Christmas Light Safari

Christmas Light Safari Header

One of my favourite things to do during the festive season is to head off on a Christmas Light Safari. It’s always magical seeing the Christmas lights so I created this sheet to help you spot them, the first one to find them all could even win a prize! This is a great one to … Read more

20 Easy Halloween Crafts

20 Easy Halloween Crafts

Children love to craft but parents hate the mess or long and complicated crafts that have to be done in stages because the children get bored waiting. Here are some of our favourite easy Halloween crafts that create a minimal mess. No Mess Easy Halloween Crafts Does what it says on the tin, absolutely no … Read more

Our Halloween Traditions

Our Halloween Traditions

When I was a child I wasn’t really allowed to do anything for Halloween so I never went trick or treating or did any of the usual Halloween activities. Since having children I’ve thrown myself into it and we do quite a few different things so here are our Halloween traditions. Pumpkin Carving This is … Read more

Half Term Activities – October 2021

October Half Term Activities

October half term has arrived and it doesn’t seem five minutes since the children went back to school after the summer holidays. Don’r be stuck for ideas for things to do to keep the children amused this half term, read our roundup of what’s on in the Forest od Dean this half term. Spookyard at … Read more

The Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Following on from yesterdays post about non-scary Halloween movies for children, I thought I’d share with you my family chocolate chip cookies recipe. You could make a day of it and make chocolate chip cookies then watch movies while you eat them. You could also carry on the theme by using Halloween themed cookie cutters … Read more

The Best Family-Friendly Rainy Day Activities

The Best Family-Friendly Rainy Day Activities

The children have gone back to school, the leaves are starting to turn, the days are getting shorter and we are on the verge of Autumn. That means that we are going to be having a lot more rainy days in the coming months. If your children are anything like mine then they need things … Read more

Amazingly Easy Salt Dough Recipe

Amazingly Easy Salt Dough Recipe

If you have children, you will have come across salt dough at some point in your life. This versatile modelling dough can be used to create long-lasting sculptures that are gently baked in the oven to set it solid. Here is an amazingly easy salt dough recipe to get you started. *Disclosure: I only recommend … Read more

Top Fifteen free Summer Holiday Activities

Top Fifteen free Summer Holiday Activities

With the long summer holiday well underway, many of us are now at the stage where the inspiration for entertaining the kids is running thin. Days out and trips to the cinema are extremely costly and there’s only so many times you can visit the park and the library or listen to wails of “I’m … Read more