Word Has it! & Yeti in my Spaghetti Games Review
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  We love playing board games in our house and often have family game nights. The latest games we got to try out are both from University Games and they are Yeti in my Spaghetti and Word Has It! Yeti in my Spaghetti is basically a newer version of Kerplunk. Remember that game? I had it as a kid and …
The Electric Jukebox Review
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At Christmas time I love to get together with the family and have a few festive drinks and have a little boogie and sing-song in my living room. And when New year’s eve arrives we always make a big buffet, play loads of board games and put the music on really load and have a little sing. This year I …
Family Night Playing Board Games
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Our family love playing board games. We normally have a family day once a month where we will all play games, have a takeaway and watch a movie. Christmas is when we play more board games than ever. We make a big buffet on boxing day and just spend the day together having fun and playing board games. We also …
Kids Films to Watch This Year
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I love watching films. I love all kinds of films apart from westerns. I love kids films and often watch them without my kids. I think 2016 as been a great year for kids films and there have been a lot of fantastic kids films come out this year on both the cinemas and on DVD’s too. So I thought …
Win Robinson Crusoe DVD & Goodies
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  STUDIOCANAL is pleased to announce that the adventurous ROBINSON CRUSOE is coming to 3D + 2D Blu-ray on 26 September, as well as on DVD – which comes with a free pop-up Frisbee! The hit film will also be available digitally from 19 September. To celebrate, we’re giving away 3 x merchandise packs that include a colouring book, character …
A Big British Summer Adventure with 101 Bloggers
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A Big British Summer Adventure with 101 Bloggers What’s better, the delight on your child’s face when you tell them of your big, exciting plans for the weekend, or that warm summery Saturday morning with the family packed up raring to go? Yeah, it’s a toss-up for us too. If, like us, you’re struggling for ideas of where to take …
Our Perfect Night In
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Now the evenings are getting darker and colder the kids are spending more time indoors. And that’s the perfect excuse to snuggle up on the sofa and watch films together. In fact that is my idea of the perfect night in. We have movie nights quite often and have them a lot more in the colder months. What we normally …
Wentworth Wooden Puzzles #BringBackJigsaws
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I love jigsaw’s, don’t you? I have only done two jigsaws this year, but I am starting to find the time to enjoy this hobby, especially now the darker nights are coming in. When I was younger I had loads of jigsaws and often lent them from my local library. Tomorrow is National Jigsaw Day, so I’ll be spending most …
Our Lego Dream Home
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I was asked along with 59 other bloggers if I would like to take part in a great blogger competition run by Ocean Finance  to win £150 Toy’s R’ us Vouchers. To be in with a chance of winner all we had to do was build our dream house using Lego! Yes, Lego! Of course I said yes! we love …
Boredom Busting Fun with #FloraFamilyFun
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We had fun the last few days of half term with our boredom busting kit from Flora. We received some craft and baking supplies to join in with #FloraFamilyFun First we started off with some baking. We made some yummy cupcakes and blueberry muffins. Me and my youngest two, got to work making some yummy cupcakes. ingredients: 150g Flora butter …
10 Fun Ways to Stay Active with Your Family
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This is the time of year that everyone seems to get in a bit of a slump, and one thing that also slumps in this time is health. One of the easiest way to do it for the long term is to get the whole family along for the ride by making active lifestyle choices. However, this doesn’t have to …
Change4Life and Disney 10 Minutes Shake Up Activity Pack
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This summer me and my kids are taking part in Change4Life’s 10 Minute Shake Up Challenge. This is to help kids get their 60 minutes recommended psychical activity a day. My youngest two are quite active anyway, but my eldest, Ryan, is getting less active the older he gets. He used to be always out playing football, but now he …
#Win Tickets to The LolliBop Festival 2014
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Build it, paint it, climb it…. LolliBop, the UK’s biggest kids festival is back! The LolliBop festival is back with loads of brilliant shows and things to do this August. I was so disappointed that I won’t be able to make this event as it looks Amazing!!! Taking place at Hatfield House, August 15-17, the all star line-up – aimed …
In The Night Garden…LIVE
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Do your kids like In The Night Garden??? Then their in for a treat this summer as In The Night Garden goes Live with shows around the UK. You can find the shows at:: London, Richmond Old Deer Park  –  21st June – 5th July Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park – 12th july – 26th July Manchester, the Trafford Centre – …
Top Five Ways to keep Children Entertained in London
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London is a great destination for family holidays. Whilst you will certainly enjoy the luxury of five star hotels in London, remember that there is a lot to see and do in the city. And by booking the finest accommodation in the midst of the action, you will be able to make the most of this bustling metropolis. If you’re …
Top Ten London Attractions
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If there’s one thing London is good at, it’s its attractions. You’d need a couple of weeks, at least, to tick everything off your must-visit list, but if you have time restrictions and you need to limit what you can see, there are some sights that top to-do lists over, and over, again. Book yourself into a centrally located London …
Our Trip to Kedleston Hall
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I recently received a family ticket to the National Trust from Virgin Experience Days. We deceived to go to Kedleston Hall as that was the closest one to us. When I received the pack from Virgin Experience Days I had to send the voucher off to the National Trust who then sent the gift vouchers out along with a teatime …
Duvet Days : The Family Way
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It’s not always possible to have a duvet day, despite our best efforts. Wouldn’t it be lovely if you could just take a day off work and lounge beneath a snug duvet all day as you let the stresses slip away? Of course it would, but unfortunately, life doesn’t always work like that. Instead, apply the concept of a duvet …
Cardboard Box Castle
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My kids have always wanted a castle to play with. But when I looked for one they were very expensive. So I thought I’d do what I did when I was a child and make one out of a cardboard box. I used an old Indian takeaway box. I started of by cutting the flaps off from the top. Then …
Cheap Ideas for Family Fun in the Fall {guest post}
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source As the temperature cools and the hours of sunlight start to dwindle, there comes an indescribable urge to get out and get active, making the most of the season with family and friends before winter blows in and the holiday madness starts. No matter where you are, through September and October there exists a never-ending list of possible activities …
3 Reasons to Take Your Child to Indoor Playgrounds {guest post}
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Source Nowadays, parents are much concerned about their child safety, physical and psychological health and most importantly their child’s happiness and satisfaction. Here are three major reasons why a parent should decide to take his or her child to an indoor playground for play and other activities. 1. Alternative to outdoor play settings   Indoor playgrounds prove to be good alternative for …
I Spy {Kids Activity}
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Here is a really simple and easy game me and my kids liked to play, I Spy.all you need to do is run a round the house (like a madwoman if you’re anything like me) and grab loads of different items. Place them all over the floor then simply play I Spy. Here’s Caitlin trying to drink a tomato and …
How Many Calories Do Toddlers Really Need? {Guest Post}
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source Nicole Yontz is a stay at home mom in Arizona, a contributing parenting writer for WhatToExpect.com and a personal blogger at TheBetterHalfBlogs.com. Because I have a toddler there are certain things I tend to say day after day. Usually it’s along the lines of “don’t use the dog as a napkin” and “please keep your clothes on.” But the …
Bus Stop Game
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I brought this game just before Christmas and put it in the kids Christmas Eve Hamper. But I just thought that I would share this with you as my kids absolutely love it!! It’s a great game to help your kids learn to count. The aim of the game is to go around the board adding and taking away passengers …