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The Living Rainforest Review

The Living Rainforest Review

I must have driven past the sign to The Living Rainforest on the A34 countless times, so a few weeks ago we decided to pay them a visit. Both of my children are aware of the human impact on the environment and are keen to […]

Best Family Days Out in Oxfordshire

Best Family Days Out in Oxfordshire

We spend a lot of time out and about in and around Oxfordshire, we thought we would include our best experiences in one handy feature. Here’s our guide to the best days out in and around Oxfordshire. Days Out in Oxfordshire   Millets Farm, near […]

The Best Festivals for Families 2019

The Best Festivals for Families 2019

Wellies, tents, food stalls, entertainment, and not forgetting getting your groove on in a field. What’s not to love about festivals? And they’re a great place to take the kiddies too, your festival days don’t have to be behind you just yet. There are some […]

Indoor places to go with the kids in Oxfordshire

Indoor places to go with the kids in Oxfordshire

You can never rely on the weather in this county so we started thinking about all the indoor things you can do with the kids in Oxfordshire on those cold, wet and miserable days. Here are our top picks if you’re feeling trapped in the house and looking […]

Children go Free at The Green Dragon Eco Farm this January

Children go Free at The Green Dragon Eco Farm this January

We have been to The Green Dragon Farm a number of times to various children’s parties and both my children  absolutely love it!! There is so much to do at the farm and if you visit between the 7th to 31st January, there is FREE […]

Sprouts Play Barn at Millets Review

Sprouts Play Barn at Millets Review

Sprouts Play Barn at Millets Farm near Abingdon were awarded “Best Soft Play” in the Oxfordshire 2018 Little Ankle Biters’ Awards so we knew we had to pay them a visit. Millets Farm in its entirety is a fantastic place to visit and you can […]

Rumsey’s chocolate bar making workshop

Rumsey’s chocolate bar making workshop

Today we visited Rumsey’s to take part in their children’s chocolate bar workshop and both my girls could not have been more excited. They had a fantastic time and came away with 2 bars of chocolate. When we arrived we were greeted by the lovely […]

Indoor Activities for Hot Days in Oxfordshire

Indoor Activities for Hot Days in Oxfordshire

With the heatwave set to intensify this week and the met office advising us to stay out of the sun during the midday hours we thought we would share some indoor attractions you can visit with the kids in Oxfordshire. Pop down the bowling lane […]

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

You can never rely on the weather in this county so 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 […]

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 […]



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