According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), up to 70 million people in the United States suffer from a sleep disorder. Insufficient sleep can lead to a number of serious health problems. Here is a rundown on the most common sleep disorders.

Insomnia

This is the most common of all sleep disorders. If you wake up every morning feeling tired and unrefreshed and you find yourself falling asleep during the day, you may be suffering from insomnia. It can happen to anyone, at any age and at any time in their life. Symptoms include:

* Problems falling asleep at night.

* Frequent waking throughout the night.

* Difficulty falling back asleep.

* Sudden or early waking.

* Feeling fatigued when you wake.

Sleep Apnea

Apnea is a common sleep disorder which causes your breathing to stop temporarily while you are sleeping because of a blockage in the upper airways. Depending on the severity of your apnea, it may cause you to wake up several times during each hour of the night. Even though you suffer from apnea, you may be unaware of these frequent awakenings, in spite of feeling exhausted throughout the day. Symptoms include:

* Loud snoring.

* Choking or gasping during sleep.

* Feeling exhausted in the morning.

* Awaking with chest pains, nasal congestion, dry mouth and throat, or shortness of breath.

Restless legs syndrome (RLS)

This sleep disorder causes an uncontrollable urge to suddenly move your legs. It usually happens when you are lying in bed and is accompanied by a tingling or aching sensation. Symptoms include:

* Uncomfortable leg sensations.

* Sudden, strong urge to move the legs.

* Sensations mostly occur at night while lying down.

* Discomfort usually improves after stretching or massaging legs.

* Frequent cramping or jerking of the legs during the night.

Why You Need a Good Mattress

What you’re sleeping on makes a big difference to the quality of sleep you get, but you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on a memory foam mattress to enjoy good sleep hygiene. Today’s innerspring mattresses are not the same as the ones of the past. Gone are the lumps and bumps

that used to cause waking in the nights and morning sore spots. Unlike a solid foam mattress, an innerspring mattress has a layer of different sized coiled springs encased in foam. You can find out more at http://www.bestbedsboutique.com/best-innerspring-mattress-today/.

What Are the Benefits of an Innerspring Mattress?

You may be surprised to know they are numerous and include:

Wide choice: Because innerspring mattresses have been around for so long, and they were once the most popular choice of mattress, there is a wide variety available. Each has a different feel and support level.

Cost effective: Innerspring mattresses offer a wide budget range, so you are sure to find one that will suit your needs and your pocket. Prices will range from $200 – $2000. With that in mind, you should be wary of the cheaper mattresses because they are often made with lower-quality materials and thin-gauge coils that will leave you with a sagging mattress before too long. Higher-quality mattresses, on the other hand, are made with high-density coils and will last for years.

Good bounce: While you shouldn’t use your new bed for trampolining, innerspring mattresses are renowned for their incredible bounce.

Great temperature: Sleeping hot is a big cause of insomnia and solid foam mattresses are not as quick or efficient at cooling as innerspring mattresses are.

Reduced off-gassing: Because they are made with less foam than latex foam or memory foam mattresses, innerspring mattresses generally have very little odor.

Types of Coils and Springs

Here’s a rundown on what to look for in an innerspring mattress:

Bonnell coils: These are the oldest type of coils in action and are often found in less expensive mattresses.

Pocketed coils: Each row of coils are individually wrapped in fabric pockets, this creates a firmer mattress.

Offset coils: These coils are D-shaped rather than having a rounded top, giving them a better hanging action.

Continuous coils: The coils in this type of mattress are created with a singular piece of wire that turns into itself. This type of coil is usually found in less expensive mattresses. According to a 2011 poll, the National Sleep Foundation found that 92 percent of Americans agree that a comfortable mattress is important, so ditch your sagging mattress and buy yourself a new one that will provide you with years of comfort.

Isabelle Burton works for a furniture store and is very knowledgeable in her work. She’s happy to go the extra mile when helping people choose a bed or a sofa and is now sharing that knowledge online.

*This is a guest post.

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I find it so hard to believe it’s the last day of April today and tomorrow will be May. The fifth month of 2017 already {almost} and trying to get my head around what being in May actually means, is insane.

May means, ‘next’ month my kids will finish yet another year of school. May brings birthdays and anniversaries of loss. May brings the hope of summer holidays & daydreams of strawberry daiquiris in the sunshine. If we get any! But, May isn’t until tomorrow so let me tell you about how April was for us.

Aside from the usual hustle and bustle of school days and homework {as well as sibling rivalries} we had a really lovely month. It kicked off with a day cruise with Stenaline where 4 out of my 5 children joined us. I loved getting the chance to take our April Me & Mine photo as we docked in Scotland. This also keeps me in check for taking our photo in a different place each month.

The kids Easter half term was also lots of fun. We ventured to all kinds of fun places for swimming, we ate out far too much. We tried to fly a kite on the beach {we sucked at it!} went on some rollercoasters and loads more. You can check out our Egg-cellent Easter adventures post to see the photos {if you fancy it}.

Mama is loving…
Prison Break!

Poached eggs
Looking through photos from our Easter adventures
The Samsung Galaxy S7 I was reviewing for Three. 

Daddy is loving…
Anime {this will never change}

Prepping for a new D&D campaign
Playing Minecraft with his littlest lady. 

Ellie is loving…
Drawing
Listening to Nightcore
Playing Escapists on Steam
Going to Mauds ice-cream parlour with her friends.

Jacob is loving…
Overwatch. He’s obsessed
Football on Wednesdays
Youtube

Annabelle is loving…
Being hide & seek by torchlight
Playing Minecraft
Cuddling up with her big Brother
Sliding down the stairs on her bum.

Me & Mine in April 2017

 

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That’s it, folks. The Easter break is over. Done. Finished.

It has been such a fabulous fortnight with the kids because we have been all over the place. It’s a good job I saved up too because the amount I spent would make you weep. I think for future school holidays I’ll do more research on free days out to do with the kids as well. But, in hindsight, we had a pretty epic Easter.

We had days out, chill days to recover from the days out because Mummy here doesn’t do things by halves! I’m a lot like my late Mother that way because we are both {were, in her case} ‘Go big or go home’ kind of gals!

We visited the W5 centre in the Odyssey Pavilion, Belfast….twice. Once for the Easter event, they had on. Were we coloured in our own EggHead Aliens to race against each other {in wheeled UFO’s} in a Space race. It was a lot of fun actually. The ‘Climb it’ is also a big hit with the kids at W5. Not so much for my 11yr old because she’s too big for it, but the little ones love it and have absolutely no fear when venturing to the top.We visited Lisburn for a LEGO workshop with Bricks4Kidz which was in amongst the Easter event based in the Market Square. Along with a small petting zoo, fun LEGO characters to pose with and a few other things. We also enjoyed a swim in the Laganside Leisureplex were my youngest daughter has gained so much water confidence that I was more nervous than she was. She is now a pro at doing the lazy river ‘hands-free’. However, when I say hands-free my hands weren’t two inches from her waist. More for my peace of mind than for hers!
We made our first ever Easter tree. I’m also not ashamed to admit that ours is still up because I think it is far too pretty to take down just yet. We played hide and seek in the dark at home. By torchlight. This wasn’t creepy at all! But the kids found it to be heaps of fun so that’s now become a regular game to play when it’s dark. Wonderful.

We visited multiple petting zoos at both Victoria Square and The MAC in Belfast; held countless fluffy yellow chicks, snakes {not quite so fluffy} and did an insane amount of Easter egg hunts too.


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MAC Belfast petting zooLastly, we visited Portrush where the kids conquered their fears {me too! – The turtle splash is quite scary!!} and we ate out so much over the last two weeks that I need to put myself through a serious detox regime!Before the Easter break, I set myself a few ‘house goals’ to do. Sadly, I got a little adventurous because out of the four repaint jobs {kitchen, hallway and both bathrooms} that I wanted to get done, I only managed one. I cannot believe our kitchen took me an entire week to do. I thought I could get it done in two/three days tops! How naive was I! I guess the other three jobs I can now get done when the kids are at school. I’ll be sharing a post soon after the final few touches have gone in.So, that was our Easter. It was full-on, insanely busy and lots of fun! Now, let the Summer holidays come in thick and fast please and we want to do all of that again and more!

How was your Easter? 

D xx

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In March 2017 Nintendo released a new game. One where everyone was welcome & able to set aside their quarrels to gather together for the love of sports. With a little friendly competition thrown in their for good measure.

Mario Sports Superstars is a fun-filled game with a hint of familiarity to it. It has a host of games within the game and the sports on offer are Baseball, Golf, Tennis, Soccer/Football & Horse racing. 

Mario Sports SuperstarsAny of the sports can be played in a ranked championship tournament or a single friendly event and completing each one unlocks more courses and stadiums to try out depending on the completed event.

There are many familiar faces in this game, with 16 characters to play and a further two to unlock. Each character has their strengths and their weaknesses to bring to each event. For example, Waluigi is a master at offence in soccer but isn’t so good at golf.

Mario Sports SuperstarsMultiplayer is naturally, for any game, a good thing. Mario Sports Superstars is available to be played local & online and with up to six players supported {depending on the sport you choose to play! Soccer is four players, whereas Baseball only allows two, etc}. To play local, each player will have to have their own Nintendo 3DS and copy of the Mario Sports Superstars game in order to play together. Unlike Mario Party Star Rush for the 3DS where if only one person owned a copy of the game, other Nintendo 3DS owners {upto four players} could still play locally together with the help of the Download Play Function.

If you happen to be a Nintendo amiibo fan and have any of the Mario Sports series cards then you will be able to unlock that characters star version. It gives the character a little upgrade from the standard version and like other abilities, these upgrades are also tied to what sport indicated on the card. The star boost upgrades just aren’t available with these cards because you can also unlock each characters star status by grinding tournaments through each sport.

Mario Sports SuperstarsOverall, we enjoyed the game. With only one Nintendo 3DS at home, we couldn’t give the multiplayer option a try. It has lots of variety in terms of characters to and sports to play. We like that each character has different abilities to bring to a certain sport. Making us think what character would be best in whatever tournament or event we are playing. The kids did keep mentioning that it reminded them of Mario and Sonic Olympic games {which they enjoying playing on the Nintendo Wii U}.

Without a doubt though, this is a multiplayer game. Playing each sporting event by yourself doesn’t have that same competitive fun to it that you would get when playing with others. Whether that be people you know or strangers around the world.

A fun & familiar feeling game with some different but fun sporting events to compete in. We give it a solid 6/10. RRP £34.99. 

Disclosure: I am a Nintendo Family Blogger and I was sent this game for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. 

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How am I writing about my Siblings in April already? April has been an insanely busy month, thus far, for us with day trips and the Easter school holidays. I mean, don’t get me wrong, all of it has been amazing but it’s exhausting at the same time too.

April kicked off with a Kids Superhero Day cruise with Stenaline. For us, this was a pretty awesome way to kick start a whole new month. We had such a great day and it tired the kids out too which was a bonus for us Parents. It’s always a win to the grown-ups when we’ve partied the kids to sleepy land. 

Are anyone else’s children going through a mega-fueled growth spurt? It must be something to do with Spring or whatever because my girls are growing like weeds. Actual speed-growing weeds! They just seem to be all leg at the moment too and keeping them clothed is becoming a challenge. I took my eldest out for clothes not even a month ago and she has grown out of those clothes already. In a month! Waaah!

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Ellie loves … drawing, she is forever doodling little comic books and writing screenplays for her and her cousin to perform. She is also enjoying her music, learning how to play the guitar and playing a little Overwatch when she has the time. Her Year 8 ‘end of year’ exams are coming up in around 6 weeks, so she is feeling a bit anxious about those. 

Jacob loves … football! Nothing has or every will change about that. His little weekly football club has been off for the Easter break so he’s been feeling a little lost. He is loving the lighter evenings, so he can stay outside and play with his friends more. He’s still frustratingly fussy with his food but he won’t starve!

Annabelle loves … everything and anything! She has been especially enjoying colouring in lately and her fine development skills are really improving. Just watching her try really hard to stay in the lines is adorable. I picked up some timers for her a few weeks ago and they have really helped to lengthen her attention span in preparation for Primary school in September.

D xx

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Over the Easter break, Activision very kindly sent us the new Skylanders Imaginators Easter edition Sensei to test out. My kids love Skylanders and I think Skylanders Imaginators has been their favourite expansion to date. This lot of Easter edition Sensei characters were only released on 10th March 2017 and Activision kindly gave me an extra bundle to offer to you guys, but more on that a little later.

Skylanders Imaginators Easter Edition


The Skylanders Imaginator Sensei’s that we received were:

Pain-Yatta is a giant pinata carrying a huge lollipop. He is so cute and one of my favourite characters to play. Pain-yatta is one of the Skylanders Universe villains and when growing up his best friend is the legendary Unocorn {A unicorn with a churro-horn}. He is such a fun Skylander character to play; Lollypop smashes and candy breathe followed up with a range of other sweet-related attacks. Pain-yatta’s element is magic and his battle class is smasher.
Hard-Boiled Flare Wolf is an Easter edition Sensei. We love the pastel looks of this Easter edition Sensei’s and it really makes them stand out from the original appearance of these characters. My eldest girl is Dragon-crazy and really loves the Dragon detailing on the Flare wolf’s flare gun. This Sensei has the element of fire and his battle class is Bazooker.
Egg Bomber Air Strike is another Easter edition Sensei, and he has the same pastel look as the Hard-Boiled Flare wolf. We love the brightly coloured rare Zephyr falcon on his shoulder and it’s cool that Skylanders from all over Skylands would come to be taught from Sensei Air Strike. His element is Air and his battle class is Brawler.
Grave Clobber is another Skylanders villain and he is a living stone Mummy who was once a Great Pharoah. His seven jealous Brothers turned on him and buried him in an underwater tomb while he was sleeping. He is a pretty intimidating Skylander with large fists for super strong punches and causing shockwaves through the ground. His element is Water & his battle class is Brawler.

These new Skylanders Imaginators Sensei are available to buy from all good toy/gaming stores {Toys’R’Us, Smyths Superstores etc} and they can also be found on Amazon. These characters are suitable for the following: PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 & {for Imaginators only} Nintendo Wii U console.

I mentioned above that Activision kindly gave me a bundle to giveaway to one of my followers. Enter via the widget below and the best of luck. 

Skylanders Imaginators Easter Edition Characters Giveaway

T&C’s: This bundle was provided by Activision, and contains four Skylanders Imaginators Sensei characters. It will be posted out by myself to one winner chosen at random once the giveaway has ended. The giveaway will end on May 9th, 2017 and if the chosen winner does not come forward within 14days another winner will be chosen at random. 

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I am a Mother to five children. Five. You can only imagine the laundry load. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I saw the bottom of our washing basket, or if I ever have! Then, when I became a ‘Football’ Mum, well, I needed some serious cleaning ammo to tackle those grass stains and stinky socks. However, as well as having the football crazy son, we had a toddler. A deadly combination. 

Everybody knows toddlers are renownedly known for their destructive and impressively messy accomplishments. For some of those days, I didn’t know whether to cry due to the extra mess that had my name on it or to award her for her achievements. I mean, the speed they destroy and make a mess in is impressive, right? Most of my days consisted of removing grass stains from my son’s favourites football shorts and spaghetti bolognese from our walls.

The toddler and my football-crazed son weren’t the only messy folk in the house, oh no. Because my Husband and my two teenage sons were and still remain to be contenders for the award of messiest monkey in our family home. It doesn’t surprise me though because due to an article online that stated 45% of parents think that their teenagers are the messiest in the house. Whereas, research conducted by the global laundry brand ACE Clean revealed the results that 30% of you claim that your husbands are the messiest.

In our house? My Teenagers & husband are neck & neck in the messy awards. And yes, even though we have a four-year-old at home too and yes they can be messy, the ACE uncovered that only 12% considered our littlest toddlers to be the masters of the mess.

The results of this survey were surprising but I love that ACE can see the crazy side of parenting. When my youngest was a baby and a young tot, I had milestones cards. These were the obligatory “I’ve cut my first tooth” or “I sat up for the first time” milestone cards. However, ACE Clean have developed some honest and funny baby & toddler milestone cards that I reckon you guys will love and they are ones I certainly wish I had when my littlest lady was still little.

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Does your child love to wear their dinner, or some days refuse to eat anything except snacks? 

Is messy play taken too literally in your house, and has your toddler discovered splashing around in muddy puddles yet? 

When was the last time you had to scoop poo out of the bath or scrub away baby sick out of your clothes? 

Did your baby refuse to sleep through the night {again} or break the record for their longest tantrum today? 

Has your child ignored all attempts at potty training and spent the day pretending to be a dinosaur instead?

ACE Clean have the full set of milestone cards available for you to download free here and you can share your photos of using them on social media with the hashtag #ACEParent.

*This is a collaborative post.

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Ever since my Mum brought home our first VHS player with Beauty & the Beast {our first ever Disney movie on tape} I have been in love. Disney is something that really captures us, young or old, it has that something that we all love to include in our lives….a little touch of magic.

Ocean Florida recently hosted a competition and they’re super excited to share their results of the Ultimate Disney survey. An amazing 15,000 Disney lovers entered with a chance to win an amazing once-in-a-lifetime magical trip to Walt Disney World, Florida.

The results are in and they reveal the nation’s Disney favourites; from Princes to Princesses, the songs they can’t help but sing along too {we all know a few of those, right?} and the characters they would love to meet.

Ocean Florida created an infographic highlight the results of their survey;

Looking at the results, I reckon the public have spoken. Also, being from Northern Ireland I have to admit, Pascal is our favourite sidekick too! He’s so cute, funny and a great little character.

For me, the songs that have stayed with us are without-a-doubt “Let it Go” from Frozen and “Beauty & the Beast” from {you guessed it} Beauty & the Beast. I mean, the world is in love with that ballroom scene and song.

As for our favourite character of all time? Gosh, that’s a tough question, isn’t it? Although if you asked my children I’m sure their answers would be a mixture of Buzz Lightyear, Olaf, Rapunzel and Ariel. Which, I have to admit, Ariel would be my favourite too!

At the end of the day, Disney has given us an amazing collection of main characters, sidekicks, villains and sing-along songs that have embedded into our hearts.

Who’s your favourite Disney character of all time? 

*This is a sponsored post

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With research showing a steady rise throughout the years in the number of people opting for online shopping as opposed to going to an actual store, online purchases are an extremely common part of life for millions. From groceries to clothes to furniture, the array of products we can buy online is virtually endless.

But when it comes to something like a mattress, many are still sceptical about ordering online. After all, having a bad mattress can have seriously detrimental effects not only on your sleep but your health too, so it’s crucially important you make a good choice. But how can you choose the right mattress for you if you’re not even able to see it in person before buying? A very valid question, but not one that should stop you purchasing a mattress online as it can have many surprising benefits you may not be aware of.

So, if you’re looking for a new mattress but are afraid of clicking that ‘order’ button, here are some pointers of how online mattress shopping can be surprisingly beneficial.

Online reviews

Perhaps one of the most surprising benefits of online mattress shopping, online reviews provide a huge array of valuable information you wouldn’t otherwise get.

When shopping for an extravagant purchase like a mattress in a store, it’s likely the only person you’ll get insight from is a salesperson. Whilst they likely do have your best interests at heart and will want to help, their job is, essentially, to sell mattresses – and they may say anything they have to in order to convince you to buy.

But, when online shopping, you won’t face any pushy sales pressures. Instead, you’ll get an almost endless amount of reviews from real people giving their personal opinion on the mattress they’ve bought. Often, reading online reviews can make or break a person’s decision to buy as, if you originally had your heart set on a particular mattress from a specific brand but saw nothing but bad reviews, would you spend your money on it? Probably not.

See reviews from mattress-guides.net to get an idea of the different mattress types out there and expert opinions on them.

Cheaper price

This applies to a variety of products ordered online but, when purchasing a product as expensive as a mattress, getting a cheaper price can make the world of difference.

Since online retailers don’t have to pay rent on flashy showroom spaces or pay salaries to in-store salespeople, they can afford to advertise their mattresses at lower prices than those you’d find in a store. Because of this, you’ll likely be able to afford an even better mattress than you originally planned, simply because prices are cheaper.

But, don’t be afraid to buy if you see a price cheaper than you were expecting, as this doesn’t mean a lack of quality. Often, we associate cheaper prices with fewer quality products but, just because a price may be cheaper than in store, it will still be the exact same mattress of identical quality!

Convenience

Not only applying to mattresses but to every other form of online shopping, convenience is one of the biggest advantages of online shopping.

Even when purchasing a mattress, some people hate the thought of having to waste time heading down to their nearest store and endure the potential hassle of pushy salespeople. When ordering online, you can literally lounge around at home and do everything from the comfort of your own computer – it’s that simple!

Better still, shopping online gives you a much wider choice of mattresses to choose from which just adds to the convenience of the whole thing. When in store, there will always be a limit to the number of mattresses they have on show. And, some of them may not even be in stock for you to look at anyway.

If you find your dream mattress online and find it’s not in stock on one particular site, try searching for it across a range of other sites and you’ll have a much higher chance of locating one that’s in stock and ready to be ordered! Imagine if you encountered this in store – you’d have to travel all the way to another store to get even close to a number of options available online.

When purchasing something as expensive as a mattress, it can be very daunting shopping online. But with the added help of reviews and lower prices, you’re sure to get just as good of an experience as if you were in store – if not better!

Adam Rowley worked in a home furnishings store for many years and is now retired. Instead of letting his knowledge become buried, he’s getting it out of his brain and onto the internet with his articles!

*This is a guest post. 

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Choo! Choo!

I can be quite a spontaneous person & I am known {to my husband, mostly!} for making impulsive decisions. And do you know what? It’s actually quite a fun way to be. So last week I made another on the spot ‘what the hell’ decision and that was to rejoin Slimming world.

I have been on the slimming world programme before and that was about a year before I got hitched to my darling man. No diets had ever worked previously for me and believe me, I tried a few! However, with SW I did manage to lose 2st and I went from a size 18 to a size 16. I felt amazing.

Queue a boost in my confidence. 

Anyways, we got married. I clearly got far too comfortable and the weight started to creep back on and my decision to rejoin Slimming world was all down to this photo…
When I took this photo, it was purely for the comedic purpose of me being a complete dork because my glasses matched those of Betty Boop. Dorky, right? I found it amusing but when I looked at the photo all I saw was my baby bag hanging out ever-so-casually from beneath my t-shirt. Eeeww. I am still in my size 16 jeans, which is a blessing in disguise. However, my problem areas are without a doubt my boobs, bum & belly {with a little back fat thrown in there}.

So I decided to rejoin Slimming world and clearly the P.T.B {Powers that Be} were aligned because it just so happened on the very day I decided to rejoin, there was a local meeting that evening. I did a quick google search and found a free membership voucher in a women’s magazine and before I knew it, I was standing back on those scales.

It turns out that I hadn’t put on as much weight as I thought I had. I certainly felt a whole lot heavier but thankfully the scales told another story. On my first night back at Slimming world I weighed 13st 1lb and after my first weigh-in a week later I managed to lose 2lbs! As you can imagine I was thrilled and am trying to achieve the same at this week’s weigh-in. I’ll check in with you later this week to let you know how I did and how I am trying to loss the pounds. 

Starting weight: 13st 1lb
Current weight: 12st 13lb
Target weight: 11st

Loss so far: 2lbs

D xx

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A few weeks ago I received a lovely package from Stenaline through the post. It contained some lovely travel style prints of Liverpool & Glasgow, as well as some beauty products and a diary. However, that wasn’t all because there was a little postcard package in there too. As I unravelled it I saw the first card “Have a free trip on us!” and in my excitement, I immediately started searching for where we could go.

We have really loved travelling to somewhere different each month and even though we have been keeping it all relatively close to home it was nice to have the opportunity to hop across the Irish Sea for a few hours. We chose to go on a Superhero day cruise with Stenaline and even though we have a squad of children of all different ages {ranging from 17 down to 4yrs}, we knew there would be something for everyone.

Choosing somewhere to go together as a family can be quite tricky due to the age ranges of our children, as we try to cater for everyone. In reality, though that’s easier said than done! But with the Superhero Day cruise, even though it is focused on the little ones, the Stenaline superfast II has a few things for older children to do too.

The whole process to board the ship was super smooth. The waiting areas at the Belfast terminal are spacious and comfortable and boarding the ship is a really simple and stress-free process too. This is browning points for us as parents with a young child!

The way the Superhero day cruise is put together works really well. Upon boarding the ship the kids are given coloured wristbands and as the activities kick off the entertainers let us know what activities; whether it be balloons, face painting etc depending on the colour of wristband. This works really well because the queues aren’t too long and the little ones don’t get too bored waiting in line for their turn.

While the little ones are dazzled with magic and puppet shows, colouring in competitions, face painting and even dancing the older ones can hang out in the cinema on the upper deck. They can walk around the deck of the ship to admire the stunning sea & coastal views or they can hang out in the arcades.

Stenaline Superhero Day cruiseAnnabelle decided to go as Iron Man, however underneath said suit {in her words “in case I get to warm, Mama!”} she wears a Batman t-shirt which is her backup ‘costume’. I swear, she may only be four, but this kid thinks ahead!
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Stenaline Superhero day cruiseThe three younger children loved hanging out in the interactive lounge. They have an interactive oceanic floor for the little ones, a large touch screen full of fun games and big enough for up to 2 or more kids to get involved and play. There is also a selection of gaming consoles too and these were a big hit with my little gamers. Around the ship, there are also PCs that provide free internet access too which can come in really handy. 
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On the kids day cruise, your tickets also include a complimentary meal and drink. The food was really nice and they also have a nice range of buns and pastries on board too. 



We had a really great time on the Superhero day cruise, so much so that we plan to do on the Pirates & Princesses on at the end of May!! Oooaaarrrr!! At only £12 per person, how could we not!

*I was not asked to review this experience but I have done of my own accord because we had so much fun and it makes for a great day out with the children. 

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