Dick Whittington at The Wycombe Swan

For a spectacularly fun family afternoon, Dick Whittington offers fantastic musical numbers and all the glitz and glam you could ask for in a Panto. The set sparkled from start to finish and so did the cast (especially the Spirit of Bow Bells) making this such a wonderful panto for the whole family to enjoy. With jokes for young and old, slapstick comedy and a heartfelt storyline, we all laughed and smiled along the journey with Dick and Alice. There {Read More}

6 free Christmas activities to do with children

*Collaborative Post* Christmas is approaching, and we are all looking for ways to get ourselves in the Christmas spirit! There is so much to think about at Christmas, food, presents, writing to Santa, it can all be very time-consuming. Sometimes, we can forget to take full advantage of the holiday season, and it can be over before you know it. That’s why we have compiled a list of some great activities that you can do with children for free that {Read More}

Christmas Gift Guide for 5-9 Year Olds

*We were given some of these toys for the purpose of this gift guide, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. All gifted items will be marked with an asterisk * Starting the magic early Christmas Eve Box’s are a lovely little tradition that we’ve started. The children (and adults) get so excited about Christmas that we wanted to extend it a little more. By giving the children their own little Christmas Eve box, you start the magic the evening {Read More}

Top Tips to ensure your Christmas gifts aren’t a flop!

Picture the scene, Christmas morning arrives and “Santa’s been!” with gifts nestled under the Christmas tree. The children can’t wait to open their gifts and feverishly rip the wrapping to pieces to find their beloved gift. They are so happy but after 5 minutes, the toy is discarded under some wrapping and the novelty has already worn off. Gutting. There’s no worse feeling than this which is why top toy designers have been in touch with Wicked Uncle to explain {Read More}

Wicked Uncle – the perfect preset

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s still not too late to find the perfect gift for the hard to buy for children in your life. If you need some inspiration from somewhere to get some fab presents from, have a look at Wicked Uncle (online present buying experience), and get gift ideas for set ages and genders! It takes all the hard work out of the process and just leaves the fun! Wicked Uncle’s website is brilliantly easy to {Read More}

Snow White Panto is here … Oh no it isn’t … Oh Yes it is!

If you are looking for a fantastic family outing over the festive period, look no further than the ‘fairest panto in the land’, Snow White. With a truly wonderful cast (including Brendan Cole), amazing set and witty humour for the entire family to enjoy, you won’t be left disappointed. The magic begins as soon as you enter the Wycombe Swan theatre. The stage is set beautifully and sparkles and dazzles you as you prepare to be transported to a magical {Read More}

Christmas Gift Guide for pre-school kids

*We were given some of these toys for the purpose of this gift guide, however, all thoughs and opinions are my own. All gifted items will be marked with an asterisk * If you’re starting to get gift inspiration for the small people in your life, we have a few brilliant gift ideas which might help you make up your mind. At this age, children love to get hands on materials. They love being able to feel different textures and {Read More}

5 Ways To Do Christmas On A Budget

*Collaborative Post* Christmas is a time for family, being with your loved ones is the most important thing. But there’s all that other good stuff like delicious food and gifts as well, and that stuff costs money. The amount of money people spend on Christmas is out of control. Some parents end up spending thousands on presents for the kids and that’s before they’ve sorted everything else out. A lot of people even end up borrowing on credit cards and {Read More}

Untamed Raptor Fingerling : Review

We were already fans of the original Fingerling Monkeys which are still used almost a year on so when we were given the opportunity to review the new Untamed Raptor, Benjamin couldn’t wait. Stealth, the Untamed Raptor works in the same way as the previous Fingerlings to motion, sound and touch. The main difference to the Untamed range is the chomping jaws and the ability to tame your little friend. Each Raptor comes with over 40 sounds and noises which {Read More}

Christmas crafts for kids

Christmas Crafts perfect for entertaining the children this week! A few years ago Isabella was desperate to re-decorate our Christmas tree but I was less excited about the idea so we decided to improvise. We cut out a Christmas tree shape from green card and then gave Isabella some paints, stickers and glitter and let her decorate to her hearts content. This was so simple to do and she loved it! For full details, you can see my post here. {Read More}