If Tilly is anything to go by, small children really enjoy a variety of activities. They love seeing animals, playing and going on rides and when you combine them all you’ve got a winning combination for a full day out. That’s precisely what Paradise Wildlife Park offers, located in eastern Hertfordshire near Broxbourne. Read about our day plus have the chance to win a family ticket to the park with our giveaway – worth over £60.
The charming Buckinghamshire village of Great Missenden was for a long time the home of author Roald Dahl, most famous for his children’s books. Now it’s home to a the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, dedicated to celebrating his life and work and inspiring the creativity of new generations of children. I take young Tilly to introduce her to the world of Dahl for the first time, plus we’ve a golden ticket giveaway with a family ticket to the museum up for grabs.
Peter Rabbit and his friends from the animated series on CBeebies have a brand new home at Willows Activity Farm, just off the M25 near St Albans. 3-year-old Tilly puts the new Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground to the test and we find out what else is new down on the farm.
Technology and small children are traditionally a challenging combination but it can prove extremely useful for us parents when carefully applied. At the start of the school holidays we had the opportunity to try out a smart home kit by D-Link, timed well to manage an increasingly independent toddler and time away from home.
A new addition to Old Amersham’s line up of eateries, Cote Brasserie has taken over the former Chimichanga site, so it’s farewell Tex-Mex and hello modern european dining. We decided to pay a weekend morning visit to see how the newcomer compares with the other brunch options in Amersham and to check out its family friendly credentials.
On our doorstep is something of a legendary destination, albeit in miniature. Bekonscot, taking its name in part from its home town of Beaconsfield, is regarded as the grandfather of miniature villages, having opened in the 1920s. It regularly features on television and we keeping spotting it on the CBeebies series ‘Show me show me’. Pretty much anyone who grew up in this part of the world will have visited as a child. Having moved to the area, however, it was to be a new experience both for me and toddler Tilly.
No, this isn’t a parody of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, but rather a fine family-friendly cafe tucked away in the village of Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire. Given the number of families in the area, it’s something of a surprise that there aren’t more businesses with play areas so it’s always a joy when one comes along.