the toddlers

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We Had Some Amazing Fun!

It’s not every day you get to enjoy a whole factory of play but when you do, who best to enjoy it with than your bestie. Dorothy and Isla had an amazing time and as parents, it was also easy to get involved and we enjoyed ourselves so much.

Enjoy a few snaps and a video of their hilarity. I’d highly recommend it, ages 5+ will probably get the most out of it, however, as you can see they had a whale of a time!

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Celebrating Mother’s Day

At the lovely Brockholes

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Every year on Mother’s Day we try our best as a family to do something new and fun!

Last year it was a little later in March and the weather was remarkably different to the colder weather this year. As you can see from our picnic:

It was a lovely day visiting The Tropical Butterfly House in Sheffield, one we’ll definitely go back to. As Dorothy was 1 and a bit she still didn’t fully appreciate the amazing tropical butterflies and reptile houses.

So this year it was colder but we were all also under the weather. I had the beginnings of a throat infection and Mrs P, what looks like shingles. Not fun!

Brockholes a wetland and woodland nature reserve with one of the first floating visitor centres and restaurants in the UK was high up on the list of things to do. They had an especially fun Mother’s Day Nature Trail with Chocolate for answering all of the trail questions.

Upon arrival, we visited the visitor’s hut and on paying £3 were given a full list of 12 questions, a map and a full brief of what we were to expect and how the trail was to go by a very animated and knowledgeable staff member.

Setting out on the trail was fun with Dorothy running along the reed beds enjoying the signs and carved animals.

We learnt some amazing facts throughout the day such as how some birds use spiders web in their nests so they are flexible and can expand as their baby birds get bigger. How brilliant!

The biggest enjoyment from the day was the fact that we were all out together, exploring the huts, climbing down mud banks in the process, having fun and playing hide and seek where we could. Isn’t that what Mother’s Day is all about!

So thank you Brockholes for creating this amazing but simple way to bring us all together. We had fun and will definitely be back for some of the Forest School things throughout the year.




Having just got back from London seeing Shrek Adventure with Dorothy, after seeing the partnership between Kellogg’s and Merlin continue, it’s a great opportunity to make the most of Easter and save money.

Kellogg’s 2018 Grown-Ups Go Free vouchers are back and with some tickets at Legoland priced around the £60 mark, you can save a whopping £120 with a 2 adult family.

We all know it’ll be spent on ice cream tokens, cinema trips or merchandise at the likes of LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort Alton Towers Resort, The London Eye, UK SEA LIFE centres and The Blackpool Tower, plus many more..

A Kellogg’s spokesperson said:

“Our Grown-ups Go Free promotion offers incredible value and is something we know our customers look out for year on year.

“With many attractions which families already love included in this offer, it is a great excuse to have a day out with the family or with friends.”

Kellogg’s products offering the promotion across its cereal and snacks brands include Crunchy Nut, Corn Flakes, Coco Pops, Rice Krispies Squares and Choco Bakes. Promotional packs will be in-store from January 2018 until mid-April. The offer is valid with each single adult or child ticket purchased.

I don’t know about you but a saving like this can’t be sniffed at in our family and as we like to get out and about, I better get eating some Corn Flakes 🙂