August 30, 2019

BRICKLIVE Birmingham *Giveaway* 2019

I absolutely love playing LEGO® with the kids.  It’s something that not only the kids find fascinating, but it also grabs my attention too!  Over the years, we’ve collected many a LEGO® set, spent hours sorting through bricks and have even visited the wonderful Legoland Windsor and Legoland Discovery Centre. This year, all you LEGO® fans are in for a real treat, as the UK’s largest brick exhibition…

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August 22, 2019

Family attractions at Weston Super Mare seafront

At the beginning of the summer holidays, we took a short break to Weston Super Mare to visit friends. As well as visiting Bristol Zoo,  we spent most of our time on the Weston Super Mare seafront, taking in the attractions, sights and food (fish and chips anyone!?)  We love visiting the seaside as a family.  I love the tradition a seaside town brings, and…

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August 19, 2019

Move and Play ~ Exhibition at Coventry Transport Museum

Coventry Transport Museum has been a place we’ve visited as a family several times over the last 9 years.  It is local, great for vehicle obsessed kids, and will please both adults and kids alike! As you can imagine, our two year old Baby K is pretty much obsessed with anything with wheels.   Cars, bikes, trucks, diggers and tractors – you name it, he…

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August 17, 2019

My UK attractions Bucket List

As a lover of family days out, I am always on the hunt for the next place to go!  This year alone we’ve been to many a theme park, zoo, farm and soft play!  I love living in the Midlands as I feel that most places are at an arms reach and we really do not mind jumping in the car for a road trip!…

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August 12, 2019

Review and win ~ Bamboo Socks from SockShop

I had never heard of Bamboo socks until I came across Sockshop.  I don’t really know much about the manufacturing of socks and the materials used, despite loving to wear warm comfy socks on an evening. What I now know it that bamboo socks are so comfy, and if your anything like me (who LOVES socks!) then you’ll want to read on!  Not only have…

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August 8, 2019

Comfortable footwear for family days out

If you are looking for a comfortable pair of trainers this summer, then Tiosebon are definitely a brand to consider.  This summer, we’ve been having a blast so far whether its been on family days out to our local farm or park, or visiting Warwick Castle, Stratford Upon Avon and Drayton Manor!  We love spending time together as a family exploring new (and old!) places.…

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August 6, 2019

A family trip to Warwick castle

Last week we were kindly invited to Warwick Castle for a family day out.  The last time we visited, Baby K was only 5 months old, so I was really looking forward to his reaction to ‘Castle Men’ now he was 2!  Living only 30 minutes away, I know how lucky we are to be so close to many Merlin Attractions.  And Warwick Castle is…

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August 2, 2019

What to wear to the Airport

With an airport trip on the horizon, I thought I would create a post with an outfit haul for what to wear to the airport.  For me  its all about comfort, but there are several factors to consider when it comes to what to wear. Things to consider when it comes to what to wear at the Airport – Are you travelling with kids (then…

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July 31, 2019

Disneyland Paris Cheyenne Hotel Review

Hotel Cheyenne is a value Disneyland Paris hotel and one in which we stayed in during our second visit to Disneyland Paris.  We have also stayed at Newport Bay Hotel and Sante Fe Hotel.  All these hotels mentioned are onsite Disneyland Paris hotels.  This means that they are situated on Disney property and are all walking distance to the parks.  They are also a short…

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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 thoughts, ideas and my ups and downs on family life, sharing our family adventures and love for fashion. I’d love for it to be a community of support and advice for others too.

I chat everything from Disney, parenting hacks to the latest haul from Primark! I love going on family breaks and holidays and love to document these times of creating special memories.

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