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Things to do with the kids – Paint a pot!

March 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment · art, local, lucy, oliver, things to do with the kids

For the recent half-term holiday week, Hayley took a much-deserved couple of days break with some girlfriends at a nice hotel in the Peak District. This gave me the perfect opportunity to get creative with the kids and produce a nice gift for her into the bargain. We took ourselves 20 minutes down the road […]

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I am not a geek (but I’m open to persuasion)

March 14th, 2011 · 6 Comments · biking, health, things to do with the kids, walking

Some are born to geekdom, others have to work at it. Despite writing software and wearing glasses, I assure you that I fall into the latter category. Here’s some proof. Until I had Oliver to encourage me I had only watched the first Star Wars movie. And I never watched Star Trek after the first […]

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On the up

March 4th, 2011 · 7 Comments · boys, church, climbing, Fatherhood Friday, local, oliver, play, sport, steve, things to do with the kids

It’s always good when the lazier elements of our household are persuaded to get off their bottoms and do something active other than watch TV. But enough of me, it’s also good for the kids to be active too. That’s why recently I asked my friend and long-time rock-climber, Chris, whether he thought Oliver was […]

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Things to do with the kids – Saturday Morning Cinema

October 30th, 2010 · 5 Comments · things to do with the kids

As winter draws in and outdoor pursuits become less attractive, we are likely to be found more frequently at our local Cineworld cinema who screen “Movies for Juniors” on Saturday morning with an entrance fee of only £1 per adult or child: a bargain by any standard. (But beware, the cost of their snacks and […]

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A little monkey business

October 17th, 2010 · 4 Comments · boys, health, oliver, play, things to do with the kids

It seems that starting school has made leisure time feel as precious to Oliver as it does to me. Every Friday evening he asks me “what are going to do tomorrow”? And despite his frequent daytime requests to watch “just a little bit” more TV, on the rare days we do allow him to stay […]

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Reddish Vale Farm

October 12th, 2010 · 4 Comments · autumn, birthday, lucy, oliver, party, play, things to do with the kids, zoo

On Sunday we had a great time attending the 5th birthday party of one of Oliver’s classmates. It was held at Reddish Vale Farm, whose parties provide more than two hours of fun for the kids, including: holding small animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, ducklings feeding larger animals including cows, horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, […]

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I am currently out of the office…

March 12th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Fatherhood Friday, oliver, play, things to do with the kids

For this week’s Fatherhood Friday I am not writing a post. I have taken the day off to spend some one-on-one time with my son. We’re going out shortly for lunch and some playtime at a local play-centre. Sounds like a Fatherhood Friday to me!

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Things to do with the Kids – Ball Pits!

January 27th, 2010 · 3 Comments · things to do with the kids

During the rather wet, cold dark days of winter there is one place that is a must, at least once in a while, for kids to let off steam and go wild: an indoor playground. Or as we fondly refer to them “ball pits”, as most of them have one. There are plenty of pubs […]

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Things to do with the kids: Manchester Museum

January 19th, 2010 · 3 Comments · things to do with the kids

Manchester Museum would probably be worth a visit anyway, but what makes it particularly attractive when you have young kids is the area on the top floor, apparently officially known as the “Play + Learn” area. (I’m so fond of this little hidey hole that part of me doesn’t want to blog it, but hopefully […]

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Things to do with the kids: Museum of Science and Industry

January 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment · things to do with the kids

Manchester has a great industrial heritage and a place in history as the one of the cradles of of the industrial revolution. So it is fitting that it is home to the Museum of Science and Industry. Our trip there (one rainy day last November) only took in perhaps half of what there is to […]

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