A Dazzling Journey Through Neverland: Exploring the Enchanted Garden at Webbs of Wychbold

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To kick off the 2023 festive season, we embarked on a mesmerising journey through the Enchanted Garden at Webbs of Wychbold. What awaited us was not just a Christmas light trail but a magical odyssey inspired by the timeless story of Peter Pan. As we wandered through the illuminated pathways, we couldn’t help but feel … Read more

Tracing the Paw Prints: A Guide to Birmingham’s Snow Dog Sculpture Trail

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Embarking on a whimsical adventure through Birmingham’s bustling streets, we recently discovered a hidden treasure that sparked joy and excitement for both young and old—the Snowdog Sculpture Trail. Inspired by Raymond Briggs’ beloved character, the Snowdog, this trail weaves its way through the city, inviting children and families to embark on a charming quest to … Read more

A guide to experiencing winter wonderland at Snowdome Tamworth

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Venturing into the Winter Wonderland at Tamworth’s SnowDome proved to be an enchanting experience for Arlo and myself as we were graciously invited along to the launch night for 2023. Now in its eighteenth year, this magical spectacle is a testament to the enduring charm of the holiday season. With ticket prices starting from a … Read more

Getting festive in the fjords: how to enjoy a Norwegian adventure at Christmas time

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Christmas is such a magical time, and there’s fewer better places to enjoy it than the snowy paradise of Norway. With thick blankets of soft snow covering everything from the majestic mountains to the glistening fjords below, the scenery is astounding. If you can imagine yourselves snuggled up by an open fire inside a rustic … Read more

How to Motivate Your Child to Learn

-Motivate Child to Learn-A light box that says make this day great.

Nurturing a love for learning is one of the greatest gifts you can give your child. However, maintaining their motivation can sometimes be a challenge, especially as they face new subjects and academic pressures. In this blog post, we’ll explore effective strategies to inspire and sustain your child’s enthusiasm for learning. Cultivate Curiosity Encourage your … Read more

How Does My Child’s Lifestyle Impact their Education?

Child's Lifestyle and Education-A little girl is writing on a piece of paper.

As parents, we understand the vital role education plays in shaping our child’s future. However, it’s important to recognise that education is not confined solely to the classroom. A child’s lifestyle, encompassing habits, routines, and extracurricular activities, significantly influences their overall learning experience. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the ways in which your … Read more

Tips for Raising a Mindful Child

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In today’s fast-paced world, instilling mindfulness in children can provide them with valuable tools to navigate life’s challenges with presence, compassion, and self-awareness. By incorporating mindful practices into their daily routine, parents can help children cultivate emotional intelligence, resilience, and a deeper appreciation for the present moment. In this blog, we’ll explore practical tips for … Read more

Understanding Sleep Chronotypes: Are You an Early Bird or a Night Owl?

Barn owl sitting on a wooden fence.

Many of us are familiar with the age-old idioms of being an “early bird” or a “night owl.” Simba, the sleep tech firm, has created a quiz that allows us to find out our individual sleep patterns through a concept known as sleep chronotypes. These chronotypes categorize people into four primary sleep animal types: Bears, … Read more

How to Save Up for a Special Moment

How to Save Up for a Special Moment-A person is putting a coin into a blue piggy bank.

With harsh economic times as they are, it can be hard to justify spending money on luxuries. Generally speaking, this is a wise anxiety to have – but when it impacts every decision from where you holiday to whether you buy an additional packet of biscuits this week, it can become a problematic one. Life … Read more

Throwing the Ultimate Winter Engagement Party

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Christmas: Starlight, hot chocolate and… diamond rings? There’s something inherently romantic about getting engaged in the colder months, so it’s easy to see why so many people pop the question at this time. Around Christmas and New Year, the festive period is already in full swing. So, what better way to extend the celebrations than to throw a winter … Read more

A new drone light show spectacular

Drone Light Show Spectacular in Wolverhampton-A man holding a child while watching a fireworks display.

Evolution, an epic drone light show which promises to take audiences on a mesmerising journey through time and space, will take place this December in Wolverhampton and Bristol. The event is brought to you by Celestial (creators of drone light shows for brands across the globe), Yuup (the local experiences company) and venue partners Seat … Read more

The festive Gift Fair

A festive Santa Claus at a gift fair.

One of my favourite festive shopping events has arrived. Hosted by Orchard events at the NEC in Birmingham this much loved Christmas Shopping Fair returns to the NEC, 16-19th NOVEMBER for its 27th year! Of course christmas isn’t just about buying gifts, it’s making sure every corner of your home looks fabulous and your table … Read more