Essex Christmas Lights Dates 2018

The most wonderful time of the year is almost upon us & soon will be the dark nights and the Christmas lights will be turning on in your local town! I used to love going to watch the Christmas lights be turned on, whether it be the lead in the pantomime that year or an X Factor reject, (I was lucky enough to be in … Continue reading Essex Christmas Lights Dates 2018

Epping Ongar Railway, Ongar/Epping

We were lucky enough to be invited to visit the Epping Ongar Railway last weekend & we had a ball! Frankie, as you will know, loves anything with an engine, wheels & especially those that puff steam and ride on railway tracks and we also got to ride on old routemaster buses, so it really was his perfect day out! It took us around 30 … Continue reading Epping Ongar Railway, Ongar/Epping

Little Sunshines Baby and Toddler Group, Benfleet

Arguably one of the best playgroups in Essex, in mine and Frankie’s opinions, Little Sunshines is back this Friday and we couldn’t be happier! Gemma & Louise are two of the nicest and most dedicated Mummies I’ve ever met! They both decided to start Little Sunshines back in April 2017 combining their raising of six children between them, late night planning & different themed ideas … Continue reading Little Sunshines Baby and Toddler Group, Benfleet

Dowsetts Lane, CM11 1HX

Situated at the beginning of Dowsetts Lane where Heath Road meets is a lovely village park with great space, a playing field and outdoor gym. Grab a ball, picnic and spend a few hours here. Location Address: Dowsetts Lane, Ramsden Heath, CM11 1HX. Green area shown on the map. Park Climbing frame Baby swings Swings Roundabout Slides See saws Rockers Hopscotch Food No facility to buy … Continue reading Dowsetts Lane, CM11 1HX

Southend Pier, Southend on Sea

Did you know that Southend Pier is the longest pleasure pier in the WORLD? Not just the UK or even Europe, the actual whole WORLD? I don’t think many parents with kids could be convinced in trekking under 10’s the 1.34 mile each way walk to reach the end but getting the train up and down the pier is one of Frankie’s favourite things to … Continue reading Southend Pier, Southend on Sea

Cheeky Monkeez Play Centre, South Woodham Ferrers

Having a rare Monday off work I met up with a friend and her little boy at a softplay recommend by her in South Woodham Ferrers. Cheeky Monkeez is situated in the town and it is one of those places that if you aren’t in the know, you wouldn’t know it is there! We parked in ASDA car park, which is free up to 4 … Continue reading Cheeky Monkeez Play Centre, South Woodham Ferrers

Peapod Cafe, Billericay

After doing a free trial this morning at MyGym, Billericay, which is situated in the same building as Peapod Cafe I decided to treat us to some brunch! I’ve been to PeaPod Cafe a few times in the past for lunch with friends and to grab a coffee in between viewings when working but I haven’t ate in there with Frankie as a fully fledged … Continue reading Peapod Cafe, Billericay

Rare Breeds Centre, Hadleigh Farm

Yesterday marked 8 days of Frankie recovering at home so I decided to get us out for the day and visit the Rare Breeds Centre at Hadleigh Farm after hearing good things from friends that have visited. It was easy to find, it’s situated in the grounds next to Hadleigh Castle and is run by The Salvation Army. You have to pay for parking which … Continue reading Rare Breeds Centre, Hadleigh Farm

Adventure Island, Southend on Sea

The night before Frankie’s operation, Frankie’s & the pre-op, we knew he would be ‘out of action’ for a few weeks and all impact would need to be avoided to ‘that area’ for a few weeks so I decided to leave his routine for one night and take him up to Southend to visit the rides and arcades for the night! I’ve been going to Adventure … Continue reading Adventure Island, Southend on Sea

White Elm Petting Farm & Softplay Barn – Bicknacre

White Elm Petting Farm has been our favourite day out since Frankie was around 6 months old. I hate big farms, I don’t have the money to spend £20 on entry nor do I think the fee is ever worth it unless it is height of season and there is lots going on so I absolutely adore visiting smaller farms such as White Elm Petting … Continue reading White Elm Petting Farm & Softplay Barn – Bicknacre

Dog & Pheasant, Colchester

Frankie had a hospital appointment up in Colchester (Frankie’s & the pre-op) and despite the sat nav saying otherwise we had over an hour to kill before we needed to be there so we decided to go for lunch first. After asking for recommendations of somewhere to eat with a play area, we went to the Dog & Pheasant which conveniently is 2 minutes down … Continue reading Dog & Pheasant, Colchester