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,…

Jungle Speed Review

We were excited to do a  Jungle Speed review. It’s kind of like a crazy more complicated version of snap!     Its very simple…

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…

Cluedo Nostalgia Review

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…

Free things to do with your kids in London’s …

This area sounds so exciting…..! Loads to do for free. Why not make a trip down to Midtown, the areas of Bloomsbury, Holborn and St…

TEN RAINY DAY ACTIVITES TO ENTERTAIN THE WHOLE FAMILY

Summer is fab isn’t it? But then when it rains we can all feel a bit uninspired. Well Galt Toys have put together ten creative ideas…

Summer is a time of wealth

Summer is a time of wealth indeed In summer we see such riches in the world around us. Golden sunshine, shiny yellow buttercups, glowing orange…

What to do when you win the lottery – review

What to do when you win the lottery by Cathy Bussey is published by Golden Guides Press (March 2012) I thought this was rather an…

Have we forgotten how to be creative with our kids?

Today- Have we forgotten how to be creative with our kids?   Have we forgotten how to be creative with our kids? Research published by…

How to put on your own panto and save £80

How to put on your own panto …. have you considered this? Christmas cross-dressing and a dancing horse signal the start of the uniquely British…

How to make a Scarecrow – a simple and easy tutorial

How to make a Scarecrow – I promise you this is a very easy tutorial! Complex crafting is not for me   How to make…