Making the Most of Half Term – #NoDullDay

We have had a very busy half term, which is just the way Monkey likes it. Running from one adventure to another. Which its why it is so important to set him up for the day ahead. Especially this time of year as the days are getting shorter and colder. Not that it stops us. Yet getting time in the sun can be a little bit of a challenge. For this reason the Department of Health experts now recommend that during autumn and winter everyone should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of Vitamin D to protect bone and muscle health.

For that reason I have started to give Monkey new Bassetts Vitamins 3-6 Multivitamins + Vitamin D & Calcium. These chewy little vitamins in a peach and apricot flavour have been a huge hit with Monkey. Theres no argument when it comes to getting him to take them in the mornings, which is refreshing! Once he’s had his vitamins it means we can focus on the days ahead of us. Like our recent Adventure to London.

It started with an early morning train ride into London which meant one thing. Breakfast on the train which in Monkey’s eyes is an adventure in its self. Once we arrived in London it was a quick dash over to a Halloween Party being held by no other than the PJ Masks. This involved a lot of jumping around to music, arts and crafts and general hilarity. Perfect for a super active five year old like Monkey. Once the party was over and wanting to spend some time outside we decided to walk to the hotel we were staying in that evening. It meant fresh air and also theres something nice about seeing the London sights when they are not on your normal daily commute.

Our walk took us through Trafalgar Square and across the Golden Jubilee Bridge. Monkey was most impressed when he saw the London Eye and referred to it as ‘Big Wheel’. We stood for a while pointing out all the sights and watching the boats going up and down the Thames. Reminding him of the time we took a trip on the Thames with Duck Tours. It was such a shame that Big Ben was covered in scaffolding although that became quite a talking point.

He was really interested in everything around him and as he gets older I hope we will be able to do it more often. Once we had checked into our hotel and grabbed a bite to eat we headed back out. Having brought Merlin passes in February last year and wanting to make the most of them while we were in London. I had already pre booked a time slot to visit Shrek Adventures. When Monkey realised where we were going in, he was both very very excited and also a tiny bit nervous.

We weren’t really sure what expect either and unfortunately once inside we weren’t able to take photos. The adventure begins by going on a 4D bus tour to Far Far Away Land, where Donkey lands the bus on top of a witch. From this point you are basically immersed in a series of difference scenes and characters trying escape the witches of Far Far Away. Monkey was enthralled all the way through, even when it went pitch black and couldn’t wait to meet the big man at the end.

After we headed back to the hotel for dinner. It had been a really busy day for both the boys and it wasn’t long before they (and we) were in bed.

Having their own adjoining room really worked for them both and they both slept really well, which also meant we did! Of course we started the day right with Monkey having his vitamins at breakfast time.

Vitamin D and Calcium are important for his development as they each help to support healthy muscle function, healthy teeth and healthy bones. Because he would normally get this from sunlight in the Spring and Summer in the Autumn and Winter months the Department of Health now recommends that everyone should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of Vitamin D. His Bassetts 3-6 Multivitamins +Vitamin D & Calcium help to ensure that Monkey meets this level. Not only that but they are made with natural flavours and colours and don’t include any added sugar. At £5.50 for 30 pastilles it seems a small price to pay.

Well rested and refuelled the next day we visited the London Sea Life Centre. Bassetts Vitamins has helped us to embrace and celebrate our fun moments as a family of four – never a dull moment – #NoDullDays. If you would like to see what we got up to on our little London Adventure including our trip to the Sea Life Centre then I’ve made a short video about it below:

Our friends at Bassetts Vitamins have also created a fab code that you can use to get £2 off one pack of NEW Bassetts 3-6 Yrs Multivitamins Peach & Apricot + Calcium 30s at! All you need to do is sign in as normal, apply the code BASSMVS2 at the checkout and embrace #NoDullDays! You can only use the code once per transaction, and the code can only be redeemed on the first 5,000 valid claims until 23:59 on 12th November. *Subject to Boots T&Cs. 

This is a collaborative post, I was compensated for my time.


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  1. Michael Brogi

    It looks like you had some amazing family time in London over the half term break – those are some absolutely adorable photo’s.

    We also love going to London as a family and no matter how many times we travel down there’s always something new to do.

    My little brother is a massive Sherk fan and I hadn’t heard of Sherk Adventures before, I cant wait to see his face when I tell him we are going there during our Christmas visit!

  2. five little doves

    Oh it looks like you had so much fun together!! We love London, although haven’t taken all four children just yet, but there is so much we want to do down there. Desperate to go to the Shrek Adventure tour, the kids would love it! Fab photos as always!

  3. Becky, Cuddle Fairy

    What a fabulous adventure! Far Far Away tour sounds amazing, and meeting Shrek in person is so cool. I love visiting the London Eye and Big Ben, there’s a great energy in that part of London. The vitamins look great too, and great peace of mind that the kiddies are getting what they need. x

  4. fiona waterworth

    Looks like you nailed it, I hate all the holidays as its trying to find different things to do, especially if it rains for most of the week, trying to keep 3 children of different ages amused sometimes defeats me

  5. Emma

    Wow! Nothing dull about this day at all. It looks like he had such an amazing day. The PJ Masks party looks like it was lots of fun too. The photo of him and Shrek is adorable too x

  6. Emma

    Oh my goodness, what a fun day! I don’t really take the boys to London and I don’t know why because we have visited other European cities. It looks like you had the most amazing time.

  7. Vicky

    The photos are great and looks like you had a lovely time. I think my other half is waiting excitedly for our kids to be grown up enough so he, I mean they, can enjoy things like Shrek together hahaha

  8. A.E. ADKINS

    Looks as though you all had a fabulous time, Shrek Adventures looks really appealing, what do recommend is the ideal age group please?

  9. Zena's Suitcase

    I think vitamins are a really helpful way of making sure active kids get all the nutrients they need. Looks like your half term was really busy

  10. Cath - BattleMum

    Vitamins are so important during the UK autumn and winter. I used to give my son vitaminduring C and D during this time of year but he gets all his vitamin D from the sun here in Portugal as do we. It’s one thing I’ve very thankful for.

  11. Nicole - Miss Sparkle

    I really enjoyed your video, what a great trip you had! And yes to Vitamins, especially in the cold winter months it’s so important to get all nutrients to stay healthy.

  12. Nicole - Miss Sparkle

    I really enjoyed your video, what a great trip you had! And yes to Vitamins, especially in the cold winter months it’s so important to get all nutrients to stay healthy.

  13. Heidi Brown

    I have started to give my little boy some vitamins for the winter months and actually have started giving him so live bacteria (good gut bacteria). I am intrigued to see how this pans out. All for vitamins and I do love the Bassetts ones!

  14. Coombe Mill

    What a fab mini-break for you all as a family, I bet it was lovely to get into the city as a family and explore. Monkey looks so impressed by all the sights around him as he’s exploring London, I’m sure it won’t be long until you all go on Big Ben. I bet you can’t wait until they’re both a little bigger for more adventures in London as a family.

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

  15. June Lord

    I didn’t know there was a PJ Masks party in London, my twins would have been so jealous. Looks like you had an amazing time in London.

  16. Jo

    My partner and I went to London years ago but we haven’t been with the kids. I think they’re still too young, we found London to be chaotic and too fast paced – not what we’re used to! Looks like you all had a fab time though

  17. Megan Adams

    Looks like a fun filled day! My little ones love the Bassetts Multi Vitamins too. No argueing… Well actually, they fight over who is going to have the first one.

  18. Kayleigh Watkins

    Definitely no dull days it sounds like you had a great time in London, my daughter would have loved the pj masks party, she’s 5 and absolutely loves them, she would have loved the far far away too, she thinks shrek is hilarious, she has the dvds, she also has the shrek the musical dvd xxx

  19. Hayley Colburn

    My kids love these ones too, and actually remind me that they need to take them which is especially great because it reminds me to take my medicines too, I’m terrible with things like that

  20. sharon stanley

    My fiance has just been diagnosed with a vit D deficiency. We didn’t know how much it could affect a person but he’s been really ill. The importance of the vital vitamin especially in the UK is something were taking seriously from now on especially with our three daughters. I will have to try these as I know they wouldn’t take anything that they didn’t like the taste of. Thank you .

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