For Dads & Kids

Isle of Wight Attractions Review – Part 2

This summer, I took my family to the Isle of Wight – a popular destination for families of all ages. I hope that my blogs will help other families plan their adventures for future holidays. In Part 1, I looked at attractions that are available on the Southwest coast, which is where we stayed for the week. This second blog looks at our other excursions during the week, taking us inland and East. Godshill Model Village – Godshill (Rating: ♥♥♥♥)…

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Isle of Wight Attractions Review – Part 1

The Isle of Wight is a popular summer holiday destination. I have many fond memories of going there myself as a child, and this year I took my own family for the first time. There’s so much to do for families on the Isle of Wight – some well-known destinations, some hidden gems, and some that are quite frankly overrated. This post catalogues my experiences and will hopefully provide a helpful guide for other families looking to visit the Isle…

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My Daughter’s First Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt is one of my favourite activities to do with children (or young-at-heart adults)! The aim of the game is to find all of the items, landmarks or features on a list and then get to the defined finishing point. This makes it a really versatile activity that can be done in any setting. It can also be educational, helping to introduce children to new settings or concepts. Setting the Scene First, choose the items that will go…

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The Bridge Challenge

This activity is great for introducing kids to engineering because it’s relatively simple and has real-life application. I’ve used K’Nex in my example because it’s a may favourite construction kit, but also because it actually looks like many of the bridges you see around the place every day. However, you can use pretty much anything to make bridges – even paper! Don’t underestimate the strength of folder paper. Setting the Scene Yes, this is an important lesson in engineering, but…

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Why K’Nex Is King Of The Construction Kits

I used to love playing with construction toys as a kid. In fact, like many adult men, I secretly still love playing with them now! My daughter is just reaching the age where I can justify heading up the loft, dusting off the old boxes of kit and think about stuff we can do together. She’s already using Duplo, which is a great introductory kit. Lego is the next natural progression, but the thing about Lego is that, with the…

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