Exploring The Gruffalo Spotters Trail At Wendover Woods

A family took a stroll through the deep dark Wendover Woods… If you can forgive me for butchering one of the (probably) most famous opening lines in children’s book history, then let me share our recent adventure in search of The Gruffalo. Toddler L loves all things Gruffalo. We read the book – and Gruffalo’s Child – […]

7 Toddler-Friendly Things To Do On Holiday In Copenhagen

It feels like ages ago now, but last September we had a short European city break to Copenhagen. I’ve been meaning to write about the holiday for a while as we had a great time and found it to be a very toddler-friendly place, however, life and general laziness got in the way. Typical. So eight […]

Review: Our New Volkswagen Tiguan SE Nav 2.0 TDI Family Car

It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was writing about getting our first family car. It feels a bit odd looking back now, but for the first six months of Toddler L’s life, our only car was a three-door Vauxhall Corsa. This did the job, but it was barely something you could call ‘family-friendly’ […]

Review: Our Tiny Knights Midweek Break At Warwick Castle

As a family always keen to find new places to visit and explore, I was chuffed to be asked to be a blogging ambassador for Warwick Castle during 2017. I’ve only ever been there once before – back in 2006 ish when the missus and I were fresh faced, less grey and enjoyed copious amounts […]

We’re All Going On A European City Break Holiday

Much like Sir Cliff, we enjoy a holiday. When it comes to getting away, the missus and I have been to quite a few different places in the 11 years we’ve been together. We’re not a frugal family, but we rarely splash the cash willingly – the only exception is probably holidays where we’ve spent […]

Things To Do With A Toddler In Dacorum, Hertfordshire And Buckinghamshire

Since becoming a stay-at-home dad nearly two years ago, I’ve found that my days are pretty different to the pre-kid days. Hardly surprising, I know. But what this has meant is that I’ve needed to tap into a whole different world of baby and toddler related activities that I never knew about before. As a […]

Driving Home For Christmas #OneStepAhead

“I’m driving home for Christmas…” – well, technically, I’m not. I’m penning my thoughts on the topic, but “I’m writing a blog post about driving home for Christmas” doesn’t really fit into Chris Rea’s famous festive tune. Either way, I’ll get to the point…for once. I’ve recently teamed up with AXA Insurance on their #OneStepAhead campaign. […]

Review: A Magical Christmas Experience At LaplandUK

The other weekend, we were invited along to celebrate all things Christmas at LaplandUK. Set in a forest near Ascot, it’s an award winning Christmas family theatrical experience which recreates Santa’s arctic homeland. With elves, reindeer, festive activities, a snowy village and a meeting the big man himself, it certainly sounded like a magical experience. […]

3 More Alternative Days Out With Your Toddler

Earlier in the year, I wrote about three places I’ve taken Toddler L as part of a day out. “That sounds a pretty boring post, Dave”, I hear you say. Well, you might be right. However, the difference was that these were alternative days out. We’re not talking about the normal stuff – you know, soft […]