• Family,  Lifestyle,  Review,  Travel

    Sealife Weymouth #Ascarium

    Sealife Weymouth has been on our “To Visit” list for ages. We’ve holidayed in Dorset each October half term ever since Amelie was a toddler. There’s just something about the Dorset coastline that really appeals and I just love the area during Autumn. It just so happened that we were in Weymouth on Halloween this year. Sealife Weymouth very kindly invited us to experience a spooky #Ascarium Halloween trail. We have been to a few Aquariums in our time, the biggest being Plymouth. But Sealife Weymouth is so much more than just tanks of fishes. It has everything to keep the children entertained no matter what the unpredictable weather is…

  • Family,  Lifestyle

    Pumpkin Patch – Jolly Pumpkin PYO, Exeter

    Pumpkin Patches were not a “thing” when I was younger. In fact I don’t remember carving pumpkins until quite late on in childhood and even then, there were other Halloween traditions that overtook this. However, times have certainly changed and now instead of picking up a pumpkin with your weekly shop, you can make a day of it picking your own from colourful pumpkin patches across the country. We donned our welly boots and raincoats last weekend to visit a new Pumpkin Patch – Jolly Pumpkin – located in Exeter. When we pulled up to the humungous field, the children were squealing with excitement. I have to admit, I was…

  • Family,  Lifestyle,  Travel

    Crealy’s Biggest Halloween Spook-Fest

    Halloween is on the horizon and I for one couldn’t be more excited. If you are looking for something festive to do with the children this Halloween half term then look no further than Crealy! CREALY’S HALLOWEEN SPOOK-FEST This year Crealy are going all out to bring you the biggest Halloween Spook-Fest yet. There promises to be new ghastly characters, new attractions, sneaky witches, trolls, a spooky smoldering cauldron, lots of tricks and magic spells brewing during your time at Crealy. The singing pumpkins are making a return and the haunted Creaky Hotel will be opening its spine chilling doors – are you brave enough to enter? Throughout the day…

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    Happy Halloween!!

    It is finally here, one of my favourite times of year… Halloween! The house is decorated, the treat bowl is full, pumpkins are glowing and there is an air about our neighbourhood – so exciting! But, my little pumpkins may not be going out trick or treating as Amelie has a nasty virus along with a high temperature. So she was very excited to find out we had been sent a fab bag of Sweet Champions – Halloween edition made by Tangerine Confectionary. If you were an 80s or 90s child you will remember these sweets well, they have so many golden oldies on their website. My favourites are Wham Bars,…

  • Family,  Travel

    Pumpkin Picking – Days Out In Devon

    Ever since the children were born I have wanted to visit an authentic pumpkin patch to pick our own pumpkins and take cheesy photos. I’ve searched high and low to find one in Devon but have never been successful… until now. I first heard about Lifton Farm Shop when I read a post by a fellow Devon blogger, Gina over at Gypsy Soul. When I read all about Pumpkin Fest I couldn’t wait to plan our visit, I did have to wait nearly a year though, ha ha. We decided to visit Lifton Farm Shop last weekend, at the start of Pumpkin Fest. When we arrived everyone was really excited…

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    Kids Halloween Basket

    I realise this is a bit Halloween overkill but we love it in our house and I never had a Halloween basket when I was little. Everywhere you look now there are suggestions for what to put in a Halloween basket and my feed on Instagram is full of them. I always put together a basket for the children to enjoy over the October half term, they love rummaging through the goodies and getting excited for all the bits and bobs I’ve selected for them. This is what is in this years basket, I’ve reduced the amount this time as we are off on our holibobs soon and I wanted…

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    Kids Halloween Party Guide

    I’ve been to a fair few Halloween parties in my time, I even hosted one at my house many moons ago. However, now I’ve got children gone are the days of endless shots, vodka jellies and risky Halloween costumes! Planning a children’s Halloween party can be just as much fun and so exciting, you can go as crazy as you like with decorations, treats, spooky games, fun themed foods and scary or cute costumes. There are some fantastic products on the market at the moment to cater any frightful party this Halloween, I’ve complied a guide of my favourite items, tips, tricks and ideas that may come in handy if you are throwing a…

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    Halloween Activities In Devon

    I realise it is only September but I love Halloween, even more so now I have children. However I’m always stuck for ideas on places to visit and activities to do with the children. My ideal Halloween would be picking our own pumpkins at a cute farm, apple bobbing, decorating the whole house inside and out and going crazy with Halloween treats – I really wished I lived in America as they go bananas over Halloween! I’m going to try and cram in as many festive activities as possible this year and I have complied a small list of spooky attractions to visit during October in Devon. World of Country Life, Exmouth – 23rd to…

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    Halloween Crafts & Sleepy Bears

    As we had such a busy half term I thought it would be nice for the children (and me) to have a slow paced day. I stocked up on a few new paints, brushes, paper plates and googly eyes etc all ready for a Halloween crafty afternoon. My two absolutely love arts and crafts, so I covered the table with newspaper and stuck it down with sellotape. I was a bit nervous about the cream carpet getting splattered with bright orange or black paint but, hey ho, it can be scrubbed! Luckily not a drop was spilt on the floor, Charlie did paint the wall a few times a lovely black/purple/green…

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    Halloween Happiness

    Halloween has always been one of the most exciting events of the year for me. Ever since I was little I have loved Halloween, the costumes, the treats, pumpkins – although we never carved pumpkins when I was small – the atmosphere, learning about it at school, the list goes on. I never had a fancy Halloween costume back in my day, it was always the same, black bin liner to use as a cape with foil moons and stars on that I had carefully cut out using my mum’s tin foil and stuck on with sellotape. Either a green or orange cardboard witches hat, sometimes if I was lucky I…