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Dixit family game review

May 20, 2019 admin 0

From April to June we are taking part in the bloggers board game club where we will be reviewing three different board games.  In April we reviewed Cobra Paw which we have now played many times since then and it remains a firm favourite with the kids, this month we have reviewed Dixit, the family story telling game.   Dixit is a board game that is best played at a table as it does require […]

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Our Monster Jam review

May 8, 2019 admin 0

Last weekend we were invited to the Manchester Evening News arena in exchange for a Monster Jam Review and here it is, along with a few top tips to help you get the most out of your visit. I hope you find it useful. For those of you that don’t know what Monster Jam is, it is a show put on using monster trucks, those great big, colourful, noisy and very impressive trucks and this […]

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Do your children like the Fingerlings toys?

April 30, 2019 admin 0

My youngest is animal mad. It doesn’t matter whether they are real animals, stuffed teddies or animal like toys, if he can cuddle it, stroke, pet it and generally look after it then he is in his element. So much so it is probably safe to say at this stage he is either going to grow up to be a vet or the equivalent of a crazy cat lady with a house full of pets. […]

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The Robot Factory Domino set By Hape

April 29, 2019 admin 0

This week we were kindly sen the Robot Factory Domino set by Hape to review and as we were treated to such horrific weather on Saturday we had the perfect excuse to spend the afternoon testing it out.     The Robot Factory Domino set comes very well packaged and contains 122 pieces including several dominos of varying sizes, 6 different starters, ramps, 3 wooden balls and a marble. Everything you need to get creative […]

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Monster Jam is coming to Manchester

April 26, 2019 admin 0

Last month when we went to watch the Xfactor tour in Manchester we saw loads of posters for the Monster Jam Tour and it looked ace, something that could be enjoyed by  the whole family. We have just confirmed our tickets this week and can not wait to go and watch it in Manchester next month.   For anyone that hasn’t heard of Monster Jam before it is a live show involving some of the […]

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Cobra Paw game review

April 24, 2019 admin 0

This month we were sent a copy of a game called Cobra Paw as part of the blogger board game club. For anyone that follows our blog you will know how much we all enjoy a family games night and how we have encouraged our boys to play games in a bid to teach them numerous skills through fun, including how to share and not throw a complete strop when they loose – we’re still […]

Check out the Zuru smashers series 3 Dino collectables

April 24, 2019 admin 0

Over Easter the boys were sent some of the Zuru smashers series 3 Dino collectables. If you are already familiar with the zuru smashers ranges then you will know that series 1 was a sports theme with smashable sports balls and series 2 was a more gruesome series where you had to smash the eye ball to reveal the collectable. Series 3, thankfully, isn’t as disgusting as series 2 but is just as fascinating for […]

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Review: Annie at the Storyhouse

March 27, 2019 admin 0

On Monday night I had the absolute pleasure of being invited to the opening night of Annie at the Storyhouse in Chester. The Storyhouse is Chester’s newest theatre and it is such a welcome addition and one that has become a quite the community hub with a library, cinema, restaurant and wine bar often hosting a whole range of events and activities for all ages.   Annie is at The Storyhouse from Monday 25th March […]

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Our Flexistix Review

March 21, 2019 admin 0

Last week we were fortunate enough to be asked to write a Flexistix review and were sent the Flexistix multi-tower kit to have a play around with. The kit is aimed at over 4’s and contains 34 orange joins of varying sizes and 98 blue bamboo rods of different lengths, as well as a booklet with 4 sets of instructions for different models. The good bits I love the fact that the pieces come not […]

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Our first impressions of the Weekend Box

March 5, 2019 admin 2

A couple of weeks ago we were sent a Weekend Box from the Weekend Box Club, which is a small box full of S.T.E.M. craft activities, that can be done over the weekend – or anytime at all really.  It arrived just as we were leaving for Devon so I put it away and forgot about it until the weekend just gone when I dug it out and had a closer look. The tiddler was […]