Mummy Dates Project 2017 #5


Hello Everybody and welcome back to another Mummy Dates Projects post.

On Saturday 18th March, sticking with Leland’s favourite theme lately, we decided it was finally time to make the trip to Thomas Land at Drayton Manor.



I had managed to keep this trip a complete secret and told everybody not to mention it to him. We live almost two and a half hours away from Drayton Manor so Leland managed to have a nap in the car, waking up about ten minutes before we drove through the front gates.

He was so so excited when he realised where we were and kept telling me how happy he was.


The main park itself was closed but Thomas Land and the Zoo were still open to the public.

Waving to Thomas

We enjoyed a walk around the Zoo before heading into Thomas Land.


After the Zoo we visited the Train themed adventure playground and Leland had a good run around while I stopped for a coffee.



Once inside Thomas land it was so busy that I hardly managed to get any pictures of Leland, but we played hook a duck and won some little prizes. We had a good wander around the rides but as Leland was recovering from a cold he wasn’t in the mood to be too adventurous.


Gloomy Weather

Leland went and had his picture taken so that he could receive his ‘Train Drivers Licence’



Even though the weather was gloomy, we got rained on and Leland was recovering from a cold, we still managed to have a fun filled day looking at the different animals in the zoo, having a wander around all the different rides and enjoying hot dogs for lunch.

I would 100% go back when the weather is a bit warmer and hope that Leland doesn’t get poorly a few days before we go again.

The main thing is that Leland enjoyed himself and he has asked to go back several times.

Prizes and Toy Shop Purchase 




I hope you enjoyed this little entry to our Mummy Dates project.

We are currently trying to decide on a few places to go this half term, but Leland hasn’t decided on where he would like to go just yet. We will keep you posted though when we go =)

As always, take care and speak soon



A Steamy Train Ride | February 2017

Stocking Fillers

Hello Everybody and welcome back.

Sorry I have been away for the past month or so but I have had a lot going on in my personal life that I may on may not discuss in the near future, but just know I’m alright and I am back now =)


On Friday 24th February, we took a trip back to the National Railway Museum  since I had promised Leland that we would go back during half term for a ride on the Flying Scotsman. I was also looking after my cousin Max that day so we decided we would go rather than being stuck inside on a gloomy day.



We arrived at the museum and made our way outside where we purchased our tickets to ride and waited in line.

Leland was so exited when he saw it pulling into the station to drop off the previous passengers.




Once we took our places standing up, the ride only lasted around 10 minutes, but the look on Leland’s face made it all worth it.

Ashy Moustache 

He was so excited and wittered the whole time, reeling off random facts about the Flying Scotman and how steam engines work, pointing out bits and pieces along the way.


After our train ride, we went back inside where the kids made their very own Flying Scotman which was a lot harder than it looked.


We finished off the day with a stop off at KFC for tea seeing as both Leland and Max had been well behaved.

All in all, we all really enjoyed our day out. Max was very excited to get home and tell his mum all about his day.


I hope you enjoyed this post.

Keep your eyes peeled for more posts this week =)

As always take care

Speak Soon =)