Ashlie talks kids christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! To help you get into the Christmas spirit, one of our favourite mammy bloggers, Ashlie from Sugar Rushed is here to share some of her favourite festive North East traditions.

I have never classed myself as a Scrooge, but as I get older Christmas can sometimes feel like it is going to let me down. Maybe I'm always chasing the affection I had when I was a child, you know that indescribable ‘Has he been yet’ feeling? However since my boys (age 6 and 3) have come along, it is back with vengeance.

I have gone from the girl rolling her eyes at festive songs and goodies all over the shops in September, to an actual full-grown girl version of ‘Elf’ with the Polar Express Mugs out in force and the cinnamon candles steadily burning away.

Making new traditions with our boys that we will carry on year after year is something I love! This year we have decided to introduce a ‘Day In The Toon’. This is the perfect opportunity for seeing all the stunning lights, the iconic Fenwick’s window, catching a seasonal Pantomime and of course a refuel with some seriously good festive grub at a great restaurant in Newcastle.

With Dick Whittington being the show of choice, running now until January 17th, we decided to feast on gourmet burgers from our favourite burger joint – The Fat Hippo! Their Underground restaurant is perfectly positioned for your pre/post panto burger needs, just around the corner from the Theatre Royal.

So keep your eyes peeled on my blog for a review of our visit. With a friendly atmosphere, colour in sheets and a fab £5 kids menu, if you’re looking for a festive day out with the kids you may just have struck gold!

It is the most wonderful time of the year after all it would be rude not to indulge …

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