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Best Board Games for Families at Christmas

Best Board Games for Families at Christmas

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a bit of ‘good natured’ boys v girls competition in the form of board games. And it doesn’t stop there, you’ll be spoilt for choice for the children too. Whether you like a good bit of rivalry, or just want […]

Best Christmas Markets in the UK 2018

Best Christmas Markets in the UK 2018

There’s not much beats the smell of Christmas markets with all those yummy food stalls, mulled wine and Christmas scented goodies, and it’s something the whole family can enjoy. We’ve pulled together a list of our favourite Christmas Markets, to make it that bit easier […]

Our review of Hotel Polynesia, Costa Del Sol

Our review of Hotel Polynesia, Costa Del Sol

We have recently returned from our first family All Inclusive holiday at the Hotel Polynesia and what a fantastic holiday it has been. Up until now we have always opted for self catering which is great especially when the children are small, however our most […]

Travelling with Children: Tips for Surviving a Family Holiday

Travelling with Children: Tips for Surviving a Family Holiday

Going on a family holiday is a fantastic experience and there’s not much that beats the excitement and joy on their little faces at every new adventure. However, in order to make it as stress free as possible you’ll need to be a well oiled […]

New York City holiday with the Kids

New York City holiday with the Kids

When planning this holiday I did ask myself “is it a good idea to take children to New York?” And the only way I was going to find out was to go ahead and see for myself. We visited New York in December and if […]

Eurocamp review – Great Value Family Holidays

Eurocamp review – Great Value Family Holidays

As a family we have now been on 3 Eurocamp holidays, each time staying in one of their chalets. The last 2 years we have visited Brittany in France and had a fantastic family holiday. Last summer we stayed at the L’Atlantique Campsite in Beg […]

Back to School Survival Guide

Back to School Survival Guide

Whether you have a first time new school starter (sob), or you’re getting ready to send the little angels back at the end of a long six weeks (someone pass the wine), we’ve got a handy survival guide to the back to school period for […]

Outdoor Garden Toys and Games

Outdoor Garden Toys and Games

With summer around the corner and beautiful long evenings on the horizon there’s nothing better than a BBQ with friends and family in the garden, and even better with laughing children in the paddling pool or having fun playing Giant Jenga! There are so many […]

Personalised Father’s Day Gifts Ideas

Personalised Father’s Day Gifts Ideas

Father’s Day is fast approaching and we love gifts with a personal touch! We have put together a list of some of our favourites below to help! Personalised Father’s Day Gift Box You can fill these adorable personalised Father’s Day gift boxes with their favourite […]

The Incredibles 2 – This Summer’s Big Movie

The Incredibles 2 – This Summer’s Big Movie

We absolutely loved The Incredibles so we’re super excited about the second movie this summer!! Villains. What’s a hero to do? As “The Incredibles” adventure came to an edge-of-your-seat finale, Syndrome was foiled—thanks to baby Jack-Jack and an ill-advised cape—and his jet exploded into a […]

Bletchley Park – A Great Family Day Out

Bletchley Park – A Great Family Day Out

Last weekend we visited Bletchley Park, the home of British codebreaking that played a major role in World War Two, producing secret intelligence which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the conflict from the second world war. Since the release of Oscar […]

Clipper House in Looe – Fantastic for Groups

Clipper House in Looe – Fantastic for Groups

We recently visited Cornwall on a large family holiday, and after an extensive search we settled on Clipper House in Looe. Looe is a beautiful little fishing town in south-east Cornwall with the River Looe running through the centre. Clipper House is located on the hill […]

Bocketts Farm, Leatherhead, Surrey

Bocketts Farm, Leatherhead, Surrey

We paid a visit to Bocketts Farm in Leatherhead, Surrey, and fell in love with the muddy farm life. This is a great day out for families with children of all ages which we’d highly recommend. Set in the countryside of the North Downs just […]

DNA Kids – Fantastic Parties

DNA Kids – Fantastic Parties

I have now used DNA Kids twice, both for each of my daughter’s 5th birthday parties. I originally booked DNA Kids as I felt by booking a company with a number of party organisers that I wouldn’t be left entertaining 25 children myself if my […]

World Book Day – 1 March 2018 – Costume Ideas

World Book Day – 1 March 2018 – Costume Ideas

World Book Day is Thursday 1 March 2018. If you’re looking for the perfect outfit for your little ones, then check out our suggestions below.   The Tiger Who Came to Tea The puuuurfect World Book Day outfit, this classic children’s book will send your […]

KidZania – A Fantastic Day with the Kids

KidZania – A Fantastic Day with the Kids

Located at the top of Westfield Shopping Centre is Kidzania, an indoor city run by kids. We had an inset day, it was February and we wanted somewhere to go that was indoors and would normally be busy during the school holidays so we opted […]

Speed Beauty Tips: Save Time In The Morning & Still Look Fabulous

Speed Beauty Tips: Save Time In The Morning & Still Look Fabulous

Guest Feature by Hayley Hall (AKA London Beauty Queen) Being able to spend two hours getting ready in the morning may sound like the dream, but realistically most of us roll out of bed to sort out the ‘fam and try to squeeze our entire […]

Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre in London

Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre in London

Wicked has got to be one of my all time favourite shows and it’s even better if you know the Wizard of Oz story well – we actually watched the film the night before which meant it was fresh in our minds. Wicked tells the […]

The Lion King – Lyceum Theatre, London

The Lion King – Lyceum Theatre, London

I went to see the Lion King about 10 years ago before my girls were born and I cannot wait to take them to see it too. Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney’s multi-award winning […]

Our Review of George’s Marvellous Medicine

Our Review of George’s Marvellous Medicine

We were lucky enough to be invited along to see George’s Marvellous Medicine at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre this week. My eldest daughter received George’s Marvellous Medicine in her stocking last Christmas and she loved it so much she read the whole book on Christmas morning. […]

Family Holidays 2018 – our top picks

Family Holidays 2018 – our top picks

We’re thinking sun, sea, suncream and the occasional poolside meltdown already, and oh boy we can’t wait! If you’re looking to book a family holiday in 2018, and maybe you’re looking for that something extra special, then grab a sangria, put your feet up and […]

Family Restaurants and Diners in New York

Family Restaurants and Diners in New York

We were in New York for 5 days and visited a number of restaurants and diners while we were there, below are some of our favourites. Ellen’s Stardust Diner, Broadway, New York Ellen’s Stardust Diner was our absolute favourite place to eat in New York […]

Christmas Traditions to start with your family

Christmas Traditions to start with your family

There is something lovely about Christmas traditions and making memories with your family that will last a lifetime. We have put together some of our favourite festive traditions below: 1. VISITING THE PANTOMIME Who can resist the lure of a traditional Christmas Pantomime? Men dressed as […]

Christmas Eve Pyjamas – Our Top Picks!

Christmas Eve Pyjamas – Our Top Picks!

Like many families, it has become a Christmas tradition to open one present on the evening of Christmas Eve and it’s always a new pair of pyjamas. We have put together our top picks of children’s pyjamas to gift this Christmas Eve! 1. TWIN PACK COSY […]

Alton Towers – A Great Family Day out!

Alton Towers – A Great Family Day out!

The last time I visited Alton Towers, the cork screw and thunderlooper were still going, in fact the only attraction I recognised this time were Nemesis and the tram that takes you between the car park and the theme park. Growing up in North Wales, […]

STICK MAN LIVE SHOW – LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE

STICK MAN LIVE SHOW – LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE

If you loved reading this Julia Donaldson favourite or watched Stick Man on TV then you’re going to love this live adaptation. Touching, funny and utterly original, Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s STICK MAN is back at Leicester Square Theatre in London! […]

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE 2017

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE 2017

I am taking my little ankle biters to Disney on Ice this year and I can’t wait!! Celebrate the most memorable Disney tales with your favourite characters in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure. Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Daisy on a journey to […]

Far Peak Camping – great for groups

Far Peak Camping – great for groups

We have just got home camping from Far Peak Campsite feeling exhausted yet content after a weekend of late nights and climbing. We were a large group with 8 other families and they were very happy to welcome us. We were directed into a large […]

Enjoy the London Life with your Little Ones

Enjoy the London Life with your Little Ones

My little ankle biters absolutely love heading into London. Even the train journey in is ‘the best day in the world, ever’. Easily pleased! If you’re planning on taking the kiddies in to London, we’ve pulled together our recommendations on what not to miss. City […]

Willows Activity Farm, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Willows Activity Farm, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Willows Activity Farm is a Children’s Farm just off junction 22 of the M25, in St Albans set in beautiful countryside. As big Peter Rabbit fans it’s a firm favourite of ours and a day out we’re more than happy to travel for. They have an […]

Xscape, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Xscape, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Xscape in Milton Keynes is a whole day (or more) of fun for the entire family, all under one roof. iFly Have you ever wished you could fly? (And let’s face it who hasn’t?) Now you can, with iFly Indoor Skydiving. Super safe and super exciting, big […]

Sea Life Brighton, Sussex

Sea Life Brighton, Sussex

It doesn’t matter how old you are, you’ll never grow tired of visiting an aquarium. And Sea Life Brighton is a perfect example of an aquarium at it’s best. You can’t escape the magic of being submerged in an underwater cocoon, and coming face to face with some […]

Legoland Windsor Resort, Berkshire

Legoland Windsor Resort, Berkshire

You may have to break open the piggybank, but a trip to Legoland Windsor will be a dream come true for your little ones and worth every penny. The park is massive as you would imagine, so try and plan your trip before you go so you make […]

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Local Business? Want to get involved?

Local Business? Want to get involved?

Are you a child-friendly restaurant, soft play, party venue, children’s entertainer, UK day out (yes, we cover all sorts here). Fancy featuring on our site? Little Ankle Biters works off the premise of being a trusted source of information to mums, dads, grandparents and carers. Wherever possible we review […]

Join the Little Ankle Biters team

Join the Little Ankle Biters team

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge while still having time to do the school run? We fully support flexible working and the ability for mums to be able to have it all, a job that we love and that inspires us without compromising on […]

Peppa Pig World, Hampshire

Peppa Pig World, Hampshire

That little know-it-all pig may be almost as annoying as her theme tune, but she sure knows how to plan a good theme park. Peppa Pig World sits within Paultons Park and is basically the equivalent of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory for kiddies. Watch their […]

Bekonscot Model Village, Buckinghamshire

Bekonscot Model Village, Buckinghamshire

Located in the centre of Beaconsfield, Bekonscot Model Village is the world’s oldest model village and is a fantastic day out the whole family will enjoy. A trip to the quaint little village is like a trip back in time, stuck in a 1930’s time warp there […]

Hey there, lovely to meet you

Hey there, lovely to meet you

Little Ankle Biters was born in July 2017, the love child of Kate Gregory and Michelle Cairncross. Having worked together for nine years in the corporate world of brand marketing, we were both on the lookout for a new challenge and recognised the need for a site […]

Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common

Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common

If you love petting fluffy animals (who doesn’t), going on tractor rides (me!) and using your children as an excuse to throw yourself around the hurdles of a soft play (seriously, get in line), then Odds Farm will have you beaming all day. A beaut […]

Cliveden National Trust, Taplow

Cliveden National Trust, Taplow

Just two miles from Maidenhead on the Berkshire / Buckinghamshire border sits Cliveden National Trust, a firm favourite with our family, adults and kiddies alike. Part of the National Trust collection, just flash your card on entry to enjoy all that this beautiful house and surrounding […]

Our top 15 Children”s Books

Our top 15 Children”s Books

Both my girls absolutely love reading and books will always make their birthday and Christmas lists We have pulled together a list of our favourite children’s books below 1. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls My little girl got this book for Christmas and has […]


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Local Business? Want to get involved?

Local Business? Want to get involved?

Are you a child-friendly restaurant, soft play, party venue, children’s entertainer, UK day out (yes, we cover all sorts here). Fancy featuring on our site? Little Ankle Biters works off the premise of being a trusted source of information to mums, dads, grandparents and carers. Wherever possible we review in person and only publish information where we see real benefits to the owners of little ones. Naming and shaming is not the name of our game so you won’t find poor reviews, just the cool, friendly, not-to-be missed bits in the UK.

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