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Southampton Toy Fair, 18th Feb

New & Pre-owned toys, model railways, diecast & collectables. Suitable for all ages. Date of Event: 18/02/2018 Times of Event: 10.00am – 2.

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Longleat Festival of Lights – Top Tips!

Last week we had an inset day (hurrah!) so headed off to Longleat – Festival of Light for the day. This year the theme is ‘The Magic of Storytelling’.

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White Space Christmas Emporium, 7th-9th Dec

Hand picked Christmas market at our new venue in Alresford. Suitable for all ages. Date of Event: 6-8pm Thurs 7th Dec, All day Fri 8th and Sat 9th December. Times of Event: 9.

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A Christmas Carol this winter!

Prepare to be visited by the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future this winter! Join Proteus Theatre Company as they bring their fast-paced, funny and highly physical contemporary adaptation

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Autumn activities

With the weather chilling slightly and everything looking a bit more Autumnal its the perfect time to get out and about in the fresh air.

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Firework displays

Kids either love or loathe fireworks, ours love the visual aspect but are petrified of the bangs.

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Top 10 Hampshire Kids Attractions

Looking for things to do with the kids in Hampshire? Here’s a list of the top 10 Hampshire days out……………. 1 .

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A Day Out In Brighton

Getting into Brighton from Portsmouth or Southampton is relatively easy and direct. From both Cities you will go direct into Brighton City Centre in between 1hr 15mins and 2 hrs.

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A Day Out In London

Getting into London from Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester and Basingstoke is relatively easy and direct. From all Cities you will go direct into Waterloo within 2 hrs.

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Family friendly offers

Who can deny that they love a good deal? With 3 kids eating proper meals now, our visits to restaurants tend to revolve around cheap kids meals and cheap alcohol, joking, its more likely to be the qua

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Summer picnic spots

Picnics feature quite heavily during our summer holidays, although they mainly involve me saying one of the following on repeat; ‘sit down, stop standing on your sister’s food’, R

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Splash pools

I hope we’re not jinxing the weather by adding this section! Lets keep our fingers crossed that the sun stays out long enough for us to all enjoy some of these splash pools.

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Local campsites for families

Myself and the kids are spending our first night under canvas in August, what appeals is that we’re staying in the New Forest, less than an hour from home.

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Holiday Clubs and Playschemes

Organising childcare during the long 6 week holiday can be stressful if you’re working, or to be honest even if you’re not sometimes you just need a break (I’ll be booking a few of t

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Summer Holiday Events

The long awaited school summer holidays are fast approaching and I’m sure we’re all looking forward to 6 weeks of entertaining the little delights 😉 If this thought fills you with dread, d

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Hidden Gem – Hannah’s B&B

Found on Instagram is Hannah’s B&B, a chic and beautifully restored bed and breakfast based in the heart of Winchester. I still can’t quite believe I had never heard of it until now.

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Top Hampshire Hotels for knackered parents

Got a child free night and want to go wild in a way only knackered parents can? Here’s some hotel recommendations to help you make the most of it as we all know it’ll be another 6 months b

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Legoland Review

We’d had a trip to LEGOLAND booked in with my brother and his family for months, it was only 5 days before we were due to go that the terrible reality of going to a theme park on a weekend dawne

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Watercress Festival, 15th May – Alresford

Whether you like salad or not you’ll find something to enjoy at the Watercress festival, the spirit of the festival is to celebrate the locally grown crop but there are many other activities on

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Loch Fyne, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

You could forgive any waitress for letting out a secret sigh as our family enters a restaurant, a 5 and 3 year old bundling through the door followed by a large, badly driven buggy containing a wriggl