Monthly Archives: May 2014

Tips for Travelling with Kids Part 3 – General Tips & Tricks

Tips and tricks for travelling with kids, tips for before during and after a flight, how to settle into your accommodation, how to navigate the airport with minimal stress. #travel #traveltips #travelwithkids #airtraveltips

Welcome to part 3 of our series on travel tips for families. If you need help deciding on what to bring on board an aircraft to keep your little ones entertained for a flight, then our post about tips for carry-on luggage might be helpful.  We have also put together our packing list for family sun holidays or vacations. Today’s post

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1st Trip of the Summer – Mulranny & Achill, Co. Mayo, Ireland – a short trip with young kids

A short trip with young children to Mulranny and Achiil, Co. Mayo Ireland - Our Little House in the Country #kids #travel #travellingwithkids #Ireland

We have just returned from a long weekend away, our first trip of the summer.  We had such a lovely time.  Today’s post is more of a photo record of our trip than a tips and tricks or review type post. Mulranny in Mayo in Ireland is one of our favourite places to holiday.  My mum is originally from here

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Doodles’ 100 Days of Summer Bucket List – 100 summer activities for kids

100 Days of Summer Bucket List - 100 Summer Activities for Kids - Our Little House in the Country #summer #kidsactivities #bucketlist

Update:  As we have been on holidays for over a month at this stage, I thought that this would be a good opportunity to cross of what we have done to date (full list below in a graphic)!  We have been very busy! Also, this morning the lovely Lindsey at 101thingstodowithkids mentioned me in her post about her summer list.

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Tips for Travelling with Kids Part 1 – Carry-on Luggage for Air Travel

Travelling With Kids Part 1- Carry-on Luggage for Air Travel - Our Little House in the Country

At the moment on our Facebook page we have been having a great time reading and sharing lots of fantastic tips and advice from parents about travelling with children.  Check out the brilliant posts and share your own too, feel free to leave a link to your post of just simply add your top tip in the comments below the

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Play Dough Tool Kit – Everything You Need For Play Dough Fun!

The Essential Play Dough Tool Kit - Everything you need for play dough fun #playdough #kidsactivities

Doodles (4y.o.) and Oodles(2y.o.) had the play dough out again this afternoon.  While they were creating aliens and monsters with lots of bits and pieces, I decided to clean out the crate that we keep all of our play dough tools and toys in.  I actually surprised myself with the amount of things we have collected to use with play

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Summer Butterfly Collages: An Invitation to Create – using materials as a stimulus

Summer Butterfly Collages, an invitation to create, using materials as a stimulus - Our Little House in the Country

  I love to wander around “Euro” or “Pound” shops looking out for bits and pieces to use in art projects or play activities. On one such trip recently I found these card butterfly cut outs.  I’m not a huge fan of using templates and cut outs but I find if they are used in the right way they can

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