Farmageddon Glow Trail // Whinlatter Forest, Lake District

Two boys in knitted hats looking at a Farmageddon Glow Trail clue in Whinlatter Forest in the Lake District

Last October we visited the Farmageddon Glow Trail at Whinlatter Forest in the Lake District. I didn’t write about it at the time but with the release of A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon on DVD (affiliate link) last week I thought this was the perfect time to share our experience.

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Toby is six (and a half) years old

A blonde boy cheering with arms in the air

I usually write these update posts right after the boys’ birthdays but somehow I’ve ended up being rather late with this one! Toby’s birthday back in July, and his Forest School party, seems an age ago now. We’ve had a whole summer holiday and a full term at school since then, but I couldn’t let a year go by without writing one of these updates that I’ve been doing since Toby was four months old!

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Keeping the bedtime routine at Christmas

Two boys sitting on a sofa reading The Night Before Christmas

**Post features gifted products

When Toby and Gabe were younger we were always quite strict about bedtime. We kept to our routine, even on holiday and for special occasions. This was mostly because both boys really need their sleep and they just didn’t cope well with staying up late. They would be grumpy, and then it would cause problems for at least a day or two after.

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Easy Christmas Card Craft for Kids with Bostik

Christmas Tree Christmas card craft

With Christmas just around the corner Toby and Gabe have been getting crafty and making some easy Christmas cards to send to their grandparents. We used craft materials provided by Bostik to make the cards. In this post I’ll show you which products we used, and how you can make this easy Christmas Card craft for kids too.

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Why Arts and Crafts Are Important for Children

Toby and Gabe painting a fireworks picture together

Arts, crafts and creative exercises have long been an established part of teaching, learning and play for children – but, why exactly are they so important?

It may be easy to think of play and art as simply a pleasurable diversion for children, but it can have a profound impact on their development. Art and play can help children to expand their social and cognitive skills, has a lasting impact on personality and shapes the way that they approach and deal with problems.

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