Win a family pass to a deep sea world

A little while ago, we were lucky enough to be chosen as ambassadors for the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham. We had a fabulous guided tour just a few weeks ago when Lia fell in love with the penguins in her own inimitable manner. They also had the fabulous Lego attraction there, which was great for little ones. They had the opportunity to follow a lego treasure hunt, with giant lego pieces hidden in some of the tanks. They can even build a lego sea creature. At the end, they receive an activity pack with stickers and a fun scuba mask.…

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How do organised people tackle theme parks?

We are lucky enough to have annual passes for the amazing Drayton Manor theme park. We all absolutely love it there, so we jumped at the  chance to join some friends there today to celebrate their little girl’s birthday. As always, we had a fabulous day. This good, in fact.   The problem was — and always is — that I’m just as rubbish at theme parks as I am at life in general. When we arrived, I took ages putting sun cream on the girls because I wasn’t organised enough to do it in advance. Our friends then went…

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Quacking at the penguins

This morning, we were lucky enough to be invited to the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham to collect our annual passes that we won after our last trip there.  First stop was the penguins. Here, I spent a considerable amount of time arguing with Lia. It may sound a little bit odd arguing with someone who can only say a few words.  But sometimes, I can’t help getting sucked in. The argument went a little bit like this:  Me: Look Lia, penguins.  Lia: Duck, duck! Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack.  Me: No Lia, it’s a penguin, not a duck.  Lia:…

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Our day out at Drayton Manor Thomas Land

The last few days have been a bit of a whirlwind. We were away camping until last night, came home for a sleep and a shower and were straight out this morning for an exciting day at Drayton Manor Thomas Land.  We went to Thomas Land last year and both girls loved it. So when we were invited to the grand opening of the Thomas Land expansion, we were delighted to say the least.  On arrival, we were able to have a look around the new area and enjoy some popcorn, candy floss and ice cream while we listened to the…

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An Easter soft play treat

It’s rather odd I think, as a parent to two pre-school age children, that I always wonder what we’re going to do with ourselves during the Easter holidays.  During term time, it’s so easy to know what to do with the girls. There is an activity going on every day, then various other things come up for a break from our usual routine.  In the Easter holidays though, all their little activities stop. I have to keep them busy in the mornings so that they sleep in the afternoon, otherwise my work time goes out of the window.  Our default…

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