Survival of the Fittest: Nurturing Independent Children

Today’s guest post Nurturing Independent Children is by Laura Potts. Can your kids live without you by their side? Survival camps let them grow strong…

Mucky and Messy at Half Term.

I have been a mummy now for 8 long (mucky/messy) years  I am well used to stain removal and a bit of an expert at…

Ten Ideas for Thrifty Family Fun

Thrifty Family Fun When I think about some of the best fun we have had as a family, shell collecting and strawberry picking, plane watching…

Review: Disney Epic Mickey 2 The Power Of Two

In Disney Epic Mickey The Power Of 2,  you can play as Mickey Mouse or as, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney’s first cartoon star and…

Review: iPieces – board games and pool for the iPad

iPieces  were a revelation to me. They are games to be played on  an ipad. Jumbo games have just launched Ludo and Pool games plus two…

Review: Angry Birds Star Wars Playing cards (£4.99)

I love it when you get a great Christmas gift for a great price and absolutely know it will bring hours of fun. Packs of…

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cheese Touch Board Game Review

  Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cheese Touch Board Game Review – why it rocks My son has read all the Diary of a Wimpy…

My Family Loves: Glitter Studio from Galt Toys

Glitter Studio from Galt Toys is a fabulous idea for a Christmas gift. Suitable for 6+ years, Galt’s Glitter Studio retails at £10.99,and is  available…

Review: Mathable games by Carol Vorderman

Wooky Europe has teamed up with Carol Vorderman to launch the very latest maths puzzles – Carol Vorderman’s Mathable. We were sent the following to…

Review: Football Game by Orchard Toys

We have long been fans of the  lovely Orchard Toys products. They are robust, sturdy, well thought out, educational and most importantly iof all always engaging and…

John Lewis reveal their top ten toys for Christmas 2012: Part 1

As you know Family Budgeting bloggers are huge toy lovers and big on Christmas too. And who doesn’t love John Lewis with their gorgeous stores,…

Review: Jungle Speed

We loved this new game Jungle Speed. It’s kind of like a crazy more complicated version of snap! Its very simple , a pack of…

Hungry Frogs Magic Sounds Board game

The Hungry Frogs Magic Sounds Board Game by Imagination games: This game is lots of fun for young kids. I played it with my nine…

Best places for kids in Leeds on a budget

Today –  Best places for kids in Leeds on a budget What to do in Leeds on a budget Are you wondering what to do…

Review: Cleudo Nostalgia

I was sent Cluedo Nostalgia to review by Esdevium Games ( a UK and European games, toys and collectibles supplier.) It comes in a lovely…

Review: Mission Earth : An Eco-Friendly Board Game

I love the story behind this board game from Gibsons called Mission Earth It was actually designed by a group of teenage girls from Oxfordshire…

Why climbing frames are great for your kids

Do you remember when you were young how much fun it was to play on climbing frames ? It seems to still be the case. …

New Board Game: Who’s The Princess

Paul Lammond toys sent us this brilliant new board game Who’s the Princess to review. Suitable for 3-5 year olds my little girl adored it.…

Car Boot Booty; A Crafty Collection

Well my car boot haul this week involved more comics! ( I need to leave my son at home) and a lovely assortment of crafty…

Infographic: Have your kids watched too much TV this summer?

Have your kids watched too much TV this summer? I find this infographic from Galt Toys quite shocking. My kids certainly don’t watch that much…