The New Merlin Annual Pass Merchandise Range | Review


We are incredibly excited to be working with Merlin Annual Pass again this year as Merlin Annual Pass collaborators. The exciting role means we get to enjoy the fab theme parks and attractions that Merlin have to offer, as well as sneak peaks of new and exciting things and then share them with our followers. And speaking of new and exciting, I am delighted to introduce you to Merlin Annual Passes NEW merchandise range that has just released online and in-store (available at Chessington World of Adventures, Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Warwick Castle).

Passholders have been asking for a while now to have Merlin Annual Pass specific merchandise, so this range is looking to be really popular. The range includes clothing - for both adults and children (sizes start from age 3-4 years), a magnet, pin, lanyard, reusable drinks bottle, tote bag, keyring, mug and even a fab MAP umbrella! The quality of the clothing is really lovely, and the bright colours make them really stand out from the crowd. Plus with prices ranging from £4 - £40 I believe there is something for everyone. It will be exciting to see how they will expand on the range over time too, as there is definitely room for it to grow. I'd personally love to see some more female fitting t-shirt styles and different colour ways for the hoodies.

I have filmed a full video showing each item in more detail, including prices and where you can get your hands on them. Make sure to watch if you're interested in learning more about this fab new Merlin Annual Pass merch range. Let me know what item you're most excited about purchasing!

We are working with Merlin as part of an on-going partnership. We received these items as part of this collaboration.

Our Month - February 2022


Although February is the shortest month of the year, it doesn't always feel that way does it? The weather is usually rubbish, the days are still long and dark, and this year pancake day didn't even fall in February... how unfair is that! But thankfully we still managed to make some wonderful memories throughout the month.

Half term landed quite early in the month this year - a slight relief as all of us were absolutely exhausted from the school term! We spent most of it close to home and enjoying playdates with friends. We did have one big adventure though, jumping on the train with my sister and the cousins and heading down to Hastings. It was a super windy and chilly day, but all of the children had an amazing time playing together and being by the sea (and I'm sure the fish and chips helped too). Of course it had it's chaotic moments, but I'm definitely enjoying how much easier it is to go out with the littles on my own now they are getting older.

Valentine's Day fell in half term too, and although we don't really celebrate on a grand scale, Jack and I did make sure to have a date night at home with an M&S meal deal and a movie. I enjoyed doing this incredibly simple Valentine's Day craft with the littles too - all you need is paint, paper and empty toilet roll tubes. Loads of fun and relatively easy to clean up too.

Of course I can't talk about February 2022 without talking about the storms! We experienced a smaller one whilst we were in Hastings, but that one was nothing in comparison to Storm Eunice. There were red weather warnings issued, and although we were lucky enough to not have any damage to the house, there was chaos in many other places. Thankfully the littles were happy to stay inside so we turned the day in to a pyjama day with movies and snacks. 

The weather did manage to cheer up for a few days in the month, so a few family walks and adventures were had. Of course if you've followed us for a while you'll know that we take our family photo in the same spot every February, so we took the little's scooters for a whizz around Knole to take these. We finally made it to Bedgebury for an early visit around the play trail too. Parking is usually £14 at the weekends, but if you visit (and leave) before 11am you only have to pay £3.50. Bargain! 

Parker took part in his very first rugby tournament this month too, where he got to play lots of little matches against other local teams . A really fun experience for both him and Jack, and just the first of many to come. And with March comes the start of Spring and hopefully many more family adventures. I can't wait to see what's in store!