June 11, 2021

Comfortable loungewear to travel in

Summer is approaching and we have already been in for a treat this last week or two with warm sunshine and longer evenings.  If you follow my blog, you know I’m a sucker for a tracksuit, in particular jumpers and joggers.  Whilst I do love jeans, gone are the days where I’ll be lounging around at home in a pair.  And with summer holidays approaching…

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May 31, 2021

K-Nex K Force Battle Bow Building Set and K-Nex Rad Rides *Review*

Put anything in front of me, and I love to build it!  It’s an activity I love doing with the kids and most of the time, building or creating something is calming and great for STEM and fine motor skills.  This half term, we’re prepared with two sets of K-Nex to work with!  We have been sent out the K-Nex K Force Battle Bow Building…

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May 28, 2021

Online Tutoring with Intuition Clubs *Review*

Since the first lockdown when my children missed nearly 6 months of school, I’ve been considering a tutor to offer some support to their missed learning.  Let’s face it, home schooling was tough and I am no teacher!  Whilst I did my best, working from home during this time also made it extremely difficult to really support all three of my children’s educational needs. All…

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May 21, 2021

A parent’s Guide to A-Levels

As school ends in year 12 and students begin making choices about their futures, A-Levels are an often-discussed topic between parents and children. Your child may want to take A-Levels as a start on the path towards university or they may not be certain about this but feel that A-Levels offer a good start to their working life or as a route into other forms…

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May 19, 2021

Our family visit to Conkers *Review*

On a wet and miserable May bank holiday we took a 40 minute drive to Conkers, a Midlands attraction that has been on my radar for some time now.  Despite the rain and it not being the warmest bank holiday we were still excited to see what Conkers had on offer and we love to explore and experience new adventures whatever the weather.  Let’s face…

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May 18, 2021

Our upcoming Staycations

With this year still holding restrictions and uncertainty around travel, we’ve decided to focus on family days out with a few staycations thrown into the mix.  Travel is limited for us this year due to work commitments but overnight stays are on the agenda and we have a few things booked up and ideas in the pipeline, which we’d love to share with you!  And…

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May 5, 2021

*WIN* Little World Builder *Review*

  ** Use code MO40 for 40% off your first month ** I love subscription boxes and have trialled plenty over the years, both for myself and for my kids.  After experiencing toucanBox for a couple of months already, I was keen to get my hands on a different type of subscription box for kids.  This is when I heard about Little World Builder!  The…

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April 30, 2021

Cosford RAF Air Museum *Review*

Cosford RAF Museum is located in Cosford just north of Birmingham and not far from Telford and Wolverhampton.  We took a family afternoon out here following on from our visit to Wolverhampton Adventure Golf  We visited during the Covid-19 pandemic and unfortunately it had to close prior to our visit.  However, it is due to reopen on the 17th May 2021, complete with a new…

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April 29, 2021

*WIN* Epic Escapes Review: An escape room at home

I’ve done a few escape rooms in my time, including an amazing family friendly escape room for Christmas celebrations at Resorts World (which the kids and I loved!)  But I’d never considered an escape room at home.  Truthfully, I didn’t know they existed until I heard about Epic Escapes. Epic Escapes is where you get to experience a real life escape room but in the…

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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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