Things to do with Toddlers in Greater Manchester

Things to do with Toddlers in Greater Manchester
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Greater Manchester is amazing for kids! There are so many attractions, beautiful spaces and options for days out as a family. But what about for particularly young children? As a Mum with a baby and…

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Rockets, Stones and Tonsillitis

Rockets, Stones and Tonsillitis
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Oliver has had a difficult few days. He appeared to be getting a cold on Thursday and was complaining of a “sore mouth.” But by 5pm, his temperature was reading well over 39 and he…

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Why?!

Why?!
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It has begun. Oliver is 2 years and 4 months old. And he has just discovered, “why?” We’ve had a few “whys,” over the past week or so. And today “why,” really was on fire.…

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Picnics in the Rain – The Great British Summertime

Picnics in the Rain – The Great British Summertime
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Oliver has been asking to go for a picnic (or a “picpic,” as he calls it) for the best part of two weeks now. But, as ever, the Great British weather simply has not been…

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Trains, Fishing and Slides – A Day at Gypsy Wood

Trains, Fishing and Slides – A Day at Gypsy Wood
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We booked a very last minute family break to North Wales this weekend to catch up with a friend and enjoy the forecasted sunshine on the beach. We hadn’t made plans to visit any attractions,…

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The Best Toys for 2 Year Old Boys

The Best Toys for 2 Year Old Boys
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Our house often feels like one giant playroom. We have a room at the back of the house which is designated as a playroom, but it doesn’t stop the toys, clutter and general mess that…

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Balance Bike Fun and a Chunky Little Monkey – {Living Arrows}

Balance Bike Fun and a Chunky Little Monkey – {Living Arrows}
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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” – Kahlil Gibran It’s been another lovely week for us. We had a couple of days where it was sunny and…

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Making the Most of the British Sunshine – {The Ordinary Moments}

Making the Most of the British Sunshine – {The Ordinary Moments}
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We had another 2 or 3 really lovely sunny days in the North West this week. I’m still on maternity leave at present, so it meant plenty of garden time. We do all sorts in…

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How I Got my 2 Month Old Baby to Sleep Through

How I Got my 2 Month Old Baby to Sleep Through
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My first born son didn’t sleep through the night until he was 17 months old. For the first year in particular he woke a lot at night. I was working, getting up through the night…

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Cheap Garden Fun with Giant Chalk!

Cheap Garden Fun with Giant Chalk!
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I’ve been loving this weather of late, though was glad for it to cool down a touch today. Once the showers cleared up this morning, we had a lovely 20 degrees or so and sunshine…

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What our Toddler Thought of the Legoland Discovery Centre, Manchester

What our Toddler Thought of the Legoland Discovery Centre, Manchester
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Legoland Discovery Centre in Manchester markets itself at children over 3. Our son is 2 so we were not so sure whether or not it would be a particularly enjoyable day out for him. But having…

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Chester Zoo in the Sun – {Living Arrows}

Chester Zoo in the Sun – {Living Arrows}
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We went to Chester Zoo this afternoon, taking advantage of the good weather. I’m still on maternity and my husband had the day off, so while the schools are still in we thought it would…

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A Quick Getaway at the Hallmark Hotel The Queen, Chester

A Quick Getaway at the Hallmark Hotel The Queen, Chester
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I can count on one hand the number of times my husband and I have been away without the boys since our oldest was born. This weekend was the third. We booked a night away…

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Cooling Off – {The Ordinary Moments}

Cooling Off – {The Ordinary Moments}
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What a beautiful day we’ve had! 27 degrees and sunshine here in Greater Manchester. That’s the sort of weather that calls for a family barbecue and fun in the garden. So we got the paddling…

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A Weekend Away – {Living Arrows}

A Weekend Away – {Living Arrows}
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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.” (Kahlil Gibran) We had a lovely weekend catching up with some friends. We stayed in a lovely cottage on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire…

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Hide and Seek – {The Ordinary Moments}

Hide and Seek – {The Ordinary Moments}
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We’ve just returned from a lovely couple of days in Nottinghamshire catching up with friends. The place we stayed had a lovely big garden and our oldest son had a whole load of fun running…

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Getting Great Photos of Your Children This Summer – Tips from the Pros

Getting Great Photos of Your Children This Summer – Tips from the Pros
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I absolutely love summer. Even if the British weather doesn’t always play ball, it’s great to get out and about on adventures with my toddler (and this year my youngest son too). My son just…

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Holiday Cottages Near Alton Towers – Our Shortlist

Holiday Cottages Near Alton Towers – Our Shortlist
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We’ve just returned from a visit to CBeebies Land at Alton Towers. We’re not far from Alton Towers at all, but as there was a few of us travelling, we decided to stay at a…

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