The Importance Outdoor Play for Kids

In these times where we are inside more often than not, the children are beginning to find it harder and harder to burn off their energy. Benjamin (5) is finding being stuck inside most difficult. One thing they are missing a lot, aside from actually being at school with their friends, is the play equipment. I think the children rely on play much more than we realise in their school day and after a week of home schooling, I think {Read More}

Top 10 ideas to keep the kids entertained

With everyone being asked to #stayhome for what seems like an eternity, Little Tikes have come up with 10 top tips to keep the kids entertained. There is nothing worse than bored children being cooped up inside for weeks on end. Making sur you are prepared is one way you can help stop the meltdowns and try to enjoy some family time together! With over 50 years of play experience, Little Tikes has pulled together its top ten tips to {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}

Keeping the Kids Busy During Winter Weekends

*Collaborative Post* Are you looking for things to do with the little ones? Christmas is behind us and the half term break is a little while away, so keeping the kids entertained during these cold, wintry weekends can be tricky. Whether you’re resisting upping their screen time or you’ve simply run out of ideas, here are some fun activities to give you some inspiration and keep them occupied.    Speed Things Up Spending time in the local park is a {Read More}

The Wycombe Swan Restaurant : Review

If you’re thinking about heading to the Wycombe Swan to watch the Panto or even to watch something else this festive period, have you thought about trying out the restaurant there? We’ve been to the theater quite a lot over the years and we are going more and more now the children are getting old enough to enjoy the shows but what we’ve never really thought about before is eating there beforehand. Well the Wycombe Swan kindly offered us the {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}

How to make an erupting volcano

The children love to get a little bit messy and creative, especially Isabella so we decided a couple of weekends ago that we decided to find out how to make an erupting volcano. Getting started What you will need for this experiment: A plastic bottle (Note – if you are going to use a large bottle you will need more ingredients to make the eruption really work!) Newspaper or kitchen roll PVA glue Masking tape Paint Food colouring Bicarbonate of {Read More}

Geronimo Festival Reiew

If you’ve never been to Geronimo Festival, you’re missing out! This fun packed family festival is a perfect day (or two!) out. There’s so much to do that you’ll find something to suit the whole family. We went to Geronimo Festival at Knebworth House and as it was our first time, we didn’t really know what to expect. We arrived early to avoid any traffic and car parking issues so when we walked in, had time to grab a drink {Read More}

The Gruffalo’s Child by Tall Stories: Review

Tall Stories the children’s theatre charity has hit the Wycombe Swan with it’s wonderful adaptation of The Gruffalo’s Child. Set in the Gruffalo’s cave and the deep dark wood, the Gruffalo’s Child learns just how brave she really is. Most children know the story of the mischievous Gruffalo’s Child who ignores her dad’s warning of the deep dark wood and Tall Stories has taken this wonderful and award-winning story, Tall Stories has added in some music and magic with a {Read More}

Hairspray – the Smash Hit Musical : Review

Be transported to Baltimore, 1962 and get swept away with the uplifting energy of Tracy (a pleasantly peculiar and plus-sized teenager played by Rebecca Mendoza) and the rest of the energetic cast in the spectacular Hairspray Musical. Centered around one girl’s wish to appear on the television talent show and her dream win the title Miss Teenage Hairspray, this inspiring musical will have you tapping your toes along to the big show tunes while hearing all about Tracy’s journey to {Read More}