Here is a collection of our own blogs, reviews of days out / eating out / family activities, interesting articles and anything else that we like the look of!

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REVIEW: Magic Alley Bell Court

There’s not many visitor attractions where you’re greeted in person by the owner and author of the Wizard’s Thatch book series on which its based – but you can here at Magic Alley Bell Court in Stratford-upon-Avon! Magic Alley has moved lock, stock and barrel from Henley Street to a purpose-built premises upstairs in the…

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REVIEW: Children’s Play Village

Since hearing that The Children’s Play Village had opened in Warwick, Emma and her two pre-schoolers aged 2 and 5 have been dying to go visit – we’re pleased to say that they weren’t disappointed! Here’s their review… We arrived a few minutes before our afternoon session was due to start and were directed over…

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Competition: Horrible Histories

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! Luckily, this season, audiences will have the chance to meet a whole host of colourful characters from the past thanks to a hilarious new show from the award-winning Horrible Histories producers Birmingham Stage Company. Experience the best of British history with…

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Plenty on offer this May half term in Shakespeare’s England!

Visit Shakespeare’s England this May half-term from 26 May – 3 June 2018 for a whole host of things to see and do! Take part in the new Escape Room at Warwick Castle, learn the tricks of the trade behind stage bruises and cuts at the Royal Shakespeare Company, attend a medieval banquet at the…

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A home fit for CHIMP-ions at Twycross Zoo

The countdown is on for the unveiling of Chimpanzee Eden at Twycross Zoo! The award-winning conservation charity based in the heart of England has created a new habitat for its chimpanzees, as part of its ambitious £55m Masterplan to become a national conservation organization and world-class visitor attraction. With work now almost complete, the Zoo’s…

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See a venomous Centipede and Bird Eating Spider at Stratford Butterfly Farm

The Stratford Butterfly Farm has two amazing new creatures on display in Minibeast Metropolis. The Goliath Bird Eating Spider, also known as Theraphosa leblondi, is considered to be the largest spider in the world and was named by explorers who saw one eating a hummingbird and reported the sighting. Native to the rainforest regions of…

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REVIEW: Easter Bunny’s Eggsellent Adventure at Belgrade Theatre

This Easter, Emma and her daughter (Jessie 2) spent a fantastic morning watching ‘The Easter Bunny’s Eggs-ellent Adventure’ at The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry! Here’s their highlights: It is a fun little story of Marty MacDonald and his hen, Henrietta, who are entering a singing competition called the Eggs-Factor(!) to win a trip to the…

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Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations 2018

This year’s Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations are bigger and better than ever with loads more family fun to enjoy!  There’s a massively expanded programme spread over the whole birthday weekend of Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April 2018.  Here’s everything you’ll need to make the most of it with your kids!! Town centre road closures will…

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REVIEW: Easter Spectacular at Hatton Adventure World

Kinga and her mini Mumblers (aged 16 months and 8 yrs) headed over to Hatton Adventure World this Easter!  They had a fantastic day saying that “it would take a whole book” to write about everything they did – so here’s their family highlights… Hatton Adventure World is a place that spreads across miles and…

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Feast of Events for Children at the Stratford Literary Festival 2018

Once again, for 2018, Stratford Literary Festival has put together a packed programme of events for children which includes some of the most famous names in children’s books. With events taking place between 22nd and 28th April, and a special Children’s Day on Sunday 29th April, the line-up includes TV’s Harry Hill, multi-million selling Gruffalo…

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