Days Out

Packing for a day out walking

We often go for reasonably long walks with the kids. Either to explore a new place, to learn something new or simply to blow away the cobwebs. Wherever we go, we take necessary supplies with us. If we’re just walking…
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What’s On: Grand Pro Wrestling

Making friends is top of your to-do list when you start school and as a parent you worry about whether or not your precious little bundle will finish their first day of primary with new friends. When R came out…
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What’s On: Just So

If ever I’ve coveted a festival from afar, it’s Just So. Just So is a weekend long, family orientated, fun filled festival and the only arts camping festival in the UK dedicated solely to children and their families. Every time I…
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What’s on: Art on the Run

I love to hear about fun family events in our local area, so I was really pleased to hear that Art on the Run is coming to Prestwich, Manchester in 2017. Art on the Run is set to be a ridiculous…
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Gung-Ho! returns to Manchester

Last year, Heaton Park in Manchester played host to a huge inflatable obstacle course, which goes by the name ‘Gung-Ho!’. The event was a huge success by all accounts and so is back for 2017 and is bigger than ever. Cbeebies…
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Half Term activities at intu Trafford Centre

If you’re looking for something a little bit different to do with the kids this half term why not head down to intu Trafford Centre, Manchester. intu have a dedicated team of children, known as ‘Heads of Fun’ who have chosen…
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Our day trip to Bakewell

I say Bakewell, you say… Tart? Well, that’s what prompted us to jump into the new Toyota C-HR on a test drive and head to the beautiful Peak District. Just over an hour away from us, Bakewell is somewhere we’ve…
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Poop Poop! The Wind in the Willows is at The Lowry

Wind in the Willows premieres at The Lowry The Wind in the Willows reminds me of my childhood, watching cartoons with my sister after school or at the weekend (though my kids think I’m so old I couldn’t possibly have…
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North West family theatre: Christmas Panto

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without taking the kids to see a panto. This year there are lots of great pantomimes on stages around the North West. Here are my top picks. Blackburn Many years ago lived a very determined and ambitious…
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