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Hi, welcome to The Ladybirds’ Adventures. I’m Claire, mum to two girls (1 and 4 years old), passionate about learning through play, children’s books and getting kids outside. Through my blog, I share seasonal inspiration for parents so they can spend less time searching for ideas and more time connecting with their children. I also love sharing our family days out and holidays.

If you are new then this is a great place to start as I will be sharing my best posts below to help you find your way around.

Do you want some spring inspiration?

Then try April activities for kids or 30 Spring activities for kids.

Would you like to start gardening with children but don’t know where to start? This post has tips and 9 easy to grow plants.

Finally, if you would like some spring book inspiration then try – 20 children’s books to read this spring.

Do you want ideas for activities for babies and toddlers?

Nursery rhyme treasure basket

Nursery Rhyme Treasure Basket

The best books for babies and toddlers

Do you want to encourage your child’s creativity?

Creating an art space for kids – My top tips for creating an art space for your kids even if you don’t think you have space. A sponsored post but the fact a brand paid me to write this post did not affect my top tips.

5 inspiring creative activity books for kids

Find all my creative activities here.


Do you have a child starting reception this year?

These posts might help.

5 fantastic books about starting school

Book themed fancy dress ideas – My daughter had to go to school in fancy dress in her second week at school, we got 7 days notice.

How to support your child with reading – A sponsored post but the fact that I was paid to write it had no influence on the tips I shared. I stand by everything I have recommended in this post as great tips.

The first term of reception

What to expect during the first half term – When your first child starts school it is a learning process for us, parents, too. Here I share what I have learnt.


Looking for children’s book recommendations?

20 children’s books to read this spring

Children's Books To Read This Spring

3 relaxing bedtime stories for babies and toddlers

Find all my children’s book posts here.


Interested in UK days out and holidays with young children?

In the North West

9 things to do in The Lake District with children

Dunham Massey

hare hill

Hare hill

North Wales and Anglesey

5 fantastic things to do with children in Anglesey

Plas Newydd

Other areas of the UK

Eureka! The National children’s museum

Legoland Windsor hotel

Legoland Windsor with children under 5

Our top tips for visiting Legoland Windsor with children under 5

Trentham gardens (Staffordshire)

Coombes Valley (Staffordshire)


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