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Invitation to play: number recognition to 20

This is a really quick post about today’s invitation to play. I prepared this for my car-mad three year old and I think it’ll be one we revisit a fair few times until we crack our number recognition to 20….
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[AD: Review] Santa’s Grotto at Chill Factore

My youngest son EJ turned 3 a few months ago, and this is the first year he’ll really begin to understand the magic of Christmas. Visiting Santa’s Grotto is something that is part of our Christmas celebrations, and this year…
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Hiring a boat on Lake Windermere

One of my favourite things to do in the Lakes is to hire a boat on Windermere. We haven’t been for around five years so when we visited as part of our camping holiday in the Lakes this year it…
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Just So Festival Review 2019

We have been fans of the Just So Festival for a few years now and have reviewed it before on the blog. This year we were excited to go again, but sadly illness prevented us from being able to attend….
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Educational Resource Review: Hape Flexistix Eiffel Tower

*Sent for review* When I’m looking at activities for the boys to do, my first thought is often whether or not it’s educational. There no denying that Hape’s Flexistix meet that criteria so I was very pleased when they asked…
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Thompson Park, Burnley

Sunday is the day to visit Thompson Park in Burnley if you want to spend a couple of hours having some real quality family time together. Although we visited on a Sunday in August and it was quite busy, it…
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Bolton Food and Drink Festival

Bolton Food and Drink festival is back next weekend and is bigger than ever before. They have a whole programme of family events this year – something they haven’t done previously. What’s On Gaming stations, a pirate school, and magic…
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Race for Life: A family event

Earlier this month I ran the Cancer Research UK Race for Life for the third time. The previous two times I have participated I walked round the course, because I had no inclination to run whatsoever. This time though I…
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North West Theatre, August – September 2019

Here’s my autumn round up of family theatre in the North West over the next couple of months. Hope it’s useful! A theatre round up for October – December 2019 will be coming soon, so if you enjoy family theatre,…
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Invitation to play: home made paint

My big plan was to have my two year old make paint with me today, but as it happens I’m his minion and that’s my job. He simply would like to play with the paint once it’s ready. Put in…
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