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Blogs that contain the Toddlers tag

So we have a section for babies and a section for school-age children so we absolutely had to have a section full of blog posts about toddlers. They are fun and they get up to mischief so some of these posts are full of the lighter moments in life.*

*No toddlers were hurt to make these Blog posts **

**as of January 2014





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

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

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

If you go down to the farm today, you’re sure to see lots of tractors - by Mrsbrazzer

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From tractors to an indoor sand area, Hesketh Farm Park at Bolton Abbey offers a wide range of activities for children of all ages. Hesketh Farm Park is located just one mile from the picturesque village of Bolton Abbey,...
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

Newby Hall - by Mother of Dragons

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About half an hour's drive from Harrogate is Newby Hall, an eighteenth-century mansion designed by Christopher Wren. With 25 acres of gardens, a boating lake, an adventure playground and a miniature railway it is a parad...
Written by Mother of Dragons

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

Dora The Explorer movie preview.... - by Andy

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I could scarcely believe my eyes when I saw that there was a Dora the Explorer movie coming out. Then I saw the trailer...!...
Written by Andy

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

Five great things about having a toddler - by Andy

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We all moan about having kids, but here's my top five reasons why having a toddler around is great...
Written by Andy

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

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

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

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

Personalised Rucksacks from Cheeky Baby Tees - by Mum1stdoctor2nd

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Whether you want it to make your child's belongings easily identifiable or just to make sure that you take the right kid home after school, personalised rucksacks are a great idea....
Written by Mum1stdoctor2nd

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

Keeping your child safe in the sun - by Andy

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Are you making sure that your child is staying safe in the sun? Here's some top tips for you to prevent sunburn or dehydration....
Written by Andy

More bathtime fun - by Andy

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Awesome colour tablets from Crayola make bathtime a rainbow spectacular!...
Written by Andy

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

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

Glow-in-the-dark bathtime fun Part Two - by Andy

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Given the great response to the original post, it was time to raise our game. So here it is!...
Written by Andy

Lee Valley Park Farm - by Emmys mummy

Lee Valley Park Farms are located in Waltham Abbey, a small farm and a working dairy farm. Fun for all the family and a lovely day out for all ages. Especially fun in the School holidays due to all the scheduled ...
Written by Emmys mummy

International Centre for Birds of Prey, Newent - by Mummytolittlee

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The International Centre for Birds of Prey is one of the oldest dedicated birds of prey centres in the world. It’s located in the pretty old market town of Newent, about 8 miles North West of Gloucester and on the edge o...
Written by Mummytolittlee

Glow-in-the-dark and crayon bathtime fun - by Andy

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Everyone loves bathtime with the kids but how do you make it a little different? With glowsticks or bath crayons....
Written by Andy

Our Red Letter Days trip up The Shard plus Lunch - by Andy

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(Not sponsored!) We took Doofy for a trip up The Shard followed by lunch at Strada at More London. Great views, good food. A fun afternoon despite the fog....
Written by Andy

Making cakes with a toddler - by Andy

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Nothing is yummier than cakes. Nothing. We decided to let Doofy loose to make some cakes. He's 18 months old and not amazingly co-ordinated but he loved it :)...
Written by Andy

The Legendary Couscous Sandpit - by Andy

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Wet outside? Want all of the fun of a sandpit but without the mess? Welcome to the couscous sandpit!...
Written by Andy

Mega Bloks First Builders 60 piece pack. - by Andy

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Whilst Lego have the monopoly on building blocks for older children, there's plenty of choice on the market for younger children. We took a look at the Mega Bloks First Builders Pack with an 18mth old and a 7 year old....
Written by Andy

What should my baby sleep in when it is hot? - by Andy

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As Summer starts early, it is time to start planning ahead to see what your baby should be wearing as temperatures start to rise....
Written by Andy
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