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Alicia Reid

Alicia lives in County Durham and is Mum to two boys, one aged 2 and a newborn.

Planning your first family Ski Trip with Esprit?

Planning your first family Ski Trip with Esprit? I’ve done the ground work for you so please read on! If you’ve started to look for your first family ski trip you’ve probably become overwhelmed with the options available for childcare and how it all works. I spent a few weeks doing the research before booking …

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Mid-Week Break at South Lakeland Leisure Park

This November, we took a mid-week break in South Lakeland Leisure Village. The “village” is located between the A6 and M6, just a couple of miles north of Carnforth (Lancashire), close to the south Lakes. Access from the M6 is convenient and especially easy when approaching from the south. The location South Lakeland Leisure Village …

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Hestra Fjellvott Junior Kids Mittens – Winter gloves, perfect for adventures

Hestra Fjellvott Junior Kids Mittens – Winter gloves, perfect for adventures NB: Alicia received the Hestra Fjellvott Junior Kids Mittens from Little Adventure Shop in order to review but all views and opinions are her own. What are Hestra Fjellvott Junior Kids Mittens? Hestra Fjellvott Junior Kids Mittens are a two part fully waterproof and insulated kid’s …

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Once Upon a Christmas | A Christmas show for the under 5’s in Durham City

A Christmas show for the under 5’s in Durham City Yesterday we went to the Gala Theatre Durham to see the Once Upon a Christmas, a production aimed at the under 5’s. NB: Alicia received tickets to see Once Upon a Christmas in order to review but all views and opinions are her own. The show …

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Didrikson Kids Parka – The only coat your kids need this winter

Didriksons Kure Kids Parka is a fully waterproof and insulated kid’s everyday parka jacket.  It really is the only coat your kids need this winter. NB: Alicia received the Didriksons Kids Parks from Little Adventure Shop in order to review but all views and opinions are her own. What is it? Didriksons Kure Kids Parka is …

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Review of Joie Every Stage Group 0+/1/2/3 Car Seat

Review of Joie Every Stage Group 0+/1/2/3 Car Seat NB: Alicia was sent the car seat in order to review but all views and opinions are her own. What is it? A versatile child car seat with isofix that will carry children from birth to 18kg rear facing and from 9kg to 36kg forward facing. …

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Top 5 places to Visit Santa in County Durham Christmas 2021

Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s that time of year when the nights start drawing in, the central heating goes on and the Christmas decorations arrive in the shops. On every parent’s to do list is getting the children to write to Santa and plan a Santa visit, oh and don’t forget the advent calendar! So where …

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Review: Tabby McTat live on tour from 5th October 2018 – 30th December 2018

On Wednesday we went to the Gala Theatre Durham to see the brand new stage adaptation of Tabby McTat. The story of Tabby McTat is based on the book by Julia Donaldson with illustrations by Axel Scheffler. Brought to the theatre by Freckle Productions. It is a much-loved story in our house and we also …

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Electric Fields Festival Family Review 2018

We’ve just returned from a fun weekend in Scotland at Electric Fields Festival. Set in the grounds of Drumlandrig Castle, just one hour from the border.  We took our little ones; almost 3 and 9 months, read on to see what we thought.  Camping at Electric Fields Festival We arrived on Friday lunchtime, although the festival …

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Review| Vivobarefoot – Barefoot Shoes for Kids and the rest of the Family

We’ve spent the last 6 weeks wearing our new Vivobarefoot barefoot shoes and now it’s time to tell you how great they are. We didn’t just try out Barefoot Shoes for Kids but for the rest of the family too. Here are the links to the 3 pairs that we trialled: Fenn – Vivobarefoot Reno …

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Review of the Tula Free to Grow Coast Carrier – After 3 Months of Using

What is the Tula Free to Grow Coast? Tula Free to Grow Coast is an ergonomic lightweight buckle type of baby carrier that can be used from 7-45lbs without adding an infant insert like most carriers. It works by having three width and two height settings to allow for your growing baby. Features 1. Adjustable …

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Review Beamish Museum The Great North Festival of Transport 24th March – 15th April & The Great North Steam Fair 5th – 8th April

My family and I (2.5 years old and 4 months old) visited Beamish on Saturday the 7th April. It rained all day but we still had an excellent day out. Beamish is a world famous open-air museum, telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. The site is …

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Review | Toddlebike2 the balance bike for the Under 3’s

Wondering whether a balance bike for the Under 3’s is worthwhile? Find out what our reviewer thought of the Toddlebike2. What is the Toddlebike2? Toddlebike2 is a pre balance bike for the under 3’s. It fills a gap between baby ride-on toys and bikes/scooters designed for older children. It has a unique design with the …

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