Spring Gym – University of East Anglia

Spring Gym – University of East An...

The University of East Anglia is home to SPRING – the SportsPark Gymnastic and Trampolining  Centre. Several times a week they open the doors to pre-schoolers to have a go on all of the equipment.  Sessions are £3.50, last for 45 minutes and are restricted to 30 children. Classes are pre-booked a week in advance – either by telephone or online. You stay will your child and supervise them on the equipment but the children are able to go on anything. This is quite liberating for the children and the parents as you do not need to do certain activities in order....
August’s Adventures

August’s Adventures

This was my first August as a blogger. I realised the first week into the Summer holiday that blogging would be an impossible task. So our usual toddler play activities were put on hold and we focused on toddler friendly days out instead. In a few days I will attempt the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge in order to raise money for the Pregnancy Sickness Support charity. 25 miles up 3 peaks in less than 12 hours. The Summer has been spent training with my Mum and I completing a 19 mile walk and an 18 mile walk. You can sponsor my challenge here. Popular Posts in August: The...
Playbarn, Poringland – Summer Update

Playbarn, Poringland – Summer Upda...

Back in May we visited The Playbarn in Poringland with our friends Max and Kate. Adam loved it so we decided to revisit over the Summer with my 2 year old niece. This time we took full advantage of the parts we missed. First up was the Haybarn. This is the indoor soft play area which has a farm yard theme. The two toddlers struggled a little going up to the first level but luckily Daddy was there to help. The tyres made a great addition to the outside car and tractor area. Both Adam and Beth loved manoeuvring the vehicles around them. The cousins also loved the indoor...
Thetford Forest – The Gruffalo Trail

Thetford Forest – The Gruffalo Tra...

We were on the way to our Woburn Safari Park holiday (post to follow) when I realised we would be passing Thetford Forest. It was somewhere we had planned on taking Adam during the holidays and as we were going straight past it felt like the perfect opportunity. The reason for our trip to High Lodge at Thetford Forest was for Adam to experience The Gruffalo trail. To celebrate the Gruffalo’s 15th anniversary the Forestry Commission have organised several Gruffalo events. There is a self-led trail through the forest where you can complete activities along the way....
Redwings Horse Sanctuary – Norfolk

Redwings Horse Sanctuary – Norfolk

Redwings is the UKs largest horse sanctuary which cares for over 1,300 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. They have four visitor centres around the UK in Essex, Warwickshire and Norfolk. This was our third visit to the Caldecott Visitor Centre which is in Fritton near Great Yarmouth. Entrance is free, although their work is funded solely by donations. You receive a donation envelope when you enter the centre. With over 70 acres of paddocks Adam was in his element running down the paths to view the next horse or donkey. He did manage to stop for a few seconds to view the...
Fun Fort Salhouse Road Norwich

Fun Fort Salhouse Road Norwich

The Castle Carvery restaurant along Salhouse Road in Norwich has a fantastic kids play area called the Fun Fort. It is an indoor and outdoor play area for only £2.45 per child. Amazingly it is free for children under 3. It is a perfect place to meet up with friends and catch up whilst the children play. The outside play area consists of two large climbing frames. The one towards the back of the picture is a little tricky for toddlers as the ladder is arched and they need lots of assistance. There are plenty of seats with parasols for parents and the whole area is...
18 Mile Walk – Yorkshire 3 Peaks Training

18 Mile Walk – Yorkshire 3 Peaks T...

Well it would appear that last week’s 19 mile training walk was not a fluke. We managed to walk 18 miles along the Bure Valley path. That gives us a total of 37 miles in a week! You may be wondering why I am suddenly attempting long distance walks. On 6th September my Mum and I will be attempting the Yorkshire 3 Peaks in order to raise money for the Pregnancy Sickness Support charity. The challenge is 25 miles over 3 peaks in less than 12 hours. That last sentence still fills me with dread. 25 miles! However, I have had some amazing sponsorship the past week to spur...
Holkham

Holkham

Holkham is situated on the North Norfolk coast and is a 90 minute drive from our house. It is a privately owned 25,000-acre agricultural estate dating back to the 18th Century. With Holkham Hall, a nature reserve and a beach there is plenty to do. We go there each year but it was the first time we had explored the relatively new Woodland Play Area. With a tree house in the sky, high level walkways, rope ladders and a zip-wire, Adam was in his element. Chris went around with him at first and it wasn’t clear who was having more fun. Although the Woodland Play Area...
Adventures of Adam around Norfolk

Adventures of Adam around Norfolk

Toddler trips around Norfolk and East Anglia ** COMING SOON ** * Dinosaur Adventure Park * Pettitts Animal Adventure Park * City Sight-Seeing Bus (Norwich) * Hemsby Mega Maze * Norwich Spree vouchers – the good, the bad and the wonderful   Click on the pictures below to find out more information on each venue or activity:  ...
100 Day Toddler Play Challenge

100 Day Toddler Play Challenge

In November 2013 Adam and I embarked on a 100 day toddler play challenge. Originally it started off as a 30 day challenge but we were having so much fun that it continued. This blog is a result of our play challenge and we haven’t looked back since. Click on the pictures below to find out more about the...