Our trip to the Wyevale Christmas grotto

November 29, 2016 admin 0

This weekend was the start of our Christmas festivities and no such plans would be complete without a trip to see Father Christmas. We were invited to visit the grotto at Wyevale garden center in Nantwich and the children coldnt wait to tell him what they wanted. We had never been to Wyevale before and were amazed to find that it was so much more than a garden center, with shops, cafes, crazy golf and […]

Num Noms take over Bella Italia

September 9, 2016 admin 3

A couple of weeks ago the boys and I were invited to a Num Noms event at Bella Italia. I had no idea what a num nom was but the event included pizza and ice cream so the boys (and I) were sold on the idea. It turns out that num noms are small squishy, stackable toys  that have surprise features, such as stamps and lip balms.     When we arrived at Bella Italia […]

How to have a fun day out without breaking the bank

September 4, 2016 admin 0

Everyone loves a good family day out but sometimes it feels impossible to enjoy the nicer things in life and visit the most talked about attractions when you have to pay for tickets for a whole family, in our case two adults and two children, especially during school holidays when you have so many days to fill. I am a big believer in accessing free events and attractions but every now and the we do […]

Free family fun at Warrington with VPX

August 16, 2016 admin 2

Today we headed over to a community organised event in Warrington. I had only planned on popping in with the boys for an hour or two but we ended up staying for 6 hours and even watched everyone pack up and leave as we enjoyed our ice creams in the last of the sunshine. The day was full of activities for children of all ages to encourage them to try new sports  and with the Olympics […]

Has Toby Carvery got what it takes to impress my family?

August 4, 2016 admin 0

Having just returned from two weeks of all-inclusive food and drink it was fair to say we were all feeling our waist bands getting tighter and our energy levels a bit zapped. The food on holiday was lovely and I enjoyed salad and vegetables with every meal, along with cakes, chips and cocktails. The children however were a bit fussier, with the tiddler living on cucumber and ice cream as his staple pieces and the […]

Day out at Loggerheads in North Wales

June 29, 2016 admin 0

Over the last 18 months my husband and I have come to realise that the best days out with our boys are those spent in open spaces. We can admire the scenery whilst the boys can be boys, run, jump, climb and be noisy without fear of judgmental looks from others. We have also discovered that living only 20 minutes from North Wales is a huge bonus as they have loads of amazing and beautiful places to […]

Free family day out at Rice Lane City Farm in Liverpool

June 17, 2016 admin 4

This half term has been wonderful, not only was I lucky enough to have a full week off with my boys but we were also blessed with the most amazing weather, making it the perfect time to explore new out door places. As most parents will agree, with school holidays comes the added expense of entertaining the children, so free days out are always welcome and as we discovered the Rice farm in Liverpool is […]

An absolute must see in North Wales

April 12, 2016 admin 0

I have lived in Chester now for 9 years and it is only recently that I have started appreciating the natural beauty that exists in North Wales, less than an hour from my front door.  Last weekend my husband and I found our selves with a whole day child free and decided to enjoy some of what Wales has to offer. A friends of mine had recommended the waterfall over at Pistyll Rhaeadr so we […]

Gino’s at the Corn Exchange, a hidden gem in plain sight

February 18, 2016 admin 0

We all know I love a doing a review, I get to have a look at a new place or try a new product and then dish the dirt or rave about it to everyone, so when I heard the corn exchange were looking for bloggers I didn’t hesitate to get in touch. This time however it wasn’t my opinions they were interested in (I know can you believe it!) the corn exchange wanted my […]

Would you ever stay in a youth hostel?

November 24, 2015 admin 1

The youth hostel association got in touch with me and asked if my family and I would like to review one of their youth hostels, any one we could choose. I dismissed the idea immediately, I’m not a snob by any stretch of the imagination but I had no intentions of taking my children to a grubby run down youth hostel full of all sorts of strange individuals sharing one large room.  Out of curiosity […]