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  • Jump 360 Newcastle

    Jump 360 Trampoline Park Newcastle

    AD (we were kindly given complimentary tickets & lunch for Jump 360) The girls were delighted when we were contacted by Jump 360 to review their Newcastle branch.  Trampoline parks are their absolute favourite activity and are perfect for tweens/teens who have grown out of soft play.   Where else can you whack your sister […]

  • Weebles South Shields

    Top 5 North East Public Sculptures to Visit with Kids

    We have been wanting to compile this blog piece for a while but the weather was conspiring against us. However, even though March has been a little temperamental we decided to get out and about and start exploring some of the sculptures in the North East area. All of the works of art featured are […]

  • Kiln Ouseburn

    Kiln Cafe & Ceramics, Ouseburn

    The Kiln is possibly one of the quirkiest brunch cafes in Newcastle I reckon. And we have tried quite a few. It has all the hallmarks of an instagram/hipster haven without any pretenses. The Kiln serves up a simple bunch & evening menu while being able to shop the ceramics that are in made in […]

  • Snowy Photoshoot

    A Snowy Photoshoot with Mandy Charlton

    When I spotted local photographer Mandy Charlton on Instagram stories last Friday offering 15 minute photo shoots in the snow the next morning I couldn’t resist. Mandy has been taking pictures of the kids (and even did a family shoot for us) for around 7 years so the girls are perfectly at ease & love […]

  • St Marys Inn Stannington

    St Mary’s Inn Stannington, Northumberland

    Disclosure: We were invited on the break for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own Last Saturday, we really were living the dream. Spending the night away from the kids, eating lush local food & relaxing on a giant bed! The day hadn’t been without it’s stresses brought about by the […]

  • Turtle Bay Kids Menu

    Turtle Bay, The Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne

    We continued our festive Sunday out with an evening meal in Turtle Bay, which is on the outside of  The Gate, next to the Premier Inn.  We had been invited to try out the Kids Menu (and main menu). Alan and I have been in here a few times for cocktails & for an evening […]

  • Cinderella Tyne Theatre Panto

    Cinderella at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House

    Friday night was here and another pantomime for us to enjoy!  This time we had the treat of watching Cinderella at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House on Westgate Road.  We loved Enchanted Entertainment’s production of Snow White last year, so knew we would be in for a treat.   We were pleased that Charlie Richmond was back […]