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    Staunton Harold Reservoir – A Family Day Out


    It’s always a delight to discover a family friendly day out close to home. I can’t believe we had not visited Staunton Harold Reservoir until recently. I guess with lockdowns and government restrictions, it’s completely feasible to have missed this hidden gem tucked away in the National Forest. Sitting on …

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    Bestwood Country Park – All You Need To Know


    Bestwood Country Park is one of my favourite locations for woodland walks and to enjoy a variety of natural habitats in Nottinghamshire.  I love that you can not only enjoy the local wildlife, but scrape below the surface, and you can also discover a little about Nottinghamshire’s historical past and …

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    Great Gifts for Friends, Family & Employees + Giveaway


    Gifted   Never has there been a more popular year for sending people gifts when you can’t see them in person. With employees working from home and friends and family not able to get together for celebrations and milestones, appreciation gifts have never been so important. If you have been looking …

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    Spring Scavenger Hunt – FREE PRINTABLE


    Spring is most definitely in the air so it’s a prefect time for a spring scavenger hunt activity. Going for a walk has been a go to activity for many families recently, but keeping them fun and interesting can be a real challenge.  Do you agree? My kids scavenger hunt …

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    Travel Guide: Discover Mykonos, Greece


    Collaborative Post Greece is somewhere I’d love to spend more time when it’s safe to travel again.  There are 6000 islands in Greece, making it a truly unique holiday destination.  With 227 of those being habitable, how do you choose which Greek island to visit?  The beautiful island of Mykonos …

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    9+ Easy Family Meal Ideas


    9+ Easy Family Meal Ideas is an ad feature written in collaboration with Hello Fresh.   I’ve been on the hunt for easy family meals ideas as I’ve felt stuck in a rut at dinner times.  During the recent lockdowns and school closures it’s been tricky to keep family dinners varied …

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    Italy Travel Guide: Tuscany


    Collaborative Post  So you’ve decided to visit Tuscany in Italy when it’s safe to travel again. That’s an excellent choice of holiday destination!  This travel guide is packed with tips from what to see and do to where to find the best luxury villas in Tuscany. This area of Italy …

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    Simple Tips for Camping with Kids


    Camping with kids is fun and exciting but it does comes with some challenges of its own. When planning your camping trips work consider the needs of your children to make for a fun and stress-free camping vacation – this way the whole family will have a great time. These …

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    FREE Easter Colouring & Activity Pages for Kids


    Easter is one of my favourite times of the year – so to celebrate I’ve packed this post with a bumper set of free Easter printables for all my readers.  I love everything from Easter eggs, cute bunny rabbits and the beautiful spring flowers.  The kids really enjoy Easter too, …

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    7 Free St Patrick’s Day Printable Activity Pages


    St Patrick’s Day is celebrated on 17th March all around the world by many people.  I know that many children enjoy the festivities so I wanted to share some St Patrick’s Day coloring pages and activity sheets to help keep them entertained.  This bumper pack of free printable St Patrick’s …

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    Nature Scavenger Hunt for Outdoors


    Getting the kids out of the house can often be a challenge, but our nature scavenger hunt aims to make things a little easier.  I’m not sure why the kids make such a fuss because when they are through the door they always have a good time.  It doesn’t matter …

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    Top Tips for Beating Travel Sickness


    Collaborative Post Travel sickness is a sensation of dizziness and nausea triggered by movements experienced on a journey when using different forms of transport, including air, sea, or land travel. Motion sickness is caused by unusual and repeated activities that send conflicting messages to the brain. The confusing signals are …

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    How to Avoid Booking a Disappointing Holiday Rental


    Collaborative Post  Whilst we’ve all got a bit of extra time on our hands, it might seem like the ideal opportunity to start researching places to book for our next holiday.  With no immediate time constraints, we can take the time to thoroughly explore our options and get the best …

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    2020: Our Year in Review


    Travelling on New Year’s Day was a breeze, even before Covid.  It was a straightforward drive from Nottingham to Brighton with the kids.  I wanted to start they year with a new adventure and a huge dose of sea air.  I love being by the sea, it makes me feel …

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    How to Self Isolate When Returning to the UK


    If you are planning to travel it is important that you follow the latest government guidance around self isolation or quarantine when you return to the UK.  If the country, territory or region you are returning from is not on the travel corridor list you will be required to self …

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    Beautiful Parks in Nottingham & Nottinghamshire


    With so many people looking for nice places to walk and parks to visit as the second lockdown begins, I thought it would be useful to share a list of all the parks in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire you can visit at the moment.  The good news about this lockdown is …

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    Things to do in Nottinghamshire with Kids


    Things to do in Nottinghamshire is sponsored by Visit Newark, but all the fun and adventure we had is completely our own!  Planning a family day out has definitely got more challenging recently. Despite the fact that Covid has overshadowed our lives for most of the year, it’s doesn’t mean …

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    Wigwam Holidays Kidsnape Farm Glamping Review


    Wigwam Holidays kindly gifted us a 2 night break at Kidsnape Farm but all thoughts and opinions are our own. I picked the girls up from school and jumped straight in the car to drive from Nottingham to Lancashire for our weekend glamping break at Wigwam Holidays Kidsnape Farm.  As …

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    Best Places to Visit in Italy with Kids


    Hasn’t it been a difficult year for families who love to travel and experience new cultures and destinations with their kids?  We’ve really been feeling it here. We’re looking forward to the day when we can plan our family holidays without fear of cancellation or illness, how about you?  I …

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    How to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Your Home 


    Climate change isn’t going away anytime soon, but it’s a problem we can all help to solve.  If the temperature keeps rising, we will experience more extreme weather events, loss of wildlife, natural habitats and life will become increasingly challenging as we try to deal with the issues global warming …

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    Toucanbox – Kids Craft Subscription Box Review


    Toucanbox – Kids Craft Subscription Box Review is an advertisement feature and contains affiliate links. If you order a Toucanbox after using one of these links, we may receive a few pennies for our recommendation at no extra cost to yourselves. This is a great way to support website owners …

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