Days Out

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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Getting ready for Halloween with Blackpool Tower Dungeon!

Last week we started getting into the Halloween spirit and took a trip to Blackpool Tower Dungeon. The Blackpool Tower Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and a ride in a truly unique…
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