Life of a Mum

Twinlakes Visit

Today we visited Twinlakes theme, farm and water park in Leicestershire. We were kindly gifted our tickets by the park. The park is located near Melton Mowbray, which is about 20 miles from home for us.

Unfortunately we managed to pick a very windy and rainy day; so a few of the rides/areas of the park were closed.

Luckily at Twinlakes there’s a good variety of indoor and outdoor activities for the kids; from fairground type rides, adventure playgrounds and soft play areas.

On a Sunny day we would have been able to experience the water park, beach and many outdoor grassy picnic areas. So don’t forget a picnic, swimmers and bucket and spade.

During the year the park has lots of different extra entertainment options- for us today it was the circus! Dorothea loved being in the big top with the music and lights and she was happily mesmerised for 40 minutes. There was aerial acrobatics, a clown, singers and dancers and even a bearded lady! Dorothea loved clapping the acts and happily munching on her fresh popcorn.

Dorothea is 2.5 years, and quite shy- we found that there really wasn’t enough (on a wet day) to keep her entertained for the whole day. I think for older children and/or a Sunny day you could happily be entertained from 10-5, but for us today the park entertained for about 3 hours. There was lots of rides suitable for a brave and adventurous toddler- but Dorothea didn’t manage to pluck up the courage to go on much.

I can imagine that on a sunny day Dorothea would have loved building sandcastles at the large beach, enjoyed a picnic on one of the many grassy picnic areas and played for ages on the playgrounds.

Best point: Variety; for large families with different aged kids this park would be great on a good weather day.

Worst point: Some parts of the park look old/weathered and could do with a fresh lick of paint.

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Familido Air Stroller Review

We were so excited to win the Familido Air Stroller (black panda) From Baby Lurve- Shop- market Harborough and online in their ‘test and treat competition’

This stroller is super compact and lightweight- we’ve been looking for a smaller option so this is perfect. It sets up and collapses with just one hand (clever little squeeze and slide on the handle), so can be done whilst holding your toddlers hand or shopping.

It’s full reclining with a nice big hood so perfect for naps. It’s also lovely for summer as has two netted ventilation holes.

The stroller comes with a rain cover and also a handy storage/carry bag. To give you an idea of collapsed size; it easily fits in the foot well by Dorothea’s car seat. It’s also just over 5kg.

I’d definitely recommend this stroller for when you’re ready to move on from your large pram/buggy (although it is suitable from birth). I’m so pleased we’ve won this, I wish we’d discovered it about a year ago; as would have saved us loads of boot space and hassle.

The stroller is £149- a great price, that I would invest in if I hadn’t won it.

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