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 Boots.com! 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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57 Comments

  1. November 3, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    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. November 5, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    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. November 6, 2017 / 9:38 am

    What a fun day it looks like it was a lot of fun x We live in Wales and as yet we havent been in London but its on our to visit list i cannot wait 🙂

  4. November 6, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    You all must have had a fun time. Thanks for this post, vitamin D supplementation is really mportant in this period of ‘no sun’ xxx

  5. November 6, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    what an adventure, I really want to take my children to London soon for an adventure like this. We are big fans of Bassett vitamins too x

  6. November 6, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    I really need to start giving my girls vitamins. Looks like you had a fab half term and certainly made the most of the time off

  7. November 7, 2017 / 10:24 am

    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

  8. Margaret Gallagher
    November 7, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    No dull days for you
    Packed full of excitement
    Loads of ideas for our next holidays

  9. November 7, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    Multivitamins are so necessary! Looks like a fab day was had by all! 😀

  10. Jessica Woods
    November 7, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Looks like you had a great time I rely on multivitamins with my kids

  11. fiona waterworth
    November 7, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    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

  12. November 7, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    A fab day out. I can’t wait to take the girls to Shrek Adventures it looks amazing. We are going to get Merlin passes next year and this will be top of the list. I love a trip to London and need to take Holly who hasn’t been yet x

  13. john prendergast
    November 8, 2017 / 2:10 am

    It looks like you had a great day out there

  14. November 8, 2017 / 7:53 am

    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

  15. November 8, 2017 / 8:06 am

    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.

  16. November 8, 2017 / 8:19 am

    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

  17. sarah mcvicar
    November 8, 2017 / 10:08 am

    Looks like a great day out xx

  18. A.E. ADKINS
    November 8, 2017 / 10:33 am

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

  19. Lorna Ledger
    November 8, 2017 / 10:53 am

    Great time had by all! Vitamins and minerals are essential! We love the Sealife Center in London, those Sharks are something else!

  20. November 8, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    You have been busy bees! I’m going to get some of these for Lucas when he turns 3, he won’t take any of the under 3 drops x

  21. November 8, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    Looks like you had such a fun time! I remember loving Bassetts multivitamins when I was younger 🙂

  22. Zena's Suitcase
    November 8, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    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

  23. November 9, 2017 / 6:29 am

    What a great way to spend the break with your little one. I am sure this is such a treasured moments and one for the books.

  24. November 9, 2017 / 10:21 am

    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.

  25. November 9, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    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.

  26. November 9, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    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.

  27. November 9, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    I can see you had a busy half term. That is cool! Love the photos. Need to stock up on some more vitamins.

  28. MANDY DOHERTY
    November 9, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    You had a fantastically busy half term that you all really enjoyed

  29. November 10, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    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!

  30. November 10, 2017 / 10:29 pm

    Looks like you had fun! My eldest went away with my husband over half term, and I stayed home with the youngest, who was sick 🙁

  31. November 10, 2017 / 11:38 pm

    My kids love these and it is great peace of mind as a parent to know their nutrients are already taken care of. It looks like you had great fun in London, we love to stay there as a family too. Mich x

  32. November 11, 2017 / 8:57 am

    You certainly fitted a lot in. Wonderful to see London through fresh eyes too. #CountryKids

  33. November 11, 2017 / 10:20 am

    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.

  34. ashleigh allan
    November 11, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    Sounds like lots of fun!

  35. June Lord
    November 12, 2017 / 3:38 am

    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.

  36. Sarah Austin
    November 12, 2017 / 10:46 am

    Sounds like lots of fun!

  37. November 13, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    It looks like you had a fab time. I really want to do a family trip to London but my OH wants to wait till our youngest is a bit older! x
    #CountryKids

  38. Jo
    November 13, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    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

  39. November 14, 2017 / 11:18 am

    Oh wo sounds like you had an action packed time in London over the half term! Certainly not dull at all.
    Just popping over from #CountryKids

    Laura x

  40. November 14, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    It must be so strange to see Big Ben covered in scaffolding. Looks like you had a fab time in London and I love the sound of Shrek’s Adventure. Sounds like Monkey had a wonderful time 🙂 #countrykids

  41. Tracy Nixon
    November 16, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Looks like you had a great time – lovely photos too!

  42. Megan Adams
    November 16, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    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.

  43. jason wills
    November 16, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    My child liked the dressed up cartoon figures

  44. MANDY DOHERTY
    November 19, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    You had an amazing time, I’d love to take my grandsons would have loved the PJ Masks party

  45. Samantha Mann
    November 20, 2017 / 2:29 pm

    We love shreks adventure! unfortunately my boys don’t like the bassets vitamins though

  46. Clare Hubbard
    November 22, 2017 / 9:54 am

    Love how much you got done in half term, we managed one trip to the cinema, London looks great.

  47. Natasha Gandy
    November 26, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    Looks like you had a fantastic time! London does look great – might need to consider it 🙂 x

  48. Kayleigh Watkins
    November 27, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    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

  49. Hayley Colburn
    November 28, 2017 / 12:44 am

    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

  50. November 29, 2017 / 9:52 am

    What a fun day out you all had, I expect everyone slept well after it

  51. Rich Tyler
    November 29, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    Great family memories 🙂

  52. ellie spider
    November 29, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    looks like a great time was had by all – we have plans to do the Shrek thing in spring

  53. paula cheadle
    November 30, 2017 / 11:00 am

    looks like you all had a great day

  54. sharon stanley
    November 30, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    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 .

  55. Susan B
    December 9, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    Lovely pics and a fun day. We did a similar day out during the summer and were all well and truly ready for bed after dinner..

  56. paula cheadle
    December 10, 2017 / 1:02 am

    I love London too, lots of things to do and see

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