Beechdean Scooby-Doo Ice creams

We started our list of 42 Summer Holiday Activities with the new Beechdean Scooby-Doo Ice Creams, and a preview of the new Live Scooby-Doo show at Butlins, Bognor. Butlins was the perfect choice of venue to celebrate the launch of the three new Scooby-Doo ice creams with Chocolate, Honeycomb and White Chocolate and Strawberry flavours.

the new scooby doo icecreams

We started our trip to Butlins, meeting up with Mary and Monkey from Over 40 and a Mum to One, and a quick visit to the fairground. Butlins has a great little fun fair on site, and we couldn’t resist a go on the Dodgems before heading off for lunch.

Beechdean had put on a fab spread of nibbles, before the kids tucked into the new ice creams. On such a hot day ice cream was going to be the perfect treat. The boy has to be in the mood for ice cream and today was going to be one of his off days! so I was forced to sample the new flavours on his behalf. I was very impressed with the Honeycomb flavour, with plenty of crunchy chocolate coating and a great flavour ice cream. Finding out that the Scooby-Doo Ice Creams have a RRP of 90p was even better, and these will be available in ToysRus stores and independent shops in the UK.beechdean scooby-doo ice creams

Beechdean, had chosen to hold their event at Butlins so that we could be the first to see the exciting new Butlins live Scooby-Doo show, and this was a great end to our afternoon. The boy loved the live show, and the story was what you would expect from Scooby-Doo, with music, slapstick comedy, monsters, and dancing. The boys were soon shouting and joining in. The show is lively, great fun, and the characters were very funny, and the boy said he enjoyed it, even if the centre stage was a little warm!

beechdean selfie competition

Not everyone will be lucky enough to catch the New Live Scooby-Doo show at Butlins, but perhaps you will be lucky enough to catch the Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine Ice Cream Van, and enter your #Scooby-DooSelfie for your chance to win a holiday. For more information on how you can enter, pop over to the Beechdean website. You will also find details on how your entry will entitle you to a £20 Butlins online discount code.

Treating yourself to ice cream, is something we like to do, whether it is at home, or on a day out it somehow has the taste of summer whichever flavour you choose!

Disclaimer we were invited to the event to sample the new ice creams, the opinions remain our own and have not been altered.

Summer Holiday Activities

I cant believe that the summer holidays are here and we are already a week in. I decided a while ago that I would attempt to put together Summer Holiday Activities to help make the time fly by. This will be the first summer since the boy started school where I haven’t had to play the childcare juggling game, it has therefore taken planning of a different kind.

Each year I have made a simple wall calendar that the boy can customise, with details of which childcare provider he was visiting, a mix of grandparents, paid clubs, and parent holidays. This year I have made a planner and added days out. Having one special day out a week means he can see where things fit in. The fridge is the ideal place, and post-it notes can be added for extra activities.

I have been looking for inspiration from from other bloggers, like this summer holiday boredom board from The Life of Spicers. I have searched websites as well as social media for ideas of fun things to do together as a family. I also hunted out some fun kids competitions and this year there are some great ones, look on Super Lucky for a list of current kids competitions, and tips on how to maximise your entries.

So here is my list of Summer Holiday Activities.

Treats: Treats don’t have to be expensive, sometimes a walk to the park, playground, or beach and an ice cream are a great way to get out of the house over the summer and have an inexpensive treat on the way!

scooby-doo selfie with beechdean and butlins

Family Days out: Days out can be expensive, so I plan one or two over the holiday, and this year we went to Arundel Castle to see the Jousting, this was a great way to spend the day, and something new that we had never done before. Look for vouchers in newspapers, and your local Tourist information, sometimes you can get some great discounts.

a day at arundel castle

Going out on two wheels: We love to get out on our bikes, but the next best way to get out is on a scooter, and this is the boys new favourite mode of transport. The Zycho stunt scooter from Zinc, you can see our review here.

stunt scooter


Playing board/card games: sometimes it nice, especially if its wet outside to get out some of your favourite board games. One of our favourites for this year has been Dobble Kids as its easy to play and great on days out.

dobble kids header

Sandcastles: if like us you are lucky enough to live near the coast then why not pop to the beach and build some sandcastles. This year we took part in a sandcastle competition, and it was great fun.

sandcastles on the beach header