Monday 16 July 2018

An impulse getaway to CBeebies Land..

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a funfilled 24 hours recently where we took a trip to CBeebies Land. We only booked it two days before out of complete impulse as Rosie was watching CBeebies one morning but we had the best time.

 Smelling flowers in Mr Tumble's sensory garden (I love this picture)

We stayed in the CBeebies Land Hotel, which (I think) is fairly new, and is completely tailored to babies, toddlers and young children. We were greeted by very friendly staff in the most bright and child friendly hotel reception I’ve ever seen. There are activity walls, steps for them to climb so they can see over the counter at the reception desk, and a big collection of balloons for each child to take as they check in. 

The bedroom continued the CBeebies theme of primary colours and ‘bugs’ all over the walls (not actual bugs, the CBeebies yellow bugs). It had a separate sleeping area for Rosie, which had wall activities and it’s own television. I thought it was a nice touch that both televisions automatically jumped back to CBeebies when turned off so that it was always on first when you put it on again. 

The children’s facilities were amazing, with Tommee Tippee nappy bins in the bathroom and rubber binding door safety strips so it was near impossible to trap any fingers. 

As a child I could only have dreamt of going somewhere this magical, so to be able to take Rosie and see her face constantly light up with excitement was something I’ll never forget. 

It was an adventure that opened our eyes to so many different things. I think a big thing we realised on this little getaway was that chances are, Rosie isn’t going to remember the trip. She’ll see photos and videos but she won’t actually remember it when she’s five or six. What I realised was that the whole trip was planned for Rosie, but the memories were for us. We will never forget the way she toddled off onto the dance floor by herself and started dancing with the other children. We’ll never forget how proud and shocked we were when she started doing some of the actions to heads, shoulders, knees and toes, and got a sticker for being such a good dancer. We’ll never forget her face every time she heard the Justin’s House theme song in reception and suddenly stopped to dance. 

These are the things that make my heart feel so full and special memories I will keep with me forever. I’m well aware that a lot of the trips and days out that we do with Rosie now aren’t going to be remembered by her, but I also think life is too short to wait until she can remember them. So I suppose booking a little adventure to CBeebies Land wasn’t just for Rosie, it was for our memories and our joy in seeing her there that we booked it too. 

I think I’m becoming obsessed with finding fun things to do with Rosie, whether that be to stimulate her, educate her or just things that prompt her to dance and sing. I never realised when I was pregnant just how content I would feel seeing Rosie excited and happy, whether that be on an impulse night away or just on the swings at the park. 

I try to take as many videos and photos of her as I can so that I can show her all the fun we’ve had when she’s older. It’s also lovely for when connor goes back to work because I send him all the videos of things we’ve done as a family so he can watch them when he’s missing home. 

If anyone knows of any fun places/ideas to do with a toddler please let me know as I’m constantly looking for new things to do with her. 

Thanks for reading x


  1. This place actually looks magical! I wish my little 5 year old self got the chance to visit but I might still go even though I'm in my 20's!! Looks like you had fun! Xx

  2. It is endearing to see how much you love your child! This place really looks like a child's heaven lol

  3. This is such a sweet read! It looks like such a fun resort - is it bad I kind of want to go?! I bet Rosie will love looking at all these snaps in years to come!!

    Lucy |

  4. Aww wow, the photos are amazing! It looks like you had an amazing time. Bless her, she's so adorable! xx

  5. Omg this is SO cute! You're creating fab memories with her! x

  6. Omg this looks so fun! I bet you made some lovely memories here.

  7. This looks amazing for babies and toddlers!
    It sounds like you had an amazing time and it'll be lovely for her to look back on x

  8. Wow I didn't know there was a cbeebies land! It looks so much fun for children!


  9. My best friend is a mama of (nearly!) two, and I know Alex would love this! xx

    Brooke |

  10. This sounds incredible for kids!! I need to take Ru ASAP, that hotel is so cute xx

    Gemma Louise

  11. This is the most adorable blog post, ever! I grew up watching CBeebies so I think I would enjoy it more than a kid would hahaha
    Monica from

  12. This looks so fun! Lily would love this, I think i need to make it a summer goal to take her somewhere like this! x

  13. I had no idea this place even existed, it looks so cool! x

  14. Is it bad that I really want to go??? I'm such a big kid haha! x

    Em //


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