Category: Christmas

Breakfast with the Elves: Fort Fun!

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Fort Fun is Eastbourne’s best adventure park  bursting with so many different activities from indoor soft play, a massive outdoor adventure play area, bouncy pillows, American golf and much much more! This Christmas Fort Fun has introduced ‘Breakfast with the Elves’. Every Saturday and Sunday in December leading up to Christmas, from 9 am you can enjoy a buffet style breakfast of pastries and cereals followed by a traditional English breakfast. All while the North pole Elves make sure you have an enjoyable and magical experience! I jumped at the chance when I was asked if we would like to pop down one morning to see what was on offer. It was just up Finlay’s street and I have loved Fort Fun Since I was a little girl myself!

 

Christmas family days out sussex breakfast with elves fort fun Eastbourne

 

We arrived just after 9 am and we were greeted by the friendly staff. Then one by one Santa’s Elves appeared to greet us.… Read More

Tulleys Christmas Experience | The best Festive Family Day out!

For the second year in a row, Tulleys Christmas Experience has blown us away! Tulleys Farm is situated in Crawley, West Sussex and is renowned worldwide for unique experiences for families, adults and groups. The Tulleys Christmas Experience is set within the beautiful woodland grounds of Tulleys Farm. You and your family can enjoy a magical and unique Christmas experience where there is something for everyone to enjoy. We visited in December 2017, with the lovely Beth, from A Blonde and a Baby and her lovely little family. This is an overview of what was on offer in 2017.

 

Tulleys Christmas Experience

 

Tulleys Christmas Experience 2017

 

 

We booked our tickets well in advance online. I’m guessing you can buy your tickets on the day in person but the chances are the sleigh rides (you choose your time slot) may be sold out. They were quite limited already when we booked back in October!… Read More

Luxury Christmas Food Hampers: Prestige Hampers Review

Christmas Gift ideas Luxury Christmas Food Hamper Prestige Hamper Review

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The magic has well and truly arrived.  I don’t know about you but I get quite nostalgic when it comes to Christmas. Although I have very few memories of Christmas as a kid, I have a few special snippets. Little things can trigger those memories and I love it. Growing up in the 80’s was awesome, and I do remember that hampers were everywhere. Whatever the occasion there was a hamper. It wasn’t like today no way. In my day some old ‘Del Boy’ would turn up at the door, take your order and a few days later it would arrive on a milk float! How I remember the Hamper of Multicoloured Fizzy pop turning up. A hamper that today would have every health professional having a heart attack, but I loved it!

 

So when I got the Chance to review a luxury Christmas Hamper from Prestige Hampers, I got that that little fluttery feeling deep inside and those luminous bottles of pop from my childhood danced inside my head!… Read More

Win a Selection of Children’s Christmas Books

Win a selection of christmas children's books for xmas

 

A few days ago I posted about how I was making a Christmas Book Advent Calendar for Finlay this year. Last year we had bought him a Toy advent calendar to go alongside his chocolate one. This year however I wanted something a little bit different. Actually I decided early on in the year and began my planning early. Now planning and oragnising are not the same thing as I had totally forgot what books I had already bought and also how many I needed. So I have ended up with 5 books the same and 5 too many! Not so great for me, but excellent for you. I have decided to run a little giveaway for you with these books as the prize.

 

They will make a lovely little present on xmas day. Otherwise you could pop them in your Xmas eve Box, or have a mini Book advent counting down the last five days until xmas.… Read More

Christmas Book Advent Calendar | 24 book ideas!

There’s something special about books. I think with all the technology about these days, it’s a special moment to be able to pick up a good old fashioned book. To sit with your child and make memories. We read to Finlay a lot and I hope, he too, one day will be able to remember these moments with fondness. So what a better way to make some wonderful Christmas memories than with a Christmas book advent calendar!

 

Christmas Book Advent Calendar

 

So last year Finlay had his chocolate advent and we bought him a luxury toy advent calendar too. I decided that come this Xmas, I would make him a Christmas Book Advent calendar to go alongside his chocolate advent. Really it has been no more expensive, in fact probably cheaper than buying a Toy one! I raided Finlay’s book Cupboard and sneaked out Stick Man, The Gruffalo’s Child, The Snowman and the Snow Dog and The Night Before Xmas.… Read More

Toilet Roll Xmas Crafts: Xmas Eve Scene

After the hit of my last toilet tube crafts I decided that Finlay and I would do some Xmas themed Toilet Tube Crafts. However, in true kid fashion Finlay deemed himself far too big to enjoy painting and left me holding the baby paintbrush. So my Kid made decorations, were in fact only briefly touched upon by 4 year old hands. I did however quite enjoy putting together this winter Xmas Eve scene that will be taking pride of place amongst the decorations come December! It does mean my photos are a bit poor and I didn’t take many, but it’s pretty self explanatory to make once you see the finished picture!

 

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To make your scene you will need the following:

 

  • Toilet Tubes
  • boggly eyes
  • pom poms
  • pipe cleaners
  • a cereal box
  • cotton wool
  • Ribbon
  • glue
  • card
  • Felt Pens
  • paint
  • Sticky Diamontes

 

The Scenery

 

This is very simple, open up your empty cereal pack along the join.… Read More

Christmas Gift Guide: Xmas Gift Ideas for Boys

Christmas Gift Guide Xmas gift ideas for children boys

 

Yesterday I brought you the gift ideas for the babies, today it’s time for the boys! However, just because it says boys, don’t overlook this if you have girls. Most of these items are aimed at either gender and those that are specifically marketed for boys can be enjoyed by girls just as much. So please have a little mooch around! If your stuck for ideas I guarantee there will be something here to make your little ones face light up on Xmas morning!

 

The Robot Coin Counting Money Box by Find me a Gift, is a great little present. I think teaching children about the value of money is a really important lesson and what better way than to save the pennies they earn? The great thing about this money box is that it actually counts what you put in and displays the total on it’s front!… Read More

Christmas Gift Guide: Xmas Gift Ideas for Babies

Christmas Gift Guide Xmas gift ideas for babies

 

I can’t believe…..Haha, I realised this is how most of my post starts. New parents, it’s inevitable, this will become you! So yes, I can’t believe it’s so close to December and Xmas shopping. Have you made a start on your Christmas shopping yet? I love shopping for babies. There’s a wonderful Selection of gifts on the market, but how do you choose when there is so many? That’s where I come in and help you out. I have put together a babies Xmas gift guide comprised of items I have either been sent to review. Have reviewed previously and loved or Items I have purchased myself and highly recommend. These gifts are bound to make your babies smile on their first Christmas! If your looking for some inspiration for older kids, you can check out my Children’s gift guide here.

 

The perfect Xmas gift for a teething baby are the Halia Rose teething Elephants.… Read More

Advent Calendars for the Kids: Xmas 2017

Christmas - Xmas Advent Calanders for kids and children 2017

 

How is it November the 06th already? Time to get a move on! So, I have given you alternative Xmas Calendars for the ladies and Alternative Xmas calendars for the gents. Today, I bring you the alternative Xmas calendars for the kids! Last year we bought Finlay his first luxury advent calendar and I was blown away. It really was amazing and a great price. Finlay loved the fact that he had a little xmas toy to open each day on the countdown to Christmas. Not only that, but as the days went on, he created a fantastic little xmas scene. I have been a bit slow this year and I haven’t actually bought him one yet, hopefully this guide can help us all decide which ones to purchase. So here are my favourites for 2017!

 

ASDA, Peppa Pig Advent, £25.00

Christmas - Xmas Advent Calanders for kids and children 2017

 

Count down to Xmas with ASDA and Peppa pig, a must have for any Peppa Pig fan!… Read More

Advent Calendars for Him: Xmas 2017

Christmas - Xmas Advent Calanders for him 2017

 

A few days ago I posted my Alternative Advent Calendars for the ladies. Today it’s the gents turn! I think sometimes they can get a bit left out. Especially as a lot of the alternative calendars in recent years have been aimed at Women and Kids (find my Kids recommendations, here), I mean most men wouldn’t want to open up a luxury beauty product on the run up to Christmas, would they! Fear not my masculine friends I have scoured the internet and have compiled some of the best Alternative Advent Calendars for him!

 

My Protein, Chocolate Advent Calendar, £4.99

Christmas - Xmas Advent Calanders for him 2017

 

One for the Gym Fanatic, 24 festive, high protein chocolate balls. Made from delicious cocoa Butter and Whey Protein Isolate. There are no nasty artificial sweeteners either so rest assured this calendar will help keep your guys festive training on track!

 

Beer Hawk, Craft Beer Advent Calendar, £75.00

Christmas - Xmas Advent Calanders for him 2017

 

The Perfect Gift for Beer Lovers!… Read More