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LEGOLand Windsor - View From A Daddy

Merlin Annual Pass launches its BIG January sale

Spending time as a family and trying new things are key to making the most of 2018, according ...
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Chester Zoo Lanterns - View From A Daddy

Chester Zoo’s animal-inspired illuminated festive family event

This Christmas, Chester Zoo’s animal-inspired, illuminated festive family event will be brought to life for the first time ...
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LegoLand Discovery Centre Manchester - View From A Daddy 2

When There Simply Is Too Much Plastic Already

I read something this week about the gift of giving at Christmas and the merits of spending real ...
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Drayton Manor Magical Christmas - View From A Daddy 1

Magical Christmas at Drayton Manor

Last week View From a Daddy had the pleasure of beginning our Christmas preparations at Thomas Land in ...
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Little Tikes - View From A Daddy Blog 1

Review: Little Tikes 3-in-1 Sports Activity Centre

Little Tikes invited Littlest View From a Daddy to have some fun with the 3- in -1 Sports ...
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John Hibbs - SunGod Renegades Review

Review: SunGod Renegades Sunglasses

I’ve been hankering for some new shades for the duration of the summer but what to buy? What ...
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Warwick Castle - View From A Daddy

Review: Warwick Castle

Jousting and duels, battling and bird flights; it’s all on offer over at Warwick Castle. If you are ...
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Just So Festival Review 1 - View From A Daddy Blog

Just So Festival Review 2017

Just So 2017 will be stored in our memory box as one of the best weekends so far ...
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National Forest Adventure Farm - View From A Daddy

REVIEW: National Forest Adventure Farm Summer 2017

We’ve been swash-buckling my hearties over at the National Forest Adventure Farm Burton-Upon-Trent today in a quest for ...
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JUST SO FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PROGRAMME AND NEW EXPERIENCES

Just So Festival, 18 – 20 August 2017, Rode Hall Estate, Cheshire The multi award-winning family arts festival, ...
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Swim England Awards - View From A Daddy Blog

Keen to show off her new swimming skills

This week saw the Little Lady receive her second swimming award - to say she was pleased with ...
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Radford Bank Stafford - View From A Daddy

Review: Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery at Radford Bank Inn Stafford

We were invited by the Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery at Radford Bank Inn Stafford to sample their new ...
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View From A Daddy Swimming 2

Learn to Swim – Baby & Toddler Sessions at Nuffield Health Cannock

Guess who has been in on the swimming action this week? Littlest View from a Daddy and I ...
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Baby penguin - View From A Daddy

A fluffy new arrival is melting hearts at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham

A fluffy new arrival is melting hearts at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham after its parents ...
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#SwimHappy - View From A Daddy

#SwimHappy with the Zoggs Water Wing Swim Vest

I posted previously about being #SwimHappy and I thought I’d give you an update about our progress. Since ...
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Nuffield Health Cannock - View From A Daddy Blog

Discover a Summer of Wellbeing at Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym Cannock

Stop Press! If you need some respite from the heat that is upon us at the moment and ...
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IRONKIDS - View From A Daddy

She Believed She Could, So She Did – IRONKIDS 2017

This weekend has seen the Little Lady complete the IRONKIDS event based at Shugborough. We journeyed over yesterday to ...
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Cloud Eggs Recipe- View From A Daddy

Cloud Eggs Recipe

Today's menu of choice was cloud eggs. I'm pleased for a first attempt but I appreciate there is ...
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LEGOLand Windsor - View From A Daddy

Review: LEGOLAND Windsor

View from a Daddy went on the road this week down south to Windsor to be precise to ...
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CBeebies Land - View From A Daddy

Great Savings On A Summer Of Fun With A Merlin Annual Pass!

There has never been a better time to start planning your family’s summer adventures. Enjoy access to 32 ...
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Smartrike - View From A Daddy

Review – SmarTrike’s 5 in 1 Recliner Infinity Trike

She might look pretty indifferent but don't be fooled by her glum expression (she's one cool cucumber this one) ...
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CBeebies Land - View From A Daddy

Happy 3rd Birthday CBeebies Land

Happy 3rd Birthday CBeebies Land! The little ladies and I were invited along yesterday to celebrate this special ...
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My Photo of the Week - View From A Daddy

My Photo of the Week – Pool Party

The girls have loved spending time in the padding pool this week. Long may the sunshine continue! Happy ...
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Keeping kids cool - View From A Daddy Blog

Top 5: Tips for keeping toddlers, babies and dogs cool this summer!

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s hot! We’re in Staffordshire – land locked and uncomfortable for two children ...
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let's talk pants - View From A Daddy

Let’s Talk Pants – The Underwear Rule

The Little Lady and I had cause this week to talk pants whilst at a hospital appointment. No, ...
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Xanthe parkrun - View From A Daddy Blog 3

Xanthe’s First Junior parkrun

Last week saw the Little Lady take on her first Junior Park Run. We had attempted one the ...
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Zoggs Swim Happy - View From A Daddy Blog

What Makes Us #SwimHappy

What makes the Little Lady Swim Happy? Well before we started swimming lessons just a few short weeks ...
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JustSo Festival - View From A Daddy

JUST SO FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THE WEEK JUNIOR FORGOTTEN COURTYARD

Just So Festival, 18 – 20 August 2017, Rode Hall Estate, Cheshire The multi award-winning family arts festival, ...
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John Hibbs Nuffield Health MOT Cholesterol Test

What Can Having A Nuffield Health MOT Tell Me About My Health And Lifestyle?

Having grown up as a keen sports man and leaving school to pursue a career in Professional Football, I ...
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View From A Daddy Blog - Micro Scooters Review 1

Are Micro Scooters Really Worth The Money?

So what is all the fuss about and are they really worth the money? It seems that we ...
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Nuffield Health Cannock - View From A Daddy Blog

Spring into Fitness at Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym Cannock

I know it's a bit cliched but as I'm on the later side of my thirties, I am ...
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Easter Fun at Nuffield Health Cannock

Family Easter Egg Hunt Fun at Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym Cannock

Today’s fun has been fuelled by more chocolate as the girls took on the Easter Egg Hunt Challenge ...
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STOKKE Tripp Trapp Review - View From A Daddy

Are Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chairs Really Worth The Money?

I’m going to really a sad story about an abandoned highchair so be warned. Last week, my attention was ...
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Door Mat Gift - View From A Daddy Blog

Home Improvements with the Personalised Gift Company

There’s been a spot of home improvement going on around here recently: a new front door, some fancy ...
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Trespass Boots Review - View From A Daddy Blog Review

REVIEW: Trespass Barkley Walking Boots

With a labrador that has an insatiable desire to exercise, to the point of circling the garden like ...
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Dirt Is Good - View From A Daddy Blog

My Photo of the Week – Dirt Is Good

FujiFilm XT-1 Focal Length 38.8mm ISO 200 f/5.6 See more of our photos here!
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John Hibbs - View From A Daddy

I’m off to try it again – because I’m worth it!

I won’t lie – I am one of those men that like to take my time in the shower ...
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Geronimo Festival View From A Daddy

MAY BANK HOLIDAY JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT MORE EXCITING!

MAY BANK HOLIDAY JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT MORE EXCITING WITH THE GERONIMO FAMILY FESTIVAL 27-29th MAY 2017 ...
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Grow Up Great - View From A Daddy 2

Families can ‘Grow Up Great’ with new website

A GREAT new website for families with children aged 5 and under has been launched in the Cannock ...
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#IWD2017 - View From A Daddy

Reflections ahead of International Women’s Day

The Prime Minister, our local MP, even the Headteacher of her Primary School is a woman yet when ...
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Diono Radian 5 Review - View From A Daddy

Review: Diono Radian 5 Car Seat

Although she wasn’t quite escaping the sides of her previous car seat, I had started to look for ...
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M and M Direct - View From A Daddy

Stepping into Spring with MandM Direct

Spring made a flash appearance this weekend and so we got outside to get in the sunshine and ...
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Castle Hotel - View From A Daddy

No tech after teatime!

New research out today reveals that more than half of parents (55%) ban tech before bedtime in favour ...
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This Girl Can - View From A Daddy

This Girl Can Campaign

This girl definitely believes she can and while she has this invaluable faith in her own abilities and ...
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#MySundayPhoto - View From A Daddy Blog 2

My Photo of the Week – Enjoying Nature

One of our favourite places to visit no matter what the weather is Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Wolseley Centre. You ...
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View From A Daddy

I Thought I Had It Nailed

It’s been four whole weeks since Mrs VFAD returned to work after maternity leave. We had a blast; ...
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Staffs Wildlife Trust - View From A Daddy 2

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is introducing ‘Wildlings’ sessions

The county’s leading nature conservation charity is expanding its provision for outdoor play for babies and toddlers through ...
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Dinky Duvalay Sleeping Bag - View From A Daddy Blog

Dinky Duvalay Sleeping Bag

The Little Lady likes a sleep over whether that’s in our bed, at nanny’s or even in the ...
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View From A Daddy UK Blog

My Photo of the Week 22-01-2017

Ripping up the skate park is hard work but it comes with great rewards! FujiFilm XT-1 Focal Length ...
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parkrun Volunteer - View From A Daddy Blog

Volunteering at parkrun UK

parkrun arrived at Cannock Chase in Staffordshire a few weeks back and Mrs View From a Daddy has ...
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Merlin Annual Pass - View From A Daddy

Merlin Annual Pass Sale 2017 Starts Today!

Say goodbye to grumpy and hello to awesome! Create a year to remember with a Merlin Annual Pass! Start ...
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View From A Daddy Parenting & Lifestyle Blog

My Photo of the Week 30-12-2016

We love smoothies! FujiFilm XT-1 Focal Length 35.8mm ISO 800 f/3.6 See more of our photos 🙂
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#MySundayPhoto - View From A Daddy

My Photo of the Week 23-12-2016

The excitement of Christmas is building! FujiFilm XT-1 Focal Length 35mm ISO 200 f/1.6 See more of our ...
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Jack Derby Theatre - View From A Daddy 2

Jack at Derby Theatre

There's something magical about visiting the theatre - young or old. This is especially true of Derby theatre's ...
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#ThisGirlCan - View From A Daddy

My Photo of the Week 18-12-2016

Xanthe has worked really hard over the past few months and today achieved her first British Gymnastics Award 🥇🤸🏼‍♂️ #ThisGirlCan GoPro Hero ...
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Best Venue for Science Learning - View From A Daddy

SEA LIFE wins Best Venue for Science Learning in the School Travel Awards

SEA LIFE is celebrating today after winning the ‘Best Venue for Science Learning’ at the very first School ...
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Forestry Commission Trees - View From A Daddy

Real Christmas Trees – Cannock Chase

When given the choice, the Little Lady decided that this year’s Christmas tree needed to be as tall ...
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Chalkola Review - View From A Daddy

Review: Chalkola Chalk Ink Markers

The Little Lady loves to craft and colour and most recently, since she has started nursery, write so ...
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Just So Festival - View From A Daddy

Just So Festival Announces New Experiences For 2017

Just So Festival, 18 – 20 August 2017, Rode Hall Estate, Cheshire The multi award-winning family arts festival, ...
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John Hibbs - View From A Daddy

Sick Receptacle

There's bugs in the house and there's a man down. Consequently, in the carnage that has been the ...
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