10 Fun Things To Take To The Beach

10 Fun Things To Take To The Beach

Beach days can be great....but let's be honest, any days with kids can be tough, no matter where you are.  However,  we have to make it the best we can - it's all about making memories right!? Here are a few ideas on how to make a Beach Day, with kids, as fun as possible for [...]

National Trust’s Hare Hill

National Trust’s Hare Hill

We have been members of the National Trust for a few years now, and we really enjoy going around visiting and exploring the different properties. You may have seen some of our posts on other National Trust places - Biddulph Grange Gardens, Kedlestone Hall, Chirk Castle, Charlcote Park and Shugborough Hall. Recently (before lockdown!) we [...]

Accomplishments Through Lockdown

We are 5 weeks into lockdown (I think?? The days and weeks are rolling into one and I'm not really sure!?) and at least 1 more to go! We are doing ok. Doing our best to get work done, keep the housework going, baking, crafts, garden makeover, etc. We've also taken this time to work [...]

Exploring Greenway Bank Country Park

Exploring Greenway Bank Country Park

Since moving house (and towns) last summer, we have been trying to explore different areas close by. One of our new favourite places is Greenway Bank Country Park in Stoke-on-Trent. It is so peaceful and picturesque. Well....as peaceful as it can be when you're visiting with 4 lively kids! It has 2 entrances and car [...]

Here’s What Is Working For Us During Social Distancing. COVID19

Here’s What Is Working For Us During Social Distancing. COVID19

I know some of you may be thinking 'Oh good, another post about the coronavirus!' I totally get that!  However, we wanted to share some of our experiences and the activities we have done so far to help us get through it. You may or may not be looking for ideas, and everyone is different [...]

Teaching Our Children To Be Thoughtful In A Time Of Crisis

Teaching Our Children To Be Thoughtful In A Time Of Crisis

I'm sure there are a lot of parents who are trying to figure out how they are going to home school their children and trying their best to prepare. I thought I would share something that I am going to be including in our home schooling over the next.....however long!? There is so much craziness [...]

Valentines Day Bingo!

Valentines Day Bingo!

Whilst browsing through blogs that I follow the other day, I found this fab Valentines Bingo Game over on Confessions of Parenting. We had lots of fun playing it! We used Love Heart Sweets as the counters, but you can use anything. If you do use edible counters (and if your kids are anything like [...]

CONKERS – A Fun Family Day Out!

CONKERS – A Fun Family Day Out!

Last Saturday we were going to stay home and do a bit of work on the house. We moved house last summer and still have no pictures up, have a few items of furniture we need to get.... and we want to finish getting all the rooms complete. However, late Friday night Dave and I [...]

7 Benefits of Baking – for Kids

7 Benefits of Baking – for Kids

Baking with kids is a bit like marmite  - you either love it or hate it! We love baking! ....maybe a bit too much.....that would explain my huge weight gain! All 4 Freckled Faces have always liked being in the kitchen with me - asking question, helping, offloading all their thoughts, etc. Don't get me [...]

Canoeing With Kids – at Tittesworth Watersports and Activity Centre

Canoeing With Kids – at Tittesworth Watersports and Activity Centre

We've been wanting to get out on the water with the kids for a while. We've taken them on boats, but Freckled Face number 1 has been wanting to go kayaking or canoeing for a couple of years. Life just gets busy and it was not high on our priority list - but this summer [...]