Now is a brilliant time to get small children interested in natural history. New TV series Planet Earth II and Andy’s Baby Animals combined with museum visits get my 3-year-old daughter Tilly hooked.
Tilly takes her phonics songs and gives them a surreal preschooler twist.
Odds Farm Park has introduced fresh and local food and a brilliant new play area to boot. We headed over to this favourite destination of families in Bucks, Berk, Herts and beyond to get the low down.
Child friendly activities can feel thin on the ground at the start of the year. The weather is cold and wet, while many attractions are closed. Fortunately the February half term sees many reopen with bags of events to boot. Here’s my pick of toddler and preschooler days out this February half term for South Buckinghamshire, South West Herts and the surrounding area.
Take one grumpy preschooler who you have to get out of the door in an hour and cue the threenager tantrums… again and again. If Tilly were to diarise her morning it might look a but like this.
Not since Tilly finally got around to walking have I anticipated a stage in her development quite so much as her starting preschool. She’ll be socialising with peers, playing, learning and giving me some much needed time to get on top of everything else. After a tough year, I’m counting on it being the change I need to claw back some control from a toddler-led life.