26 West Midlands days out Easter holidays 2018

I can’t believe how rapidly Easter is approaching. I think it’s time to get planning what to do during the school holidays. So, here’s my list of events that are on in the West Midlands. Fingers crossed they are all taking place in glorious sunshine! 1. Alton Towers, Staffordshire Kids go free on short breaks at Alton Towers this Easter. Over at the theme park, there’s a new ride to try out. Wicker Man combines a wooden coaster with an all-new immersive experience. The route is lit by burning embers and as the train whizzes towards the six-storey high Wicker…

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The great Easter chocolate hunt with Prezzybox

This year, my girls are getting really excited about Easter. They seem to think the Easter bunny brought their Easter eggs last year, although I don’t remember telling them that. Nonetheless, it’s quite a magical time with the visit of the mythical bunny impending. So I decided that for the first time ever, we’d have an Easter egg hunt. But when Prezzybox got in touch and told me about their alternative Easter gifts, I decided it would be even more fun to hide some of those. I put some thought into where to hide the chocolate and decided that our…

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Crafts for children – easy Easter table decoration with vase

Last month’s Bostik blogger theme was Valentine’s day. This month it’s time to create something for Easter and we’ve decided to go for an Easter table decoration. When I was walking the dogs this morning, I noticed how beautiful the spring blossoms were. It gave me the idea of incorporating them into our table decoration so that’s what we did. You will need: An A4 sheet of craft foam Assorted Easter stickers Mini Easter chicks Polystyrene eggs Glitter An old glass or jam jar An A4 sheet of felt Foam Easter shapes Paint Blu tack Bostik fine & wide glu…

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21 West Midlands days out Easter holidays 2017

The Easter holidays are one of my favourite times of the year. We’re not busy, the weather is improving and it’s the perfect time to explore our local area. Here’s what’s going on at the top attractions in the West Midlands this Easter. 1. Warwick Castle – Warwick This Easter there’s more than ever going on at Warwick Castle. The Flight of the Eagles falconry displays are back, along with the Horrible Histories Wicked Warwick live stage show and the Horrible Histories maze. The trebuchet siege machine is fired twice a day and young children will love taking part in an…

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How to make healthy Easter egg nests: Recipe

Earlier in the week, Lia and I decided to put her fabulous apron from Arty apple through its paces. There’s nothing better than chocolate to test out an apron and with Easter coming up we thought we’d make Easter egg nests. When I was browsing Pinterest, I found this healthy chocolate recipe from Eats Amazing. We decided we’d give this a go and make healthy Easter egg nests. And I have to say, it was a resounding success! Here’s the video of how we did it and the written recipe is below. Healthy Easter egg nests – Ingredients Coconut oil (100g) Cocoa…

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Co-op Easter treats: Review & recipe

Much as I loved Easter as a child, it’s been a long time since I had an Easter egg of my own. My family don’t buy them, my husband and I don’t buy them for each other and his family just buy one for the children. So when Central England Co-Operative asked me to review a few items from their Easter range, I jumped at the chance. I have literally years of Easters to make up for. I chose two fabulous looking, huge Easter eggs. The first egg I chose was the Brushed Gold Milk Chocolate Egg with Dark Chocolate…

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Easter chocolate brownies

Yesterday morning, hubby made a start on our bathroom upgrade so I had the morning with the girls. This is pretty rare for me at the weekend, because I’m usually working.  So we made the most of the time and baked some chocolate brownies. I love baking but rarely have time to do it. I have to admit though, my brownies are pretty good. Even better with a little help it seems.  So, here is our (very simple) recipe.  You will need:  250g butter 200g fairtrade chocolate. We like them really chocolatey, so we used 85% cocoa dark chocolate. This…

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