Mini Meadows Farm with Jack

On Tuesday 14th May myself and Jack headed to Mini Meadows Farm with his preschool. He has been asking daily for weeks so I was so happy I could finally say “yes, it’s today!”. First we headed to his preschool to get on the coach (Jack’s favourite bit by a mile)

When we got there we were offered the option to buy food for the animals. We chose to and I’m so glad we did. It was £2 and you receive a bucket with colour coded cups inside with different food. On the bucket there is a list of what coloured cup is for which animals.

Then you make your way around. My favourites were the tiny bunnies and baby goats.

Some animals like the rabbits and guinea pigs where you an enter their pens and touch them

Jack was very nervous with all of the animals but got braver as the day went on

Until a goat pinched the cup from his hands haha

He wasn’t so keen after that. They also have a really lovely play area outside.

And a lovely big indoor soft play area.

They also have a lovely cafe for food and drink. We took our own but we did buy some homemade Victoria sponge which was delicious (so good I didn’t take a photo because I was busy scoffing it)

I’m amazed that entry is only £5 each, it’s a bargain for what you get.

I highly recommend if you’re near.

*I paid for this trip as it was a preschool trip but I just wanted to share because it was so good.

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My Sunday Snapshot

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Saturday is Caption Day

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A day at Burbage Common

On Sunday 12th May 2019 it was Burbage Common and woods open day. We hadn’t planned to go but it was such a lovely day, we thought why not?! And we’re so glad we did. It was really busy but still a great day out. They have tractors, alpacas, Morris dancing, market, food stalls, dog show, donkey rides, archery, the list goes on. The boys had so much fun. We’ve been to these open days before but this one was the 25th anniversary one so much bigger than usual. The boys highlight was seeing all the tractors because they got to sit on them. My highlight was the pork and stuffing roll 😀

Here are a few photos from the day…

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GeoSafari Jr BugBright from Learning Resources

We were recently sent this awesome BugBright from Learning Resources. The boys love being outside in the garden (no matter the weather) and they love anything to do with nature, especially bugs so I knew they would love this.

As soon as I got it out of the box, they were outside searching for bugs. It didn’t take them long to find a ladybug.

  • Young explorers will love collecting and observing specimens in the dark with this magnification container
  • Easy-to-use bug catcher is perfectly sized for little hands
  • Ideal for catching and observing insects day and night
  • Children can observe through a 5x magnification spot
  • Container features bright LED spotlight for observing in the dark
  • Easy-carry handle for simple transportation
  • Viewing container has been designed to keep specimens safe!
  • To feed specimens simply unscrew the light fitting
  • Measures 15cm D x 16.25 H
  • Features multilingual packaging
  • Requires button cell battery (included)

They loved looking at it through the special magnified spot on the dome. The handle is perfect for little hands to carry it around.

It was so easy to use, we just sat down and let the boys explore on their own.

It soon got near to bedtime so we asked them to come in and they wanted to bring it in with them so they could use the light function.

I can’t wait to take them out when it’s darker in the evenings to see what we can find.

Would your child/ren love this?

*We were sent this for the purposes of review but all words and opinions are honest and my own.

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Our holiday to Somerset

In the Easter holidays we stayed in Somerset for a week with Haven (one day at Butlin’s) and it was such a lovely week away. I thought I’d share some photos from our week. We stayed in a hotel in Bristol on Sunday to break up the journey. On Monday we had a day at Tropiquaria which was a great day out, I would highly recommend it you’re ever in Somerset. Tuesday was spent at haven and on the beach, Wednesday was Butlin’s which the kids loved! Thursday was at Haven again and Friday we had a couple of hours on Cheddar before heading home.

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My Sunday Snapshot

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Jack’s Easter Service

On the 10th April Jack was invited to his preschool (it’s not his usual day) to join their Easter service. I was in two minds if I should take him because he was adamant he didn’t want to but listened to my gut and made him go. And I was right, he loved it! And he received a chocolate treat at the end which he was thrilled with. It was so cute! I’m going to be sad the day I have no more cute school plays to go to.

What are your plans for Easter?

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Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab

Are you on Easter holiday like us? Have you already been for a week? I have been looking for things to entertain the boys and then was very timely sent this Beaker Creatures Reactor Super Lab Set From Learning Resources it’s perfect for entertaining the kids! Also doubles as a great alternative to chocolate eggs at Easter. You can either but the whole set (they have a great offer on at the moment) or just the reactor pods as they also work in bowls of water.

Harry loved this set! Setting up was super easy but it does need an adult to put it together really. It only took me a minute or two and we were ready to go though.

Our first attempt sadly was a bit of a let down because the tubes were not straight so the water couldn’t go through properly. But we just tipped water onto the pod and it worked!

We quickly worked out why it didn’t work though and the second time was perfect!

Harry loved it at the end when he could fish out the beaker creature with the rings provided and checking the poster to see which one he had.

He now wants to collect them all

They are pretty cute though 🙂

We still have two more pods to do and we can’t wait! We’re hoping it warms up so we can do them outside.

Which one is your favourite?

*We were gifted these items for the purposes of review but all words and opinions are honest and my own.

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My Sunday Snapshot

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