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Family days out in South Wales: Dragon hunting at Carreg Cennen Castle (with vlog)

We’re always on the lookout for family days out in South Wales – places we haven’t been to, that we’ve read about or seen other people enjoy. One of our favourite places to visit is Carreg Cennen Castle, and we realised earlier this year that we hadn’t yet been with the boys. Making the most Read More

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Gaining confidence and making the most of the winter sun

AFTER nearly six months I feel like I’m finally getting into the swing of getting out of the house with two little people – and even being spontaneous. For a while I only went places with both Santi and Ezra if Stew was with us or if we were meeting friends so I wasn’t alone. Read More

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Meeting Father Christmas at Hamleys Cardiff

I’M not usually one for getting into the Christmas spirit before December, but this weekend we had an offer that made us dig out the festive jumpers a week early – we were invited to meet Father Christmas at Hamleys in Cardiff. The store was launching its Father Christmas experience, so we took Santi and Ezra along Read More

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Autumn fun and pumpkin picking at Hendrewennol

THIS weekend, after a bit of an up and down sort of week involving a hospital trip for Santi, we wanted a bit of quality family time. Not ones for chilling out at home, this meant a random outing to a pick-your-own farm to look for pumpkins. We’re planning to throw a toddlers’ Halloween party in a couple Read More

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A day at Folly Farm and our first family vlog

HAVING a toddler can be a bit tricky during the school holidays – playgroups tend to close for six weeks, soft play becomes a bit of a danger zone with older children running around, and attractions that are usually quiet are overrun with families trying to keep little ones entertained. So knowing that our options might Read More

What's on Carmarthenshire summer 2016

What’s on in Carmarthenshire: Family friendly events for summer 2016

THE summer holidays are upon us, and the thought of entertaining the children for six long weeks is a daunting task for many parents. But there’s lots going on around Carmarthenshire to keep little ones busy whatever the weather. Here’s a guide to indoor, outdoor, chilled out and active events to add to your calendar… Read More

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Family days out in South Wales: Chasing bluebells in Clyne Gardens

THIS weekend we managed to catch the one sunny day to go out for a walk and explore a park I’ve wanted to visit for a while. I’d read that the bluebell wood should be in full bloom, and wanted to find the Japanese bridge, so it was off to Clyne Gardens between Swansea and Mumbles for Read More

A guide to Folly Farm … without seeing any animals!

WE’VE taken Santi to Folly Farm twice now. Once on his birthday, and once a couple of weeks ago. It’s a great place, and definitely worthy of its status as Wales’ best day out. There are 50 different species – from lemurs to lovebirds, and meerkats to monkeys – and in two visits we’ve seen Read More