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7 essential products to make travelling with children stress-free

Travelling with children. The mere mention of those three words will fill even the bravest of parents with fear. We went on our first staycation with Little Miss H when she was four months old. We filled the car with the entire contents of our house and drove the four hours to Dorset. Yes, it was quite hellish. We got stuck in a traffic jam on the A303. Little Miss H began screaming from hunger and I had to nip…

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Our week in Broadstairs

A photograph of a little girl playing in the shallows of the sea at Botany Bay in Broadstairs, Kent- Our Week in Broadstairs - Mrs H's favourite things

It is the first week of the Summer holidays and the weather has been hit and miss. But we’ve still managed to have fun. We’ve built dens, baked cookies, seen an open air performance of Alice through the looking glass,  visited a farm, played games and watched Peppa Pig. And of course, we went out in the rain for a walk in the woods behind our house. This led to the obligatory jumping in muddy puddles. That pig has a…

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A day out at Dover Castle with the Quinny Zapp Flex Plus

A photograph of a mother standing in front of a wall in Dover Castle in Kent, her baby sits in front of her in the Quinny Zapp Flex Plus in Frost on Grey - A Day Out at Dover Castle with the Quinny Zapp Flex Plus - Mrs H's favourite things

Back in June we went on holiday to Broadstairs in Kent. We spent most of our days on the beach. But the weather forecaster was predicting that it would be overcast and cooler on the Wednesday. So we decided to take a day trip to Dover Castle. We packed up the car with everything we would need. And we made sure to include our Quinny Zapp Flex Plus which we had recently been sent by the lovely people at Quinny. The…

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In the Night Garden Live – a review

A little girl's face of pure joy, happiness and excitement as Iggle Piggle appears on the stage at a performance of In The Night Garden Live at Blackheath - In The Night Garden Live - A Review - Mrs H's favourite things

Little Miss H has always been completely entranced with In the Night Garden. She adores Upsy Daisy and the Tombliboos. And she used to love making Mr H and I join her in the gazebo dance. So I knew that she would be over the moon when we were offered tickets to see In the Night Garden Live. And she LOVED the show. She was so happy sitting next to her Daddy and watching the performance. Seeing the pure excitement and…

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Win tickets to In the Night Garden Live

A still from the children's TV programme In the Night Garden featuring IgglePiggle, Makka Pakka, Upsy Daisy and the Tombliboos - Win tickets to In the Night Garden Live - Mrs H's favourite things

Little Miss H is a fickle sort. Her appreciation of certain TV programmes can wane over time. But her love for In the Night Garden is constant. The adventures of IgglePiggle and his friends are guaranteed to put a smile on her face. She knows the words and dance moves to each character's song (although the Tombliboos are a particular favourite). And she expects Mr H and I to accompany her in the gazebo dance at the end of every episode. That…

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Bluestone Wales – A review of the resort and Kingdom of the Elves

A photograph of a little girl standing in front of a Skomer Lodge at Bluestone National Park Resort, Pembrokeshire, Wales _ Mrs H's favourite things

Earlier this month we packed up our car and drove for 5 hours to Pembrokeshire. Bluestone National Park Resort in Wales had invited us for an early Christmas break and to visit their 2016 Christmas experience Kingdom of the Elves. This is my first post about our winter holiday at Bluestone. I thought that I would begin by sharing a review of the accommodation, the resort itself and our visit to the Kingdom of the Elves. In a few days time…

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