Family Adventures

Making the most of Lego

Lego ideas for children

We love Lego at Act One Adventures.  My son has always played with it from an early age and I have used it at Adventure sessions for under 5’s and at our Adventure Children’s parties too.  You may think of Lego as a solitary activity but there are many ways in which you can play with your children or get a group of children playing together at a play date… Read More

Our favourite Family Museums in the South of England

Family museums in South of England

Our favourite Family Museums in the South of England As the weather has turned decidedly chilly this week you may well be looking for some indoor ideas to do with your little ones and the family. We have visited some great museums in London and the South of England geared up for kids and families and here are some of our favourites. 1) Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey This is a museum… Read More

Halloween stories for pre school children

Halloween Stories for pre school children

  Halloween is such a popular time of year in the UK now and the pre school children I work with love it.  It can be great to share stories with your little ones at this time of year, especially as the nights draw in.  Here are some of my favourite Halloween stories for pre school children with some great extension activities too. 1) Meg & Mog by Helen Nicoll… Read More

It’s been a funny old week! Musings of a working mum

Being a working Mum I am used to life being a fine juggling act.  I just about manage to keep all the balls in the air most weeks but it can just take one curve ball to send them all crashing down.  I won’t lie, this week has been a challenge.  It was the first week of term at Act One Adventures classes, always a busy time making sure that… Read More

What age should my child start school?

What age should my child start school?

You may have heard in the news this week that Schools Minister, Nick Gibb, has suggested that rules that mean children must start school the September after their fourth birthday are flawed and must change (you can read more about this here).  Ever since my son was little it has always surprised me that children who are barely 4 start school the same time as some who have already turned… Read More

Are we there yet? Travel games for Toddlers

Travel games for toddlers

  We have had a busy summer at Act One Adventures and I am looking forward to a well earned holiday.  With the Bank Holiday coming up I’m sure a lot of you will be off travelling over the next week or so and while this can be exciting for little ones, boredom can also set in very quickly.  So here are some of my favourite travel games for toddlers.… Read More

Your child has a dummy!

David Beckham and pacifiers

David Beckham created quite an online storm yesterday.  Had he signed a new football or modelling deal? No. Was he at some big charity function? No.  David Beckham and Pacifiers? Yes! His 4 year old daughter was spotted with a dummy yesterday and you’d think the world was ending. (You can see the original article here – warning! It’s the Daily Mail) Seriously – who cares! Well apparently a lot of… Read More

Getting Ready for School

Getting ready for school

So everyone knows their school places now and I expect you may have even started getting some bits of uniform sorted for the start of term in September.  But what ways can we help our children in getting ready for school?  How can we make it an easy transition for them and a stress free one for us? I have never spoken to a teacher that expects any of the… Read More

Things to do in Surrey in May Half Term

Things to do may half term surrey

Things to do in Surrey in May Half Term Wowsers! That half term has flown by.  If you are feeling a little unprepared for half term with your little ones in Surrey, then never fear we have loads of suggestions for things to do. 1) Firstly on Bank Holiday Monday there is the Surrey County Show at Stoke Park.  Lots to see and do including Stunt Shows, lots of animals,… Read More

Family Things to do in Surrey – May Bank Holiday

Family things to do surrey may bank holiday

Family Things to do in Surrey – May Bank Holiday So another holiday is upon us and being the UK who knows what the weather will do.  I have compiled 2 lists – the “optimistic” one and the “it’s a bank holiday so it will probably rain one” full of great fun packed family things to do in Surrey and surrounding areas.  Have a great Bank holiday weekend whatever you… Read More