Family Fun

[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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Race for Life: A family event

Earlier this month I ran the Cancer Research UK Race for Life for the third time. The previous two times I have participated I walked round the course, because I had no inclination to run whatsoever. This time though I…
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What’s On at Just So 2019

One of our favourite summer events over the last few years has been the Just So festival. Last year my sister and I took the children and we had a ball. We dressed up as bees, danced our socks off…
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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.

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