Back to School Top Picks

Dear mummy, I may be only small and still at nursery but we’re still interested in all the back to school ranges which pop up in September, especially all the new stationery which is available in shops.


Here’s our Top Paperchase Picks from their Pony Party range, which is the design that we both love. (If I’m lucky my mummy might treat me some stickers)

Paperchase horses AW15
1) Pony Party reward sticker book £4.00

2) Pony Party scented pens £3.75

3) Pony Party notebook £7.00

4) Pony Party triple pencil case £6.00

5) Pony Party lever arch file £4.00

6) Pony Party mini backpack £15.00

7) Pony Party calculator £5.00

8) Pony party personal organiser £14.00

Paperchase also has a #hashtag range, including everything from lunch bags to bubble backpacks. The Monster Mash up range perfect for little monster too and come in a range of bright colours!

Even though I’m not at school yet my mummy had a noisy at Marks and Spencer’s uniform range, while she was window shopping, which caters for pre-school toddlers all the way up to secondary school teens.

Marks & Spencers School Range1) Pleated Gingham Summer dress £9.00-£12.00

2) Girls’ Tank Top £7.00 – £10

3) Pleated Dress £10.00 – £14.00

4) Unisex Cotton Rich Sweatshirt £6.00-£9.00

5) Pleated Skirt £9.00-£14.00

6) Permanent Marker with Iron on Name Tapes £6.00

7) Striped Football Shorts £4.00-£7.00

8) Plimsolls £4.00-£6.00

I’m just not ready to don a uniform yet! 😉 Can I stay a toddler forever?

Our local shopping centre is Festival Place in Basingstoke, just off the M3 in Hampshire. It’s a really nice, clean and modern centre with large walk ways (perfect for buggies) housing over 160 big brand stores including Apple, Debenhams, M&S, Zara, Schuh, Pandora, Oasis and Gap. The shopping facilities are complemented by some awesome family friendly restaurants including; Wagamama, Coal Bar & Grill, La Tasca and Pizza Express, and a 10-screen Vue cinema.

Festival Place Shopping Centre

Festival Place also host some great seasonal activities. We can’t wait to see what they have lined up for Autumn and Winter 2015. Last year we watched the Fireworks and the Christmas Light switch on (this year it’s on Friday 13th November – Ooooo spooky!) and we’re looking forward to experiencing the Black Friday sales which land on Friday 27th November.

So if you are in the area and fancy a pleasant shopping trip with the kids then this is the ‘festive’ place for you this autumn and Winter.

Love Bella x

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11 thoughts on “Back to School Top Picks

  1. Love that Pony Party range from Paperchase. Festival Place is a great place for shopping – we’ve done our Christmas shopping there a couple of times now on our way home from visiting friends in Southampton 🙂

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