An afternoon of family fun at South Aylesford Retail Park

An afternoon of family fun at South Aylesford Retail Park

Sponsored Post During half term, there are always lots of activities on for children. This past week hasn’t been an exception, and yesterday we went to participate in some pond dipping at Tyland Barn in Sandling, near Aylesford. We then rounded off the afternoon nicely with a fun visit to the toy shop, some rabbits and the Nando’s at nearby South Aylesford Retail Park! View Post

Review: Dinner at Côte Brasserie, Maidstone

Review: Dinner at Côte Brasserie, Maidstone

On winter nights like these, there’s often nothing I want to do more than sit somewhere cosy and eat some delicious, comforting food. I was recently invited to Côte Brasserie in Maidstone and asked my husband to come with me for a rare child-free evening out (thanks Mum and Dad!) There is something romantic and a little luxurious about French cuisine, perfect for a cold evening. It provided me the opportunity to dress up, although it certainly isn’t a necessity! Fortunately, given the heels I’d chosen, it was only a 5 minute walk from the three nearest car parks. Stepping inside, I was excited to see what Côte Brasserie would be like as I’d never been to any of the restaurants in the chain before. View Post

Review: Dinotropolis Adventure Park with a toddler

Review: Dinotropolis Adventure Park with a toddler

Last Friday, we went to check out Dinotropolis Adventure Park which opened at Bluewater last month. Autumn loved dinosaurs, so as soon as I heard about it I thought she’d enjoy it. In fact, the night before, we’d had dinner at neighbouring Rosa’s Thai Cafe and she’d been excitedly shouting “DINOSAUR!” at the advert on the wall! As we headed to our booking at 2pm, we were looking forward to some lunch and dinosaur themed fun. View Post

Review: Rosa’s Thai Cafe at Bluewater

Review: Rosa’s Thai Cafe at Bluewater

Last week we accepted our invitation to review Rosa’s Thai Cafe, which has recently opened at Bluewater. I really enjoy Thai food and have always felt like Bluewater was missing a Thai restaurant, so it’s great that that has now been rectified. Located next door to the cinema and Dinotropolis, it is ideally positioned for a date with dinner and a film or a day out with children. That said, our main concern before putting it to the test was our 2 year old daughter Autumn. She had never eaten Thai food before! View Post

Your guide to Christmas shopping in Kent, 2018

Your guide to Christmas shopping in Kent, 2018

It feel it’s so important to use local businesses and help keep them alive. Rather than funding the fat cats at the top of a chain, you’re helping to support people just like you and their families. Each individual sale means something. You can also find gifts that are a lot more unusual when you shop with local businesses! In Kent and Medway we have an abundance of lovely small companies creating beautiful products that would make wonderful gifts. Here are my top picks of who to shop with in Kent this Christmas! View Post