Thursday, 13 August 2015

Body Confidence

As a mum I don't look how I used to, that being an understatement of course. 


Even before I had a child, I wasn't ever one to have that body confidence that I probably should have, I was one of the many wrapped up in trying to look like the girls in the magazines that I actually ended up with eating disorders and a completely distorted view of what I actually looked like.

Now i'm all fully grown (lol) and have also carried and had a baby, my body definitely  isn't what's considered 'perfect' or 'bikini ready', I have, boobs which seem to be heading further south with each day that passes, which by the way shouldn't be allowed at 24, thanks. Loose skin on my belly from pregnancy and weight loss and the amount of stretchmarks that resemble a road map of the United Kingdom. But it's ok, I don't mind it.

However, i'm now older and i guess wiser, where I don't feel so pressure to look a certain way, instead it's now how I feel about myself, as opposed to how the media or others have made me feel. Which for me, is a big big thing. But it does get me thinking, if I was to head out to the beach in a bikini, i'm sure i'd get quite a few looks and sniggers, but why? Sure i'm not all smooth and silky like I used to be, but personally, i'd much rather see an array of bodies around that everyone with the typical 'perfect' ones. I want Abbie to grow up to see the different bodies, with people who aren't afraid or insecure about what they look like, 

I personally feel like, if you feel comfortable and happy with yourself, you go ahead and wear that bikini, and don't give anybody else a second thought, if people want to snigger on judge, then they must be the most insecure out of all of us. If you are truly happy in yourself, you shouldn't care what is going on in everyone else's life after all!

It bothers me that these women who have had children, those who may have lost weight in order to wear a bikini, you don't always know the story, it's a shame that comments or passing remarks are even made, the more people ignore what others think and share the different body stars, shapes, wobbly bits, saggy bits, scars and all, the more normal it will become. A recent survey from MyVoucherCodes revealed that 60% of 18-24 year olds felt that pressure to have the 'perfect body' (whatever that is anyway), it's so sad that women are made to feel this way, I can only hope that Abbie doesn't ever feel the way I did growing up, I couldn't bear to watch her go through that!

With all this being said, next year I plan on entering a new fitness mission, for myself. I want to try and tone up and be healthier, I want to be fitter for Abbie's sake too, so I will be trying starting that in the New Year. It's not about appearance for me now, it's about how I feel from the inside, and when I exercise, I feel so much happier in myself, more confident, thats what it should be about, not the number on the scale or how others see you!

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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Life Lately!

Hello!

Long time no blogging! I've been off the radar for almost an entire month now, I don't really know what happened, I suddenly had writers block and nothing I did was inspiring me to write, it kinda happens every now and then so instead of trying to force it, I took a little break and slowly but surely, my mojo has come back! 

I think it's so important to take time out for yourself sometimes too, we've made some changes to our daily routine here, Abbie hasn't really been napping and I realised I was letting her watch far too much tv, it was convenient and I didn't really see the harm, but I can honestly say,  cutting it right down to a minimum has completely changed Abbie, she seems happier, brighter and definitely less 'naughty' I guess you could say, she is asking to go out all the time and as a family we have bonded so much more! I will talk about it more in a new post about Abbie's routine so keep an eye out for that :)

We've all been super busy too, last month was my Birthday which was amazing, I'm not one to go all out for it but I can honestly say it was one of the best birthdays ever, I saw family, friends and ate enough food to feed the whole country all to myself, which was probably my favourite part ;)

Last week I somehow pulled my back out, it was easily one of the most painful experiences of my life, I think I even uttered the words 'I'd rather give birth again' to Ben, i'm not sure if I would but still, in that moment and all, definitely! I couldn't stand upright for 4 days, I was constantly aching and in pain and pretty much cried through those days too, but after seeing the Doctor and being prescribed some antibiotics, I started feeling better literally within 24 hours, Abbie finally had her Mummy back and I was able to run around with her again yay!

Although I've been quiet on here, I have been uploading on Instagram multiple times a day, now we are doing a lot more things, i'm finding myself uploading waaaay more, follow me if you wish @ourbabyblog (easy to remember!). I have added a bunch of my recent photos below too!

This week i've pushed my back a little too much on some days but it's definitely on the mend, so we are having lots of adventures and fun inside and out the house seeing as though we are now in the last 27 days of Summer! We have a birthday party for Abbies best friend Evie on Sunday, where I will try my hardest to avoid the yummy food, must lose these last 3lbs! 











If you're on any kind of diet or healthy eating plan, then I would advise you to look away right now...this is my homemade Snickers Birthday Cake! It was so heavenly, chocolately and indulgent! 



I have a few posts prepared over the next week or so, so keep checking back for those :)

Happy Thursday!

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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Top 5 | New & Upcoming Pushchairs 2015



Today I thought I would bring you a post about some of my favourite new and upcoming pushchairs ! Whether you're a first time parent looking for the perfect travel system, or you are looking for something new for your growing bundle, I can guarantee you'll fall in love with at least one of these beauties! It's a bit of a long post, but better to do too much research than not enough  I say!


Pushchairs come in all different shapes and sizes, weights, colours and prices. There are literally thousands and thousands out there for you to choose from, so what is it that you REALLY need? Only you can answer that question, we all have different needs, some need something that can be folded up quickly, some need something light, whilst others prefer something with that extra wow factor or even a sports stroller for taking the little one out whilst you keep fit! 


I've carried out some thorough research to bring you what I think are the top 5 new and upcoming pushchairs of 2015, something to suit all needs and wants but keeping safety and comfort at the top of the priority list! 


1. Black Rose Gold Urbo2
My favourite brand Mamas & Papas have created this fabulous NEW Rose Gold edition of their award-winning Urbo2. The head-turning stroller, launching on 10th August, is the ultimate way to ride one of the biggest trends in fashion! When I first caught sight of this, I couldn't quite believe how gorgeous it was, with the unique and stunning rose gold frame and black fabric, it definitely stands out from the rest!



The Urbo2 has built-in front and rear suspension, with a light, compact frame, the new Signature Edition of Mamas & Papas award-winning stroller combines smoothness and agility with the height of fashion. Inspired by the metal of the moment, Mamas & Papas have given the pushchair a dramatic look by contrasting a rose gold frame, chassis and wheels with black fabric finished with rose gold detailing. 

Stylish but still functional, it also folds down to fit into the skinniest of hallways and the boot of the smallest cars, yet it can still take bumps, buses and busy caf├ęs in its stride! Finding a light weight, sturdy and attractive pushchair is actually pretty hard to come across, but once again Mamas & Papas have combined everything together and brought out quite honestly, one of the prettiest pushchairs I have ever seen!

Look out for more details online and in store soon!


2. Armadillo Flip XT
I can vouch for this personally because it is our current go to pushchair! Abbie looks so much more comfortable than some others we have tried, she has lots of leg room, and still has room to grow too! The size of the shopping basket is huge, seriously the biggest i've had in terms of pushchairs, it doesn't sag when it's full and definitely is a big lifesaver when i've accidentally bought a bit too much from the shops ;). But our favourite part of all, is how easy it is to fold, with just one hand it can be transformed into the most compact pushchair, again, that we have ever used!

With Chunky wheels with tread-for extra grip and comfort on the go, it works perfectly on different terrains and can be used from birth up to 4 years! One of the things I looked for in a pushchair was the opportunity to have it rear and forward facing which is what you have here, a super cushioned seat for ultimate comfort and wipe clean fabric too! 
As well as;

Wheel lock-swivel wheels, which can be locked and released for better manoeuvring
Removable wheels-for squeezing into the tightest of spaces
Easy rider- front and rear wheel suspension for a smooth and comfy ride.
Auto lock-chassis stays secure when folded.
Travel friendly-easy carry handle for when you have your arms full.
Peek-a-boo window-for quick check-ups through the hood.
Flip flop friendly brake- for easy stop and go

And if you have a toddler, it's super easy for them to get themselves in and out of as well, Abbie climbs up in no time! Click here for more info!

3. Thule Urban Glide
A gorgeous all round sports stroller from one of my favourite brands Thule, the sports brand of all sports brand, keeping active families in mind with incredible products, such as bike carriers, child carrier, bike seats and luggage to name a few! Whatever adventure your family will go on next, Thule have you covered to make your experience safe easy and stylish! 

I just know this product isn't going to let me down! With a sleek and lightweight design, and slightly smaller wheels than the original Glide, it is perfect for urban mobility or jogging on your favourite path! 

The Urban Glide also offers one-handed compact folding for storing and transporting, a swivel front wheel for easy manoeuvrability which locks into place for jogging, ergonomic handlebar with a range of heights for parent's comfort, as well as rear suspension for a smooth and comfortable ride, a comfy padded seat with vented top, multi-position canopy for added protection and a large storage compartment with zippered water resistant cover too!

For more information visit the Thule website!

4. Joolz Geo Studio Duo / Tailor
One of our very first pushchairs was the gorgeous Joolz Day, a stunning and elegant pushchair with some really incredible features! I was so excited to hear they were releasing a duo pushchair and even more excited to see what it looked like! 

With double stitching, black wheels and beautiful fabrics, the Studio collection is on par, if not even more gorgeous than the an the other pushchairs in the brand! The comfortable and practical cot has a hypoallergenic breathable mattress which is also suitable for sleeping at night. The sun hood features an Air Top: a clever, hidden ventilation opening made from a breathable mesh fabric that can be opened to allow the extra flow of fresh air too, perfect for the warmer months! 


The seat and cot are perfectly positioned to relieve your back when lifting your baby in or out of the Joolz Day, and with the four-wheel-suspension, it is always an easy and comfy ride so your little ones can sit and sleep comfortably too!


  The stunning collection is available Autumn 2015. You can pre-order the colours Gris & Graphite online now (pay later)!

And now with the amazing service of Joolz Tailor, you have the opportunity to add those little personal touches to create the EXACT pushchair you are looking for. Be it Natural vibes, striking contrast or playful colours. It’s up to you! This unique customisation program offers up to 120 different colour combinations for parts of the pushchair, The Tailor comes as a complete package with a matching nursery bag and
footmuff too. These accessories are also customized with your selected colour!

For more information click here

5. CYBEX Priam
Probably the first pushchair that catches your eye above, the gorgeous colouring and super soft fabric make this one of the comfiest and brightest pushchair out there. If you're needing this from the very beginning, you can purchase the 3in1 system, use it as a pushchair with matching carry cot, with one of the award winning CYBEX car seats and later as a luxurious buggy!

You can even choose what tyres you want, yes, really, so if you're planning more rural off road trips, adding the trekking wheels will be perfect, whereas if you're more of a city stroller (see what I did there?), the light wheels will be the best suited for you!

Cybex has put everything it knows about style, safety and functionality (which is a huge amount) into its first luxury travel system hoping to make it an instant hit. And it wouldn’t be high-end without the ability to be used in two-wheel mode, like the Bugaboo Cameleon and Buffalo. 

But what makes the Priam different is that the front wheels can be replaced with skis, so you and your little one can “free-ride” through the snow - on one of your, no doubt, numerous ski-ing trips.

For more information, click here for all the details!

Keep out for another top 5 coming in a few weeks, with pushchairs all under £300!

What pushchair are you currently using?


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Monday, 6 July 2015

Review | JORD Ely Black Watch


Good morning!
Today I have a little review for you all, it's something a little different and not toddler related, but is something I have seriously fallen in love with. Last month we were contacted by JORD and asked to choose a product of theirs to review, so as Fathers Day was coming up, I decided to let Ben choose which one he preferred and gave it to him from Abbie as a gift! 

JORD watches are nothing like you've seen before, the one thing you'll notice straight away is they are made from wood! The finest quality, the most beautiful finish and style which is guided by a dee appreciation for natural elements and moder design. I couldn't believe just how different each watch could be, it was so so hard to choose which one to go for, Ben was going back and forth on three in particular and spent a good hour and a half browsing everything!

After finally deciding on one from the Ely in Black, the order went through and we received it within the week, considering it is sent from America, I was super duper impressed!


There are so many stunning watches to choose from, all with their own unique names and colourings, there are watches for both women and men, as well as unisex too! 

You all know how much of a sucker I am for packaging, and this definitely didn't disappoint! Arriving in a gorgeous wooden box, with an easy slide off lid, inside you are then presented with your chosen watch, carefully wrapped around a soft cushion and a little booklet with instructions on how to get your watch going!

"Jord was derived from our desire for a timepiece that modelled our modern lifestyle. Sustainable, efficient, simple, and influenced by experiential living. Jord owners don't just have somewhere to be, they have somewhere to go. We believe our watches tell more than time.

The intricacy and multiplicity of the woods we utilize in our designs insure that each watch is as distinctive as the owner.

Jord is a collective of artists, designers, and seasoned watchsmiths. Every watch series is planned with the expectation of delivering visible craftsmanship and unyielding utility. We choose our materials and movements with forethought. Consideration of best use and added benefit are central to our decision making process. Our methods ensure that our watches are not just worn, they're used."


When ordering online, you can download and print off the measuring tool to ensure the watch fits perfectly! I was a little apprehensive about it being accurate but i needn't be, it was the perfect fit and sat perfectly without sliding down!

Ben has had so many compliments on it since wearing it, I think people are intrigued about a wooden watch and have to give it a second look, some have heard of the brand already but weren't always convinced of the quality, however seeing one in person has definitely altered their perception and a few have even ordered one for themselves too! Ben thinks its partly down to his modelling skills but i'm not too sure.... 





Ely is the complement to our Fieldcrest series, produced using a slightly smaller dial and band, with the addition of a date display. The simplicity of this design accentuates the intricacy of the wood grain. The Ely is understated and effortless.

Details; 
Deployment Buckle with Push Button
Scratch Resistant Mineral
Citizen Miyota Quartz Movement (2015 w/Date Display)
Case Width: 37mm
Case Thickness: 11mm
Lug Ends: 45mm
Band Length: 200mm
Band Thickness: 21mm

Each JORD watch is designed to be splash proof but is not intended for complete submergence in water. Also note that due to the nature of the wood chosen for each unique timepiece, colors and grain pattern may vary from photos.

These watches really do need to be admired in person to see just how gorgeous they are, if you are interested in purchasing your own or just want to see what else is on offer, visit the JORD website here and get browsing!

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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Ordinary Moments | Our Busy Week


Hello all!
We've had a super busy week this week, now it's warmer out, we can do so much more and it's much easier to keep Abbie occupied! She's not a big fan of heat like me, and really dislikes having sun lotion put on, I now have scars to prove it..

Sunday
Abbie woke up in a super grumpy mood, so after having a super long nap I decided to take her to her Grandpa's house for a run around to keep her busy! The sun was out, Abbie had a little kick about with Grandpa and explored the gardens too, before we headed home and snuggled up watching some tv as she wasn't feeling herself at all!

Monday was a bit more of a mellow day, Abbie had an upset tummy so we stayed at home and just played in the paddling pool for the afternoon!


Tuesday
Probably our busiest day, Ben was off work so we always try and spend the day out together, so off we went to the park at 9am, Abbie had full reign of the playground much to her delight! Although she'd much rather spend 45 minutes sat on the swings, unless of course another child turns up and plays in the sand, then she'd rather do that, obviously. Abbie wore her gorgeous new dungarees from F&F, I totally wish they did it in adult sizes, not that I could pull it off, but still.

In the afternoon, Abbie's other Grandpa came over (she has 3 you know, lucky girl!), so we enjoyed a lovely afternoon of coffees, hot chocolates and cakes before heading off to the park  for another run around and play, then headed back home for a big Chinese dinner, to finish! So good! 

This was probably the fastest has ever fallen asleep too, within 10 minutes actually usually it's at least 45 minutes, parenting win!



Wednesday
Abbie woke up in a blissful mood, so we headed off to soft play with Granny, we had the whole place to ourselves for a good 20 minutes which is practically Disneyland for Abbie! This was the first time she actually had enough confidence to play on everything, she even threw herself around on the bouncy castle, dove head first into the ball pool and danced around in front of the mirror! I didn't take any photos as the lighting is terrible in there but there's some footage in the vlog at the end of the post!

A family friend popped round in the afternoon, who hasn't seen Abbie in a long while, and obviously Abbie decided to be a super grump again so that was quite fun...but hey, toddlers will be toddlers! But it was a lovely little catch up anyway and Abbie did calm down once she had the Peppa Pig game on my phone, phew!


Thursday
In the morning we played out in the garden most of the morning, paddling pool and bubbles galore! Abbie had a panic attack when I turned on the electric pump for the pool, I don't think i've ever seen someone jump that high in my life! So I had to leave it to blow itself up whilst consoling her, poor monkey! Still, she was happy once it was all ready for splashing and getting Mummy soaked!

For the afternoon we headed out to take some photos of Abbie in her new dress from Mamas & Papas, you can see our review here. She looked so girly and pretty and wandered off into the wild flowers by herself quite happily, so I got the photos I needed pretty quickly, then we might've had to bribe her to sit down, that's where surprise eggs come in very useful!



Friday
This was probably the hottest morning we've had in about 3 years! Ben was off work till the afternoon so we decided to pop to a lovely little park not too far from us, give Abbie another run around but also to get some more photos of her in her gorgeous new dress! The lighting was so lovely and once again we had the entire park to ourselves, yay! 

This was probablyt the first time Abbie hasn't spent the whole time on the swings, she wandered off and tried the climbing frame, the tunnel and even the zip wire, it's so amazing watching her little imagination at the moment, she walks around acting out scenarios, singing and dancing and sometimes reciting Peppa Pig episodes, it's pretty adorable, she gets properly into them! One in particular was 'The Playground', where Peppa gets stuck in the tyre swing, so of course Abbie jumped at the chance of getting stuck in one too...damn you Peppa!





Saturday
After a super early wake up time of 6.20am, (usually 8am), Abbie was surprisingly happy and cheerful for the morning, it makes things so much easier let me tell you! Me on the other hand, i'm not great with routine change or lack of sleep, so to say I was grumpy may be a little understatement..

The morning was spent reading books, playing puzzles and watching Abbie give us her own little performance of Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes! It was beautiful I must say! She then fell asleep for her nap super early and had an hour and a half of sleep before we had some yummy lunch and headed off to Nanny & Grandpas house! 

Again, considering she was up so early, this was the most well behaved she has ever been in any given day! We sat inside for a bit and Abbie did her usual routine of staring at the fish and smiling at everyone, before heading into the garden for the rest of the afternoon! With trampoline bouncing, throwing a 'bouncy ball' for the dog, getting us all to stand in a line to watch her performances and sitting down having a wagon wheel break, I definitely think she had a pretty awesome afternoon! Not a tantrum was in sight, until the very end when she tried repeatedly to climb over the garden storage box and into the greenhouse..but that was the first tantrum of the day so we did bloody well!

I'm pretty annoyed I didn't take my camera for photos, but stupid me left it switched on so the battery was completely dead! Arggh. Still, I took a few little videos though which you can see on the video below! 

All in all, despite the grumpiness from Abbie's upset tummy and an early wake up, we had a really lovely week together, keeping busy and enjoying the sunshine!

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Friday, 26 June 2015

Review | Mamas & Papas Thorpe Mesh Dress



One of my favourite ever brands Mamas & Papas, have teamed up with Liberty London to bring out a stunning collection of children’s fashion, interiors and strollers with matching accessories in six different Liberty prints! The exclusive range from two great British brands combines the forward thinking trend-led style of Mamas & Papas with the British heritage of Liberty. 

The range offers luxury features, such as printed chest pads and leather handles for the strollers, as well as delicate detailing and distinctive printed lining through the rest of the range. Furthermore, everything in the range - from the strollers to the cushion, toys and even a vintage style rocking horse - proudly bears a Liberty logo. With gorgeous floral prints included and the finest quality materials, this range definitely has that edgy feel whilst keeping it modern and fresh!

Abbie was very kindly sent this beautiful Thorpe Mesh Dress from the collection and I can't quite get over just how stunning it is, with a pretty floral top and ballerina-esque skirt, it is the perfect dress for a birthday party or a lovely summer stroll! I paired the dress with some converse style shoes just to keep it a bit more casual, but some cute sandals or some tights and boots would work well for the cooler months too!

In terms of sizing, this is absolutely perfect, we ordered it in 2-3 years and it fits Abbie beautifully but still with a little room to grow before her 3rd Birthday! She can move around freely and be a normal toddler, be it climbing, running and even spinning around! (Abbie's personal favourite). 

I shall leave you with a few photos of the dress below, as well as a sneaky peek at some of the other items that will be available!










The entire collection will exclusively be available from the 7th September 2015!
A few of my favourite items are below, including our new favourite pushchair, the Armadillo Flip XT in the gorgeous new print too!

Thorpe Mesh Dress, from £45
Thorpe Mesh Skirt, from £25
Liberty Doll, £30
Emilia's Flower Cardigan, from £32
Liberty Cushions, £30
Liberty Rocking Horse, £130
Armadillo Flip XT Liberty Caesar, £559

Stockist details: www.mamasandpapas.com, 0845 606 7772




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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Butlins Review | What To Do?


Not long ago we came back from our Butlins Ambassador trip to Minehead, I wrote about the Accommodation here and today I will be sharing everything to do with activities! 
When it comes to going away with kids, you want there to be lots of things there to keep them busy and occupied, be it in the morning, afternoon or evening. Keeping them entertained can be a bit worry but no matter their age, Butlins have something for everyone! 
The older your little ones are, the more there is for them but nobody is left out!

With an outdoor Traditional Fairground for older children and a specially designed Tots Fairground for your little ones, we’ve made sure there’s something for everyone. From Traditional Carousels, to Helter Skelters and zippy Go-Karts there's plenty of fun to be had, and because it’s all included in the price, you can go on all the rides as many times as you like. Traditional Fairground

The traditional fairground set in beautiful landscaping in Minehead is a wonderful place where guests can enjoy rides and attractions including a helter skelter and chair-o-plane, and the best bit is that's it's all included in the price too! Although Abbie wasn't interested in going on anything, she loved watching everyone fly around the rides and giggled the whole time!





Skyline Pavilion
The Skyline Pavilion is at the heart of the Minehead resort, there’s always something going on from arts and crafts to character shows, you can grab a coffee, relax and or have a go on the arcades for the afternoon!

Just like Bognor Regis, there is an entertainment stage, where you can catch a show with Fireman Sam and our other characters or even take a dance class with Angelina Ballerina, Abbie isn't one to sit and for longer than about 30 seconds so this wasn't really for us, however we did watch a little bit whilst she was in her pushchair and all the kids really loved it, the girls on stage were fab and there were even others in the crowd with the kids encouraging them to get involved too which was awesome!



I was a bit disappointed with the soft play area here, the area for toddlers and babies was so small, it really wasn't worth being there, it literally had a bendy mirror, one platform, a rope bridge and the smallest slide, and that was it, not great at all for babies as they could only sit on the mats and look in the mirror, and for Abbie's age, it really wasn't enough to keep her occupied for very long!


For the older kids (90cm+), they had about 10 times more space and so many different things to play with too, although Abbie was "just" on the line and would be allowed in, adults weren't allowed to supervise at the top with them, only the staff, as Abbie wanted us to go with her, being a new place and all, plus she isn't confident with slides, it would've resulted in lots of tantrums, crying and her being scared, and us not being able to get her out. So we had to keep her in the smaller kids area. 



I really think the little ones should have more space, perhaps a bigger slide, some more platforms and even a little ball pool! 



Inside the Pavillion there are lots of ride on toys for the kids, including a pirate boat, submarine and teacups, Abbie absolutely loved them all and had great fun steering and having them move!

As well as those, there were the usual arcade games, slam dunk, 2p machines and grabby machines (which Ben won a little football on on his second go!), we all had lots of fun on these, took me straight back to my childhood back in Southend too so it was nice for Abbie to experience it all too!



Outside of the Pavillion was the best part for us, and because it was beautiful sunshine, it's also where we spent most of our time! Abbie walked everywhere and loved how much she could do, her favourite in particular was the adorable play area next to the The Sun & Moon Pub, with swings, slides, playhouses, wobbly bridges, climbing frames and rocking toys, she had so much to choose from!





As well as all that, there are a variety of gift shops, bars and cafes too, we stopped by the Soho Coffee spot a few times and service was always fab! 

The one thing we really wanted to do was go swimming this time round as we didn't do it on our first trip, unfortunately Abbie had a pretty nasty cold so we had to change our plans (and Ben forgot his swim shorts, silly!), but i've only ever heard great things about Splash Waterworld, and when we return next year, we will definitely be having a go there as well as the outdoor pool too! 

Dive into the ultimate family water park! Zoom through fast flumes, paddle in shallow areas, race around the rapids or simply laze around on loungers. With perfectly heated pools there's no need to worry what the weather's doing outside.

We headed off to explore the resort one day and came across some astro turf areas as part of the Leisure Dome, some basketball spaces and the others football! Since Ben had won a little football earlier in the day we had a fun little kick around and burnt off some steam before dinner! This was one of Abbie's favourite things and literally didn't stop giggling the whole time! 



Next year we plan on doing everything, Abbie will be a whole year older so will be happier to actually stand still and concentrate on something like the crazy golf, we can't wait! Below is a little list of other things you can do during your stay, these do cost a little extra but nothing unreasonable at all!

Football Coaching
Can you bend it like Beckham? Why not join in on one of our football coaching sessions. They're carefully created by our FA-qualified coaches and tailored for specific age groups. You will find football sessions for little ones right up to teens.

Adventure Golf
Find our Adventure Golf courses at all three of our resorts. Play with the whole family and see who is the best putter and who can get the highest score.

Archery
Join our expert instructors and learn how to shoot a bow and arrow in our archery lessons. Before you know it you will be shooting bulls-eyes better than Robin Hood.

Beach Sports
Here at Butlins we have created our very own inland beach court. Ideal for a whole host of beach sports. Why not join a game of Beach Cricket or have a go at Beach Volleyball?

Get Busy! Fun Fencing
Enjoy our fun fencing sessions which are designed for 5- 7 year olds. Our fully trained coaches will help your little one to learn the art of Fencing. Don’t worry, we use foam foils, so it’s completely safe!

Ten-pin Bowling
Rain never stops play at Butlins. That's why you will find a bowling alley at each of our three resorts. So why not challenge your family to a game?

Overall the entertainment and activities were five star, something for everyone, all ages and all hobbies as well as lots for the parents to do as well, so if you have any stresses or worries about your holiday, cross off the one about finding things for the kids to do, I can promise you there is plenty for everyone!


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