Wearing out the kids (and adults) with a day at Colchester Zoo – the truthful behind the scenes day out

**Posted in collaboration with Groupon** With the kids back off to school, summer suddenly feels over and the unwinding we’ve done seems a lifetime away. I swear shopping for school uniform has given me more grey hairs than 6 whole weeks off with the children. If like me you are on a mission to squeezeRead more

Paw Patrol Live 2018 Review

If you have children then you will have heard of Paw Patrol. Those loveable Pups get everywhere and during each episode, they save the day by coming to the rescue. The pups, who all live together with Ryder, each have a skill and a matching vehicle to help them to do a job. Once againRead more

Save money on days out this summer with National Rail

We all love a good day out but boy can they become rather expensive, add a few of those in the diary this summer and you could be weeping silently in a bid to entertain the children. First off, congratulations – you’ve survived the first half of the summer holidays and if you’ve still aRead more

Where To Go Climbing: The Best Centres In London for kids and families

On our last few holidays to Butlins the kids have tried climbing walls and loved it so much that it’s something I want to get them into properly, I’ve been looking into climbing centres in London for kids so they can carry on something which they love. Both Paul and myself used to climb regularlyRead more

Things To Do in London during the Heatwave

I have to say I am loving the summer weather especially for the fact the kids are just so happy to head outside and play – there is far less “I’m bored” and “what are we doing today?”, they happily jump into the pool or just play in the garden. With the summer holidays fastRead more

Shopping with kids in Tow at The Meadows Shopping Centre

The Meadows Shopping Centre

With half term fast approaching you may be planning all your fun days out with the children, the parks, zoo trips or maybe even the circus or perhaps you are planning for a week away on holiday. The last thing on your mind is taking them on a shopping trip with you – lets faceRead more

Getting Summer Ready on a Budget with The Meadows Shopping Centre

The Meadows Shopping Centre

It seems that most of us really did have a very sunny bank holiday weekend and for once the weather didn’t get the memo about it being a bank holiday. What a scorcher it was. Did you manage to get out and enjoy it? Of course, like many others it seems to have caught meRead more

Tiger Rock and The Land of the Tiger – Chessington World of Adventures

If you follow us on social media you will have noticed that we were guests of Chessington last weekend, invited along for the press opening of Tiger Rock, Chessington’s revamped and hugely made-over water ride (formerly Dragon Falls) which is set within the multi-million pound Land of the Tiger, a new addition to the parkRead more