Sharing my experiences and adventures in Berkshire and beyond

Jodie - Maidenhead Mum

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Here you’ll find posts and reviews about my life here in Maidenhead with two small children. I write about a broad selection of subjects, from family friendly restaurants, things to do at half term and even where to go on ‘date night’ in Maidenhead and the surrounding areas. I’m always looking for new ideas and experiences so please get in touch if you’d like to share your story on the blog.

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#lovemaidenhead – Join in with the community hashtag project

Putting Maidenhead on the Map

I’d like as many people in Maidenhead to get involved. All you have to do is take a photo of something you love in and around Maidenhead, share it on Instagram and use the hashtag #lovemaidenhead. It doesn’t have to be a photographic masterpiece, just something you snap on your phone. There’s no need to limit yourself to things in the centre of town, it can be anything within a short distance of Maidenhead that you have the privilege to enjoy as a Maidenhead resident.  I’ll do a regular roundup of 9 photos with the #lovemaidenhead tag and share on my ‘Maidenhead Mum’ Instagram and Maidenhead Mum Facebook page.

Popular Posts

If you cross the bridge to other side of the river you can stroll underneath the 'Sounding Arch' of Brunel's Bridge. I'm a bit young to say anything yet so I haven't really practiced making echoes. Perhaps I'll add this to the next list!
Family Friendly / Maidenhead
25 Aug 2016

12 things to do in Maidenhead before you’re 1.

I often hear people complaining that there is nothing to do in Maidenhead, or that they have run out of ideas for what they can do at the weekend with the kids. Yet if you know where to look, there are actually lots of children and baby-friendly activities and groups. At the end of July my littlest celebrated his first birthday so in honour of...

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We showed the little man the bright colours of the stall and the helter skelter
Family Friendly / Maidenhead
09 Aug 2016

Family Friendly fun: Maidenhead Festival in photos.

Once a year there is a pretty special event that comes to town. Organised by volunteers from the community for the lovely people of Maidenhead to enjoy, Maidenhead Festival transforms Kidwell’s park in the centre of town to a bright and bustling fun weekend for all the family. There’s live music, a funfair, a beach and plenty of stalls to browse and buy from, many...

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Show why you #lovemaidenhead and win.
Family Friendly / Maidenhead
16 Jul 2016

Show why you #lovemaidenhead and win.

Way back at the beginning of the year I had a little idea. As I scrolled through my instagram feed I realised that there were very few photos of Maidenhead being shared. There were plenty of amazing photos of London… and even Windsor. But Maidenhead? Zilch. I appreciate that we don’t have as many iconic landmarks or famous places to visit. But as a community...

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Family friendly live music: Concertini reviewed.
Family Friendly / Maidenhead
05 Jul 2016

Family friendly live music: Concertini reviewed.

I was recently invited along to a classical music concert at Norden Farm. Not a traditional one though! This was a concert with a difference as it wasn’t a ‘sit-in-your-seats’ kind of concert but instead, one where children are encouraged to chill out, dance or even just colour in. Concertini is definitely something a little bit special and was a great way to spend my...

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Doing my best Mary Poppins impression. Photo Credit: Lizzy from
Days Out Guide / Travel
22 Jun 2016

10 tips to rock your own Photo Walk

Last week I had the chance to join in with a Photo Walk in Shoreditch as part of the ‘Blogtacular’ blogging event. It’s an event that I’ve watched from the social media sidelines before and have always been keen to attend. It attracts bloggers and creatives from all over the world to be inspired, share ideas and make connections. I’ll write more about the event in...

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Although we had queued to get into Cliveden we avoided the crowds and explored the woods instead of following the Easter Trail.
01 Jun 2016

300 reasons to #lovemaidenhead

As we have suddenly landed in June I thought it was high time that I published an update on the #lovemaidenhead photography project that I started back in January. What is #lovemaidenhead? In case you’ve not heard of the project, it’s a community based photo project that I have created to help Maidenhead get the recognition it deserves for being a great place to live. The idea...

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