The New Thomas Land Expansion Is Now Open!

We had been looking forward to this since we received our invitation.  The opening of the new Thomas Land Expansion had finally arrived and...

#CBEEBIESLIVE: MR TUMBLE’S CIRCUS IS A LARGER THAN LIFE!

If you know anything about me and my family it is that we love Justin Fletcher, Mr Tumble and the CBeebies Live Shows.  We...

Sea Stars At Birmingham Sea Life Centre This Easter

We were lucky enough to be invited to the launch of the new Sea Stars exhibit at Birmingham Sea Life centre this weekend.  Princess...

Steam Engines, Railways And Toddler Tantrums

With Mother's Day and Princess's birthday being so close together I was keen for us to have a day out the whole family would...

Fleur Darkin’s Innocence By The Scottish Dance Theatre At Lakeside Arts

We have been buying tickets to go to the Children's and Families events at the Djanogly Theatre since September last year, and everytime we go...

Things To Do At Lakeside Arts & Highfields Park Nottingham 

Spring is finally here.  The sun is shining and the days are slowly getting warmer and longer.  We can all finally start to emerge...

Theatre For Kids: Whatever The Weather

We really love taking the girls to the theatre, it is definitely one of our favourite places to go.  Princess really enjoys it now,...

Visit To Wollaton Park Nottingham

Wollaton Deer and Country Park had a new children's play area installed last the summer and I've been wanting to take Princess ever since.  It...

Winter Fun At Stonebridge City Farm

We visit Stonebridge City Farm regularly in the summer but are a little guilty of neglecting it in the winter, when it needs the support...

Q & A With Justin Fletcher From CBeebies

Q & A with Justin Fletcher on CBEEBIES LIVE: Justin & Friends Mr Tumble's Circus

Emily Brown and the Thing at Lakeside Arts Theatre

This weekend we took a couple of trips to the theatre (because Mummy isn't ever so good at checking her diary to see what's...

Our Octonauts Mission at Birmingham National Sea Life Centre

As Autumn finally took it's hold the clan at Zena's Suitcase headed of to Birmingham to meet up with Peso and Kwazii and find...

Things To Do In Dumfries And Galloway: Cream ‘o Galloway

For the last Bank Holiday myself, Teen, Indie and Brook made the 250 mile journey from Nottingham to South West Scotland, nothing like an...

Thomas Land and Tale of the Brave Première

The clan here at Zena's Suitcase were lucky enough to be invited to the première of the latest Thomas & Friends movie, Tale of...

Review: A Wilko Picnic

If you've passed by my blog before, you'll already know there is a big age gap between Teen and the girls, 14  AND 16 years...

Review: Drayton Manor Adventure Park & Thomas Land

After feeling like things were going a little awry with the teenager and the husband last week I decided a family day out was called...

My First Ever Blogging Event! #MagicMoments

At very much lastminute.com I decided to try and tag along with the #GUMISensoryGardenFun event that was being held at Dobbies Garden World of...

Adventures in a Sensory Garden: Rushcliffe Country Park Review

We took another trip to our favourite park this weekend with the Grandparents for Princess to enjoy yet more rides on the miniature railway....

Rushcliffe Country Park and Nottingham Heritage Centre Review

Now, it wasn't that long ago I wrote about Rushcliffe Country  Park, but it definitely needs another mention.  We visited at the weekend to find...

Review: A Visit To Colwick Park, Nottingham

  This weekend, we finally made it out for some proper fresh air.  OK, it took us until 3pm to leave the house but we...

Review: Floralands Farm Park

   Isn't spring a lovely time of year?  Everything starts to come back to life as the winter hibernation draws to an end.  Despite some...

Review: Stonebridge City Farm

  I've been to Stonebridge City Farm today!  I love going to see all the animals there.  It's really near our house, so I'm not...

A Bit of Fresh Air

We ended up at the Doctors on Friday.  Princess was definitely a little under the weather.  A bit of a temperature, lethargic without the...

Review: Sundown Adventure Land

It was such a lovely day that Mummy decided that we were all going on an adventure.  It was somewhere called Sundown Adventure Land....