From 20th May – 8th October 2017 the Children’s Biennale is taking over the National Gallery of Singapore. It’s a brilliant celebration of the world of art and creativity all with the young and young at heart in mind. So of course we had to go and see what it’s all about! Typically the words “art gallery” fill me with dread when it comes to the kids. Who finds pleasure in an afternoon spent non-stop shushing and hissing threats at kids with zero appreciation or patience for art? Not me. Someone somewhere knows this feeling oh too well, clearly, because…

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I don’t know if it was because I had overly high hopes for this place, or because it was quite hot, or because it was Sunday and therefore teeming with other families and tourists, but for us Gardens By The Bay was a bit of a disappointment. Yes, the kiddie area is pretty good- in fact if it wasn’t for the adventure course, tree house play area and water play we would probably swear to never return here. It’s just not (in our opinion) as good as other places to go in Singapore. Having said that, it is probably well…

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Nothing in life is free, or so they say, and so these day out ideas do have a small cost attached, but in Singapore terms they’re as good as free. Being a stay at home mama with two kiddies of school age (ish) does mean that we try and have some educational value to trips out, but ultimately we want to go out and about and have some major fun. All our outings are accompanied by at least one scooter and usually a pushchair, so we do get to try out every lift and the ramp access wherever we go, although…

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So there’s two types of weather in Singapore. It’s either hot and humid (but not raining), or hot and humid (and raining). When the sun’s shining it’s impossible to do much without dying of heatstroke, and when the rain’s pouring it’s impossible to do much without getting absolutely soaked to the core. But here’s the thing, it actually almost doesn’t matter what the weather’s doing because there’s SO much to do. And guess what? It doesn’t all have to cost a small fortune! Seriously!!! Here are a few of my picks for a day out with little’s that will leave…

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About a year and a half ago we did a family trip to the aquarium in Birmingham (where we used to live) and it was a complete nightmare. I swore we would never set foot in an aquarium ever again. Well, that didn’t exactly pan out because guess where we ended up last weekend… The justification for going to the S.E.A. Aquarium was mainly based around it being an indoors activity therefore keeping my fair headed mini people out of the sun and the assumption that it would be comfortably air conditioned. Those fairly compelling arguments to go clouded my…

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    It’s been 100 hours since we landed in Singapore after a flight that felt like it lasted 100 hours. It was actually only 17 hours, but that’s quite long enough for a solo parent with two little one’s on their first flight ever. So to keep things short and sweet here’s what I’ve learned so far….   Manchester Terminal 2 is THE place to fly from with kids. I’m talking a soft play area (airside) with a Café Nero conveniently right next to it. Don’t get me wrong it’s not all great by any stretch of the imagination- the…

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