Oh gawd! Halloween is looming, kids pestering for fabulous costumes, trick or treating, and lots of excitement. It wasn’t like this when I was little – I got dressed in a bin bag, a cardboard hat plonked on my head, and I was lucky if any kids came to the house to get treats. This… Read More The worn out parents guide to Halloween
This is such a simple idea, but one which had the kids really really excited (especially the 3 year old). The concept is really pretty simple. Choose a load of toys that you don’t mind getting wet, and possibly damaged (old McDonalds toys etc are good for this). Put them in a Tupperware box, or… Read More A smashing time!
Pubs and kids! Brilliant combination… but only if the pub has enough room outside for your kids not to pester you too much, or for the iPad to have to come out so that you can finish your beer in peace. Below is my super duper list of pubs around Hampshire (in driving distance of Portsmouth)… Read More Good pubs in and around Hampshire for kids
I wasn’t feeling 100% today, so went back up for a little nap while Ed took on the requests for cake making full on and with whispers of “lets hope we all make it out alive” as I make my way up the stairs. Now, there is a disclaimer to this activity… we own a cake… Read More “Lets make pop cakes!”
It’s a bank holiday, you are tired, you are worn, it feels like the Easter break was just yesterday, you wanted a barbecue in the sunshine… but instead you are faced with finding an indoor activity that isn’t a soft play centre. Not that I don’t love a good soft play centre… but EVERYBODY IN… Read More Stuff you can do which isn’t in the rain…
“I want to be a fashion designer!” my 5 year old stated. Her latest choice of career. It changes frequently, I can’t keep up. Her little expectant face seemed to want me to make this happen immediately, like I could upload some kind of matrix style skill set to her tiny little mind. Now, we… Read More Easy peasy no-sew doll dress
Time taken: 3.5 hours Enjoyment factor for kids: overall about 6-8/10 Facilities: None, bring a rucksack with plenty of sugary snacks to keep energy up. Wilderwee’s are the way to go! This afternoon we decided to go and find the Bluebell’s over in Kingley Vale. We drove over to park in West Stoke Car Park, and… Read More Wally Walk at Kingley Vale
Time to make: 20 minutes & drying time Kid Enjoyment score: 8/10 (5 year old) 6/10 (3 year old) End result: 4/10 – it hasn’t been played with, and I’ve seen better fairy houses “LET’S MAKE A FAIRY VILLAGE!!!” A whaaaat?! With what?! “I’ve found this loo roll and some string” Oh yay! Anyway –… Read More “Let’s make a fairy village”