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Wakefield Walks

Wakefield Walks

The Corona Virus is something that will be making history. Our children will tell their grandchildren about the time that the country stopped, parents stayed home and we spent a lot of time playing and making memories. In times like this, you have to try and see the positives. I’m actually making a list of achievements in lockdown but that’s for another post. Today it’s walks for children in Wakefield! I wanted to share my appreciation for the area we…

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Lockdown Activities for Year 1

Lockdown Activities for Year 1

Social media is awash with ideas for keeping the little ones entertained during the Coronavirus lockdown. The more ideas the better in my opinion!  In my blog post “Lockdown Lessons” I said that planning a few tasks a day helped me. Therefore, I thought I’d share some of the more popular activities for Year 1 I’ve had Lucas doing over the last fortnight… Biology – What Am I Made Of? I’ve had a big roll of plain paper that I…

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Fun At Calypso Cove

Fun At Calypso Cove

For the final weekend, before Lucas returned to school after the Christmas holidays, we spent a lovely morning at Calypso Cove in Barnsley Metrodome. If you’re looking for swimming in South Yorkshire, it’s the only place to visit. It’s a leisure centre that I have fond memories of. From visiting with my Dad when I was little (and very different!) to watching my nieces win gold medals in acro gymnastics! Calypso Cove has adapted and changed over the years and…

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Coral Island, Blackpool | AD

Coral Island, Blackpool | AD

When you think of the great British seaside, what do you think of? Murky waters? Sandcastles on the beach? Fish and Chips? Hostile seagulls as big as small dogs? Well yeah, if I’m being honest, all of the above but top of the list is definitely the ARCADES! Camel/Donkey Derby, Dance Machine, 2p machines, bingo! Good, old fashion fun so we were really excited to be VIP’s at Coral Island, the largest arcade in Blackpool for our anniversary weekend!

York Maze | AD

York Maze | AD

Summer 2019 is actually starting to make an appearance, finally! I’m always looking for activities to do with kids in Yorkshire. I’ve heard about York Maze year on year however this was our first ever visit!

Tumble Tots Wakefield – Round 2

Tumble Tots Wakefield – Round 2

As we start back today after a few weeks off Tumble Tots Wakefield, it’s good time to write about our experience. This is Tumble Tots Round 2! Let’s Go Back To The Beginning At fifteen months, Lucas started at Tumble Tots because he was trying to climb EVERYTHING. We continued with weekly term time sessions for two years and three months. The decision to finish the sessions was not an easy one. With Lucas starting school and the idea of…

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Diggerland Yorkshire | AD

Diggerland Yorkshire | AD

Living in Wakefield, I’d heard of Diggerland. However, I didn’t realise it was only a 15 minute drive away! The last time I looked into it Lucas was just a toddler so I decided to wait till he was older. Jump forward a couple of years and we were invited by Diggerland to visit the Yorkshire park and write this very post!

Thackray Medical Museum

Thackray Medical Museum

Lucas is fascinated with the human body and what’s inside us. We’re always looking for days out for kids in Leeds. I said yes immediately when Thackeray Medical Museum asked us to visit for a review! We made a family day of it and took Daddy, Sienna and my niece, aged 6, along too. The History The building in which Thackray Medical Museum is set is filled with history. It first opened in 1861 as the purpose-built Leeds Union Workhouse….

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BoomChikkaBoom – Messy Playa

BoomChikkaBoom – Messy Playa

Chances are, if you live in the West Yorkshire area and have a child, you will have heard of BoomChikkaBoom. Faye and her team are quickly becoming on of the biggest children’s entertainers in our area. When you attend one of their events, it’s easy to see why! Lucas, Sienna and I got involved in some messy play fun with them!

Go Ape – Temple Newsam

Go Ape – Temple Newsam

When I tell people I’m scared of heights they say “But you did a sky dive!” and they’re right, I did, from 15, 000 feet. I’m scared of heights, still! Throwing myself out of a plane, strapped to a random guy, did not cure my fear. My fear is actually worse when I’m closer to the ground. At 15, 000 feet you don’t comprehend how high you are. As we floated to the ground in the parachute I freaked out….

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