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Lottie Loves…Dance Gear Made to Measure Range

By Lottie age 6

I was sent a beautiful dress to wear for ballet. It was the Child’s Romantic Tutu from Dance Gear.

I wore it to ballet last week and it is lovely. When I put it on it is very comfortable and I feel like a princess! It is brilliant for twirling in.

My ballet teacher thinks it is really beautiful and some of the other Mummy’s asked my Mummy where we got it from.

I hope I am allowed to wear my dress for our Christmas show….I would like to wear it everyday!

A Note from Mummy:

Once we eventually narrowed down the long list to decide which item we would like to see from the extensive range and provided Lottie’s measurements the dress arrived very quickly. The sizing is perfect and Lottie absolutely loves it.

The whole range is full of amazing dancewear for both children and adults- there are choices of 80 designs with over 80 different fabrics, colours and patterns. You can even go for a combination of different colours on some of the layered items which makes a really unusual and special outfit. The range is reasonably priced, it is certainly in line with what you would expect to pay and the quality is excellent. All the dancewear from the Dance Gear Made to Measure range is made to order in the UK and because of their experience within the dance industry the people at Dance Gear know how important it is to get the orders made and delivered as quickly as possible.

Lottie is thrilled with her tutu and we would have no hesitation in recommending anyone looking for dance clothing to take a look at Dance Gear Made to Measure range.

 

 

Disclaimer: This was a collaborative post for which we received product to review but all thoughts are our own.

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Half Term Fun and a chance to win with Flip Out Trampoline Park, London E6

My cousin is really lucky- she has a Flip Out Trampoline Park near to where she lives in East London- it’s quite a long way from us but it looks great and we are hoping to go there when we visit her.

We have been reading about Flip Out, in London E6 because they are letting us run a competition for our readers  to win themselves a session! They aim to deliver massive amount of healthy, awesome fun which sounds good to me! They have huge trampolines, stunt box zones and a DJ but it’s more than just trampolines (although there is three floors of them to get started with!)

They also have twelve warrior climbing walls, I love climbing and these look awesome.  You can dual on battle beams and dive into the foam pits or test out the 30 foot slide. There is even a 100m caving system and a Ninja Warrior Course! This is definitely not your average trampoline park!

 

 

 

 

 

If we lived nearer to here I think I would be asking to go to Flip Out all the time. There’s loads of different sessions to suit everyone- Family Time, Toddler Time, Students and even an After Dark Friday Party.

Flip Out have 65 outlets over 7 different countries so if you can’t get to London over the half term then it is worth taking a look to see if there is another near you but Flip Out in E6 looks like it will be worth a bit of a journey to keep the whole family entertained over half term. My Mum thinks it might even wear us out!

If you would like the chance to win for you and a friend to visit the amazing Flip Out Park in E6 then enter our fab competition below. Flip Out will even give the winners a Polar Krush Ice Drink each to cool down with after all that bouncing too!

 

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Our Day Out with Summer Saturdays at Newmarket Race Course

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when we were invited to Newmarket Race Course for the first of their Family Fun Summer Saturdays last weekend. I have been horse racing before and enjoyed looking at the horses and watching the racing but had found it was often quite a long day without much for kids to do.

I was excited to hear that Newmarket Race Course had a play area that had recently been renovated and thought that might make the day more interesting for me, my sister and brother but actually it was nothing like the horse racing I had been to before and we all had a brilliant time from start to finish.

The racing was starting at 1:25 and we arrived in good time to have a good look round before things got going. We were hugely spoilt as the people at the Race Course gave us a delicious picnic. We were taken to the Family Enclosure where you are able to enjoy a picnic and there were plenty of places to sit and eat it. We got set up on one of the benches next to the track- there is quite a lot of benches and the are all in good view of the finishing line.

The family enclosure was soon busying up and lots of people were arriving and getting set up for the afternoon. We had a bit of a play in Rowley’s Play Area before settling down to eat. Before long it was time for the first race, I helped my Dad choose a horse and it was very exciting when it won.

 

We then decided to have go exploring- as well as the family enclosure passes we had Premium Passes which meant we could go in the other sections, there was lots of things to see and plenty of places to buy all sorts of things- we even added to our game collection by getting Dad a limited edition Newmarket Race Course Monopoly set for Father’s Day!

We headed round to the parade ring and got to see the horses after they had finished the second race, it was brilliant to see them so close up.

After our walk around we went back to the family enclosure and spent the rest of the afternoon there- there was loads to do. There was the new Rowley’s Play Area with a huge tower with a big slide and a climbing wall, a smaller slide, a sand area, a clubhouse hut and a huge swinging log that lots of children could go on at once. There is plenty for younger children as well as lots for my age.

Along with the play area there was plenty of other things going on too -there was a bouncy castle, people selling those walking animal balloons (my brother was obsessed with them!) and a animal area. The animal people had tarantulas, snails, snakes and a tortoise with them which were awesome. There was also face painting, my sister wanted this and while she had to queue for quite a while it was the best facepainting we had seen before and it was free!

The Family Enclosure tickets for the Family Fun Summer Saturdays events are £11 for adults and children get in free so with so much going on this is a great family day out. There are lots of different ones planned throughout the Summer with different themes including a visit from Paw Patrol and a Great British Summer event .

We really enjoyed our day at the races and are making plans to go again with my cousins in a few weeks. My Mum has been to lots of race courses and she said this was the nicest one she had visited, she also said I should mention that there are plenty of places to buy a drink or ice-cream and there are lots of toilets which were all really clean- apparently this is useful information!

Thanks very much to Newmarket Race Course for inviting us along, we will definitely be back really soon.

 

Disclaimer: Newmarket Race Course generously provided us with tickets and a lovely picnic (with the nicest scotch eggs ever!) but all thoughts are our own.

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The End of The Summer Holidays

The End of The Summer Holidays


I can’t believe it’s the end of the Summer Holidays and that we are back to school tomorrow. I am looking forward to getting back to seeing my friends and starting all my clubs again but I am a bit nervous about having a new teacher and doing harder work- especially as last year’s spellings were very tricky.

I had great fun over the Summer though. I especially enjoyed our holiday to France and plan to write about some of our favourite places to visit in the area and I loved Sportfest again. I really liked doing a couple of days of multisport activities and was surprised by how much I enjoyed and learnt at my first aid course.

The only thing I had on my list that I really wanted to do but we haven’t managed was to go to the seaside. We hoped we would be able to do this in France but it was over 38C and just too hot to take my baby brother so we will have to try and visit one in England before it gets too cold.

Now we are thinking about going back to school we will have a lot less time for doing things at home but over the next term I would like to carry on doing lots of sport- I can’t wait until hockey starts at the weekend, keep reading lots of books- I have really liked getting different fact books out from the library and have become very interested in learning about World War Two and I would like to try and be better at getting on with my homework and reading as soon as I get it so I don’t have to worry about it at the last minute… we’ll see though!


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SportFest 2015

           

 

SportFest 2015 

It seems like it was ages ago now but probably my favourite thing about our Summer holidays and the part of it that I have been writing about for my school work this week was going to SportFest.


We heard about SportFest last year when our friends went so we were really excited when we found out Mum had won some tickets from Jeep UK. We knew it was going to be a really good weekend but hadn’t realised exactly how amazing it was!

We traveled down on the Saturday morning and picked up our tickets and Lottie and I were given some cool SportFest T-shirts. We then quickly put our tent up and then went off to join the fun.


There were lots of sports sessions for everyone to join in with and the groups moved around so you could try everything and then there were some extra sessions you could sign up for if you wanted to switch the normal sports for something different.

I had a brilliant time trying Boxing- it was really hard work and the coaches were really good. My little sister did gymnastics and was helped by Gymnast Beth Tweddle. There were lots of famous sportspeople there helping coach the children, it was great because they were all really enthusiastic and keen to help you learn new skills. Dad and I are Liverpool fans so it was quite exciting to see John Barnes involved but sadly he was coaching the older football group so I didn’t pick up any tips 


from him, although the other football coaches were fantastic too. 



Over the two days we had an amazing time, I loved football, boxing and cricket but I think my favourite was hockey and I am actually going to start lessons this weekend now- yay! (Mum is very worried about my teeth after seeing how my Uncle’s are after years of playing hockey!) Lottie was too young for the proper groups but still got to try a few things including martial arts and the gymnastics and she now can’t wait until she is old enough to do gymnastics at school. It was such a great time to try new sports and learn new skills but it was also so much more than that.












There was loads of other things going on- we got to do a driving simulator, which was awesome, there was a climbing wall which moved and was sloped- it was so much harder than it looked and there was lots of other activities to take part in. It was amazing seeing the I AM Invictus team playing sit down volleyball and the sporting legends playing a 15:15 cricket match in the evening. This was followed by a band who were really cool- we had an amazing time dancing until late and then went back to the tent to get some sleep ready for the next day. Baby Sam actually slept all night even though Mum and Dad weren’t sure if they were mad taking a 15 week old baby camping but he stayed warm and was perfectly happy and we woke up bright and early ready to go again. 

Amazing Legends cricket match

The food was delicious and was all included in our prize, it was made by Jamie Oliver’s restaurants and we got some really yummy things. There were also apples all round the grounds for snacks and then Jaffa were there giving away delicious oranges and fresh orange juice and Weetabix were doing things too so we definitely couldn’t have gone hungry!

We also got to see the FA Cup and do a fitness test with Vitality which was quite funny (my Dad came out older than he really is and my Mum didn’t dare to do it!!) There was plenty of activities for grown ups too.

It was such an amazing weekend, I really would love to go again and would definitely recommend it to anyone with children who enjoy being active- just hoping Mum can be lucky enough to win us tickets again for next year!