Exploring adventures and styles for kids without the girl/boy stereotypes.

Why do I hate it when my daughter calls herself a ‘tomboy’?

The reason why I started this blog is because from when my daughter was two years old I knew she liked toys and activities, which would probably be labelled as ‘boy toys’. Although pink was always her favourite colour (its now red), Thomas the Tank engine was her favourite toy. This soon moved on to […]

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Kids snow day style inspiration

Charlie and the Pirates are getting into the winter spirit after a trip to the snow centre in Hemel Hempstead. It was amazing to see our little pirate put on skis for the first time – she had absolutely no fear, no technique and just went for it as fast as she could. Even though it is safe […]

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Space Gift Tip

Charlie and the Pirates wanted to share with you a great Christmas present tip for active boys and girls – anything to do with space! Our two favourites are: The Melissa & Doug Astronaut suit, £19.99 A colour in Spaceship Play house, £14.99

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Fireworks bang!

In case you have not got your sparklers organised for this weekend’s fireworks Charlie and the pirates has pulled together a selection of fun events and the best ‘clobber’ to set your little ones up for a cracking bonfire night! I am forever putting my kids in the colour yellow to make them easy to see […]

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Fishers Farm Winner   

The last mega planned day out with the kids was to LEGOLAND Windsor, which was not to my taste shall we say (although I loved the miniature Lego buildings). Last week we went to Fishers Farm (www.fishersfarmpark.co.uk) in West Sussex (very close to Billingshurst) and we all loved it! Perfect for families with kids up […]

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Time away in Marrakech

  It already seems like a distant memory already as I am sitting back in my kitchen with a noisy play date taking place upstairs (they are currently ransacking the dressing up box) but last weekend I had the most relaxing three nights away in Marrakech with a great friend.   Having left Gatwick first […]

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Laid back chic Torralbenc, Menorca

We are staying in what is quite possibly my favourite place – Torralbenc, a laid back and chic hotel in Menorca. The rain has most definitely not stayed on the plane for us this holiday! However, that has not deterred us from getting to know this lesser talked about Balearic isle. We have checked in to […]

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Down in Dorset – Feather Down Farm

We have recently returned from the kind of weekend Enid Blyton would have written about years ago. We stayed at Mount Pleasant farm in Dorset our first time ‘glamping’. It is part of the Feather Down group and it did not disappoint. The farm is a working farm so lots for the kids to see, […]

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Cutty Sark Adventure

Rain in July and at the weekend – not what we enjoy so off to the Cutty Sark we went. A brilliant day out with loads of things for kids to interact with, story telling and spaces plus places to explore. Well worth it although don’t park on the single yellow lines on a Sunday […]

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