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Blogs that contain the Family Time tag

At the end of the day, everything that we want you to be able to gain from this site is better family time. Our Bloggers will tag things to go here where they think that you can have an extra special bonding time doing something that all of the family can enjoy. Going out for dinner, camping or finger-painting, this is the section to find moments that you will look back on and cherish.





A review of Centerparcs Woburn - by Andy

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There's something that bothers me about paying a lot of money to have a holiday in the UK, but Centerparcs have perfected UK holidays for families with small children...
Written by Andy

Peppa Pig Pancakes - essential for this Tuesday! - by Andy

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No Shrove Tuesday would be complete without being able to make your kids face light up with one of these bad boys...
Written by Andy

Holgate Windmill - by Mother of Dragons

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Holgate Windmill is a beautiful and fascinating building preserved through the hard work of a group of volunteers, and for any curious toddler the idea of being allowed to climb about inside what is essentially an enormo...
Written by Mother of Dragons

A plea from a generation of small boys - DON'T TAKE AWAY DIPPY! - by Andy

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Statistically speaking around 50% of us were small boys once. Many of us still act like one. And you know what all small boys love? Dinosaurs dinosaurs dinosaurs....
Written by Andy

How to be the best dad ever - by Andy

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I doubt that many of us could beat this idea of how to keep the kids amused whilst the wife is at work....
Written by Andy

The Sidings - by Mother of Dragons

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A restaurant in a location which overlooks railway lines, featuring several tables set within disused railway carriages is surely a paradise for any train lover. Welcome to The Sidings Mediterranean Bar and Restaurant in...
Written by Mother of Dragons

Our favourite animal rucksack for kids - by Andy

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I like Kickstarter as a concept. It's a great shop window for new businesses to showcase their ideas. Sometimes it is worth a browse just for some shopping ideas. We got asked to take a look at a new rucksack for kids...
Written by Andy

The Ivy Market Grill in Covent Garden - by Andy

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We managed to wangle a table at the soft opening of the brand new Ivy Market Grill in Covent Garden. Great restaurant, great location.... this place is at the top of my list of London restaurants now....
Written by Andy

Some tips for roadtripping the USA with two under two - by Andy

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Is a roadtrip with two under two an utterly stupid idea? Many people like to keep things as simple as possible but here are some tips for enjoying a holiday across the USA....
Written by Andy

York Boat - by Mother of Dragons

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For a fresh perspective on our beautiful city, we took a trip on the York Boat. Because a cruise on the Ouse is hard to refuse....
Written by Mother of Dragons

A day out at Media City in Salford - by Mrsbrazzer

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From Rastamouse to Crackerjack, the CBeebies weekend at Media City offered something for three generations of the family, and provided lots of laughs and entertainment. We combined a visit to the CBeebies Peter Pan event...
Written by Mrsbrazzer

Yorkshire Wildlife Park - by Mother of Dragons

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Our toddler knows a lot about jungle animals, but mostly from watching Rara the Noisy Lion. We decided that it was high time we took him to Yorkshire Wildlife Park to meet the real thing....
Written by Mother of Dragons

A taste of America in Yorkshire - by Mrsbrazzer

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Whether you are looking for a 1950’s American diner experience, a wide choice of ice cream or somewhere for the kids to burn off some excessive energy, Billy Bob’s Parlour at the Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream Farm ticks all ...
Written by Mrsbrazzer

Princess Diana Memorial Playground and Fountain - by Mum1stdoctor2nd

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This great spot in Kensington is a wonderful place to take kids in the sunshine with lovely open grounds and a fountain for the kids to play around....
Written by Mum1stdoctor2nd

Colourscape at Clapham Common until Friday 19th September - by Andy

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If you have a toddler and can get to Clapham in the next few days, we would highly recommend Colourscape. It's a temporary exhibit which travels around the country hosting mini-music festivals. But that is not what we we...
Written by Andy

Fridge magnet footprints - by Andy

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Cheap and easy to do, this afternoon's project was making fridge magnet footprints for the grandparents. Cheap and surprisingly easy to do....
Written by Andy

A day out with Thomas the Tank Engine - by Mrsbrazzer

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Where better to take a train mad toddler than on a day out with his favourite engine? Being greeted by the Fat Controller, taking a ride on Thomas, watching the other engines run up and down on the track and meeting Bert...
Written by Mrsbrazzer

Murton Park - by Mother of Dragons

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Just outside York, Murton Park is home to the Yorkshire Museum of Farming and the Derwent Valley Light Railway. We took our toddler there to try and decide once and for all which is better - tractors or trains?...
Written by Mother of Dragons

W4 Arts Club and KidSorted - by Andy

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Well it is the end of the summer holidays and it is definitely time to start looking for new things to do for Doofy. As most of you will know, we are big fans of messy play, so we were excited to see that KidSorted had a...
Written by Andy

Stockeld Park - by Mother of Dragons

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For a family day out with a twist, we took a trip to the enchanted forest at Stockeld Park....
Written by Mother of Dragons

Hotel chain announces new Ambassador role and asks what makes a hotel child-friendly? - by Andy

Have you got what it takes to be a brand ambassador for a hotel chain? What made your summer hotel choice good or bad? Q Hotels are looking for a new brand ambassador to test out their hotels across the UK and commission...
Written by Andy

York Maze - by Mother of Dragons

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According to Trip Advisor, York Maze is the number one visitor attraction in York. We went to see what all the fuss is about....
Written by Mother of Dragons

Yorkshire Lavender - by Mother of Dragons

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Nestled in the beautiful Howardian Hills, Yorkshire Lavender is an ideal place to go and let off a bit of steam on a sunny day....
Written by Mother of Dragons

Hill Head beaches - spoilt for choice! - by TinBoxTraveller

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Hill Head in Fareham has three beaches along its seafront that are great for picnics, dog walking and letting the kids run off steam....
Written by TinBoxTraveller

Surviving a fly-drive holiday to the USA - by Andy

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Here's some great ideas for getting through a fly-drive holiday...
Written by Andy

City Screen Picturehouse - by Mother of Dragons

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When I was pregnant people seemed to delight in telling me that once the baby arrived I wouldn't have time to go to the Cinema anymore (amongst many other things). Clearly they hadn't heard of City Screen....
Written by Mother of Dragons

Keeping up your child's education over summer - by Andy

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We are trialling Reading Eggs, a great way to keep your kids learning during the school holidays!...
Written by Andy

Castle Howard - by Mother of Dragons

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Castle Howard is one of the biggest and most popular stately homes in Yorkshire. But does it have what it takes to keep a toddler entertained?...
Written by Mother of Dragons

Lollibops 2014 at Hatfield House - by Emmys mummy

Lollibops is a Children's festival like no other. It is aimed at the under 10's and has a HUGE mix of entertainment to suit all.

This year's venue is Hatfield House in Hertfordshire - easily accessible via train and is...

Written by Emmys mummy

Dalby Forest and the Great Gruffalo Forest Tour - by Mother of Dragons

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2014 is the 15th anniversary of the publication of Julia Donaldson's "Gruffalo", and the Forestry Commission Has organised a series of events to mark the occasion. We went to the beautiful Dalby Forest to meet him....
Written by Mother of Dragons

Off-the-beaten track museums in London - by Andy

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Fed up with the crazy queues at the Natural History Museum and Science Museum? Time to get the book out and find other museums! We tried the Grant Museum of Zoology and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology...
Written by Andy

Brockbushes Farm - by Wittyhoots

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Brockbushes is situated just off the A69 west of Newcastle Upon Tyne near Corbridge. It is a 'pick your own fruit' farm, with a great tea shop, farm shop and children's [lay area. Regular family friendly events through...
Written by Wittyhoots

Colby Woodland Garden, Llanteg - by Ickle Pickle

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Beautiful National Trust Gardens, with woodlands, a meadow, stream, and gentle, pushchair friendly half mile walk to the seaside....
Written by Ickle Pickle

Primrose Vale Farm Shop & PYO - by Mummytolittlee

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Situated on the edge of the Cotswold scarp between Cheltenham and Gloucester is Primrose Vale Farm Shop & PYO. They grow super fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables. Whether you prefer robust winter roots, soft summer fru...
Written by Mummytolittlee

National Railway Museum - by Mother of Dragons

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Near the top of any list of things to do with children in York must surely be a trip to the National Railway Museum. Here's why....
Written by Mother of Dragons

CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace - by Bloggermumma

A celebration to all things countryside !...
Written by Bloggermumma

Seaton Delaval Hall - Northumberland - by Wittyhoots

Seaton Delaval Hall is a National Trust Property. It has a playground made from natural materials, formal gardens, picnic areas, walks and wide open spaces to let your little ones run about. There are photographic and ...
Written by Wittyhoots

Hatfield House - Hertfordshire - by Emmys mummy

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Hatfield House is a country house set in a large park, the Great Park, on the eastern side of the town of Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England.

Hatfield House is the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury a...

Written by Emmys mummy

Piglets Adventure Farm Park - by Mother of Dragons

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Just off the A64 near York is Piglets, a farm-themed adventure playground which is currently my son's idea of heaven....
Written by Mother of Dragons

The best bath-time fun ever for a child - by Mum1stdoctor2nd

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Ever since the ace Vitamin B bath I've been thinking of other ways to 'brighten' up bathtime and make use of our blacklight torch. So enter neon paints......
Written by Mum1stdoctor2nd

Witney Carnival - by Bloggermumma

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A fun day out for all the family !...
Written by Bloggermumma

Burnby Hall Museum and Gardens - by Mother of Dragons

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Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington, off the A1079 between York and Beverley is a beautiful place for a day out, with plenty to keep children entertained....
Written by Mother of Dragons

River & Rowing Museum - Henley on Thames - by Emmys mummy

Henley on Thames’ River & Rowing Museum is looking forward to the summer holidays by announcing an exciting range of workshops and exhibitions for adults and children.


The exciting and interactive activities progra...

Written by Emmys mummy

North York Moors Railway - by Mother of Dragons

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Featuring beautifully restored steam engines, and running between Pickering and Whitby through the beautiful North York Moors countryside, a trip on the North York Moors Railway is a great day out for any little Thomas t...
Written by Mother of Dragons

Giraffe - by Mother of Dragons

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Vanguard Retail Park, just outside York city centre, offers many options to foot-sore shoppers in need of lunch, but since our toddler seemed determined to make friends with the giant plastic giraffe statue outside, we t...
Written by Mother of Dragons

The Balloon Tree - by Mother of Dragons

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The Balloon Tree Farm Shop and Cafe is situated on the A166 just outside Gate Helmsley. With an outdoor play area and animal viewing area (both free of charge to customers), this is one of our favourite places for lunch ...
Written by Mother of Dragons

How to get beautiful photos of your kids in the sunshine - by Kellyreeves

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One of the toughest challenges for an amateur photographer is capturing the perfect image of your child playing in the sunshine. It looks great in real life, but how do you get that into a photo?...
Written by Kellyreeves

Make your own physics-defying slime for kids - by Andy

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Most people hated Physics lessons at school, but that’s because they didn’t teach you the cool stuff. In this complete abuse of the laws of physics, we show you how to produce something that will seem disgusting but be e...
Written by Andy

The childrenarewelcome Summer Fun Pack giveaway! - by Andy

Yes it's here! All people that have liked our Facebook page will be entered into a draw for an amazing prize package!...
Written by Andy

The Circus is in Town - Chingford - by Emmys mummy

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Billy Smarts Circus is currently in Chingford from 24th June - 29th June.

Fun for all the family with ticket prices to suit all budgets...

Written by Emmys mummy
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