Our sons share a Birthday and last week they turned 2 and 4 so we held them a woodland adventure party and I thought I would share some ideas if you are also looking to throw a woodland fairy/superhero party!

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

I wanted to make some little stations up around the venue for the children to create things if they wanted to.

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Make Your Own Fairy Doors.

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Make Your Own Fairy Dust.

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Save The Superheroes!

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

The Cake!

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Fancy Dress.

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

The Food.

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

I hope these gave you some ideas if you are also looking to plan a woodland party for superheroes and fairies, I’d love to see some of your pics, tag me on Instagram if you do! www.instagram.com/mumadventures

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

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It’s been Dementia Awareness Week here in the UK and as this is a disease that I have sadly seen affect loved ones I was really keen to get involved and help spread the word as well as have that difficult conversation with our eldest son about what Dementia is and how it can affect people.

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Dementia Awareness week UK

There are approximately 800,000 people in the UK living with dementia, and an estimated 36 million people worldwide, and it can set in much earlier than you may think. We were kindly sent a box of fun, creative things from Active Minds, who provide activity packages to help improve the quality of life for people living with dementia. Our little package was for the boys to get involved in and decorate their pot and plant their seeds – all things they love doing, generally getting messy!

Active Minds Dementia week

Active Minds Dementia week

Inside our package were some talking points designed for young children to help them understand what happens to our brain as we age and how a person might change.

Active Minds Dementia week

To be totally honest Henry is still a little young to really have a concept of what I was trying to talk to him about, and frankly if it’s me up against glitter glue and stickers I know which would always win! But I do think it’s important for us to chat about these kind of things openly with our children, and even if they don’t take it in, perhaps in a year or so if we spoke about it again he might have some questions that I would be equipped to answer.

Active Minds Dementia week

Active Minds Dementia week

I found the talking points they gave (see above) helped me talk about the effects of Dementia at the right level for a child, and by making the conversation into an activity it held our child’s attention a little longer than normal!

Pop over to Active Minds if you would like to find out more about the support they can supply when dealing with dementia. Their mission is to improve the lives of people living with alzheimers by creating products that are engaging and have purpose to them. https://www.active-minds.org/uk/

Active Minds Dementia week

 

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If you’re planning a trip to Swansea there are so many must-see sights and activities. Here are my Top 5 things to do in Swansea Bay area.

Rhossili Bay

Things to do in Swansea Bay, Rhossili beach Gower peninsula

Things to do in Swansea Bay, Rhossili beach Gower peninsula

Things to do in Swansea Bay, Rhossili beach Gower peninsula

Take a walk down the steep, winding cliff top down to beautiful Rhossili beach, it will be well worth your trip. The clean and sweeping bay makes it the perfect beach for families and surfers alike. The car park was being expanded while we were there, and I would imagine it will be finished by Summer peak. Head left from the car park and you will reach Worm’s Head, with stunning views and the chance to walk across to the islands if the tide is right.

The Mumbles

Things to do in Swansea Bay, the mumbles Gower peninsula

Things to do in Swansea Bay, the mumbles Gower peninsula

Things to do in Swansea Bay, the mumbles Gower peninsula

Things to do in Swansea Bay, the mumbles Gower peninsula

Cosmopolitan Mumbles is home to many independent shops and restaurants and is great for a walk around, look out for the Love Spoon museum and the Gower gallery for interesting artifacts and local artwork. Take a stroll along the coastal path and admire the relaxed and peaceful beach town with it’s brightly coloured houses and regenerated pier. Head to Verdi’s for world class ice cream with a view out over the vast Gower coastline.

Langland Bay

Things to do in Swansea Bay, the mumbles Langland Bay Gower peninsula

Things to do in Swansea Bay, the mumbles Langland Bay Gower peninsula  Things to do in Swansea Bay, the mumbles Langland Bay Gower peninsula

Things to do in Swansea Bay, the mumbles Langland Bay Gower peninsula

This cosy, secluded little bay is a sheltered haven lined with quaint beach huts and perfect little rock pools for intrepid explorers. Take a walk along the cliff top to take in the rugged coastline or just take a seat on the large steps along the wall of the beach and enjoy the warmth of the sun on your face. Also try Caswell Bay and Oxwich Bay for similar beautiful beaches.

Oystermouth Castle

Things to do in Swansea Bay, the mumbles Oystermouth Castle Gower peninsula

Things to do in Swansea Bay, the mumbles Oystermouth Castle Gower peninsula

Things to do in Swansea Bay, the mumbles Oystermouth Castle Gower peninsula

Things to do in Swansea Bay, the mumbles Oystermouth Castle Gower peninsula

Things to do in Swansea Bay, the mumbles Oystermouth Castle Gower peninsula

Oystermouth Castle, originally built as an English stronghold in Wales in the 12th Century, is steeped in history which our guide, Roger was so passionate in passing down to us. It was fascinating to listen to and our young children had great fun exploring, do keep an eye out for uneven footings, to be expected of course. Oystermouth Castle is an easy walk up from Mumbles and has undergone some great restoration including a 30ft high glass bridge which affords amazing views over Mumbles once you reach the top.

Visit the Marina, the tallest building in Wales and Museums.

Things to do in Swansea Bay, the mumbles Marina Museum Waterfront Gower peninsula

 

Things to do in Swansea Bay, the mumbles Marina Museum Waterfront Gower peninsula  

Things to do in Swansea Bay, the mumbles Marina Museum Waterfront Gower peninsula

Things to do in Swansea Bay, the mumbles Marina Museum Waterfront Gower peninsula

Things to do in Swansea Bay, the mumbles Marina Museum Waterfront Gower peninsula

There’s so much to do in this busy and vibrant area of Swansea. Make sure you visit one of the interesting, free museums in the area; the Swansea museum has a moving & informative WW1 exhibition at the moment, and don’t forget to look out for the £3m Flemish masterpiece which was found in the museum’s storeroom! The Waterfront museum provides interactive, informative, entertainment for all the family and is home to a host of historical exhibitions. The “LC” Leisure complex has enough to keep the family entertained for the whole day; not only is it home to Wales’ largest indoor waterpark but there is a huge, interactive play centre, climbing wall and even a boardrider surf machine.

The recently regenerated Marina has had a lot of improvements and is great for a walk around. The attractive former docks are lined with apartments. The highlight would have to be a visit to Wales’ tallest building, with incredible views over Swansea and beyond. At the end of your day head to the top floor for a decadent meal or delicious cocktail at Grape & Olive while taking in the vista.

Thank you to Swansea Bay for helping us put this post together, Video coming soon.

Take a look at the Swansea Bay website for more info.

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George, the cheekiest of chappies, you are two.

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

You came into our lives 2 years ago. Having waited 5 days from when you started your exit to when we finally got you out, meaning you were born on Henry’s Birthday, I knew from the start that you guys would be joined at the hip. You’ve been so different from your big brother, which is so lovely for us as your Mummy and Daddy because your individual personality shone out from the very beginning. You were so affectionate from early on, always coming in for a hug, for reassurance. 2 years on you are just as cuddly, which we just adore about you. We savour every cuddle, every kiss you offer and your cuteness never fails to make us coo over you.

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George, your cheekiness is off the scale, you’re constantly doing what you are told not to, and pushing boundaries every minute! That look you give us when we tell you you’re not allowed to do something makes us laugh even though we’re supposed to tell you off! You do things your way and you answer to no one! I think we’re going to have a troublesome one on our hands.

You and Henry are the best of friends and you simply adore him. You copy everything he does, with your “what you can do I can do” attitude and you’re already looking out for each other in everything you do. Last month we decided to move you into the same bedroom because you would not go to bed without each other, you used to cry out because you had to leave Henry for the night! Now you are in the same room you can be heard giggling for hours on end; we’re hoping this will settle down once the excitement of sharing a superhero bedroom has calmed down. You still wake up first and go to bed last. Thankfully Henry is a really heavy sleeper!

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

You are a real chatterbox, although your speech isn’t that clear yet. But I always know what you’re trying to say as you cleverly do the actions or point to what you’re looking for and then we practice the words. You still nap at lunchtime, for around 1.5-2 hours and although sometimes you hate going down for it you still love your day time sleep. You are much more of a savoury food fan than your sweet toothed brother and you spend your days raiding the food cupboards or in the cutlery drawer!

George, your favourite things to watch are Ben & Holly and Peppa Pig when your brother lets you watch it – I think secretly he still loves the baby shows now and again too. You have no interest in the tablet yet and you love to be outside exploring, bubbles are a firm fave. You have only had 1 hair cut and that was to trim a tiny but at the back where it was about 2 inches longer than the rest! So far no curls like your big bro, but you’re still just as blonde. You definitely have Grandad’s colouring as you go brown just looking at the sun.

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

Happy Birthday to our sweet, cheeky, full of character, little boy. You completed our family as the final puzzle piece and life has never been better. Georgie, we love you.

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler family

I made this video to celebrate the past year and it’s been a total pleasure to put it all together. This is why I do YouTube, this is why I love to capture our memories and adventures. We love you.

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Henry, our first born, you are four.

Henry you are four our first born son you made us parents

Henry, you made us parents and you have given us the biggest challenge in our lives as we learnt to become your Mummy and Daddy. Now that you are four you are becoming such a clever little boy, we can have really interesting conversations together and you amaze us every day with everything you know. You make us laugh with silly little jokes and your imagination is so active now and we love to watch all the games you make up and play.

Henry you are four our first born son you made us parents pre school boy

Henry you are four our first born son you made us parents pre school boy

Henry you are four our first born son you made us parents pre school boy

You love to bake, to paint, make smoothies and to create chaos with messy play & activities. Your favourite things to watch are Paw Patrol, Transformer Rescue Bots and Dora the Explorer!

You are still as strong willed as when you were born, with a quick temper and you suffer with serious hanger but you are so loving and love to kiss and cuddle and snuggle on the sofa to watch a film (Lion King, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs & Moana), you love playing with older children and always love telling us all about what you have been up to and what their favourite things are.

Henry you are four our first born son you made us parents pre school boy

Your best friends at Pre-school are Olivia and Harry and you adore your cousins Freya, Lottie and Emma – you have a thing for older girls!

You are fast becoming fiercely protective of your little brother, George, and he is becoming the best little play mate for you now that he can be involved more in your games – on your terms of course! You guys are going to be such trouble – you’re already leading each other into mischief and you can often be heard whispering mischievous things into George’s ear to get him to join in. But you will always look out for him and tell me if he is doing something which could hurt him, you often go over to him for a cuddle and little pat on the head.

Henry you are four our first born son you made us parents pre school boy

Henry you are four our first born son you made us parents pre school boy

Henry you are four our first born son you made us parents pre school boy

You love spending time as a family and are happiest when we are all together. No matter how cross or emotional you are your Daddy can make you laugh and make you forget why you were sad. I love watching your bond grow, your first best friend.

Henry you are four our first born son you made us parents pre school boy

Henry you are four our first born son you made us parents pre school boy

This year you start school. I am emotional even thinking about it and have been making each day count in the lead up to it, reminding myself each day that soon you wont be there with us during the day, my little best friend. You are going to grow and change so much over the next year and I have such mixed emotions about that. There are lots of adventures which lay ahead this year, and lots more fun to be had.

Happy Birthday our beautiful, curly haired, blue eyed boy. I made this video to celebrate the past year and it’s been a total pleasure to put it all together. This is why I do YouTube, this is why I love to capture our memories and adventures. We love you.

Henry you are four our first born son you made us parents pre school boy

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