Wild Place Project

Our Muddy Easter Adventures: Wild Place Project Review

Whilst on our Easter holidays in North Somerset we set off for a day out at Wild Place Project. The park, which is just minutes away from Junction 17 of M5 near Bristol, promised a day of getting close to a range of animals and the opportunity to explore and play in the woodland landscape. … Continue reading Our Muddy Easter Adventures: Wild Place Project Review

Mattel Play Liverpool

Fun with Thomas, Bob and Sam at Mattel Play, Liverpool

During February half term we went on a family adventure to Liverpool, somewhere we'd not been to before. We were keen to explore new places and see what Liverpool has to offer for families. After arriving by train we headed towards Albert Docks to Mattel Play. It was an easy 15 minute walk from the … Continue reading Fun with Thomas, Bob and Sam at Mattel Play, Liverpool

Lapworth Museum of Geology

Dinosaur Hunting at Lapworth Museum of Geology

Sunday turned out to be a wet and miserable day, so we had a search for something that we could do indoors together. Mr Mack came across The Lapworth Museum of Geology at the University of Birmingham. Mini has been learning about dinosaurs and volcanoes at school recently so this sounded like a great idea. … Continue reading Dinosaur Hunting at Lapworth Museum of Geology

hanbury hall

Hanbury Hall: Kicking off our year of National Trust Adventures

Last year we had lots of family adventures using our Annual Merlin Passes. This year we decided we wanted to do something different. Therefore, we asked Nanny and Grandad to kindly buy us a family membership with the National Trust for the year for Christmas. We have previously been members around 3 years ago and … Continue reading Hanbury Hall: Kicking off our year of National Trust Adventures

Story time with Santa: Christmas fun at Warwick Castle

The first weekend of December hit and I was excited to get into the Christmas spirit with some family fun. We decided to use our Merlin Annual Passes to visit Warwick Castle, we'd visited earlier in the year to see the jousting and were looking forward to the Castle looking festive and wintery. As soon … Continue reading Story time with Santa: Christmas fun at Warwick Castle

Write My Name Handwriting Practice

Handwriting Practice for Children: Write My Name Review

Mini started school in September and over these last few months she seems to have fallen in love with learning to write. She could write her name before she started however, we had taught her to write in capitals. When she started school we were asked to help her learn how to write in cursive … Continue reading Handwriting Practice for Children: Write My Name Review

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Gruesome Monster Teeth Cookies: October Junior Bakes Subscription Box Review

Gruesome Teeth Cookies Last weekend I went away to Bath for a girls weekend. Whist I was away Mini and Mr Mack decided to do some baking together using the subscription box from Bakes Box (www.mybakes.com). They sent me lots of photos whilst I was away and told me all about  their fun together when … Continue reading Gruesome Monster Teeth Cookies: October Junior Bakes Subscription Box Review

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Crafterie: Craft a-long Halloween class & Craft at Home Kits

Halloween Craft a-long class Mini is at a stage where she loves making and crafting things at home. When I saw an advert for a new Craft a long class with the Crafterie I knew she would love to go along. Crafterie is run by two local mums, Lyndsey and Eleanor. Over the last few … Continue reading Crafterie: Craft a-long Halloween class & Craft at Home Kits

the snowman tour

Getting into the Christmas Spirit : The Snowman Tour 2017

Getting into the Christmas Spirit I have always found Christmas to be a magical time of year however, since having Mini the magic just gets better as I have the chance to see it through her eyes too. Once the Christmas season has started I like to plan family activities so that we can spend … Continue reading Getting into the Christmas Spirit : The Snowman Tour 2017

Baking Emoji Cupcakes: Junior Bakes Subscription Box August Review

Emoji Cupcakes After surviving Mini's first full week of school, we planned to do some baking together. Mini recently went to see the Emoji movie and the cinema and was very excited to receive the Emoji cupcake kit from Bakes Box. Whilst baking I hoped that it would give us an opportunity to talk about … Continue reading Baking Emoji Cupcakes: Junior Bakes Subscription Box August Review

woolacombe beach in the sunshine

Top Family Days out around Ilfracombe and North Devon

We’ve recently spent a week on holiday with family in Ilfracombe. We were with the whole Mackcracken clan, all 15 of us with varying ages of children (4-12) to keep entertained, staying in one large holiday house. We were very lucky with the weather whilst we were away and only had one rainy day. We … Continue reading Top Family Days out around Ilfracombe and North Devon

jammy dodger baking kit

Junior Bakes Subscription Box Review – July

Jammy Dodgers Do you like the idea of baking with children but aren’t sure where to start or which recipes would be suitable? We have been using Junior Bakes Boxes for a few months and have loved them. Each box contains a little chef’s hat, a bright and clear instruction card and recipe and all … Continue reading Junior Bakes Subscription Box Review – July