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Our review of Peppa Pig World in Hampshire

Our review of Peppa Pig World in Hampshire

That little know-it-all pig may be almost as annoying as her theme tune, but she sure knows how to plan a good theme park. Peppa Pig World sits within Paultons Park and is basically the equivalent of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory for kiddies. Watch their […]

Waddesdon Manor – A Fantastic Family Day Out

Waddesdon Manor – A Fantastic Family Day Out

We were invited along to Waddesdon Manor in Bucks over the May Half Term and my girls absolutely loved it. Waddesdon put on some fantastic activities for kids during the school holidays and while we were there they had Colourscape for the fourth year running. […]

Camping with Children – a Parents Survival Guide

Camping with Children – a Parents Survival Guide

Camping with children – a moment of magic or mayhem? We’ve heard lots of split opinions on the topic so decided to take our Little Ankle Biters away for a night sleeping under the stars in the great British outdoors… Ok, it was actually a […]

Delphine Art – A Fantastic Addition to Thame

Delphine Art – A Fantastic Addition to Thame

We visited the newly opened Delphine Art Studion in Thame a few weeks ago and we believe it’s such a wonderful asset to the town. Delphine Art Studio in Thame is under new management, and after a successful launch party back in March the new […]

Splash Pads, pools and Lidos in Oxfordshire

Splash Pads, pools and Lidos in Oxfordshire

With Summer on our minds and thoughts turning to long hot days with the little ones, we started thinking about all the family friendly splash pads, pools and lidos in Oxfordshire and just beyond, to cool down and have some fun with the children. Here […]

Pick Your Own Farms in Oxfordshire

Pick Your Own Farms in Oxfordshire

What better way to get your little ones interested in food than taking them out to pick their own fruit and veg. Oxfordshire and the surrounding area has loads of fantastic farms which offer pick your own for families, it’s a great way to spend […]

Our review of Whizz Kidz in Thame

Our review of Whizz Kidz in Thame

We have been going to Whizz Kidz in Thame for the last 7 years, hosted 2 parties and been to countless more. You may love or loathe soft play places but sometimes they are a godsend for parents. Whizz Kidz is located in a large […]

What we thought of Wycombe Museum

What we thought of Wycombe Museum

We visited Wycombe Museum over the Easter Holidays after a tip off from a friend of mine. We met some friends there as it was roughly half way between us and the weather wasn’t great so we fancied somewhere indoors. We thought we would spend […]

Our Review of Mead Open Farm

Our Review of Mead Open Farm

We visited Mead Open Farm for the first time over the Easter Holidays and we had such a great time we’re looking forward to visiting again in the summer. It was a bit drizzly when we arrived so we headed to the indoor play area […]

Bletchley Park – A Great Family Day Out

Bletchley Park – A Great Family Day Out

Last weekend we visited Bletchley Park, the home of British codebreaking that played a major role in World War Two, producing secret intelligence which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the conflict from the second world war. Since the release of Oscar […]

Bluebell Walks in Oxfordshire for Families

Bluebell Walks in Oxfordshire for Families

Bluebells traditionally start appearing from mid April through to May, they really are a stunning sight and a lovely way to spend a morning with the family and kids. We’ve got a handy guide to some of our favourite places to go for a bluebell […]

Henley River & Rowing Museum – What a Fantastic Family Day Out

Henley River & Rowing Museum – What a Fantastic Family Day Out

We visited Henley River & Rowing Museum for the first time recently and now we have discovered it’s existence I am sure it’s somewhere we will visit time and time again. The museum is set on the river Thames in the beautiful town of Henley […]

KidZania – A Fantastic Day with the Kids

KidZania – A Fantastic Day with the Kids

Located at the top of Westfield Shopping Centre is Kidzania, an indoor city run by kids. We had an inset day, it was February and we wanted somewhere to go that was indoors and would normally be busy during the school holidays so we opted […]

Indoor Soft Play Centres in Oxfordshire

Indoor Soft Play Centres in Oxfordshire

Soft Play Centres are great for getting little ones to let off some steam when rain stops outside play, and usually enables you to grab a coffee and cake at the same time. Soft plays are a godsend for parents, especially on wet days. Here […]

Things to do in Oxfordshire in the Rain with Kids

Things to do in Oxfordshire in the Rain with Kids

With Winter well underway, and summer all but a distant memory, we started thinking about all the things you can do with the kids in Oxfordshire on those wet and miserable days in the rain. And the good news is, there’s a lot. Here are our top picks if […]

Banbury Museum Lego Exhibition – Great Day for any Lego Fan

Banbury Museum Lego Exhibition – Great Day for any Lego Fan

We visited the Lego exhibition at Banbury Museum over half term and my girls had a great time. Access to the museum is via Castle Quay shopping centre and we were greeted by the lovely people at the museum. We walked through the corridor that […]

Science Oxford Starry Skies – Special! Amazing! Spectacular!

Science Oxford Starry Skies – Special! Amazing! Spectacular!

Special! Amazing! Spectacular! These were the three words my eldest daughter used to describe Starry Skies Planetarium. We visited Starry Skies, an event hosted by Science Oxford over half term and both of my children were engaged and enthralled the whole time. On arrival we […]

Book a 2018 holiday to Legoland at 2017 prices

Book a 2018 holiday to Legoland at 2017 prices

You may have to break open the piggybank, but a trip to Legoland Windsor will be a dream come true for your little ones and worth every penny. The park is massive as you would imagine, so try and plan your trip before you go so you make […]

Our family trip to Alton Towers

Our family trip to Alton Towers

The last time I visited Alton Towers, the cork screw and thunderlooper were still going, in fact the only attraction I recognised this time were Nemesis and the tram that takes you between the car park and the theme park. Growing up in North Wales, […]

Lynx Gym Play Gym – A great place to visit on a rainy day

Lynx Gym Play Gym – A great place to visit on a rainy day

Lynx Gym is a great way to spend an hour or two wearing your children out and I have lost count of the number of times we have visited. It is my youngest daughter’s favourite place to visit and if I ever ask her where […]

The Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery – A fantastic day with the kids!

The Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery – A fantastic day with the kids!

Here at Little Ankle Biters we’re always delighted to discover an indoor day out for those miserable rainy days. We went to the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery in Aylesbury on a spontaneous visit – it was an inset day and the last day of the […]

The Cuttle Brook Nature Reserve in Thame

The Cuttle Brook Nature Reserve in Thame

Set in the historic town of Thame in Oxfordshire, the Cuttle Brook Nature Reserve is a firm favourite with our little ankle biters. The reserve is rich with wildlife and we can easily spend an hour or two there spotting tadpoles, ladybirds and Red Kites […]

Family bike ride along the Phoenix Trail

Family bike ride along the Phoenix Trail

Living in Thame I feel incredibly fortunate to have the Phoenix Trail on my doorstep. The Phoenix Trail is an idyllic path stretching 5 miles from Thame to Princes Risborough. We have spent many lazy sunny days cycling, scooting or just ambling down the trail […]

Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys (Nr Henley-on-Thames)

Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys (Nr Henley-on-Thames)

Greys Court in Henley-on-Thames is a Tudor country house and gardens now owned by the National Trust. We took advantage of a break in the rain, popped on our wellies and went for a nosey. I’m not sure how I’ve managed to miss visiting before, it’s […]

ENJOY THE LONDON LIFE WITH YOUR LITTLE ONES

ENJOY THE LONDON LIFE WITH YOUR LITTLE ONES

My little ankle biters absolutely love heading into London. Even the train journey in is ‘the best day in the world, ever’. Easily pleased! If you’re planning on taking the kiddies in to London, we’ve pulled together our recommendations on what not to miss. City […]

Millets Farm  – A fun day out with the family

Millets Farm  – A fun day out with the family

 We visited Millets Farm in Abingdon last weekend and we were expecting an hour or two of entertainment but were pleasantly surprised to be there for most of the day. We started in the play area where there is plenty for the children to do […]

Thomley – a great day out with the kids

Thomley – a great day out with the kids

Thomley is so good I was torn between keeping the existence of this place all to myself and telling everyone I know about it.  I have of course chosen the latter and the fact that they are a non-profit, charitable organisation that helps thousand of disabled […]

Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Park

Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Park

If you love petting fluffy animals (who doesn’t), going on tractor rides (me!) and using your children as an excuse to throw yourself around the hurdles of a soft play (seriously, get in line), then Odds Farm will have you beaming all day. A beaut […]

Clivedon, Taplow

Clivedon, Taplow

On the Berkshire / Buckinghamshire border sits Cliveden. A firm favourite with our family, adults and kiddies alike. Part of the National Trust collection, just flash your card on entry to enjoy all that this beautiful house and surrounding gardens and woodland have to offer. […]

WYCOMBE RYE LIDO, HIGH WYCOMBE

WYCOMBE RYE LIDO, HIGH WYCOMBE

What better way to spend a glorious sunny day when the kids are off school than in a pool. Wycombe Rye Lido was named one of Britain’s top 20 lidos and it’s easy to see why. The pools here are heated and open all year […]



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