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

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

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

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

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