Disney World Epcot

The Epcot ball in the background with topiary Mickey and flowers in a pot in the foreground.

As I write this, J and I have just returned from an amazing family holiday to Florida. We spent most of our time exploring the wonders of Disney World including Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Blizzard Beach and Disney Springs which has given us incredible memories to treasure forever.

 

We were lucky enough to visit Epcot during the Flower and Garden Festival. This meant that there were extra parks, displays and attractions which we really enjoyed. Epcot is the park that felt the most spacious and is definitely the most beautiful with floral displays everywhere and a large lake in the middle. J loved having the extra space to run around and stretch his legs. I definitely think that the Flower and Garden Festival enhanced a visit to Epcot.

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Summer Bucket List for Preschoolers

A blue child's bucket with yellow spade inside it on a wet sandy beach

Now that we are in June, I decided to make a list of all the fun things I would like to do with J this year and so I have created a summer bucket list. A couple of the activities we did last year and they were such a hit that they had to make it onto this year’s list. However, most of these activities are new and I can’t wait to get out and about with J having fun in the sun. I have purposely chosen activities which are mostly available locally to me but you could easily adapt them to your area too. I have also ensured that most of my summer bucket list ideas are not too expensive to make this more achievable.

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World Oceans Day Activities for Preschoolers

World Oceans Day activities for preschoolers. Turtle swimming under water near the surface with coral and rocks beneath it.

June 8th is World Oceans Day so I have a range of World Oceans Day activities for J to do this week. The World Ocean Day website has some great resources you could use with children too.

Small World

I have created an ocean themed small world for J to play with to introduce our World Oceans Day activities. We have some Peterkin soft sea animals, including a dolphin, whale, shark, turtle, walrus and seal and some animal bath toys too including ducks, an octopus and a seahorse. These will be available for J to play with in the ocean themed small world. J has an underwater base which has a shark cage and two divers, so I have put that inside the small world too so that we can discuss the interaction between marine life and humans under the water as we play. I will talk about marine scientists researching marine life and ocean conditions to help protect the animals.

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Disney World Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom male lion sitting proudly admiring his territory
As I write this, J and I have just returned from an amazing family holiday to Florida. We spent most of our time exploring the wonders of Disney World including Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Blizzard Beach and Disney Springs which has given us incredible memories to treasure forever.

 

Animal Kingdom was the Disney park I was most excited about visiting before we left home. Partly because it is the only one I haven’t been to before and I was looking forward to seeing how Disney does zoos, but mostly because J absolutely loves animals. He has always been a wildlife lover and I couldn’t wait to take him on the Animal Kingdom safari as I knew he would be over the moon to see all the African animals, especially his favourites – rhinos and crocodiles.
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AWJ in May: Florida, Sunshine and Bank Holiday Weekend

J playing on the beach in his swimwear with the sea in the background

This month is going to be hard to beat this year as it has been absolutely fabulous! We came out of a very long wet and cold winter to start May on a major high with a trip to Florida. We spent the majority of our holiday at the Disney Parks, but we did venture out to see some alligators in the wild, to visit the white sands of Siesta Key and to Cocoa Beach on the Atlantic Coast to try to see a space launch.

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