Our family day out at Canny Crafty pottery studio

On a family day out, little C and I got to express ourselves with art at Canny Crafty pottery studio. It’s Toddler Tuesday and we need art therapy, so we’re off to create mess at Canny Crafty in Gosforth, Newcastle. Canny Crafty is a family-run pottery…

How to have the perfect panto experience with toddlers

Family days out over Christmas are not complete until you’ve ticked off a panto experience with toddlers – “oh no they’re not!” Whether you’re a fan of festive shows (that’s me) or don’t really get them (that’s H), a trip to the pantomime still has plenty…

Our Santa on the rooftop experience was a big hit

Our first Santa on the Rooftop experience at Fenwick in Newcastle is one of the best family days we’ve had. It was thoroughly worthwhile. I have visited my fair share of festive grottos over the years as a new mum over 40. This one took seeing…

Great North Elmer Parade helped us keep fit

As a new mum over 40, one of my priorities is to keep fit and healthy. So joining in the fun of this year’s St Oswald’s Hospice Great North Elmer Parade was just the tonic. A brisk walk always helps to blow away the cobwebs and…

Dinosaur mini golf and adventure for young kids

If you’re looking for mini golf and adventure and crazy Jurassic fun, set your Sat Nav for Heighley Gate Garden Centre in Morpeth. You’ll find a whole range of roarsome beasts waiting to greet you! Our experience Like many parents, I’ve a competitive streak and want…

A toddler’s guide to going wild in the countryside

Find out why our family loves the great outdoors with our toddler’s guide to going wild.

Find out why our family loves the great outdoors with our toddler's guide to going wild.

Where can I take the kids on a rainy day in Newcastle?

There’s nothing like an unexpected downpour to ruin a family day out during Bank Holiday weekend. Luckily, there is still plenty to do in Newcastle when it rains.

There's nothing like an unexpected downpour to ruin a family day out during Bank Holiday weekend. Luckily, there is still plenty to do in Newcastle when it rains.