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  • blue canoe river

    32 brilliant days out with the kids

    The weather's divine, a staycation is on the cards, and the children need occupying. Oh hello Muddy Stilettos!

  • Muddy tries: a great kids’ art class

    Imagine a place where your kids can be let loose on guillotines, paint, scissors, wire cutters, marker pens and double-sided sellotape while you sit and chat with other parents, safe in the knowledge that nothing will happen to them (and that they are having the arty time of their lives). Imagine still a place where the walls can (and should be) […]

  • Pettitts Animal Adventure Park

    If ever you’re stuck for something to do with children, remember this mantra: they love animals more than they love you! While that isn’t strictly true (*cough), their love of fluffy, noisy, canter-y (and sometimes downright smelly) things is second to none – put your child in front of anything half resembling an animal (even a pig) and a great day […]

  • Down on the farm

    Let’s face it: taking kids out for the day is often a selfless task with little enjoyment for parents (who can say they honestly enjoy pulling over-excited children out of a ball pit or mopping up gloopy chocolate ice-cream?). So when I come across something that is fun for both parties, I do a little […]

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