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The entrance to the Gruffalo River Ride Adventure

Magic moments: The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure at Chessington World of Adventures

A family took a drive to a well-known theme park;
They boarded a boat and headed into the dark.
What woodland creatures did they discover inside?
And what did they think of the Gruffalo ride?
What other adventures did they undergo
On their journey to seek out the Gruffalo?

The entrance into the Gruffalo River Ride Adventure. "Magic moments: The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure at Chessington World of Adventures"

My girls were very excited at getting an invite to visit Chessington World of Adventures, spend a night at the Azteca Hotel and try out the new Gruffalo River Ride Adventure before it opened to the public.… Read more

Creating nature art at Langley Park

Langley Park is one of our favourite places to go for a walk. The Temple Gardens are the perfect place for some imaginative play and adventures and there are also lots of geocaches to be found.

Jessica with her nature notebook: Creating nature art at Langley Park

The girls have recently started bringing their “nature notebooks” with them on our walks. I make sure I have glue dots, washi tape, crayons and pencils in my bag so they can stick and create to their heart’s content using the things they find in the park.… Read more

Sophie, P and Jessica having a paddle in the stream

Heart family fun at Cliveden

One of the highlights of half-term for Jessica and Sophie was our day out at Cliveden with another heart family.  Jessica and P first met at the heart ward Christmas party and quickly made friends with each other. They are around the same age as each other (P is a few months younger) and both have similar heart conditions.… Read more

Jessica and Sophie sitting together on a log in the woods

A wintry woodland walk at Hughenden Manor

For our last family day out of 2016, we headed over to Hughenden Manor. Having enjoyed the knights and dragons trail there in the summer, we were looking forward to trying the fairytale trail. As we walked the short distance from the car park towards the information hut, we passed several chalk boards with passages and clues relating to different fairy tales.… Read more

Lego Christmas markets in Miniland

Christmas Bricktacular: 7 things we loved about our festive day out at Legoland

As my regular readers will know, Legoland is one of our favourite places. Last year we went to the Christmas Bricktacular event for the first time. It was such a magical experience that we made sure we booked to go again this year. Here are ten things that we loved about our experience at Legoland Christmas Bricktacular:

Jessica and Sophie with a Lego elf: Christmas Bricktacular - 7 things we loved about our festive day out at Legoland

 

1) Seeing Father Christmas

Father Christmas at Legoland has been one of the more magical Santa experiences for my children.… Read more

Mel from Le Coin de Mel with Sophie, Jumpy, Jessica and Wriggly at Rickmansworth Aquadrome

Making new friends at Rickmansworth Aquadrome

One of the things I love most about blogging is the friends that I have made because of it. It’s even nicer when those friends live within a reasonable distance and we have the opportunity to meet up outside of blog events.  During the October half-term break, I met up with the lovely Mel from Le Coin de Mel and we got to meet each other’s children for the first time too.… Read more

Exploring Donnington Castle

I can never resist the opportunity to visit a castle so when we visited some friends in Donnington back in September, and they suggested a walk around the castle, I couldn’t say no.  Donnington Castle is a ruined medieval castle with just the gatehouse still standing and some reconstructed walls showing the layout of the castle.… Read more

Friday Focus 04/11/16 – Dancing feet

This week, my happy moments seem to have revolved around dancing.  One of my favourite things about this time of year is watching Strictly on a Saturday night and I love seeing how much the girls love watching it too.  I often have to re-watch the dances on the TV as I’m so distracted by watching my girls holding hands and dancing together whilst watching it.  They both try to copy the moves as they go along and I’m quite impressed at the things they remember if they hear that music again later on – particularly when they suddenly end with a pose that they remember seeing on the TV!… Read more

The Friday Focus 28/10/16 – Celebrating Sophie’s birthday

This week has been all about getting ready for, and celebrating Sophie’s birthday.  I can’t quite believe that my baby girl is now three – and telling me quite firmly “I’m not a baby, I’m a little girl!”  Quite right too, but she’ll still always be my baby no matter how big she gets!… Read more