Family Fun Blog Posts

5 Family Friendly Ideas for Backyard Fun

Who says you need to leave the confines of your backyard for a bit of family friendly fun? We certainly don’t. If done well, your backyard can offer you and your family unending hours of entertainment and good times. Here are 5 family friendly idea...
by Attachment Mummy on Jan 15, 2015

Donald Duck - King of Cartoons

With all the success and media attention surrounding the 3D films made by the likes of Pixar and Dreamworks it is easy to forget the hand drawn cartoons and films of yesteryear. If you ask anyone who grew up before the early 90s it is highly unlikely...
by LoupDargent.info on Jan 8, 2015

7 Best Ways To Spend A Winter Break

I am a firm believer in the idea that a break, or a vacation, is a time to not engage in anything remotely work related.  I put away my work laptop, and push the latest report that I need to finish completely out of my mind.  I don't check...

The History of Icicle Lights

The beauty created from the sun illuminating the frozen water left behind during the winter season can now be enjoyed indoors by hanging icicle lights this holiday season. Whether one’s winter wonderland desires are more eccentric and desire shinin...
by LoupDargent.info on Dec 28, 2014

Christmas Fun at Butlins

Last Tuesday we headed across town to Butlins.  Festooned in Christmas-ness, we had fun watching the Skyline Gang, Mike the Knight and Fireman Sam, playing in the fab Little Tikes zone they set up during Tots Breaks weeks, riding the indoor fair...
by Attachment Mummy on Dec 22, 2014

The British Christmas

Like most countries we begin planning for this holiday season well before the beginning of December. This includes making dinner plans with the extended family, collecting decorations, cleaning our houses from top to bottom, buying gifts for our frie...
by LoupDargent.info on Dec 22, 2014

Christmas Fun at Peppa Pig World

We've been having a busy week of family fun, kicking off with Monday at the girls' absolute favourite place, Peppa Pig World.  We have been several times this year, and they really can't get enough.  I think we definitely need to get season...
by Attachment Mummy on Dec 20, 2014

Tatiana's First Birthday

Here are some pictures from Tatiana's first birthday, and party, last weekend.  I still can't believe how fast that year has gone!  And how gorgeous all my girls are, inside and out: I'm one very lucky mama!Party time!Happy birthday beautif...
by Attachment Mummy on Dec 19, 2014

Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future: How Christmas Has Changed Over the Years

Contrary to what you might think when listening to older relatives recount stories of past Christmases - you know the ones, where they tell you about the good old days and explain that things are not quite like what they used to be - the festive seas...
by LoupDargent.info on Dec 19, 2014

Win a Double Flip Fun & Games Mat

We have a lovely new giveaway for you this week, a Fun & Games Mat from Double Flip.  Designed, printed and hand-made in Britain, this practical but fun set makes a fantastic gift, and a take anywhere play set.With a double-sided washable pl...
by Attachment Mummy on Dec 18, 2014

Win a Double Flip Fun & Games Mat - ENDED

We have a lovely new giveaway for you this week, a Fun & Games Mat from Double Flip.  Designed, printed and hand-made in Britain, this practical but fun set makes a fantastic gift, and a take anywhere play set.With a double-sided washable pl...
by Attachment Mummy on Dec 18, 2014

Exclusive! The A-Listers of Christmas - Baby Jesus, Santa, Rudolf, Frosty - Reveal Their Stories

When it comes to the biggest characters of the Christmas season, you might initially think of all of your television favourites. After all, what Christmas would be complete without at least the possibility of sitting down in front of the TV - post-lu...
by LoupDargent.info on Dec 17, 2014

Captions on a Postcard, Please!

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by Attachment Mummy on Dec 2, 2014

Having Fun with the Kids in the Rain

Heading outdoors in cold and/or wet weather may not be your family's idea of a good time; video games and cosy confines are much more appealing. But there are all sorts of reasons why you should get outside, even when the sun isn't shining.Promotes G...
by Attachment Mummy on Nov 18, 2014

What's Happened? What's Happening? - Half Term Fun

So half term in full swing and I''m sure many of you have been out and about having fun with your families. Ours has been relatively quiet although we did enjoy a fantastic hour or so at the Lowry Theatre on Tuesday.We had some lovely family fun days...
by Red Rose Mummy on Oct 30, 2014

Emily Brown and The Thing on Stage

Yesterday we went off to the Lowry Theatre in Salford to see one of their half term plays. Emily Brown and the Thing is based on the book of the same name by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton. While we don't have this book in our collection we do...
by Red Rose Mummy on Oct 29, 2014

Spend Half-Term with Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom

All three girls adore Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom, so we were very excited recently when their latest book and DVD arrived.  We are all looking forward to lots of exciting Ben & Holly events over half-term week, including a Milkshake! T...
by Attachment Mummy on Oct 27, 2014

Altomincio family park – Italy

A little while back we were chosen as winners in Tots100’s Al Fresco Holidays competition. I could hardly believe it. First things first I had a little cry, and a panic about flying, then I went begging my children’s head teachers to let them hav...
by Julie's Notebook on Oct 25, 2014

Keeping Motivated in the Winter Months

The clocks are going back this weekend, so most of us are going to start hibernating.  But with the dark days ahead, how can we stay motivated?  Here are some ideas.With the weather turning colder and the days getting shorter, it's hard to...
by Attachment Mummy on Oct 23, 2014

An Autumnal Picnic with Vita Coco Kids #vitapicnics

 The lucky smalls have been sent some more delicious Vita Coco drinks, and a selection of fun goodies to play with.  In return we were challenged to share a favourite picnic spot, and prove that picnics don't have to stop when the mercury d...
by Attachment Mummy on Oct 20, 2014
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