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

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

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

Ashlyns Farm Park & Softplay – Epping

On Saturday my darling boy decided to wake me at 6am for a ‘SNIGGGGGGG’ (translation – cuddle) so I decided, despite being the six weeks school holidays and generally trying to avoid anywhere overcrowded and full of school children & inflated prices, to take us out for the day somewhere! Ashlyns Farm Park & Softplay has been on my ‘to go’ list for a long … Continue reading Ashlyns Farm Park & Softplay – Epping

Mangapps Railway Museum

A few weekends back we happened to be Burnham way on the weekend after going for breakfast and a walk we looked online to see if there was any local farms/places to visit with Frankie when we came across ‘Mangapps Railway Museum’, Burnham on Crouch. Bugs absolutely loves trains so we thought great he will absolutely love going on a steam train a few times! … Continue reading Mangapps Railway Museum