Outdoor Pursuits: Child-Friendly Activities For Autumn

Did you know that British children are among the most inactive in the world? We all have days when we want to cosy up in front of the TV and have a duvet day with the kids, especially in the autumn and winter months, where you could also be planning for the festive season, but being active is so important. It can be really tough to prise children away from tablets and games consoles, but there are ways of making being in the great outdoors fun.

 

Here are some great child-friendly activities for Autumn.

 

Nature walks

This is one of the best times of the year to take your kids into the forests and valleys and discover the wonders of nature. In autumn, when the leaves change colour and start to tumble to the floor, the countryside looks beautiful, and there’s plenty for the kids to look out for and collect. Take some jars to store different coloured leaves, acorns, and conkers, and print out some quizzes or activity sheets from the Internet. Grab your wellies, wrap up warm, and take a bag full of drinks and snacks. Once you’ve got a collection of leaves, you can use them to make collages or leaf paintings when you get home.

Child-Friendly Activities For Autumn

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Blog Tour: False Lights by KJ Whittaker

This week I’m on the blog tour for False Lights by KJ Whittaker, it’s slightly off track to my normal reads but as it’s based in Cornwall, my home I was intrigued.

 

False Lights by KJ Whittaker

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How to Have an Awesome Trip to Istanbul

Istanbul is one of the most visited destinations in the world. People come from all over to see the history of the former Constantinople and to experience some of the local Turkish culture. This article describes the essentials about Istanbul that all visitors should know about to make their trip as smooth as possible.

Istanbul, Turkey

How to Get to Istanbul from the Airport:

Before we start, it’s worth mentioning that there are two airports in Istanbul. The first is Istanbul Ataturk Airport and the second is Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. The first is located on the European side and the second on the Asian side of Istanbul. There are several ways to get to the city including the airport bus, a taxi, or using a private airport transfer such as Blacklane.

If you’re coming from the Asian side, using the bus is more time consuming because you then have to take a ferry across the Bosphorus to get to the historical center. Taxis are prone to overcharging tourists and their driving style isn’t the safest. The final and probably the most suitable way is by arranging a private transfer, which gives you a safe airport transfer with kids. Drivers are more careful and will drop you off at the door of your hotel.

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#LuckyLinky Week 26

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky week 26.

Thank you so much to those of you that linked up last week!

As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So we want to see all your lovely competitions all in one place. It will make it much easier for all of us who love to enter competitions and for compers who want to find new and exciting competitions.

#LuckyLinky Week 26

The Competition Linky to get your competition more entries with NO comments required!

We run from Monday to Sunday and all bloggers are welcome to add any and all competitions they are running!

 Join Katie (MummyinaTutu) and I in a competition frenzy!

Each week we retweet your posts if you tag us in your tweet (@mummyinatutu & @rachelbustin) and will also enter each and every competition ourselves!

We will also add your post to the #LuckyLinky Competition Page over on Facebook! Please remember to put a badge on it and use the #LuckyLinky hashtag to spread the love.

 

Rachel Bustin

 

#LuckyLinky Rules:

1. Add the #luckylinky badge to the HTML / Text portion of your post. If you need any help linking up, read the fabulous Linky Guide from Cuddle Fairy or tweet us (@mummyinatutu @rachelbustin).

2. Please do 1 entry on both hosts competitions (if we’re running any) and 1 entry on the 2 competitions after yours (if you want to do more then great!)

3. Retweet 2 competitions of your choice using #LuckyLinky (It helps if you have your twitter handle in your social sharing buttons)

4. Link a maximum of 2 competitions per week.

5. By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list. (You can request to be removed at any time!)

Thanks for linking up!  Katie & Rachel

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our facebook page LuckyLinky Competitions if you fancy entering a few yourself!


Blog Tour: Prisoner of Ice and Snow by Ruth Lauren

Today it’s my turn to be on the tour for Prisoner of Ice and Snow by Ruth Lauren. I can’t stress enough how exciting this YA book is. After the first few pages I knew it was a winner and a cracker of a new series.

Firstly here is a little bit about Prisoner of Ice and Snow.

Prisoner of Ice and Snow

Book Description

Valor is under arrest for the attempted murder of the crown prince. Her parents are outcasts from the royal court, her sister is banished for theft of a national treasure, and now Valor has been sentenced to life imprisonment at Demidova, a prison built from stone and ice.

But that’s exactly where she wants to be. For her sister was sent there too, and Valor embarks on an epic plan to break her out from the inside.

No one has escaped from Demidova in over three hundred years, and if Valor is to succeed she will need all of her strength, courage and love. If the plan fails, she faces a chilling fate worse than any prison …

An unforgettable story of sisterhood, valour and rebellion, Prisoner of Ice and Snow will fire you up and melt your heart all at once. Perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell, Piers Torday and Cathryn Constable.

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How to Plan a Relaxing Family Vacation to Los Angeles

For many hard working individuals and families there is much excitement when thinking of where to go for a vacation. Los Angeles, California is a legendary destination as it is home to famous actors, actresses and a slew of other unique attractions. If you have been looking for a place to relax, you can get a Los Angeles beach house and slowly pass away each day or go out to explore if that if your preferred travel style.

 

If you do get your fill of beach time, there is always plenty going on in the bustling city of Los Angeles to keep yourself entertained. One of the great things about choosing LA as a vacation destination is that many of the activities and sights to see can hold interest for a wide variety of age groups. There are plenty of fun things to do all around the city.

Tips on planning a relaxing family vacation to Los Angeles

In case you are not a long term planner, have no fear. LAX is such a major airport hub that it is often possible to find plenty of last minute deals in and out to wherever you need to go. It never hurts to look for last minute deals on both accommodation and airfare.  No matter your planning style, here are some pointers to help keep you on track for a relaxing stay in sunny Los Angeles.

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