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I manage this site with my husband which started as a simple blog to document my café outings with my daughter. It has since organically grown into something more than just a blog and we hope you find something on here to help you. Whether it’s a café or a playground or even a new group to attend, there is lots to explore and find.
We do all of this for next to nothing, in our own time. I am a teacher and my husband is a Financial Adviser and we have two kids to try to entertain and keep alive as well. I am usually the one visiting cafes and playgrounds whilst my husband maintains the website and makes it all look good. We do it because we love it but if things are slightly wrong, please don’t give us a hard time!
If you appreciate what we do, drop us a message and say what you find useful, it really helps to know this!
We are possibly looking for sponsors for the What’s On guide or other areas of the site and so please get in touch if you would be interested in this. It would simply be to cover the cost of web-hosting and website maintenance. We don’t want to make a profit out of it!
I’ve always loved going to cafes for a hot drink and the occasional cake (there is always cake involved) – so when my first daughter arrived, I decided things would be no different.
How wrong was I. Things are totally different. If people ever tell you any different, they are lying through their teeth.
There are so many things you have to consider with a baby from whether you can get in the bloody door without chipping paintwork to whether or not you can change your baby without risking them sliding down the changing table and into the toilet (this genuinely nearly happened to me). Even when they get a little older, it makes it a thousand times easier if there are some activities to keep them entertained whilst you sit for three blissful minutes of peace, before you hear that bittersweet call of ‘muuuuuummmyyy’ or ‘daddyyyyyyy’.
After various trials and tribulations at different cafes, I decided I’d record my outings in a blog called Millie, Me and a Cup of Tea in the hope to help other mummies and daddies decide where to take their little ones based on ease of access, space for prams, food and drink, changing facilities, highchairs, and helpfulness of the staff.
This quickly turned into also reviewing groups, restaurants, playgrounds and days out in general. My family and I moved from Northamptonshire in the UK, to the Isle of Man in 2018 and after my second daughter came along, the blog became Kids on The Rock.
I hope this helps someone out there to make your life that little bit easier and if not, I’ve had a blast putting it all together!
I started MMCT to document my trips to cafes and help others to get out and about with their little ones in Northamptonshire / Rutland, UK
As people seemed to really enjoy this, I started reviewing the cafes based on how baby / child friendly they are which quickly started to include days out, restaurants and more!
We made the move to the Isle of Man and started doing the same over here!
We changed the name to Kids on the Rock to help with all things children on the Isle of Man and the website was updated to include playgrounds, maps and other ideas
Kym & Tom
Check out our temporary lockdown support page for some home-school resources as well as lots of fun ideas to pass the time and hopefully let you get on with some work or enjoy a cuppa in peace!