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

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

The Dick Turpin, Wickford (A127)

I’ve been coming to The Dick Turpin for years for birthday dinners & cheap meals as it’s just up the road from us so if I meet the girls for a drink at a neutral point, celebrate a family birthday and we don’t want to drive and now more so now I have Frankie as it has a softplay and park for to keep him … Continue reading The Dick Turpin, Wickford (A127)

The Saxon King, Southend

After seeing Little Baby Bum Live in Southend last month, I stumbled across The Saxon King in Southend, close to Priory Park, Prittlewell. The interior is so nice and homely and the outside has a lovely little park for the kids! The menus are well priced and the food was so nice! They offer a delicious flatbread menu, which I eventually settled on having the … Continue reading The Saxon King, Southend

The Great Baddow Barn, Chelmsford

Today a friend suggested lunch out because the diabolical rain stopped our plans of the park & we didn’t fancy a busy soft play especially as it’s the 6 weeks holiday and big kids are EVERYWHERE! So we decided to try the Great Baddow Barn as we’d heard good things and we wasn’t disappointed! We turned up at 11am & it was torrential raining so … Continue reading The Great Baddow Barn, Chelmsford

The White Horse, Ramsden Heath

Finding a decent park to go to with your kids is vital, finding a decent pub local to you is vital, finding a decent pub WITH a park is UNREAL! The White Horse in Ramsden has everything a parent with kids needs, a good selection of alcohol, lagers, spirits, a reasonably priced delicious food menu, the lamb kofta pizzette is 👌🏼 & the kids playground … Continue reading The White Horse, Ramsden Heath

Hutton’s at Wickford Memorial

The spots are finally starting to disappear.. slowly & the sun was out so after 8 days isolation I decided Frankie was more than ready (and less infectious) to take over the park for an hour. He finally burnt out all the energy he has been building up over the last week in the park going down the slides, roundabouts and swings! & despite me … Continue reading Hutton’s at Wickford Memorial