Days Out

Disney on Ice returns to Manchester

Today is August 26th. The sun has been shining (yes, even here up North) and we made a snowman with real snow. Disney on Ice is coming back to the Manchester Arena this October and we have been gearing up…
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What’s on at Martin Mere, Lancashire

This summer we’ve been over to Burscough in Lancashire to spend the day at Martin Mere, one of nine wetland centres around the country. British¬†summer isn’t always overly kind to us, so when we do get half decent days its…
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Five great places to see Lancashire wildlife

What could be more relaxing than a leisurely stroll around beautiful gardens on a sunny afternoon? Perhaps a beautiful¬†coast is more your kind of setting? Or if you’re trying to entertain the kids, how about becoming Nature Explorers for the…
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Open Farm Sunday 2015

Have you ever fancied spending the day on a farm? If you have, then keep your diary free next Sunday. Now in its ninth year, Open Farm Sunday has seen over 1000 farms all across the UK open their doors…
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Moel Hebog #checkoutthatview

This is Moel Hebog in Wales and it’s the first mountain climbed by our seven year old son Louis. Translated from Welsh, the name means ‘Hill of the Hawk’ or Hill of the Falcon’ – Wikipedia gives me both so…
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Penrith May Day Carnival 2015

When I saw that my friend Clare had taken her family to a carnival in Penrith in Cumbria, I was a bit surprised. I’ve always associated carnivals with summertime but actually it seems that the people of Penrith like to…
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Headlander Festival

We’ve had an extremely busy weekend this weekend which started with Louis’ Big Wild Sleepout and ended with The Manchester Day parade, and in between we managed to squeeze a day out at Stockport’s Family Festival – the Headlander Festival….
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Bolton Abbey

A day of glorious sunshine. We don’t get many of those so decided to make the most of it and head over to Bolton Abbey near Skipton in *cough* Yorkshire *cough*. I’d never been to Bolton Abbey before and wasn’t…
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Camping Checklist for Newbies

  I’m something of a seasoned camper (salt & pepper flavour) but I still use my old faithful checklist whenever we’re packing up the car for a camping trip. (To read about our most recent trip to Clitheroe – in…
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