Ginger Mum column: October thrills and sweet eats

Local lifestyle blogger Ginger Mum suggests ways to keep the kids busy this Halloween and has some exciting news about an adults-only event prosecco lovers will not want to miss!

Being a sunshine kind of girl, I don’t relish the cold season we have rushed headlong into but autumn is marginally more bearable with the stunning hues of our leafy streets and the impending spooky season of Halloween.

Love it or hate it, it gets bigger and more ostentatious every year and my kids absolutely love it.

I will be taking them to Frosts Garden Centre’s Spooky Circus and Mead Open Farm’s ‘Fun By Day’ (if you are brave and have older kids, their ‘Frights By Night’ is full-on!) to get their thrills and pumpkin carving without the mess at home.


October hosts World Porridge Day too, which is a fantastic time to take a moment to appreciate just how utterly fortunate we are and do something for those who are most certainly not.

Check out our family’s favourite charity at for all the details.

Now, hands up if you can’t bear soft play? I hear ya! My hands are high in the air here – BUT – what if it was an adults only mahoosive ball pool and there was prosecco on tap?

Hell yeah, I’d give that a go! So, one Facebook page you have to follow is Prosecco & Balls which is on its UK Tour and lands in MK in February for one night only.

Tickets go on sale soon so do not miss this one! With a quarter of a million balls, thousands of inflatables, prosecco ice lollies and cocktails galore, this is the page you need…

New eats around here this month come in the shape of Debenhams’ new launch – Loaf & Bloom – and this long overdue pitstop will be serving up healthy, tasty lunches for shoppers on the go.


I love Debenhams for my Mac fix, clothes for the kids and for fabulous interiors but when a girl is all shopped out, this new restaurant will be ideal.

Check it out, let me know what you think!

I can’t wait to share my festive outfits with you next month as Christmas Party season is right around the corner but until then, don’t think twice about getting in touch if you need a style make over or have something you’d like me to share!

Follow Ginger Mum’s blog at or on social media at @gingermumblog

This column was first published in the October issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine below…

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