Days Out

[AD: Review] Santa’s Grotto at Chill Factore

My youngest son EJ turned 3 a few months ago, and this is the first year he’ll really begin to understand the magic of Christmas. Visiting Santa’s Grotto is something that is part of our Christmas celebrations, and this year…
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Hiring a boat on Lake Windermere

One of my favourite things to do in the Lakes is to hire a boat on Windermere. We haven’t been for around five years so when we visited as part of our camping holiday in the Lakes this year it…
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Thompson Park, Burnley

Sunday is the day to visit Thompson Park in Burnley if you want to spend a couple of hours having some real quality family time together. Although we visited on a Sunday in August and it was quite busy, it…
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Bolton Food and Drink Festival

Bolton Food and Drink festival is back next weekend and is bigger than ever before. They have a whole programme of family events this year – something they haven’t done previously. What’s On Gaming stations, a pirate school, and magic…
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North West Theatre, August – September 2019

Here’s my autumn round up of family theatre in the North West over the next couple of months. Hope it’s useful! A theatre round up for October – December 2019 will be coming soon, so if you enjoy family theatre,…
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Monster Jam is back in town

On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May, Manchester is in for a special treat as Monster Jam returns to Manchester Arena after nine years! Ever since the boys watched monster machine cartoons as toddlers, they’ve loved these gigantic machines. They…
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Fun at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool

The boys and I spent the day at Blackpool Pleasure Beach – find out all you need to know about getting the best value.

Air Unlimited Burnley

When I received an invitation to bring the children along to a brand new ‘inflatable playground’ in Burnley, I asked the boys if they fancied giving it a try and to be honest, they seemed indifferent. Trampoline parks are seemingly…
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A family trip on the River Avon

Last month we spent a few days in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. It’s a place I really enjoy visiting and though I was actually born down in Warwickshire I haven’t been for a good few years now so it was…
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