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Whistletot Lane

Whistletot Lane is a mobile ‘role play village’ based in Leicestershire.

Since Dorothea was tiny we’ve enjoyed attending creator Freya’s initial classes ‘Story Imaginory’- last month she launched this new venture.

Classes/sessions are running in Market Harborough, Kibworth and Wigston- these would be suitable for babies; once they have confident sitting balance up to school age. Dorothea is 4.5 years and loved it.

Wherever possible Freya’s set ups use ethical/wooden/high quality toys from great brands such as Le Toy Van, tender leaf, Olli Ella and Melissa and Doug.

There are two set ups that change each week; yesterday’s was: vets, post office, cafe, cleaning, campsite, building site and there’s also a book area with a ball pit.

Dorotheas favourite section yesterday was the cafe and she enjoyed making mummy ice creams.

It’s a lovely environment for mums; with free unlimited tea and coffee- and also cakes available to buy if you’re feeling peckish.

It’s obvious Freya prioritises cleanliness, safety and quality. All the areas were spotlessly clean, gel and wipes were available- and drinks served using disposables.

We can wait to go again next week

Classes are pay as you go; but need to be booked in advance- £7 a sessions and siblings are 1/2 price ( or FREE if under 9 months) Whistletot Lane web

Insta- Whistletot Lane

Also look at their other classes storyimaginory Baby relax

Dots outfit – shorts from Small eco steps use ‘kelly’ for discount, tee from Bee boo buzz use ‘ninja10’ for discount
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Chalkola – chalk pens and board (AD)

One of the first things we did during lockdown was draw rainbows on our windows- I just wish we had Chalkola pens when we did.

They’re great to be creative with- be in on a chalk board, in the garden or on the windows.

We love the huge range of colours from chalkola (not just for kids- they do a huge range of products, great for creative adults too).

We were gifted this wonderful set of 30 pens by Chalkola; and I’m chuffed with them, I’ll definitely be buying more.

Both me and Dot find these easy to use (pump tip) and Dot loves drawing pictures of her family on the chalkboard and the windows. We’ve only had them a few weeks and have done so much with them- we’ve had fun creating play scenes on Dots curvy board from Young and Learning – shops, flower gardens and vets; and they wipe clean very quickly and easily.

Chalkola pens are great for:

– writing/ drawing on a chalk board

– being creative on windows or mirrors

– can be used on other no porous surfaces; be creative- we love creating play set up on our curvy board (balance board)

– mummy can ‘borrow’ for shopping list writing on a kitchen chalkboard

– paint a wall or door in the playroom with black board paint for the kids to go wild

To buy:

Use ‘kellyn10’ for discount

The 30 pack on pens we have is £28.95 and the board £19.95

Chalkola web {aff link}