Ginger Mum’s picks for an awesome August

Ginger Mum column: Summer is heeeeere!!! One of the biggest plate spinners of the summer holidays is for parents who work from home.

Maintaining working full time whilst entertaining the kids day in, day out is a mammoth task and one which many of us struggle to juggle.

Thank goodness for affordable clubs which are not just glorified childcare but stimulating, fun environments for our little ones.

MK Dons is one such jewel, where the kids can kick a ball to their heart’s content and make new friends along the way.

For more details of timings and prices, check out


Milton Keynes is a bubbling hive of creativity and if you run your own business, it’s my guess a bit of support and a sounding board wouldn’t go amiss!

Check out Southwood Social Hub – a welcoming collection of enterprising self-employed women who are rocking it in their field from every walk of life and have each other’s backs.

From established companies to start-ups, there’s a place for everyone. If you need to find your tribe, accidental entrepreneur Hayley Southwood hosts at


Now, if I had to choose just one day out this summer for the younger children, it would be Frosts Garden Centre’s new Wild West children’s experience for this summer.

With dedicated kids entertainment and a plethora of activities to delight the darlings, it certainly gives great value for money.

Make a day of it and book one of their scrumptious afternoon teas if you really fancy spoiling yourself and the kids!


I’ve been doing a few summer updates around the house this month and one of the quickest and easiest ways of transforming a room when you are short of time is one of the fabulous wall stickers from Nutmeg.

Local girl Adele has a booming business supplying ‘ideas that stick’ and bespoke items across the world, and has the creativity to conjure up the décor of your dreams.

Her website is a treasure trove of inspiration!


So, enjoy the Summer guys and I will see you next month when it’s time to start thinking about our winter woollies!

Don’t forget to get in touch with me on social media!

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This column was first published in the August issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine, which you can read below.

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