Last week we made the short trip to one of our local theme parks, Twinlakes. It was the Easter holidays and I knew the boys would just love the excitement and adrenaline on offer there. Being ten and almost eight I feel that Twinlakes has enough on offer to keep them occupied and with the weather really temperamental at the moment, I knew there was options in case the heavens decided to open. I also think it's worth mentioning that I noticed a lot of families of wide age groups, ranging from young babies (0-2) up to teenagers having an absolute blast, that really highlights just how much there is on offer there for everyone. I'm generally of the view there aren't many places you can take a two year old and an eleven year old and they both have fun, but Twinlakes would definitely be one of those places.


Having two lively boys I'm always looking for activities and adventures to tire them out, especially ones that wont involve the words 'when are we going home?'. Luckily we found a brand new one not too far from us. We're not entirely new to Clip n Climb and have used other centres locally too, but we're yet to find two the same so there's always a little bit of variety if you head to a new centre I find. Clip n Climb are a worldwide brand and have lots of different climbing centres, they have over 50 different climbing challenges each designed for different abilities and there really is something for everyone, regardless if you're an expert or a beginner.


If you've been around here long enough you'll know that I ended my relationship with my ex over three years ago now and whilst it's most definitely one of the best decisions I made not only for myself but the boys, it doesn't come without the warning that coparenting is no walk in the park. I am three years deep and this last year has probably been the toughest, but it does mean I've learnt a lot of really valuable lessons along the way that hopefully others going through similar, will find useful. I know over the years people passed on pieces of advice to me, some I took, some I didn't and wish I did, a lot of the time it is about finding your own path naturally - but having another mothers experience can often give people a little insight by sharing my top four tips.