What’s your classic day out?


Red hoody from Gone Crabbing

UGG Australia have a nice competition running, to win not just your classic day out organised by UGG, but some fab UGGS in to boot! Trouble is, I think we have days out nailed in the Alexander Residence.

Most weekends start in a lazy fashion, lie in, tea in bed, kids watching TV and playing, Mr A and I debating what to do with the weekend.

Generally I reel off a list of things we should do, mow the lawn, tidy the playroom, put some pictures up, wash the car.

Mr A nods along, agrees that it is really about time we did.

So we agree to do one or two of the important things. Then we have breakfast.

Then….we do something much more exciting instead. Like the park, cinema, pond dipping, forest, nature reserve, climbing a big hill, seeing the sea or conquering a castle.


We’ve perfected the Classic Day Out time and time again.

So I thought our Classic Day Out should have a twist. We’re going to turn the playroom into a Morrocan den, but we’re going to get the kids involved and make it fun. 60 minute makeover, DIY SOS, Bargain Hunt, Life Laundry eat your heart out! We have hard hats.


Make Waves T shirt from Gone Crabbing

A long time ago Jen from Love Chic Living redesigned the playroom for us, but we haven’t quite got round to it. We still have the amazing moodboard. I wanted a really vibrant exciting family room now that the kids don’t really use it as a playroom anymore. Jen didn’t disappoint with her colour scheme!

morrocan moodboard

The Alexanders Classic Day Out with a Twist

1 Big Breakfast with all the right ingredients bought the night before – eggy bread, veggie sausages, fruit, tea, oj, big bunch of flowers on the table.

We need cosy footwear too, that will keep us going all day and still look smart, the girls love these matching Bailey button boots (UGG £110-140) the boys favour trainers, so Myca for Mister G (£50) and Kaldwell (£100) for Mr A – still snug and comfy.

2. Cool Hunter. Hit the car boot sale Bargain Hunt style. Armed with a printout of Jen’s moodboard we’ll split into two teams, boys versus girls. We’re looking for Moroccan treasures. Lanterns, beaded candle holders, red and turquoise fabric or cushions. Best team wins a prize. I think we need a medal, or a trophy.

3 Brunch o clock! Stop somewhere nice for a well earned lunch/brunch. I’m thinking Marrakesh Nottingham, for inspiration.

3. Pit stop at home. Life Laundry Time. Timer on, we have one hour only to blitz as much stuff as possible for charity from the dreaded playroom.

3 Treasure hunt. A classic day out pastime with a twist. Load up the car and away we go to the charity shop, not without a little rummage for new treasures. Maybe some coloured glasses or picture frames?

4 DIY  Next stop the classic British weekend destination, the DIY store to stock up on paint. We’re going to cover the play room walls in something more vibrant and paint the huge toy chest black.

5 Don’t watch the paint dry. Leg it out the house to Pizza Express while the first coat of paint dries. If we are flagging call for take out.

With a second coat once the kids are in bed, and some arranging and organising on Sunday, perhaps a little bit of internet shopping, we would be well on out way to a new playroom. I’ll be using Pinterest for Morrocan inspiration.

A classic day out, with a twist and a whole heap of satisfaction for all the family.

What do you think, do we deserve the £300 prize for this Classic Day out? To enter your day out, go here, then get some inspiration at Mamasaurus or More than Toast before linking your post up in the comments of their posts.

What’s your classic day out?

24 thoughts on “What’s your classic day out?

  1. Love your idea of picking one important thing that needs doing at the weekend and getting that done… I’m going to adopt this strategy to get through my neverending to-do list!

    I’ve never eaten at Marrakesh but it’s going on my list for when I’m next in Notts! xx
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