Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment Preview

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment Preview
This weekend I'm so excited to be taking Bert to his first ever Disney on Ice experience. He absolutely loves the theatre/live shows and he's a HUGE Disney fan (as am I!) - so this is going to be a winning combination for sure. I love taking him on little Mummy & Bert dates, we don't get a huge amount of time together just the two of us since Connie came along, so I'm excited to take him somewhere special for a treat. 

I have the fondest memories of my Nan taking me to a Disney on Ice show when I was a little girl and I remember it being so magical. So I'm mega-chuffed that Bert's now at the age where I can take him, and re-live the magic from my childhood. 

So, this Sunday 22nd April we're heading to Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena by train (Bert LOVES a train ride) and I can't wait to share our adventure with you. We'll be reviewing the show here on the blog in more detail next week, but we'll do some Insta-stories on the day too, so make sure you're following us over there @lucybishop2012 as well. 

Here's a little about the show, there are still tickets available and more tour dates across the country for those who would like to go along. 

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS WORLDS OF ENCHANTMENT...

Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favourite Disney stories when Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment comes to Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena from the 18th April until 22nd April 2018. 

This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney•Pixar’s Cars, Toy Story 3, Disney’s The Little Mermaid and the Academy Award®-winning Frozen. Plus, don’t miss the chance to warm up alongsideDisney On Ice stars at the Fit to Dance pre-show!

Get ready to enter a dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice where Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of DisneyPixar’s Cars perform high-speed stunts and race across the ice like you’ve never seen before! 
Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment Preview
Be amazed and join Ariel as she dives into the underwater kingdom of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and other favorites from the Toy Storygang as they try and escapefrom Sunnyside Daycare in one of their most daring adventure ever from DisneyPixar’s Toy Story 3 – proving that the toys are back in town! 

Then enter the wintery world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa from the BAFTA and Academy Award® winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen. Join Anna as she embarks on an epic journey with the hilarious snowman Olaf and rugged mountain-man Kristoff to find her sister, the magical Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.

Even before this magical journey begins, Disney fans will get moving and shaking alongside Disney On Ice stars during the new, high-energy Fit To Dance pre-show to get the crowd fit and active whilst having fun!

Worlds of Enchantment connects classic and new Disney stories,” says Producer Kenneth Feld. “Audiences will be blown away in Radiator Springs when they encounter the unforgettable crew of animated cars, built to scale and live on ice. They will see their all-time favorites like The Little Mermaid and discover world of Arendelle with Frozen.
From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, see some of your family’s favoriteDisney moments come to life in Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment!

Family package tickets are now available for selected shows. 

Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment will be skating into Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham, London, Liverpool, Nottingham, Cardiff and Aberdeen from the 15th March to 6th May 2018. 

For the complete list of tour dates, head to www.disneyonice.co.uk

Stay current on the latest developments through social media by visiting:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DisneyOnIceUK
Twitter: @DisneyOnIce #WorldsOfEnchantment 
YouTube: www.youtube.com/DisneyOnIce
Instagram: @DisneyOnIce

We have been given complimentary tickets to Disney on Ice in return for this post and our honest review of the show, which will go live next week. 

Friday, 13 April 2018

What We're Giving Our Daughter For Her Second Birthday

I don't often do haul-style posts, but I've been sent some cute things from some lovely PR's and thought it would be a nice opportunity to show you what we're giving Connie for her second birthday in early June, later this year. 

Firstly, HOW is my baby girl going to be TWO in just 8 weeks time!? Where on EARTH has that time gone? She is even big enough for pigtails now - say whaaaat??

Connie's Pigtails age 22 months

Secondly, I just wanted to say that thanks to blogging, my husband's comping addiction and our very generous friends and family we never really go too mad for our children's birthdays: preferring to spend the money on a lovely family day out somewhere exciting than on loads of 'stuff'. 

We're extremely lucky that our kids get plenty of toys and clothes from friends and family for their birthdays, and over the months we also tend to build up quite a stock of gifted items from the blog, and prizes from Liam's competition winners > often these are perfect for birthday gifts for Bert and Connie, or for other children we give gifts to for their birthdays/Christmas. 

This year, we've decided to give Connie Amazon's Kindle Fire for Kids tablet as her 'main present' from us. Liam actually won this in a competition before Christmas and we decided to put it away for her for when she was bigger. Bert already has a blue one, and adores it - and Connie has now got to that age where (largely because of seeing Bert playing with his) she loves to steal it from him to watch Peppa Pig or play games. I'm excited for them to have one each, and for her to be able to access the games and educational side of it with some autonomy, instead of having to pinch Bert's for five minutes every now and then. 

Yellow Kindle Fire for Kids

I'm aware the age guide says 3+ but she was access hers with an adult mostly, and we always put careful parental controls in place on these devices. We already know that she understands how to use one, she's a very advanced little poppet thanks to her older brother's guidance. 

Yellow Kindle Fire for Kids

I love the bright yellow colour (they didn't do this shade case when we bought Bert's, otherwise I'd have definitely chosen it for him) - it's such a bright and happy colour. 

Yellow Kindle Fire Tablet for Kids

As well as loving screen-time with her beloved Peppa Pig, Connie is also a huge fan of In The Night Garden and The Twirlywoos, so I was thrilled when we were sent this gorgeous ITNG book and Twirlywoo's plush toys to feature here on the blog. Their ideal accompaniments to the Kindle gift - something to read - especially bedtime stories, which is one of her favourite times of day, and plush toys are always a hit with Connie, she can't get enough of them, especially when they are of characters she knows and loves. 

In The Night Garden: Bedtime Stories from the Night Garden Book

A little about this beautiful book...

Join Iggle Piggle, Upsy Daisy and all their friends as they play hide-and-seek with the Pontipines, search for Igglepiggle's blanket and work out why Makka Pakka's trumpet is making such a funny noise! This beautifully illustrated treasury of tales is the perfect bedtime book for In The Night Garden fans.

It really is a stunning book, with such gorgeous illustrations and bright colours. I know this will be a nightly favourite for Connie, I can't wait to share it with her. 

RRP - £8.99

Available from WH Smith, Foyles, Waterstones, Amazon and Hive.

In The Night Garden: Bedtime Stories from the Night Garden Book

In The Night Garden: Bedtime Stories from the Night Garden Book

We were also kindly sent these adorable little plush toys for Connie - and I just know she is going to adore them! She is a massive fan of Twirlywoos and she knows all the characters names off by heart. These will be such a sweet addition to her little haul of birthday gifts - and will probably be a favourite. 

Chickadee and Chick Plush Toys - Twirlywoos

Chickedy and Chick Plush Toys

These two cute little plush toys are adorable characters
from laugh-out loud preschool sensation, Twirlywoos. With soft textured fabrics these plush toys make the perfect cuddly companion for little fans of the show. Each sold separately. Sizes vary.


RRP: £5.99


Available at: Amazon and Sainsbury’s


Chickadee and Chick Plush Toys - Twirlywoos

Finally, we picked up this giant bubble wand for Connie in our local Tesco. It is currently half price down from £2.50 to £1.25 - what a bargain!! Connie's latest obsession is bubbles (small indoor bubbles), and we're hoping in 8 weeks time we'll be lucky enough to be enjoying much nicer weather so we can enjoy blowing giant bubbles in the garden and park. They will blow her tiny mind :-) I can't wait to see her little face. 

Tesco Giant Bubble Wand, Pink

With 8 weeks until the big day, I'm pretty sure I won't be able to resist picking up a few little extra bits and bobs for her, but this is certainly the bulk of her gifts from Liam and I this year. 

What did you buy for your two year old's birthday? 

Mrs B

xxx

We were kindly gifted the ITNG book and Twirlywoos Plush toys in return for featuring them on the blog. 

We were lucky enough to win the Kindle for Kids Fire Tablet and we purchased the Tesco bubble wand ourselves.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

What was in our March Degustabox?

Degustabox UK

It's Degustabox time again - and our March Spring/Easter box was a corker! :-)

Degustabox March Box Contents

We got a great selection of tasty bits and pieces to try - Bert was especially excited by the Milkybar/Smarties Mini Eggs by Nestle!! 

So, let me introduce you to all the items we received in this months box and what we thought of them...

Degustabox March Box Contents

Canny 100% Natural Chocolate Milk £1.59

This was sent a special little extra in this month's box, for those subscribers who have answered the most monthly surveys. All Natural Chocolate Milk. Refined sugar free and gluten free (best served chilled). 

This was AMAZING! We shared the one carton between myself, Liam and Connie - we all loved it. Bert had one taste and said 'blergh!' but I think that's because it has a proper deep chocolatey/cacao taste rather than sugary sweet chocolate. Really nice for a grown up version of a chocolate milkshake. 

Appy Kids Co Roald Dahl Fruit Drinks - Matilda £1.29

Boasting beloved book characters Matilda, the BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the wholesome Roald Dahl range encourages kids' thirst for reading whilst keeping them hydrated. Vegan Approved and low in calories, the gloriumptious drinks contain no GMOs, gluten, added sugars or artificial preservatives making them perfect for lunchboxes. 

I have very strange children who refuse point blank to drink fruit juice of any kind - so we gave these juice cartons to Bert's best friend at school. I loved the Matilda design on these cartons - they would have excited me so much as a child as Matilda was my favourite book when I was small. Perfect for any Roald Dahl lovers! 

Cirio Pasta Sauce £2.00

Be the first in the UK to try Cirio premium peeled plum tomatoes in two new pasta sauce recipes. Made with 100% top Italian ingredients for a genuine and tasty dish. Simply heat through until piping hot and add to cooked pasta. 

We used this as a pasata for a slow cooked lamb curry dish - and it turned out perfectly. I'm a huge fan of Cirio products they always have really deep authentic flavour - a brilliant staple to have on hand in the pantry. 

Shreddies Max Granola £2.59

Shreddies Max Granola is a delicious combination of crunchy oat clusters with Shreddies pieces. Made with 74% whole grain, high in fibre and a good source of protein to "maximise" your morning! 

I am obsessed with breakfast. It is BY FAR my favourite meal of the day - I could easily eat breakfast for every meal...cereal is one of my faves, especially a good quality granola or a healthier cereal (I'm not a huge fan of sugary cereal) so I was delighted to unbox this. Shreddies were one of my fave as a kid, my mum used to make it for me with warm milk in the winter, soooooo comforting! This granola was absolutely delicious - so tasty that I ate it for breakfast every day for two weeks until I'd drained the whole box! 

Smarties & Milkybar Mixed Mini Eggs £3.00 

Smarties and Milkybar have mixed their mini eggs, perfect for sharing with all the family. 

Okay, so unsurprisingly, these were Bert and Liam's top pick from the whole box - the entire bag had gone in two days!! I went to sneak a couple from the snack box after a few days and they were gone!! GREEDY BOYS!! 

Mr Lee's Noodles - Hong Kong Street Beef £2.99

Mr Lee's is an award-winning range of six premium noodles in a cup, certified gluten free and low in sugar, also low in saturated fats and calories, and with absolutely no nasties! They uniquely use freeze-dried ingredients to ensure that the product locks in the nutrients and the flavour, so the beef tastes like beef, the ginger tastes like ginger, and the bamboo tastes like...well, you get the picture. Vegan options are also available. 

Liam took this to work for lunch - these 'just add boiling water' style noodle cups are perfect on busy days at the office when he can only spare a few minutes for making lunch, or doesn't have time to prepare something in advance. He's been working his way through trying different premium brand noodle cups and he said this was really delicious. The meat actually tasted meaty and the broth was full of beefy flavour. 

Hafervoll Flapjack Limited Lebkuchen £1.99

Hafervoll Flapjacks are the first 100% natural oat bars without added sugar, cheap stuffing or other chemical additives. Gently handmade and oven-baked, they always taste homemade. 

Another bar that we shared between all four of us - we all love anything cinnamon flavoured and this was no exception! Really tasty and definitely had that homemade feel to it. I was a bit gutted to share it to be honest! 

Ribena Pineapple & Passion Fruit £2.49

Ribena is excited to announce new Pineapple and Passion Fruit to its much loved squash range. This ultimate tasty treat has no added sugar and contains less than 15 calories per 250ml serving. Available to buy from March, Ribena Pineapple and Passion Fruit squash is the perfect tropical accompaniment to meal times. 

Hubby is the squash drinker here at Chez Bishop, and he gives this flavour combo a big thumbs up - especially for Spring/Summer. 

Tenzing Natural Energy £1.19

TENZING Natural Energy is crafted from six natural ingredients: green coffee, guarana, green tea, Himalayan rock salt, beet sugar and lemon juice. It contains just 55 calories per can and contains absolutely nothing artificial. Inspired by a traditional Himalayan Sherpa recipe!

I used to be big into energy drinks in my youth and early twenties (lots of late nights & hangovers!) I'd never think to touch them now, being much more health conscious, I would assume that they are full of sugar and lots of synthetic rubbish - however, having read up about Tenzing it seems to be completely sourced from nature. I was intrigued - it smelt much like the premium brand energy drink (rhymes with head full) but tasted very different - it was fruity and citrusy, but had a slightly sweet and salty tang. I actually really surprised myself and enjoyed it a lot. 

Encona Carolina Reaper Chilli Sauce £1.49

Explore the ultimate heat and flavour combination of Encona Limited Edition Carolina Reaper Chilli Sauce. This scorching hot blend of the world's hottest chilli pepper, tomatoes and spices will challenge even the bravest of chilli lovers! Why not use in a marinade and create your own hot wing challenge or super charge soups and one-pot dishes by adding a few drops whilst cooking. 

I'm a BIG chilli fan - so much so that I actually recently spent a whole day on a local chilli ranch here in Bedfordshire. On the ranch I got to see an actual Carolina Reaper chilli plant in the flesh! It still holds the record as hottest chilli in the world according to the Guinness World Records - and has an average heat level of 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units (SHU)!!! That's flipping' hot!! Despite my love of chilli I was still cautious when tasting this sauce for the first time. I love the Encona brand and have used many of their products before, and I'm glad to say that this sauce didn't disappoint. Yes, it's hot, but it has so much flavour too! We've enjoyed it with crackers and cheese, and I can't wait to add it to one-pot dishes as Encona suggested. 

The Carolina Reaper Chilli Plant at Edible Ornamentals Chilli Ranch in Bedfordshire.
The Carolina Reaper Chilli Plant at Edible Ornamentals Chilli Ranch in Bedfordshire
Encona Limited Edition Carolina Reaper Chilli Sauce

Last but by no means least, and definitely my top pick from this months Degustabx was the..

Cheestrings Snack Mix £1

Introducing Cheestring Snack Mix. A 3 in 1 after school snack, built up of 3 individual sections, we encourage you to mix it up with our 3 variants consisting of a crunchy cracker, real cheese cubes and a sweet treat! A perfect snack that meets all your snacking needs. 

My kids have gone absolutely CRAZY for these snack boxes! They are so perfect for my little snackaholics, and help me as a parent feel a little less guilty about plying them with snacks in between meals. 

Bert has been eating them as his after school snack, I just grab one from the fridge on the way out the door on the school run and he gets so excited peeling back the plastic and enjoying the little sections as we saunter back from school. 

Connie has been eating them as part of her lunch plate - she enjoys a 'snacky' lunch plate full of lots of little bits, so these are ideal. I've had a little taste (purely for road-testing purposes, of course!) and they're really delicious! 

Bert's favourite is the mini pretzels and fruity cubes flavour combo - Connie will devour any flavour she's given! Haha! I love how practical they are - you can even re-seal them after you've opened them - which is ideal for kids who lose interest in their food but then want to go back a bit later. 

We love them so much that not only did we use every single voucher to pick up a free one in our box, but we've bought 4 or 5 in our weekly shop for two weeks on the trot! They will now become a regular feature in our shopping trolly. 

Cheestrings Snack Mix

Cheestrings Snack Mix

Cheestrings Snack Mix

It's a huge thumbs up from The Bishop's for March's Degustabox - thanks guys, we enjoyed it a lot! 

If you'd like to give Degustabox a try then you can receive a whopping £5.00 off your first box by using code:

1VRVA

at the checkout! 

Enjoy everyone and let me know if you try it! 

Mrs B

xxx

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Friday, 6 April 2018

Bambo Nature Nappies - Review & Giveaway


Bambo Nature

Originating in Demark, Bambo Nature is a premium baby product brand providing gentle, soft, environmentally friendly range that includes nappies, training pants, wipes and skin care products. All of which are skin-friendly, eco-friendly and sleep-friendly! 

We've been road testing their nappies for Connie (22 months) and we're excited to let you know how we've been getting on. 

Connie Bishop, 21 months
HOW did our baby girl get so grown up?? Connie, here age 21 months.
BAMBO Nature Nappies - Mrs Bishop's Bakes and Banter
A mountain of Bambo Nature Size 6 Nappies all ready for Connie to put to the test! 
So, what should you know about Bambo Nature before we get into the product review stuff?

Bambo Nature takes great care to ensure their products are as gentle on the environment as they are on your child, for example, the fluff used within Bambo Nature nappies and training pants is environmentally friendly and comes from sustainable forestry, where more trees are planted than felled. If that’s not enough, 95% of all production waste at their factory in Denmark is recycled and the other 5% is used as fuel within the local surrounding communities.

What I love about Bambo Nature is that you can be reassured that you are choosing a product that is not only good for your baby, but it is also good for the environment too! Double win!

There are absolutely no colourants, parabens or perfumes used in Bambo Nature products; these are all unnecessary and could cause irritations – so to give you peace of mind they are left out of these products to ensure your child and their delicate skin has the best possible chance of remaining healthy and happy.

All of the Bambo Nature products are dermatology tested making them an ideal solution if your child has allergies. And although we are yet to try them, Bambo Nature’s wet wipes are accredited with Asthma-Allergy label by the Danish Allergy Foundation and are your guarantee that the product is less likely to cause skin irritation or allergies. 

What We Thought:

We've been using Bambo Nature Size 6/XL size nappies for Connie exclusively for 8 weeks now, and we have absolutely loved them. Not only have they been super reliable (not a single leak in 8 weeks), but they are also the softest nappies we've ever used. They have a super soft top-dry layer, which seems to really do the job for wicking away wetness. There is a fully-breathable almost textile-like back sheet which not only feels great when you're changing them, but must feel softer and nicer for baby too. 

BAMBO NATURE NAPPIES
Super soft top-dry layer 
Textile-like back sheet on Bambo Nature nappy with cute tiger design
Considering how absorbent they are, we have also noticed that they are really thin, and having read up a little on the Bambo website it seems they have created their thinnest ever core design, which is definitely noticeable and means that Connie can move about freely, without her nappy restricting her in any way - perfect for a very busy and active 22 month old.

They also have a very flexible and stretchy side panels which mould to her (rather sizeable and gorgeously chunky) thighs - ensuring a perfect fit, and preventing any leaks. 

Bambo Nature Nappies
Flexible side panels and securing tapes on Bambo Nature nappies.
What more could you ask for?

Oh they also spot ridiculously cute almost retro-feel designs of a sweet tiger, which Connie loves - she says 'Tiger ROARRRRR!' every time I change her, super cute! And they have a very clear size label at the top which is really handy for knowing what size they are currently in, and especially handy if you have multiple children in differing sized nappies. Other brands size labels are usually really hard to read/see - so a big thumbs up to this point. 

Bambo Nature Nappies
Super cute retro-feel tiger design and clear size label on the front of the Bambo Nature nappies
It is worth noting here that we have exclusively used Pampers for both Albert and Connie after trying supermarket own-brand nappies which always seemed to leak on us. So, I must say that I am thrilled to find an alternative brand that stacks up to a premium brand in terms of performance but can also offer environmentally friendly credentials and a competitive price point. 

We are officially converted!


Bambo Nature Size 6/XL Nappies

WIN A CASE (6 PACKS) OF BAMBO NATURE NAPPIES IN A SIZE OF YOUR CHOOSING...

Bambo Nature have very kindly offered my readers the chance to try Bambo Nature for themselves by entering this generous giveaway. 

One winner will receive a whole case (that's 6 packs!) of Bambo Nature nappies in a size of their choosing, just enter via the Gleam App below. 

GOOD LUCK! 

UK entrants only.
One winner will be selected using Gleam's random winner generator. 

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*We were given a case of Bambo Nature nappies in return for this honest review.*

Friday, 30 March 2018

Easter Gifts for Teletubbies Fans

At almost 22 months Connie is still rather fond of the Teletubbies. She knows them all by name, and always stops whatever she is doing to watch when it comes on. 

This Easter it was a no-brainer when choosing what Easter egg to give her - it had to be Teletubbies. I love toddler Easter eggs that come with a gift that is useful (not just a plastic toy that will be broken or lost within a few days) so this Teletubbies Meal Set with small milk chocolate eggs, a beaker and a bowl is a great combo. 

You can twist the bowl (head) and beaker (body) to match up to create images of both Lala and Po (handily, they are Connie's favourites). I don't know about you but we seem to go through about 5 million plastic bowls a day with Connie - for meals and snacks, or for just playing - she likes to take all the bowls and cups out of the cupboard and pop her smaller toys inside - endless fun apparently! 

This small chocolate egg & meal set is priced at £5.99 and available from B&M and The Range. 

Teletubbies Meal Set - Easter

As well as a little bit of chocolate at Easter it is also nice to buy some extra little gifts, and you can't go wrong with fresh new pyjamas in my opinion. 

These cute Teletubbies pyjamas are priced at £11.00 and available in sizes 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2-3 years, 3-4 years, 4-5 years. 

Teletubbies Pink Pyjamas Character.com

We don't go in for big elaborate toy gifts at Easter time, but it is nice to give little ones something small to enjoy playing with - especially with two weeks of Easter holidays ahead of us... these cute giggling Tiddlytubbies (who knew Tiddlytubbies were a thing?) are priced at £9.99 each. The yellow one is called Umby Pumby, the blue one is called Mi-mi and the pink one is called Ping, in case you didn't know! :-)

They are available many shops including Argos, Smyths, Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys, Morrisons, The Entertainer, Boots, Mothercare and Wilko. 

Giggling Tiddlytubbies plush toys

My final idea for an Easter gift for little ones who love Teletubbies is this Time to Rhyme electronic book by VTech. 

Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in this fun interactive book featuring easy-to-turn pages, bright illustrations, a story button and a light-up music button. Turn the pages and press the buttons to hear rhymes, silly sounds and delightful music. Features the real voices of the Teletubbies! 

It's a really robust little book, so perfect for little fingers. It's suitable for ages 6 months plus - so it's the ideal Easter gift for those too small for chocolate eggs. 

Priced at £12.99 and available at Argos, Amazon, B&M and Boots. 

Teletubbies Time to Rhyme Electronic Book

What do you buy the under 2's for Easter? 

Mrs B

xxx

We were sent some Teletubbies Easter gifts in return for this gift-guide post.
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Sunday, 25 March 2018

World of Dinosaurs at Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire

Today I'm sharing with you an amazing day out not be missed if you're within a few hours travelling distance of Hertfordshire. 

I've written previously here about our love of the brilliant Paradise Wildlife Park, but today saw the launch of their World of Dinosaurs. It is one of the UK's biggest & most spectacular dinosaur attractions. If you've got a dino-mad little one (or big one for that matter) then read on. 

Set across acres of natural woodland World of Dinosaurs features 30 life-size, moving and roaring animatronic dinosaurs – a real thrill for any dinosaur adventurer! And on Saturday we were lucky enough to be part of the official launch day. The best news is that it is now open to the public (from Sunday 25th April 2018) just in time for the Easter Holidays!!

So, here's a little sneak peak of what you'll find in the Jurassic woods of Hertfordshire...

Actually first, lets talk about CAKE. Specifically this ABSOLUTELY AMAZING T-Rex cake by Mrs R Bakes. I genuinely thought it was a statue at first, but no, it's a cake!! Bert was mesmerised by it and kept sniffing it?! In fact, I put him to bed tonight still disgruntled that he didn't get a slice (they're cutting it for the public tomorrow). I did try to explain that he may not have had cake, but he did get to see the amazing dinosaurs before anyone else, then got to spend the rest of his day among all the incredible animals at the zoo, play on all the amazing play equipment, have a hotdog and chips for lunch and bring home a new toy dinosaur, but apparently there's no pleasing some 4 year olds! Ha! 

Dinosaur Cake by Mrs R Bakes for Paradise Wildlife Park World of Dinosaurs
T-Rex cake of DREAMS
So, back to World of Dinosaurs...here is a sneak peek of what you can expect if you bring your family along...lifesize, moving, roaring and just amazing dino beasts set among natural woodland...enjoy...

Paradise Wildlife Park World of Dinosaurs

Paradise Wildlife Park World of Dinosaurs

Paradise Wildlife Park World of Dinosaurs
Triceratops - my favourite dinosaur, because, you've got to have a favourite with a dino-mad son!

Paradise Wildlife Park World of Dinosaurs

You can meander through the dinosaurs on a purpose built sandy pathway which is really wide and allows for many people to walk round freely without crowding. You follow a clear route which means you can't miss anything, and the paths are ideal for pushchairs and wheelchairs too.

They even have the Jurassic Park theme music playing as you go round...I mean talk about perfection! 

Paradise Wildlife Park World of Dinosaurs
As you can see you can also get the train right through the World of Dinosaurs as well as experiencing it on-foot. 

Paradise Wildlife Park World of Dinosaurs

Paradise Wildlife Park World of Dinosaurs

Paradise Wildlife Park World of Dinosaurs

The movements and sound effects of the dinosaurs are so realistic and set an amazing atmosphere. Both Liam and I said it is the sort of attraction that will really grow with time too, as the bushes, trees and shrubbery come to life around the animatronic figures, the dino-world will only become more exciting and intense to experience. 

Paradise Wildlife Park World of Dinosaurs

Paradise Wildlife Park World of Dinosaurs
This is as 'graphic' as it gets, for those worried about little ones getting too scared!

Paradise Wildlife Park World of Dinosaurs

Paradise Wildlife Park World of Dinosaurs

Paradise Wildlife Park World of Dinosaurs

Paradise Wildlife Park World of Dinosaurs

Paradise Wildlife Park World of Dinosaurs

Paradise Wildlife Park World of Dinosaurs
Scary? Me?

Paradise Wildlife Park World of Dinosaurs

Paradise Wildlife Park World of Dinosaurs

The route ends with a rather mischievous dinosaur who gives you a squirt of water if you stand too close, which of course proved endlessly entertaining for all the little ones. 

Paradise Wildlife Park World of Dinosaurs Shop

There's also a brand new dinosaur shop - stocked full of gorgeous toys, stationery books and more - it's an absolute dino-lovers dream with prices to suit all budgets, as well as a small cafe/kiosk section to get snacks and drinks. 

It's worth noting for those who haven't visited Paradise before that you don't pay any extra  to see the dinosaurs, it would be part of the standard admission price (this goes for all of the attractions/play areas within Paradise, excluding the train ride and a couple of ride on toys!) 

More than ever now that the Dinos have arrived, Paradise offers incredible value for money in terms of bang for your buck for a family day out. 

Dinosaurs...check
Amazing array of zoo animals...check
Farm animals...check
Big Cats walkway...check
Outdoor play areas (in abundance)...check
Outdoor Lagoon splash pool...check
Soft play...check
Train ride...check
Sandpit...check
Tractor/Trailer ride...check
Safari Golf...check 
Speedway Museum...check
Woodland Walk...check
Stage shows running throughout the day at the Jungle Theatre...check
Birds and bird shows ... check
Gift shop, cafes, food vendors, picnic areas, Discovery Centre, Animal Resource Centre, face painting...you get the gist! 

There is something for everyone at Paradise Wildlife Park. 

Bert enjoying Paradise Wildlife Park World of Dinosaurs

We all throughly enjoyed it, but of course my dino-loving boy was the most ecstatic about our day...one of the park keepers even commented that Bert should change places with him as he clearly knew far more about the dinosaurs than he did. (Bert was SO chuffed at this comment!)

Bert spent the whole time as we were going round shouting things like...

 "WOW!! It's a PACHYCEPHALOSAURUS!"

I can't even pronounce it, let alone tell you a fact about it! 

So, if you're looking for a day out to suit the whole family this Easter, then Paradise Wildlife Park has your back! 

For more info and to book head to their website at www.pwpark.com

Mrs B

xxx

We were gifted a day at the launch of World of Dinosaurs in return for this honest review.

Paradise Wildlife Park World Of Dinosaurs

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