The Hotlist: The Best Things to Do in June

With good weather, tons to do and the excitement of summer. We think this might be our favourite month of the year!

Join Us At Camp Bestival

Upgrade Your Camp Bestival experience with TMC
Upgrade Your Camp Bestival experience with TMC

Planning on coming to Camp Bestival in Shropshire? We are too! And this year, we’re giving all The Mum Club members access to the Paradise Garden area. All you have to do is buy a weekend ticket, email us via the link below, and then we’ll add you to the list!

Find out more

Take The Kids to a Festival on the Beach

Arts on The Beach, Watergate Bay 15th and 16th June
Arts on The Beach, Watergate Bay 15th and 16th June

If you’re near Newquay this June, then head down to Watergate Bay for the most amazing free family weekend. With a whale theatre, aerial performances, dance, music and creative workshops. And… a 13-foot roaming puppet. You’re sure to be entertained as much as the kids are.

Find out more

Visit London’s Coolest New Hotel & Rooftop Bar

The Broadwick Soho, London
The Broadwick Soho, London

Newly opened in November 2023, this elaborately designed jewelery box hotel, is hidden behind a very large pink door, next to the Ivy Soho. Inside there are luxurious rooms, restaurants, and a very cool rooftop bar (Flute). With incredible views, drinks and a Dj, you could have the best night of your life there. However you will end up a lot poorer as prices are sky high. So one to save for a worthy treat.

Find out more

Join Us for a Picnic

TMC June Events
TMC June Events

The weather is usually pretty great in June, and we’re never not happy in the sun. Make the feeling even better, and join us at one of our picnic, walking, or even river punting events.

Find Your Nearest Event

Have an Ice Cream Coffee

Rosslyn Soft Serve Coffee
Rosslyn Soft Serve Coffee

We love ice cream, and we love coffee, so we’re not sure why we haven’t thought about combining the two sooner. Luckily, cool London coffee shop chain Rosslyn has. And they’re now serving the delicious whip to queuing customers desperate to get a fix.

Find out more

Book a JoJo Maman Bébé Family Festival Event

JoJo Maman Bébé Family Festival
JoJo Maman Bébé Family Festival

This month, JoJo Maman Bébé is running some seriously exciting events. Alongside their exclusive brunches with us (info below). They’re also bringing you some incredible events in store. The JoJo Family Festival is running from the 29th of May to the 9th of June, and is two weeks of in-store events, that are happening all over the UK. All about motherhood, community spirit, and helping children be children, you can expect everything from storytelling to postnatal yoga. And the best bit? They’re completely FREE. Find out more in the link below.

Find out more

Get Yourself a Summer Style Kit

A flattering swimsuit. Check. New (cover my massive eye bags) sunnies. Check. A t-shirt you wear everywhere and every day. Check. A dress you can wear for all occasions. Check. And a glowy highlighter that makes your skin look less, ‘I’ve only slept for 3hours’, dead. Check, and double-check!!

Swimsuit, And Other Stories
1.
Swimsuit, And Other Stories

Buy Now
Sunglasses, Le Specs
2.
Sunglasses, Le Specs

Buy Now
Stila Heavens All Over Glimmer
3.
Stila Heavens All Over Glimmer

Buy Now
Lemon T-shirt, Ganni
4.
Lemon T-shirt, Ganni

Buy Now
Dorotha Dress, Sezanne
5.
Dorotha Dress, Sezanne

Buy now

Watch This…

Camden, Disney + and Hulu, 29th May
Camden, Disney + and Hulu, 29th May

A 4 part docu series produced by Dua Lipa, which tells the untold stories of the legendary area of London, which has produced and shaped iconic music acts like Amy Winehouse, Coldplay, The Libertines and Dua herself. An informative, uplifting and nostalgic watch.

Watch the trailer
Bridgerton, Season 3, Part 2, Netflix 13TH June
Bridgerton, Season 3, Part 2, Netflix 13TH June

We need to know what happens next for Pen and Colin. And if you’re not up to speed, our advice is to watch season 1, skip season 2, and join us on season 3.

Watch here
I Am Celine Dion, 18th June Amazon Prime
I Am Celine Dion, 18th June Amazon Prime

A tell-all documentary featuring the iconic Celine Dion and her struggle with illness and how she’s fighting on. Hard-hitting and emotional and one we’ll 100% be watching.

Watch the Trailer
Bear, Season 3, Disney Plus, 27th June
Bear, Season 3, Disney Plus, 27th June

The intense cookery drama returns to Disney Plus this June, and we’re using the time in between to catch up on the last two series and find out what all the fuss is about.

Watch the trailer

Read This…

All Fours, Miranda July
All Fours, Miranda July

Thought-provoking, funny and a brilliant read to escape to after the kids are in bed. The story is about a mum who reinvents herself and explores a lot of out-of-the-box thinking. Expect a lot of laughs, some bashful reading and for your mind to be blown a little.

Buy Now

Eat in Reverse With Heston

Topsy Turvy Menu, The Fat Duck, ends 30th June
Topsy Turvy Menu, The Fat Duck, ends 30th June

Love food? Always look at the dessert menu before anything else? Well, this might be for you. Heston Blumenthal’s three-Michelin-star restaurant The Fat Duck is offering diners a limited chance to enjoy a tasting menu in reverse, starting with dessert. From the 7th of May to the 30th of June, alongside the classic menu, guests can start the meal with dessert and graduate to savoury flavours before finishing with a refreshing nitro-poached appetite-whetter.

Find out more

Save Yourself Some Cash

ChaChing app
ChaChing app

With all the wining and dining you’re doing with Heston and The Broadwick Soho, you’re going to need to save some cash. And this new app is one of the best ways to do it. With the best prices on nappies and a lot of baby gear, you can also earn cashback as you spend.

Find out more

Have a Festival at Home

Camp Bestival at Home
Camp Bestival at Home

Whether you’re joining us at Camp Bestival or not. You can replicate the fun at home with their new activity book. Packed full of the best ideas for creating your own festival fun at home, it’s a great one for rainy days or to cut through the monotony of half-term or summer holidays.

Buy now

Book a Holiday With Someone You Trust

@familiatravelclub Holiday Travel Experts
@familiatravelclub Holiday Travel Experts

The very lovely (and well-travelled) Ally from TMC Wimbledon, has set up a travel agency that can help you find and pick the perfect holiday for your family. Familia Travel Club is on hand to find and book unforgettable family escapes, without compromising on quality. Ally created this boutique consultancy to empower mothers with young kids to enjoy exquisite holidays tailored to family needs, while regularly sourcing the best rates. Saving you time and money, so you can focus on making lasting memories and hopefully some relaxing moments.

Find out more

Shop Pre-Loved Designer Style

Wear Luxury's New Site
Wear Luxury’s New Site

With prices soaring, buying pre-loved items is the savviest way to shop for designer style. One of our favourite sellers, Wear Luxury, has launched a spangly new site. *Credit cards beware!!!

Find out more

11 Black Swimsuits That Don’t Make You Feel Mumsy

Swimwear is another of those things we didn’t expect to change irrevocably once we’d had children – and we’re not just talking about body shape.

What passed for secure before there were tiny hands coming at us from all angles may as well be tied on with tissue paper, and even the most modest bikini feels inappropriate in a baby swim class (if you know, you know). A chic black one-piece is our new happy place. With pretty detail and shapes that are sleek but not necessarily sporty, the following are anything but basic.

All products on this page have been selected by our editorial team, however, we may make a commission on some products.

TMC Family Recipe Of The Week: Frozen Banana Yoghurt Pops

Recipe:

3 bananas peeled and cut in half

3/4 cup vanilla yoghurt or flavour of your choice

Sprinkles or toppings of your choice

Popsicle sticks

Method:

Halve and peel each banana. Insert a popsicle stick into each banana half.

Dip bananas into yoghurt, using a spoon to coat each banana evenly. Let excess yoghurt drip off.

Add sprinkles or topping of your choice.

Place bananas on a plate covered in wax or parchment paper. Freeze until the yoghurt has hardened, about 2 hours. (Allow for more time if you would like the banana to be frozen through).

Recipe from: https://www.theproducemoms.com/frozen-banana-yogurt-pops/

The Best Places to Have a Summer Holiday in the UK

From dreamy seaside locations to staycations with spas, family travel experts Tiny Travelship, say these are the best places to book…

The New Forest

Wild horses, bike rides and picturesque picnic spots. The New Forest is a dream world come to life.

Stay at: New Park Manor

For: child-friendly luxury, newly renovated rooms and fairytale forests.

With it’s recent renovation, New Park Manor is our summer staycation of choice. A former royal hunting lodge, adult aesthetics and next-level touches for tots sit against a backdrop of the fairytale forest. Going the extra mile to make parents’ lives easier, mental-load-minimising touches include; prams and bibs to borrow, a puree menu at dinner and godsend bottle cleaning service. Yes, it’s a family first hotel, but with tots having the time of their lives in the (free) Kids Club. Adults canl enjoy decompressing down time in the swish spa and grown-up-feeling restaurants, bars and lounges. Boasting a sparkling outdoor pool and sunny strolls to meet the resident wild ponies, New Park Manor is hidden summer holiday haven.

Book now

The Lake District

There’s no denying the South of England is rich in summer staycation choices. But, as beautiful as Cornwall is, a day spent trapped in a car with pint-sized passenger princes and princesses testing out the maximum volume of their lungs, is hardly a joyous start to a holiday. Swerve the gridlocked traffic and head to Ullswater instead. You’ll be swapping sand and sea for forest and fells, but the luscious lakes will keep water babies in their element.

Stay at: Another Place

For: Wild swimming, boat trips and excellent childcare.

A utopia for soaking up the sunshine in the great outdoors, everything from kayaking and stand up paddleboarding to wild swimming is on the agenda here. Cast aside any notion of children cooped up inside, the complimentary (yes, you heard us right) Kids Club here includes Forest School sessions, with archery, orienteering and canoe lessons. Another Place is definitely a celebration of England’s green and pleasant land, but this hotel is much more than just a nature-rich retreat. If the weather gods aren’t playing ball, parents can retreat to the super slick Swim Club spa, which boasts (we’d argue) England’s most inviting indoor infinity pool. With a creche that welcomes babes as young as 6 months, delicious dining and design-led decor, we’re crowning Another Place the King of the North.

Book now

Devon

Whilst it’s anyone’s guess what the British weather will be doing this Summer, there’s few places more sublime to up your dose of Vitamin D than Devon.
From lovely animal attractions, like farms, zoos and aquariums, to places you can ride a tram or a steam train. You can really invoke your children’s curiosity here.

Stay at: The Creamery

For a private hideaway, pretty villages, sunbathing and seaside fun.

Sleeping up to 4 guests, The Creamery is set between the quintessential fishing villages of Appledore and Clovelly and is a super cute barn set back from the crowds. This is a self-catering property that offers a life far from the hustle and bustle in the city. You can relax from the comfort of the extremely stylish barn or venture out to Greencliff beach to explore further. The Creamery has a private garden backed by sunny yellow fields of rapseed in spring, ever changing with the seasons. There is a perfect spot for sunbathing in the summer on the south-facing deck, so grab a bottle and some glasses and set up for the day! If you run out of luck with the weather, head across to the summerhouse, complete with fire and sheepskin underfoot for total comfort. Woolacombe beach is only a short journey away so make sure you head there for some seaside fun too, that’s if you can bare to leave the comfort of The Creamery!

Book now

Stay at: Gitcombe Estate (South Devon)

For: A self-catering stay with soft play, hot tub soaks and tranquility.

A self-catering stay with a luxury difference not usually found outside of hotels. The sparkling outdoor swimming pool here is nothing short of magic in the sunshine. Families can work up a sweat on the tennis court, scurry on over to the seaside or simply allow the storybook-scenery to give their serotonin a much needed boost. If the skies do decide to open, fret not, the indoor pool and small soft play will keep boredom at bay. Elevating your standard self-catering stay to sky-high heights, is the ‘genie in a bottle’ attitude of Gitcombe’s concierge. Bending over backwards to cater to your every whim, families want for nothing at this serene spot

Book now

Cornwall

With stunning coastlines, relaxed restaurants – that really welcome families! Tons of activities, and the best weather in the UK – you can see why so many people make the long journey down.

Stay at: The Headland Hotel (North Cornwall)

For: a dreamy spa, excellent food and a taste of the best beach life.

The Headland Hotel weaves quintessential seaside fun into a gorgeous grown up getaway. With a premium postcode overlooking Fistral Beach and walking distance to Newquay, there’s ample opportunity for salty fish and chips, technicolour sticks of rock and sinking your pennies into retro slot machines. It also has a world-class spa and guests are treated to complimentary access to a sunset plunge pool, oceanfront Jacuzzis and hydrotherapy experiences. And children have their own dedicated splash zone with water fountains and a much-loved mushroom shower.

While not a family-focused hotel, parents’ needs are clearly prioritised. Busy books are handed to children at check in, kids menus come complete with colouring in, babysitters are available and ocean family suites are decked out with a seriously boujee bunk beds.

Book Now

Stay at Treworgey Cottages (South Cornwall)

For: animal encounters, spa treatments and endless play areas.

If the price tag of a hotel break is adding to, rather than easing, your stress levels, we’ve got the solution for you. With 2 bed cottages starting from as little as £90 per night (that’s £45 per room!)Treworgey’s prices are unbeatable. Dotted across a lesser-visited Cornish hillside (only a stone’s throw from the coast), your home-from-home here is a chocolate-box pretty bolthole. Brimming with granny chic charm, the seriously cheap cost doesn’t come at a compromise to style, or substance. We’re not exaggerating when we say the beds could go toe-to-toe with any 5* boudoir. It also packs a serious punch in the wholesome activity stakes – with guests treated to the use of a heated outdoor pool, hot tub and spa treatments. And there’s a huge outdoor playground, indoor playroom (with small soft play), daily animal feeding, weekly Animal Antics sessions and riding lessons.

Book now

North Yorkshire

If you’d like to avoid the bevy of bodies swarming Britain’s beaches this summer, consider a rural retreat to North Yorkshire instead.

Stay at: The Range

For: a breath of fresh air, sparkling stars, and beautiful countryside.

There’s few places in the UK more appealing for a restorative reset than the twin luxury barns at West Cawthorne. Guests can choose between The South Range (sleeping 6) or The West Range (sleeping 4), whichever you pick, interior goals take on a whole new meaning.Set in a pastoral paradise of rolling fields and picture perfect panoramas as far as the eye can see, this relaxing retreat is the ultimate antidote to the non-stop carousel of shopping, cleaning, parties and pick ups. Days can be spent devouring the fresh country air outside, where Mother Nature is undoubtedly the matriarch, whilst the private hot tub is made for evenings chillaxing under the stars

Book now

North Wales

With beautiful scenery, ancient castles, pristine swathes of beach, friendly towns and adventurous activities, North Wales is a great family destination for all.

Stay at: Harwarden Estate

For: Chic camping, endless activities, a relaxed attitude and open-fire dining.

Against a backdrop of impossibly beautiful grounds, The Hawarden Estate is bringing chic to summer camps with elegantly elevated al fresco fun. Inspired by wholesome American summer camps, kids can spend their days wild swimming, paddle boarding and making new friends. Whilst the tiniest of travellers are looked after in the camp curiosity creche.

There’s a packed schedule of artsy workshops and activities – but the vibe here is very much go-slow, with classes designed to be dipped in and out of with no prior booking necessary. Food is very much at the forefront with an open-fire cooked dinner included. There’s free ice cream for all, plus the estate boasts its own Gastropub, Deli, Bakery and Coffee Shop. Guests can choose a pre-erected tent, or to pitch their own, and glamping tents are available.

Book now

Dorset

With beaches, castles, farms and even dinosaurs to discover. Dorset really does have it all.

Stay at: The Pig on The Beach

For: delicious food, spa treatments, stylish interiors and roaring log fires.

Known as the “mellow yellow house” situated along Studland Bay, this offers a real home from home feel with the added benefit of gorgeous sea views. Not only does The Pig offer a variety of stylish, cosy and higgledy piggeldy rooms; they also have a few unique options for something a bit different – The Pig Hut, The Bothy & The Lookout. Some rooms have stunning sea views and others look out over the surrounding countryside – what more could you ask for? Whilst staying at The Pig, you can over-indulge in the sea view conservatory restaurant or take a stroll down to the ‘Sheep Hut’ for a revitalising spa treatment in total peace – not exactly what you may expect to find in a Sheep Hut, but it works. Take a walk down the private path to the beach in the summer or cosy up by the roaring log fires in the winter, there really is something for everyone – it’s personal, lived-in, and not overly perfect. *Even though it is.

Book now

Find Your Next Holiday With Tiny Travelship

A New Holiday Search Service
A New Holiday Search Service

Giving Google Maps a serious glow up, Tiny Travelmap is a new service by Tiny Travelship, which features every single recommendation they’ve ever shared on @tinytravelship, allowing their members to explore thousands of visited and verified hotels, hotspots and hangouts around the world. Taking on Tripadvisor, discerning parents no longer have to sift through faceless reviews, as their pins link through to Instagram, and you have the ability to connect with other parents and ask questions, too! And because who doesn’t love a cheeky discount they’re also offering members parental perks each month.

Find Your Perfect Holiday

The New Money Saving App to Buy Your Baby Items On

Meet the savvy new app that pays you to shop. ChaChing is a new app that lets you search and shop for must-have baby items and style, giving you incredible savings and cashback.

Make Savings as You Shop

The best place to shop for your newborn, *and some! ChaChing houses leading brands like Babymoov, Tommee Tippee and Pampers and saves you approx 20-50% cashback on all your purchases.

How Does It Work?

Download the ChaChing app and search or scroll for an item. The cashback you’ll receive is clearly shown on each product.

Once you’ve found a product you can run a price check to see how other retailers are pricing it online.

When you’re ready to purchase, you’re directed to the retailers’ site. And shortly after you’ve made the transaction, your cashback is delivered straight into your ChaChing account, which can then be withdrawn.

What’s The Catch?

There isn’t one! Because of advertising fees, big tech platforms like Google or Meta are often paid 10-50% on everything you spend online.
Advertisers pay them to promote their product and get you to shop on their site. But ChaChing can quash these fees and give you the money instead.

The Best Bit…

It’s really easy to use and…

You get your money in minutes!

What Can I Shop There?

We found loads of incredible products like the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine, our favourite baby seat Babymoov Swing Chair, luxury Bamford Baby products, trusted vitamin brand Wild Nutrition and many other brilliant buys.

It’s Also The Best Place to Shop Nappies

ChaChing is currently the best place to get your nappies, and it has the lowest prices in the UK across all platforms and retailers for Pampers and Huggies.

Download Cha Ching

CREATED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHACHING

Savvy Spending: Our Favourite Money Saving Hacks

How we live a champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget…

How I Stay on Trend
1.
How I Stay on Trend

“I’m a self-confessed shopaholic and love staying afoot of the latest trends. Sadly, my budget doesn’t allow me to be frivolous, so I have to find areas I can save so that I can buy myself stylish treats. Other than doing the food shop in Aldi, I’ve found one of the best ways is to rent parts of my daughters’ wardrobe. There are some great sites now, like Fashion Diaries of a Cool Kid and Bundlee, which stock some really cool clothes. And then for the bits I do buy, I look on Vinted and then sell on there too.”

TMC Style and Content Creator, Luzaan Shaw,

Find out more
How I Get Free Holidays
2.
How I Get Free Holidays

I’ve received over 20 free hotel nights by booking all my holidays and trips on Hotels.com. The site’s reward programme gives you a free night stay after accumulating 10 nights on your account. And the great thing is they don’t have to be all in one booking, they just average out the amount you’ve spent on each stay and give you back a voucher that reflects the total. You can imagine why I’m always offering to book accommodation for friends or family if I go away with a group.


TMC Editor, Lydia House

Find out more
How I Have a Wardrobe of Designer Clothes
3.
How I Have a Wardrobe of Designer Clothes

I love designer clothing, and to fund my addiction, I’ve been using apps like By Rotation and Hurr, both as a lender and a renter. They are especially good if you’re pregnant and need clothes for special occasions as it means you don’t have to invest in a new item you might not wear again.
They’ve also allowed me to make money by renting out items from my wardrobe that I’ve never worn or only worn once. I also feel like I’m doing a little bit of good for the environment – or avoiding fast fashion, at least!

TMC CRM, Andi Venardos

Reviewed By Us: By Rotation Clothing Rental App
How I Afford Regular Gel Nails
4.
How I Afford Regular Gel Nails

“Getting a gel manicure is one of the few regular things I like to do. But recently, the prices have skyrocketed, and it now seems such an indulgence to get it done all the time. I recently bought this after seeing a video on Instagram showing their little removal pods, and I’m now hooked. It’s saved me so much money, and it’s straightforward to use. The brand also uses natural, eco-friendly alternatives to keep your nails healthy, which makes me feel a lot happier about applying gels.”


TMC Co-Founder Jess Lawes

Find Out More
How I Keep Up My Expensive Coffee Habit
5.
How I Keep Up My Expensive Coffee Habit

It might seem like an absurd solution to suggest buying an expensive coffee machine to fix a pricey coffee-purchasing problem, but I’ve honestly saved so much money by buying my Sage/Breville coffee machine. The initial cost might seem quite a lot. But when I add up what I used to spend on daily coffee runs, this machine is a great investment. If you’re a coffee enthusiast, or just really tired all the time and NEED coffee, I’d say this is a a game-changer and worth every penny.


TMC Co-Founder Lauren Webber

Reviewed by us: Breville (Sage) Barista Coffee Machine
How I Afford to Do Fun Things with The Kids
6.
How I Afford to Do Fun Things with The Kids

One of the best ways to save money and do fun things is to use the National Rail website, which offers 1/3 off some of the most popular UK attractions. All you have to do to qualify is to use National Rail to travel to your chosen attraction, and you can save so much! I also make use of all the kid’s eat-free offers that are out there. There are so many now, and I’m unsure why more people don’t use them.


TMC Franchise Co-Ordinator, Jessica Aanensen

Kids Eat Free At These Cool Restaurants

What to Wear This Week

We’re so over things shrinking in the wash or falling apart after a few wears. Now we’re investing in pieces we’ll wear for a lifetime! *Or until we’re over our leopard print era.

All products on this page have been selected by our editorial team, however, we may make a commission on some products.

Top Ten Sods Laws of Parenting

‘It’s like raaaiiinnnn on your wedding day. It’s a giant poo, when you’re already late.’

No matter how recently you’ve changed them, the second you place a fully dressed baby in the car seat they will instantly soil themselves. The more layers, the higher the probability. If they’re wearing a pram suit, it’s practically a given.

They NEVER nap, except when you desperately need them not to.

Shout out to the Mum’s reading this from the car outside their house; temporarily incarcerated by the small snoring human in the car seat in the back. Said small child can easily stay awake for an entire 6 hour road trip; yet somehow develops narcolepsy the second you need them to stay awake for a short drive to the supermarket.

The one time you forget the spare clothes, you will never need them more.

We’ve been hauling round a Spiderman backpack stuffed with more outfit changes than a Cher concert for the last 2 years; the ONE TIME we leave it at home you can bet your bottom dollar you’ll be wiping their arse with your socks and fashioning them a pair of trousers out of a old towel you found in the boot.

Nothing cures kids faster than a trip to the Doctors waiting room.

Following stern words with the receptionist to secure the appointment (‘Yes it’s urgent Karen, I KNOW MY OWN CHILD OKAY?!”) the kid, previously at death’s door; springs back to life the instant their name is called. This leaves you wishing they were slightly more unwell than they now appear, so the Doctor won’t think you’re a crazed hypochondriac.

Oh Ducking Hell

You’ve been forking out £15 a lesson for Baby Spanish for an entire year with not so much as a ‘Hola’ back; but guaranteed the ONE TIME you tell Daddy to go fuck himself and THAT’S the word they repeat.

‘Oh they won’t eat that’*

*Unless they’re at your Mother-in-Law’s, or at nursery, or in the care of literally anyone else but you.

The week you go back to work they will be ill like they’ve never been ill before.

You: Wants to prove you’re a capable, together individual who can juggle motherhood and her career, no problem. Also You: Has to call IT on day 2 because the baby vommed on her Macbook.

You can’t wait for a night out, only to spend every second missing them like hell

It’s a universally accepted truth that you’ll spend the entire evening scrolling through your camera roll and discussing your baby’s bowel movements. Extra points if you’ve got pictures on your phone of your baby’s bowel movements.

The one day you forget the pram

You’ll have to carry the kid around like a 20lb kettlebell until your arms feel like they’re about to fall off.

The moment you think you’ve got this shit down

It all changes and you realise you haven’t got a clue.

Weaning: The Six Recipes We Used On Rotation

Easy is our speciality

Weaning can be so much fun. It’s so cute seeing their little faces tasting foods for the first time. It can also be bloody annoying. Especially when you’ve spent 45 minutes making elaborate quinoa patties that just end up on the floor.

Plus, it’s a prime-time opportunity for Mums to be put under pressure.
But just because Amy from NCT is making extravagant meals every day, it doesn’t mean you’re the Devil if lunch is served from a pack. Your kid. Your rules.

However, If you want to give the cooking thing a go and don’t want to spend hours slaving over a stove, you might want to check out the following recipes.

Butternut Squash Bolognaise

From 6 months old
From 6 months old

Use these cubes to add flavour to pre-made packs and mix it into everything from couscous to pasta. It’s also tasty on top of toast or potato – sweet or plain.

  1. Step One
    Chop one onion and sauté in a pan with a smidge of unsalted butter.
  2. Step Two
    Add 1-2 cans of chopped tomatoes, a generous squish of tomato puree. One crushed clove of garlic. One tsp of Italian herbs and some pepper.
  3. Step Three
    Simmer for 10 minutes, then let the mix cool.
  4. Step Four
    Meanwhile, boil one pack of pre-chopped butternut squash/sweet potato until soft.
  5. Step Five
    Once cooled, mix, blend, and then transfer into large ice cube trays and freeze.

Want your baby to try meat? When you’re ready, add 1/4- 1/2 a pack of cooked mince (lamb or beef).

*Top tip: Boil an extra pack of the butternut squash/sweet pot mix and leave some out to mash. Decant into ice cube trays and freeze. It’s a great back up to increase the veg of any meal and also mixes well with avocado or banana.

Pizza Toast

From 6 months old
From 6 months old

Baby crying and doesn’t want to be put down? This is our go-to meal when there is zero time (or brain cells) left.

  1. Step One
    Cover one piece of lightly toasted bread with puree (We like: veg lentil bake or tomato and lentil bake from Ella’s kitchen).
  2. Step Two
    Finely grate mild cheese over the top.
  3. Step Three
    Grill until it bubbles.
  4. Step Four
    Cut off the crusts and slice into small portions.
  5. Step Five
    Serve with some leftover puree that you can spoon-feed.

Leftover Porridge Muffins

From 7 months old
From 7 months old

Constantly making way too much porridge? This recipe from Leading Children’s Nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed, is a great way to use up lefties.

  1. Step One
    Take porridge leftovers from the pan.
  2. Step Two
    Add more oats if it’s quite watery and stir through.
  3. Step Three
    Add to muffin cases or press into a greased tin.
  4. Step Four
    Bake in the oven for around 30 minutes for tomorrow’s quick or on the go breakfast.

Peanut butter & Banana Cookies

From 6 months old
From 6 months old

This recipe makes too many for your baby to eat before they go stale. Which sadly means you have to eat some – sorry about that.

*Recipe adapted from

https://babyledkitchen.co.uk/recipe/peanut-and-banana-cookies/
  1. Step One
    Preheat your oven to 190C/375F.
  2. Step Two
    Mash 1 small banana in a bowl.
  3. Step Three
    Warm 1 level tbsp of coconut oil, then mix with the banana and 1 tbsp of desiccated coconut, 2 heaped tbsps of plain flour and 2 level tbsps of (unsalted unsweetened) peanut butter.
  4. Step Four
    Make about 12 balls and flatten into cookies.
  5. Step Five
    Place on a pre-lined tray, then bake for 15 minutes and leave to cool.

Easy Peasy Brunch

From 6 months old
From 6 months old

Breakfast for lunch or dinner, is a real saviour when you’ve run out of ideas on what to make. *Top tip: Always make extra, so you don’t steal their whole meal.

  1. Step One
    Scramble one egg and cook for 1-2 minutes in a pan.
  2. Step Two
    Add a squish of veg puree to a bowl or plate.
  3. Step Three
    Serve with avocado, either on small slices of toast or mashed up with a touch of lime and pepper.

Freeze Me Fish Pie

From 7 months old
From 7 months old

A great one to whack out in front of the Mother-in-Law. These make you look like a Supermum with hardly any effort. Plus, you can reduce the number of ramekins you make and steal half the mix for a grown-up dinner. Just add in more fish and smother some mash on top.

  1. Step One
    Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas mark 6
  2. Step Two
    Melt 15g of butter in a pan with 1 finely chopped onion and 1 thinly sliced leek.
  3. Step Three
    Cut approx. 350g white fish fillets into cubes and fill the bottom of approx. 6-8 ramekins
  4. Step Four
    Stir in 1 tbsp of plain flour into the leeks and onion mix and then gradually add in ½ pint of full-fat milk.
  5. Step Five
    Stir in 50g of grated cheese, then spoon the mixture over the fish.
  6. Step Six
    Sprinkle a little more cheese on top of each one, then bake for 20minutes until golden.
  7. Step Seven
    Cool, cover with foil and then freeze.

*To reheat microwave for approx. 2mins, stir and then let it cool. Serve with some veg. We like to use sweet potato mash or offer soft broccoli or carrots as finger foods.

The Products That Make Weaning A Lot Easier

*Vileda mop not included… But you need one!

iCandy MiChair
1.
iCandy MiChair

If we’d known the amount of time we’d spend with our child’s highchair, we’d have invested a lot more time into getting the right one. Essential tick boxes to check are that it’s easy to clean, looks good in your home, adapts as your child grows, and is well made. And this does all of these! And more! The iCandy MiChair can even be used from birth with the addition of the iCandy Newborn Pod, which can either be used as a rocker on the floor or simply docked onto the frame. The MiChair also transforms into a toddler chair making it suitable up to the age of approximately six years old. And now it comes in this stunning new black design, which we’re considering having another baby for.

Buy Now
Babymoov Nutribaby Glass Food Prep Maker
2.
Babymoov Nutribaby Glass Food Prep Maker

Expensive yes, but this blender is made from sustainable materials and is better for the environment and healthier for prepping food for your baby. It’s also stylish and compact enough to take pride of place in your kitchen and large enough to batch cook up to 21 meal portions in one go.

Buy Now
Weaning Made Simple By Annabel Karmel
3.
Weaning Made Simple By Annabel Karmel

Packed with brilliant recipes from the queen of wean! It’s also filled with plenty of practical and nutritional advice. The guidance regarding balancing milk feeds with solids is particularly useful, as are the photos of actual size finger foods, and guidance on feeding babies who are following vegetarian or vegan diets.

Buy Now
NUK Food Cube Tray
4.
NUK Food Cube Tray

Ahh the ice cube tray. An essential item in the early days when your baby only needs a tiny amount of food but you make about 400 portions. Make sure your tray is made from silicone for easy removal. Then once frozen, pop them out and store in a resealable bag – so there’s even less stress at mealtimes.

Buy Now
Munchkin Miracle 360 Sippy Cup
5.
Munchkin Miracle 360 Sippy Cup

These are hands down the best cups for introducing water to your baby as they can gently suck the sides to get to the good stuff. The soft silicone is also gentle on their gums and they’re great at withstanding multiple drops and throws without spilling a drop.

Buy Now
Baby Boosa Bib
6.
Baby Boosa Bib

There are lots of bibs on the market but these are made from the softest material and gently hug your child’s neck so that as much of the food that is possible lands in the loop. The brand also make some other brilliant products including suction bowls and plates, snack pots and soft cups.

Buy Now
Poppets Frozen Baby Food
7.
Poppets Frozen Baby Food

Made by a mum and paediatric nurse who wanted to make other parent’s weaning journeys as simple as possible. The meals are prepared and instantly frozen, in the same way that you would do it at home, but someone else is just doing the hard work for you. They only use fresh organic fruit and vegetables, as well as protein packed pulses and wholegrains.

Buy Now
Toddlekind Splat Mat
8.
Toddlekind Splat Mat

Not a completely essential item so please don’t feel the pressure to splurge but if you’ve got nice flooring it can work to protect them from the constant mess and it also be moved to be used later on in life when your child is doing arts and crafts (very helpful!) or if you want to have a picnic outside and want to make hard concrete slabs baby-friendly.

Buy Now

Your 3-Minute Guide To Weaning

Learn the basics over a cuppa

It can feel quite daunting to start your weaning journey, but it’s actually SO fun!

And of course (like everything), there’s tons of reading you can do.

But these are the fundamental things you need to know.

Oh, and remember the shed load of muslins you bought? They’re about to become reeeally handy…

How do I know when my baby is ready to wean?

Start at around 6-months old or when they can hold their head sufficiently, pick-up food, put it in their mouth and swallow it.

How do you start weaning a baby?

It can be very entertaining to see how your baby reacts to new flavours, which is why most parents start by offering a bit of their own food. Ready to do things properly? Build positive associations with mealtimes by creating a calm environment, play some music, make eye contact and give them big smiles.

Don’t stress

Milk is your baby’s primary food source, so don’t fret if they turn down your pea and broccoli mash-up. “It can take up to 10-15 times for them to like certain flavours, so let them play with food and don’t push them to eat”, says baby food brand Omami.

Start with your greens?

“Offering veggies first can encourage more of an acceptance of them later on”, says nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed. But don’t worry if you offer fruits too – you haven’t failed! Adding in a small amount apple to make peas more palatable is totally ok. Remember, fruits are still nutritious, just try to make sure meals aren’t overly sweet.

What should I feed my baby?

“Weaning is a golden time to introduce your baby to lots of different flavours and textures. It helps create a love of food that will hopefully continue through toddlerhood and beyond”, says Omami.

What should you not feed a baby?

No salt, sugar, honey, whole nuts, non-pasteurised cheeses, runny eggs, raw shellfish or rice drinks.

How much should I feed my baby?

They’re all different, and it’s entirely normal for them to change day-to-day. Appetites can be affected by lots of things like teething, tiredness or illness. Just follow their cues for when they’ve had enough.

Pre-mades and packs are LIFE
Pre-mades and packs are LIFE

It’s SO frustrating when you boil and blend foods they refuse. Save yourself some time by trying out some organic pre-made baby food.

Shop Here
Baby-lead or spoon-fed?

It’s totally up to you. Why not do both? Suggests Omami “Give your baby something to hold and chew on as you spoon-feed or have some meals as finger food and others as puree”.

Want to do more research?

Omami have loads of info on their blog and ‘How to wean your baby’ by Charlotte Stirling-Reed is available on pre order here. You can also follow Charlotte here.

TMC’S Guide to Tunbridge Wells

Royal Tunbridge Wells has a lot more to offer than just good schools! The Mum Club Tunbridge Wells Host Felicity Tidey shares her favourite places in the town…

Where to Stay…

Hotel Du Vin
Hotel Du Vin

The rooms are not as expensive as you’d think and it’s in the perfect location for all of the town’s shops and restaurants. It also sits just on top of Calverley Park, which is great for kids (*if you bring them), and the hotel is also dog-friendly, which is surprising, but helpful if you have a four-legged friend.

Find out more

Where to Eat…

Best Baby Brunch Spot
Best Baby Brunch Spot

The Old Auction House, at the bottom of the Pantiles, is the perfect spot for brunching with little ones. It’s also one of the places we like to host TMC brunches. It’s light and spacious, has parking right outside, and has an excellent menu for all ages. They also have a small play area and a toy box that would make any child envious.

Come to Our Next Brunch
Best Date Night
Best Date Night

It’s a little out of town, but the Shufflehouse is well worth a trip as it serves great food and cocktails. They also have an Escape Room experience over the road, and of course, you can try your hand at shuffleboard. *Make sure you pre-book these activities and a table, as they are hugely popular.

Find out more
Best Cake Shop
Best Cake Shop

I love Ruby’s on Monson Way. It is both Instagram-worthy and yummy. Everything is vegan (and you’d never know), and the staff are welcoming. It’s not to be missed, and they have a café in Greenwich too, if it sounds like your vibe.

Find out more
Best Pub
Best Pub

The White Bear on the High Street is beautiful inside and out and serves delicious food. If the weather is good, request a table at ‘The Orangery’ as it has a retractable roof that opens up on sunny days. The stylish bistro pub is also perfectly placed on Tunbridge Wells’ pretty high street, which is a quick walk to the station and also The Pantiles.

Find out more
Best Bakery
Best Bakery

New on the scene, Halstead Bakery, on Camden Road, is one to make a detour to. Serving pastries so big you ‘could’ share and extraordinary sourdoughs that rival its more centrally placed rival Gail’s. They are also open from 9am on a Sunday, which is winning.

Find out more
Best Lunch (and you can stay)
Best Lunch (and you can stay)

Often nicknamed Sunny Tunny, Lunch is excellent almost everywhere when the temperatures soar in the town. There are plenty of spots on The Pantiles – all highly rated, and great pub gardens like The Barn or The George. But if you want a special lunch, it’s worth taking a short trip to The Beacon for incredible views and food. And you can now stay there in their exquisitely decorated rooms. It’s a great spot that’s even worth booking if you’re just driving through.

Find out more
Best Local Business
Best Local Business

Family-run Seafood specialists Sankey’s are weaved into the fabric of Tunbridge Wells and now have multiple locations across the town. The original and most famous is their excellent pub and restaurant at the top of town. Their fishmongers which is just outside the station. And The Fish Market, which is situated in the middle of The Pantiles and serves the best lobster linguini you’ll ever eat.

Find out more

Do This…

Go for a Walk
Go for a Walk

Dunorlan Park (the place where we have our TMC walking clubs) in central Tunbridge Wells has views to die for and a large lake which operates boat trips throughout the summer. There’s a café, parking and pram-friendly paths, and a playground for the older kids. It’s got it all!

You are also spoilt for choice for great pram-friendly and child-friendly walks within a short drive of Tunbridge Wells. Bedgebury Pinetum for the Gruffalo trail and pram-friendly paths, and Bewl Water (plus they have an Aqua Park in the summer for the older kids and soft play all year round). Scotney Castle is a National Trust site with bluebells as far as the eye can see. Kingdom is also stunning. It has a café where they hold yoga classes and a hot spa you can hire out. It’s great for birthdays, hens, or just a Sunday afternoon. Pooh Bridge is also a kid-friendly walk, and you can play pooh sticks off the bridge. If your little one is still in a carrier, Ashdown Forest is great for the views alone.

Join Our Next Walking Club
Have the Most Amazing Massage
Have the Most Amazing Massage

Weirdly, with it being a spa town, Tunbridge Wells doesn’t have a great spa to talk about. (*Currently, The Spa Hotel doesn’t live up to its name). But if you want a fabulous massage, there’s no one better than Kim Wimble, who has recently set up a residency at The Spring Rooms on The Pantiles.

Book now
Pick Up Some Stylish Flowers
Pick Up Some Stylish Flowers

Mrs Florist on London Road is worth visiting for the gorgeous smells and colours alone.

Find out more
Treat Yourself to a Facial
Treat Yourself to a Facial

If you want a really good facial (that actually does something). Then book into The Face Workshop on the High Street. Georgina offers facials, microneedling, masks, peels and pretty much everything else. She’s also an experienced nurse and knows SO much about skin!

Find out more
Stroll Down The Pantiles
Stroll Down The Pantiles

The Pantiles is an absolute must while in town. There are lots of fantastic kid-friendly cafes, a market full of yummy food and artisan products every weekend throughout the summer, and it’s close to the high street with lots of unique shops. Prepare to spend some money!

Find out more
See Jazz on The Pantiles
See Jazz on The Pantiles

Jazz on the Pantiles (now renamed Live on The Pantiles) happens every Thursday evening from May to October. It costs £5 to enter and then you can have dinner alfresco at one of the many fantastic restaurants and listen to some great Jazz on the bandstand. It’s iconic.
If you want a slightly more lively evening then make sure you look out for The Soul Train events as they tend to attract a slightly younger crowd.

Find out what’s on

Best Time of Year to Visit?

This has to be the summer as there’s so much to do in the outside space. In addition to the other parks already mentioned, Grosvenor & Hilbert has a brilliant playground and skate park for the older kids. Plus, the Pantiles really comes to life in the summer.

Best Free Attraction…

Calverley Park
Calverley Park

Calverley Ground for all the free festivals. Gin & Jazz festival, Local & Live Music Festival, Tunbridge Wells Food and Drink festival, plus Christmas with the big wheel and ice rink. And don’t forget the Adventure Playground, a hidden gem right in the heart of the park. You could easily lose a day here with your little ones, with The Inside café coffee and food keeping you going.

Find out more

Travel Notes…

Plenty of car parks are dotted around town, and trains run from London every half an hour and take 55 minutes. There is also a great (and cheap) bus line which runs from Brighton every hour.

The Hotlist: The Best Things to Do in May

Book a JoJo Maman Bébé Family Festival Event

JoJo Maman Bébé Family Festival
JoJo Maman Bébé Family Festival

This month, JoJo Maman Bébé is running some seriously exciting events. Alongside their exclusive brunches with us (info below). They’re also bringing you some incredible events in store. The JoJo Family Festival is running from the 29th of May to the 9th of June, and is two weeks of in-store events, that are happening all over the UK. All about motherhood, community spirit, and helping children be children, you can expect everything from storytelling to postnatal yoga. And the best bit? They’re completely FREE. Find out more in the link below.  

Find out more

TMC members get an exclusive 10% discount at JoJo Maman Bébé in store from the 29th May to the 9th June

Book a Mini Break for the May Bank Holidays

The Best Places to Have a Long Weekend
The Best Places to Have a Long Weekend

From bank holidays to mini-breaks, family travel experts Tiny Travelship, say these are the best places to book…

Read Now

Join Us for an Exclusive Festival Experience

Camp Bestival Shropshire Offer
Camp Bestival Shropshire Offer

Make some excellent plans this August and join us at Camp Bestival Shropshire! Buy a weekend ticket, let us know you’re coming, and then we’ll add you to our exclusive list – which gives you access to the Paradise Garden area. 

Find out more

Book a Trip to Copenhagen’s Chicest New Stay

Bella Grande Hotel, Copenhagen
Bella Grande Hotel, Copenhagen

Copenhagen is one of our favourite city break locations. Full of things to do, brilliant food and packed with culture, it now houses the most beautiful boutique hotel, which opened a few weeks ago.
One to book with friends, a partner or even a solo trip on your own.

Find out more

Take the Kids to Battersea Power Station

Free Kids Table at Art'otel
Free Kids Table at Art’otel

Since the recent renovation of the historic power station, Battersea is fast becoming one of the best places to visit in London. Full of brand new shops and restaurants, it’s set right on the river and has a new tube line, so you can get there via boat, bus or train.
One of the star attractions is the stunning Art-otel, which has a beautiful restaurant that runs a kids table every Sunday. Meaning you can eat in peace while your children are entertained with an array of crafts and activities.

Find out more

Shop the New Loewe Paula’s Ibiza Collection

Mini Loewe Font Tote in Raffia
Mini Loewe Font Tote in Raffia

We’re a sucker for a bit of raffia and this new collection just screams summer. Making our basic loose tees and jeans instantly brighter (and lbh, cooler). And yes it’s a pricey treat but you can’t put a price on happiness.

Shop Now

See Some Iconic Fashion at Blenheim Palace

Icons of British Fashion (Now- 30th June)
Icons of British Fashion (Now- 30th June)

Britains most iconic designers have taken over Blenheim Palace. Showcasing their creations in the most ornate and elaborate rooms.
On until the 30th June, it’s a day out not to be missed. Stroll around the 300 year old palace and you’ll see designs from world class designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney and more.

Organise All Your Store Cards in One App

Stocard
Stocard

This app is a complete lifesaver! Now instead of telling the cashier that we’ve left our cards at home or lying that we don’t have one, we can now proudly show them all off in one handy app.
And as well as making us feel like the most organised humans on earth, it also shows you where you can make extra savings.
Thank you to the person that invented this. Now can you come over and sort out the rest of our lives?

Download it now

Read This…

How Not to Let Having Kids Ruin Your Sex Life
How Not to Let Having Kids Ruin Your Sex Life

Maybe not one to read on the tube. But if it’s been quite a while since you and your partner were intimate and you want to try and find a way to reignite your libido. Then this is the book for you. Highly informative, helpful and so reassuring.

Shop Now

Watch This…

Fall Guy, in Cinemas 2nd May
Fall Guy, in Cinemas 2nd May

We’ll make any excuse to head to the cinema to watch Ryan Gosling. In this new film he plays a stunt guy who falls in love with his director (Emily Blunt). We can’t say if it’s good or not but we’ll still see you in seat C13 with a sugary sweet mix and a large merlot.

Watch the Trailer
The Tattooist of Auschwitz, 2nd May Sky Atlantic
The Tattooist of Auschwitz, 2nd May Sky Atlantic

Heather Morris’ bestselling novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, has been adapted into a powerful new TV series for Sky. Telling the hard-hitting real-life story of Lale Sokolov, a Jewish prisoner at Auschwitz in the Second World War, who is tasked with tattooing his fellow prisoners’ arms with their ID numbers, and falls in love with one of the women he tattoos. It stars both Oscar-nominated Harvey Keitel (The Irishman) and World on Fire‘s Jonah Hauer-King as Lale. A weekend movie night in, that’s sure to stir up some emotions.

Watch here
Doctor Who, 11th May
Doctor Who, 11th May

We love Ncuti Gatwa and on the 11th of May we’ll see him return as the Fifteenth Doctor, alongside Millie Gibson as Ruby Sunday. Whether you’re a Doctor Who fan or not, we think this might be our favourite series yet.

Watch here
Bridgerton , May 16th
Bridgerton , May 16th

It’s back! And this series is set to focus on Pen and Collin. And as the trailer reveals, there may just be more than “friendship” brewing between them.

Watch here

Blast Out Some Karaoke

Bam Karaoke, London
Bam Karaoke, London

Stylish Parisan brand Bam has just opened a 22 room venue in London – which makes it Europe’s largest Karaoke bar. Decked out with the chicest interiors, it’s the perfect location for that long awaited girls’ night out.

Find out more

Practice Body Sculpting

Naydaya The Gua Sha
Naydaya The Gua Sha

You’ve probably heard of facial massage and possibly Gua Sha. But you might not know of the benefits of doing it on your bod and this month Naydaya is launching their new Gua Sha tool. When used on the body it can help to support healing, inflammation and firm the skin. It can also be hugely beneficial if you have loose skin post pregnancy. *Now we just need to find the time!

Shop now

Learn How to Protect Vulnerable Children

Support the NSPCC's Listen Up Speak Up Campaign
Support the NSPCC’s Listen Up Speak Up Campaign

New findings show that 30% of adults have had concerns that made them think a child may be experiencing abuse or neglect. And it might not be something you ever have to worry about or experience, but the NSPCC are encouraging everyone to take just 10 minutes out of their time to equip themselves with the tools and know-how on when to spot if a child might need some help.

Find out how you can help

10 Ways to Survive Camping with Kids

Feel like camping would be way too tricky with children? Our Mum Club hosts and team share their best tips to attend Camp Bestival.

Bring a Really Good Bag
1.
Bring a Really Good Bag

“Yes, camping trolleys and prams are great, but you also need a good bag to carry all your essential items in (e.g. spare kids clothes, emergency snacks, and as much booze as you can take!!!).
This extremely lightweight backpack from ROKA London is made for adventures and is perfect for festivals -it’s also made from recycled plastic bottles!
It’s so comfy to wear, has three convenient front zip pockets and generous interior storage. And, if the weather fails you, it’s also waterproof!”

Lydia House, TMC Editor

Buy Now
Avoid loo dramas
2.
Avoid loo dramas

“Not just for training toddlers, this travel potty is a great queue-avoiding product for kids of any age. And if things get really bad, you can use it too.”

Luzaan Shaw, TMC Wokingham Host

Buy Here
Prepare for chilly nights
3.
Prepare for chilly nights

“Make sure you pack a really good sleeping bag and warm clothes for the little ones. It gets cold in the evening, we even felt it, and we were in a bed.”

Ally Pap, TMC Wimbledon Host

Buy Here
Ditch the camping chairs
4.
Ditch the camping chairs

“Ditch the camping chairs. Camping chairs are heavy and more hassle than they’re worth. I’d suggest bringing a picnic blanket or plastic sheet that you can wipe down. You can also use it to create some shade if you’re nifty enough.”

Alex Molloy, TMC Knutsford Host

Buy Now
Pack a magic mirror
5.
Pack a magic mirror

“These mirrors are brilliant for getting ready as they drop down to become a full-length mirror and attach to your tent with Velcro straps. They also fold up into a stand that is perfect for make up or glitter application and are as kid-proof as mirrors get.”

Charlotte Johns, TMC Solihull Host.

Buy Now
Swim wisely
6.
Swim wisely

“Take a Wild Swimming Coat: I’m sure there are lots of brands available but we all know the one I’m talking about! I’m no wild swimmer but for the walk to the showers and back this was absolutely perfect. No need to even take a towel!”

Amy Stokeld, TMC Salford Host.

Buy Now
Don’t forget to BYOB
7.
Don’t forget to BYOB

“Anything that isn’t in glass is acceptable(ish) – pack wisely!”

Alex Molloy, TMC Knutsford Host.

Buy Now
Wash your kids in a bucket
8.
Wash your kids in a bucket

“Shower queues are not the one, so I’d definitely recommend taking a bucket big enough for the kids to sit in, fill it with booze or clothes on arrival then use it to wash the kids and take a little dip yourself when you’re there.”

Charlotte Johns, TMC Solihull Host.

Buy Now
Take endless snacks
9.
Take endless snacks

“From setting up camp to waiting until food stalls are open having your own stash of bananas, biscuits or whatever your kids usually crave will save you. As mums we all know how valuable a snack is…but when your day is extended by around 6 extra hours because us adults want to enjoy the evening entertainment…snacks are required in abundance!”

Ally Pap, TMC Wimbledon Host.

Bring your own eco glitter
10.
Bring your own eco glitter

“Avoid having very disappointed little people and pack lots of eco body glitter as they’ll see other kids with it on and want it and if you can’t get your hands on any sometimes the queues at glitter stations can be quite long. Take it and avoid the stress.”

Luzaan Shaw, TMC Wokingham Host.

Buy Now