toucanBox is described on their webiste as a flexible subscription encouraging crafting, creativity and learning in children aged 3-8 I recently ordered a toucanBox for Frankie after signing up to OhMyDosh! and choosing the incentive to earn £1.25 from signing up to receive a free box. Upon entering his details it flagged up that the toucanBox is aimed at children 3-8 but I still decided … Continue reading toucanBox

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 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

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

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

CLOSED – 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, I got us up and ready for opening time at … Continue reading CLOSED – Little Rascals Clubhouse