Great days out!

Great days out for you and the kids

We all enjoy getting out and about on a weekend as a way to break up the working week and allow the little ones to let off steam. But with all the days out, I find that it can be easy to exhaust all of the entertainment options in your local area.

So I’ve done some research about heading a little further afield, and have found some great attractions as well as some fun online bingo games to play on the way!

Wookey Hole

One big problem about organising any day out for the family is knowing what to do if it’s rainy. But a trip to Wookey Hole in Somerset shouldn’t have any of these problems as the fun takes place within the confines of the spooky caves!

But it’s not just the caves that look to be exciting, as there’s also a mystic fairy garden and best of all, the chance to sample some cave-aged cheese!

Dinosaur Isle

Anybody who’s seen my blog post about our trip to the Sealife Centre in Great Yarmouth will know how much fun it can be to see some weird and wonderful creatures. I love the way that animals really excite little minds, and so I thought a trip to Dinosaur Isle on the Isle of Wight would be a great idea!

With tickets for adults being just £5, it can be a fairly cheap way to have a day out. The museum looks to have lots of interesting exhibits of dinosaur bones, but I love the sound of the fossil walk that sounds like it could really bring out the exploring tendencies of any child.

The only drawback would be the boat trip to the island, but downloading a few gaming apps such as Simpsons Tapped Out for the kids and the endless range of adult games available now at Coral Bingo could make even the most boring sea crossing a lot more fun – particularly as the bingo games can provide some serious winnings, all from the convenience of a smartphone!

Cotswold Country Beach and Park

And finally for something a little more tranquil, I’d be tempted to pay a visit to Cotswold Country Park & Beach. This allows families to enjoy roaming around the adventure park, as well as play on kayaks and row-boats on the Water Park that also has a healthy population of ducks to feed!

Again it looks like it could be a fair drive to get there, but with the right kind of packed lunch and those fun online bingo games, it should be an equally enjoyable journey!


We all need Buddies!

Getting a four-year-old boy to clean his teeth is possibly as easy as gently laying your head inside the mouth of an angry lion and asking if he minds if you remove his tooth without anaesthetic. A little literary licence at play here but you get the point – it ain’t easy.

We were asked to review the new Buddies toothpastes in hint of mint and apple flavours. Developed for children who hate the taste of normal toothpaste and approved by dentists, they were an immediate hit with the funky bright Buddy characters.

More than that, the flavours really worked, especially the apple one which was a big hit. Arthur loved the apple flavour and it did have a lovely mild, natural taste. Unlike the synthetic tastes in many of the other ‘flavoured’ toothpastes. The hint of mint was not too sweet or overpowering and  both were gentle on little mouths.


The pump action meant he was able to  toothpaste on the brush easily and without covering the bathroom in some kind of toothpaste massacre. Plus it measures out the right amount for a full little mouth brush.

So clean, easy to use, great taste and the addition of some funky little rubber head characters. If you have trouble with small people and teeth brushing I’d definitely say give these a go. They’ve been a hit in our household – I must admit I’m a bit partial to an apple tooth brushing moment myself!