FAMILY DAY OUT: Express yourself with art

On a family day out, little C and I got to express ourselves with art. It’s Toddler Tuesday and we need a bit of art therapy, so we’re off to create mess at Canny Crafty in Gosforth, Newcastle. Canny Crafty, for those not familiar with it,…

How to have the perfect panto experience with a toddler

Family days out over Christmas and the new year are not complete until you’ve ticked off a trip to the panto – “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…

Reasons we loved seeing Santa on the rooftop at Fenwick

We’ve just completed one of the best family days out with our first Santa on the Rooftop experience at Fenwick in Newcastle and it was thoroughly worthwhile. As a new mum over 40, I have certainly visited my fair share of festive grottos over the years,…

FAMILY DAY OUT: Keeping fit and healthy with the Great North Elmer Parade trail

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

As a new mum over 40, one of my priorities is to keep fit and healthy and joining in the fun of this year's St Oswald's Hospice Great North Elmer Parade was just the tonic.

FAMILY DAY OUT: Roarsome fun for the family with dino mini-golf

Like many parents, I’ve a competitive streak and want Cyrus to be the next best thing at something. The challenge has been finding which sport he likes the most. So far he’s played tennis, had splashing fun with swimming, has kicked off with a weekly football…

FAMILY DAY OUT: Toddler’s guide to going wild

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.

FAMILY DAY OUT: Where can I take my toddler 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.