Beauvoir Arms, Downham

Beauvoir Arms in Downham is only a 10 minute drive from us in Wickford and if you are a big Italian food fan like me you are in luck! Ive probably drove past it so many times without realising what it is & I think it used to be an Indian but now is an…

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…

Ashlyns Farm Park & Softplay

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…

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…

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,…

Southend On Sea

Don’t you think the best days / nights always happen when you don’t plan ahead and you live in the moment? Saturday was a relatively lazy day for us, despite working for a few hours in the morning we were home by 12pm and had a lazy film day, watched Boss Baby (which Frankie found…

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…

Little Rascals Clubhouse

Today after seeing posts on of a new soft play in the area I decided to go and give it a try after seeing good reviews on Facebook. I usually tend to avoid softplay like The Plague at the weekends but with the miserable weather and Mum Guilt of a boring Saturday cleaning and shopping,…

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…