January 31, 2023

Pyms Kitchen Disneyland Paris Review

During our last family holiday to Disneyland Paris, we booked a reservation at the new restaurant Pyms kitchen.  This family buffet restaurant located in Walt Disney Studios opened in July 2022 when the new Avengers Campus opened within the park.  We were super excited to try this dining experience as the restaurant is based on Ant Man and the kids were psyched to try the…

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January 23, 2023

Best Historical Places in Scotland

If you are planning a trip to Scotland, what are the sites on your wishlist? How do you plan on spending your trip there? Are you planning on having a night stay in an ancient stone village of Neolithic times or a walk through the streets of Victorian Edinburgh? To take you around Scotland, you can take service of Scotland coach hiring services. If you…

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December 19, 2022

Orelle Restaurent Review with Opentable

Orelle is one of the latest restaurant’s to hit Birmingham’s food and drink scene, with the restaurant immediately standing out due to its position on the 24th floor.  Guests who enjoy a visit here are welcomed with amazing 360 degree views over Birmingham, delicate trendy interior and impeccable service.  If you didn’t know, you think you were enjoying some time in the capital.  But no,…

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December 14, 2022

Enchanted Forest Board Game Review

With Autumn slowly leaving us and the winter months draw ahead, I like to stock up on fun games to do with the kids whilst we while away the shorter days.  I’ve always been a fan of boardgames since I was a little girl and loved how it brings all the family together! During Covid we introduced games night each Friday and we continue to…

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November 26, 2022

Review: Nativity! The Musical at Birmingham Rep

This week we attended the Press night of Nativity! at Birmingham Rep.  The Nativity! films have been a huge hit in our house for the past few years, with my own children introducing me to the funny festive films that fill us with joy! With us beginning the festivities already, I had high hopes for this musical to make us all feel in the mood…

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November 20, 2022

Mum’s Christmas Gift Guide

I have a lot of lovely women in my life; my amazing Mom, sisters, extended family and close friends, all who I love buying gifts for.  Some of those are super easy to buy for, however I completely understand what it feels like to hit a brick wall when it comes to searching for the right gift for your Mum or Mum figure in your…

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November 5, 2022

Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide that kids will love!

No matter what time of the year you start shopping for Christmas gifts, it can feel tricky when you have multiple children to buy for.  As I have three children I thought it was be great to draw up a Christmas gift guide to help any readers who may be finding it a struggle in the lead up to Christmas! My children are currently aged…

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October 11, 2022

7 Iconic Beaches to add to your travel bucket list

*This is a collaborative post* You’ve likely seen them in photos on travel sites and brochures. You may have even spotted them in movies or heard about them in songs. Such beaches have become iconic. And it’s often for good reason – these beaches aren’t just beautiful, they’re breathtaking. Just which beaches are we talking about? Read on below to find out.  Santa Monica Beach,…

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September 26, 2022

6 Creative Gifts for Your Dad to Get Him Excited for his Birthday

So, you asked your dad what he wanted for his birthday and he said “nothing,” didn’t he? Unfortunately, that seems to be the universal answer for dads, which is exactly what makes it so difficult to shop for them. On the bright side, dads aren’t particularly picky so you could get them a simple and heartfelt gift like a birthday card or a photo frame,…

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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.

I share our family adventures which include days out, travel advice and tips, holiday reviews, restaurant visits and of course, our love for Disney, including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World.

Life is about creating memories, and here we are sharing them with you




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