Archive | October, 2013

Tea with the Tiger at Seven Stories

11 Oct

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A trip to Seven Stories the National Centre for Children’s Books has never failed to impress me. The quality and detail of the exhibitions lets you step inside and then have a good old rummage round inside the stories. And the return of Judith Kerr’s A Tiger Came to Tea is just brilliant. Although my 3 year old froze in her tracks when she first peeped round the corner, she was soon sitting at the table serving him slices of cake. It also reminded me how wonderful the Mog tales are. I love the idea of cats dreaming of being butterflies. Combined with Story Time in the attic, dressing up and crafts we all had a great time and will be heading back soon.

http://www.sevenstories.org.uk/

Swans and toasties at South Marine Park

11 Oct

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Had a lovely trip to South Marine Park in South Shields today. It was a bit cold and blustery for the beach but just behind the sea front is the park. There are two good play areas: one for older kids and the other for pre school age. We then warmed up in the very pleasant cafe (I can recommend the toasties) before feeding the ducks. In summer there’s a little train too.
Follow the link below and there’s even an app to guide you around the park…

http://www.visitsouthtyneside.co.uk/article/12636/seafront-parks

Vallum Farm

6 Oct

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Anywhere that serves a good cuppa and amazing cake in front of a playpark complete with goal posts and basketball hoop has my vote. There’s even an ice cream parlor too.

http://www.vallumfarm.co.uk

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