Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom Live At Norwich Theatre Royal

AD | Press tickets I remember Erin’s first trip to the theatre well. She was about 1.5 and we went to see Ben and Holly Live in Norwich. At the time, it was one of her favourite shows and she was so excited the whole time we were there. This year, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom Live is back at Norwich Theatre Royal and we were invited to take Erin to see it again. It’s still one of Erin’s favourite things to watch on TV now so she was super excited to go and see it again. Holly is a

Family Friendly Attractions To Visit In Norfolk This Summer

AD | We previously received complimentary entry to some of these attractions Now that May half term is well and truly out of the way it’s time to start thinking about the summer holidays. With only just over 6 weeks to go I want to start pencilling in some activities and making some kind of plan. This will be the first summer since Erin started nursery that she will be home the whole time as there was a summer club at her old nursery. We don’t have that option now so I have 6 weeks to fill! I think we’re

Father’s Day Shopping At intu Chapelfield

AD | Gifted items When it comes to occasions like Christmas or birthdays shopping online might seem like the most convenient way to buy gifts. For me though, nothing beats heading into the city and browsing in real shops. Online shopping doesn’t have the same feeling or result as a lot of the time you only search for things you know you already want. intu Chapelfield armed me with a gift card and challenged me to do some shopping with them to find John some great gifts for Father’s Day! I decided to have a really good look around intu

Our First Visit To The Norwich Children’s Library

We don’t go into Norwich nearly as much as I would like and we definitely haven’t made the most of everything there is to do there. On a recent trip while we were reviewing COSMO we had some time to kill beforehand. It was a really wet and miserable day so we needed something to do indoors with Erin. Somewhere we had never been before was the children’s department at the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library. One of the reasons why I wanted to go to the children’s library was because I had seen that it had been refurbished a

Restaurant Review: COSMO Norwich

AD | Complimentary meal provided John and I love eating out but now that we have Erin choosing a restaurant isn’t always so easy. Erin doesn’t really do well with restaurants because she hates to be sat still. Anywhere we go she lasts about 2 minutes on her chair before wanting to explore, dance or generally create a bit of madness. Waiting for the food to arrive can turn into an absolute nightmare and John and I end up more stressed out than anything else. We were recently invited to try COSMO Authentic World Kitchen in Norwich which sounded ideal

Mimi And The Mountain Dragon At Norwich Playhouse

AD – We received complimentary tickets to this show. All opinions are our own.  Last year I took Erin to the theatre for the first time and I was surprised at how much she loved it. Since then I’ve been looking to take her back to see something else and as she loved Zog so much, I thought Mimi and the Mountain Dragon would be a great choice. On the day of the show I wasn’t feeling too good and luckily, John had an unexpected day off work so he got to take Erin instead of me. I wasn’t really

When Days Out Become A Disaster

I think it was just after Christmas when I saw that a cinema in Norwich would be showing The Gruffalo on their child friendly morning in February. Having been to see Zog at the same cinema before Christmas I thought Erin would love it, especially as we’d be watching/ reading other Julia Donaldson stories. We’d had the date written on the board for weeks and I’d been getting Erin excited about us having a day out together as we haven’t had one for ages. The weekend before our cinema trip Erin hadn’t been herself and we had nights where she

Testing The New Children’s Menu At Turtle Bay

Disclaimer: We received a complimentary meal for the purpose of this post. All opinions are our own.  It’s been quite a while since we managed to get into Norwich for a family day out. John works a lot of Saturdays and Sunday is his swimming day with Erin so that doesn’t leave us with a whole lot of time. We were determined to get out before Christmas though so last Friday we headed into the city to watch a screening of Zog and some lunch. Somewhere we hadn’t been to for a while is Turtle Bay and they now have a new