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Aerial Trek in Cheshire | Vertigo | Carden Park

The industrious people over at Carden Park, in Cheshire, have been very busy during lockdown in creating a brand-new Pursuits area in their 1000 acre estate.  This area is multi-purpose in providing great team-building activities for corporate clients which is cleverly utilised as a family activity the rest of the time.  We visited at the …

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Childrens Afternoon Tea at The Midland Hotel, Manchester

I can well appreciate why people opt to hit the slopes or seek out some sun during February half term, entertaining the kids for a week when the weather is against you and the Christmas credit card bill is still smarting is a tough gig! But, for that very reason, neither slopes or sun were …

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Is the Ice Skating rink at the Manchester Ice Village good fun?

With the festive season looming, we were excited to be invited to try out the ice skating rink at the Manchester Ice Village in Cathedral Gardens.  Wrapped up in our woolly hats and gloves, we arrived ten or so minutes before our allotted 45 minute slot.  We very quickly swapped our shoes for ice skates …

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What’s on at Christmas in Liverpool 2020

There is so much going on this Christmas in Liverpool 2020 from the Christmas Markets, to Liverpool ONE festivities, to family events and the Ice Festival down on Pierhead! If you’re looking for Christmassy days out in Manchester and the the surrounding area this festive season, why not take a look at some of the …

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Where to go Pumpkin Picking in the North West | Picking Pumpkins near me

Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without pumpkins. If you fancy getting one for your home there are a number of pick your own places across the North West. Why not get the children involved in choosing their own straight from your local pumpkin patch? Many places are also hosting other events alongside the picking so you …

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Review | Blood Brothers at Liverpool Empire

In Liverpool, Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers needs no introduction. The tragic tale of twin brothers separated at birth who, though raised just streets apart are worlds apart in terms of class, wealth and opportunity. It is the tale of two mothers’ yearning. One for a child of her own, the other for a better life …

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Is it worth going to Just So Festival for the day?

Just So Festival Day Tickets – the perfect introduction to a family festival! While we camped at Just So Festival back in 2017 and had a great time, this year we decided to return for a day. The Saturday to be precise. We’re lucky enough to live under an hour’s drive from the festival location, …

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Review of BBC Summer Social in Liverpool 2019 with some tips too!

We are just home from the BBC Summer Social at Croxteth Park, Liverpool and I am shattered! We had an absolutely brilliant day and there would definitely be enough for us to return tomorrow without getting bored. The girls fell asleep as soon as their heads hit the pillow and I don’t think I’ll be …

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MoviESCAPE – Merlin’s Magic Academy Escape Room

It was coming to the end of the half term holidays, so Ed and I decided to ask the kids what activities they’d most like to do before going back to school, and we’d all have a vote.  Rosie suggested an escape room and it was the hands down winner, so we were delighted to …

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Re-launched Snow Park at Manchester’s Chill Factore

In May, we were invited along to the launch of the re-imagined Snow Park at Manchester’s Chill Factore.  The Snow Park sits next to the Chill Factore’s giant indoor ski slope, and offers the whole family a chance to play in the snow together, whatever the weather.  When we last went to the Snow Park, …

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Ten Top Tips for visiting Formby Beach

Parking is free at Formby Beach with your National Trust membership, otherwise costs around £6 I think.  Other than this there is no entrance charge.  The above is just one of the Ten Top Tips for Visiting Formby Beach that Colette shares with you over on her post all about visiting Formby Beach. If you have …

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